Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Venezuela, Where A Free Press Goes to Die, and Jimmy Goes to Grub

When U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., who once championed the cause of Marxist Sandanistas in Nicaragua, complains about what's happening to the free press in Venezuela, you know the situation there is going from bad to worse.

In Dodd's own words,

"President Chavez's efforts to crack down on freedom of thought and expression are inconsistent with the rights and values that all democratic nations should embrace and protect. It also raises concerns about a much larger threat to human rights in Venezuela, one that we in the United States must not ignore."

With the shut-down of RCTV the biggest and most popular station in Venezuela by Chavez, leaving only Globalvision, the Fox-like station there to tell it like it is, it seems only a matter of time before the tyrannical dictator closes down all forms of free expression and reporting.

Then the already ailing economy and its fleeing capital markets will fall on its face and a widespread poverty will take over the land. That's the way it works with tyrants, they wreck everything, sooner rather than later.

How can the people in Venezuela let this happen? And how can we forget that our own former president Jimmy Carter went out of his way to give his blessing to the" free election" of this world-class Marxist thug?Jimmy again paves the way for dictators to thrive.


Bob said...

We cannot let ourselves forget Carter's role in blessing this tyrant.

Jungle Mom said...

We just got back from a "retreat" we are safe but there are still ongoing protests and arrests. Keep us in your prayers. They have even arrested minors.

Webutante said...

So glad to hear from you, Rita, and know you are back. You both are in my prayers and will be until I know you are safely out of that cauldron of tyranny and back in the USA. Hurry back, we have lots of work to do!

Meanwhile, may God bless and protect you.

Julia_1984 said...

"How can the people in Venezuela let this happen?"-... oh we are so not letting this happen. But they have more powers than us, and the bombs. All we have its our voices. And they are arresting them.

USpace said...

Well said! Chavez is truly a cockroach and an enemy of freedom...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe thinks
don't argue with critics

just steal their corporations
put poor people out of work

Webutante said...

Julia, yes,you must resist this tyrant, but please do it in wise and well-planned ways.

May God be with you, my dear, as are our prayers.

MizzE said...

Curses on Chavez and the Peanut Brain Jimmy, whose the sort of Christian that inverts justice.

Proverbs 24:11–12 tells us that refusing to act for the oppressed risks God's anger, while Proverbs 24:24 describes the curse on those who state the wicked are innocent.

Pam said...

We need Carter to just go away! Some one recently said "With friends like him, who needs enemies?"