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Chavez: "Society cannot allow the private sector to do whatever it wants!"
Posted by: McQ on Monday, September 17, 2007

Our boy Hugo has a new sector of his country in his sights:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened Monday to close or take over any private school that refuses to submit to the oversight of his socialist government as it develops a new curriculum and textbooks.

"Society cannot allow the private sector to do whatever it wants," said Chavez, speaking on the first day of classes.

All schools, public and private, must admit state inspectors and submit to the government's new educational system, or be closed and nationalized, with the state taking responsibility for the education of their children, Chavez said.
Yup, can't allow the private sector to do that. That's called "democracy". In fact, it borders on freedom and liberty and we can't have that in the new Venezuela.

Instead, we'll opt for coerced indoctrination:
A new curriculum will be ready by the end of this school year, and new textbooks are being developed to help educate "the new citizen," said Chavez's brother and Education Minister Adan Chavez, who joined him in a televised ceremony at the opening of a public school in the eastern town of El Tigre.


"We want to create our own ideology collectively — creative, diverse," the president said, adding that it would help develop values of "cooperation and solidarity."
Heh ... "creative" and "diverse". About as creative as a failed 19th century ideology can be in the 21st century and certainly not diverse enough to allow alternatives. Oh no. Too dangerous.

And given Hugo's brillance, I'm sure his brother Adan is a perfect fit as Education Minister.

Wow ... this is like watching reruns of Europe last century with a Latin twist.
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It is kind of amazing that we are seeing this type of fascist banana republic in the making before our eyes. I knew that there were still some unsophisticated nations out there, but to see the people in a South American country falling for this crap in this day and age is upsetting.

I hope he ends up on a meathook soon.
Written By: kyleN
Perhaps they can come up with a Chavez Youth group as well. Or do they already have one of those?
Written By: Don
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Hey, Fidel is going to kick off soon, if he hasn’t already. With the decline of Communism worldwide, those starry-eyed leftists in college need someone to support who will mortify their parents. Chavez looks tailor-made. He’s certainly a better candidate for them than Kim Jong Il.
Written By: Billy Hollis
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It’s like watching a train wreck.

If it didn’t involve real people I might appreciate the real-time object lesson he’s providing for the world.
Written By: Synova
Sounds like Hillary Clinton.
Written By: Bithead
Wow ... this is like watching reruns of Europe last century with a Latin twist.
Great. The music is more annoying, and the booze not as good.
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Let me offer some suggested models for Chavez.

New Soviet Man

Lei Feng

Note how well those programs worked out.

Written By: Harun
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If they decided that Venezuelan beauty queens are also against Bolivarian ideology I think we should make Chavez’s ouster a top priority. The good news is they’d be on our side.
Written By: James O
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Chavez is, per Mario Loyola at NRO, the Mussolini of our generation.
Written By: Martin McPhillips
As the son of Cuban Exiles, this is something we’ve been screaming and pointing at for years before Comrade Chavez starting making waves Stateside.

Honestly speakng, this presents a very chilling and bad possibility: there’s little doubt that Castro is dying soon. The problem is, there’s no one in Cuba with that charisma and control that Castro has to continue, and Castro is just as worried about his ’legacy’ as anyone. It’s also no secret that his brother is a dotard, and that the ’New Guard’ are nothing but sycophants.

This is why there are many who believe there is a strong likelihood that once Castro dies, he may leave things open enough for a Venezuelan Intervention, thereby allowing his ’revolution’ to continue under the control of his protege.

All I’m saying is I hope they’re wrong.
Written By: Joel C.
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"Wow ... this is like watching reruns of Europe last century with a Latin twist."

Or, maybe the US in a couple years:

"When I’m president, privatization is off the table because it’s not the answer to anything." — Hillary Rodham, September 3, 2007 AARP Legislative Conference.

Shrillary for Prez, Chavez for Veep!
Written By: Sharpshooter
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Hillary doesn’t believe in the private sector either.

They must share the same speech writer
Written By: shark
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