Monday, January 22, 2007

“Chavi Boy” Issues Invite for Ramped up American Tampering

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez almost certainly started the ball rolling towards increaded U.S. tampering in his country when he announced the nationalization of telecom and energy industries. He followed that up with a gold embossed invitation for America to work its dirty manipulations when he cried out “Go to hell gringos! Go home!” on his weekly radio and television program. Ironically his multi-hour tirade came in response to “U.S. meddling in Venezuelan affairs”. I hate to tell Mr. Chavez his recent actions guarantee more in spades.

Meanwhile, Hugo Chavez has taken his cue from the Bush administration’s Unitary Executive powers. The Venezuelan President wants to go a step further than Bush’s signing statements. He wants broad lawmaking powers and the National Assembly appears ready to give it to him. Under the enabling law President Chavez would have the power to decree laws during an 18 month period. Hugo, this is commonly known feature of a monarchy or dictatorship. A "leader of the people" would turn down this power.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him....But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, "We did it ourselves.--Lao Tzu

It apperas we have many "not so good" leaders in the world today. Why do the people elect pathological leaders and then enable them? The U.S. and Venezuela each have God inspired leaders consolidating their power base at the expense of the people. And soon the bigger will intervene with the smaller but louder version. The God of free markets requires a response…

No comments: