Descanse en paz Hugo

In Polytricks on March 6, 2013 at 8:20 am

It hurt real bad to hear of Hugo Chavez’s untimely death yesterday.  It hurt worse to know that he was probably poisoned to death by the enemies of the people.  Like all populist revolutionary leaders he became a magnet for bogus criticism.

Hugo was the morning star of hope for all of South America, a sign that it was coming out of the nightmare-night of a hundred years of yankee colonialism.

My favourite speech of his was at the UN in 2006 where joked that “Yesterday the devil (Bush) came here.. and it still smells of sulphur.”  He cut Bush’s cynical lies and platitudes to pieces to overwhelming applause from the gathered UN delegates.

Hugo had the guts to tell truth to power.  He paid for that truth with his life.  In his speech to the UN he suggested that Americans need to read Noam Chomsky’s book “Hegemony or Survival”.

Hugo Chavez called his cancer ‘an attack’ from the US.  Very few south of the border would believe he died a natural death.  Here is a video explaining how his socialism and his oil led to his untimely death.

Descanse en paz Hugo.  We probably will not see your kind again for a very long time.

  1. I read this before bed last night but it was too late to type out a proper comment. Fantastic post!! His speech calling Bush out as the devil forever earned him a place in my heart. Cajones – the man had them! I didn’t follow his entire political career enough to know if I agree with everything he did and accomplished but on the other hand, I never bought the MSM’s spin that he was some evil dictator that deserved to be crushed…especially in light of the actions of our own leaders. I’ve truly been disgusted (but not surprised) by the hateful comments cheering about his death…so few people seem to understand what a loss the world suffered with his passing. My heart goes out to the people of Venezuela right now – for loss of their leader – and for whatever hell US meddling is now going to cause them… :-/

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