Sometimes the bizmedia really crack me up with how far up their own butts they are. Case in point: this UPI story on Marketwatch, titled “Chavez may face Socialist condemnation”.So, who are they calling “Socialists”?
The opposition? They’re the “Socialists”? That’s news to me. Last I looked, all the parties that banded together against Chavecito were vendepatria capitalists. But wait, it gets even funnier:
Venezuela’s political opposition says it will submit a resolution critical of President Hugo Chavez at the upcoming International Socialists conference.
This comes as the oppos in Zulia are marching at their governor’s behest and assaulting journos from the public and community media (who, of course, aren’t with their side). This is, I surmise, a petulant reaction to their side having lost the last referendum. All that’s missing is a few red armbands with black hooky-crosses on them. Who’s being violent and anti-democratic again? Hang on, there’s more:
The resolution will accuse Chavez of violent and anti-democratic conduct in his efforts to change the nation’s constitution and take on more and more power.
Actually, it will prove embarrassing for only one contingent–the phony “socialists” laying the charge. Which will be greeted with shrieks of unholy laughter from anyone who’s been paying attention and keeping a running tally of the real incidents of violence and antidemocracy down there, as I have. So, what are they actually whining about?
The Latin American Herald Tribune said the resolution, which is to be presented later this month at the regional conference in Guatemala, could prove embarrassing for Chavez since he is the leader of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.
It’s called holding a parliamentary majority. The only thing that “intimidates” these clowns is that they’re no longer getting their way. So, who are the clowns, again?
Chavez and his party dominate the national legislature and have been accused of trying to intimidate the few opposition lawmakers who hold seats.
They are? Coulda fooled me. The Adecos, who presided over some of the most spectacular corruption in history (as well as the Caracazo–Carlos Andrés Pérez, who ordered the army to fire on the people in 1989, is an Adeco) have done fuck-all to bring actual socialism to Venezuela, and the rump Masistas are turncoats who initially supported the ‘Cito, only to get mad when they couldn’t hijack the PSUV agenda or grab a bigger share of the pro-Chávez vote. Now they, too, march with the Copeyano right-wingers. I’m surprised the International Socialists haven’t drummed them both out yet for antidemocratic and unsocialistic conduct.But oh, to be a fly on the wall when these assclowns come waltzing in with their phony charges. It should be good for a laugh and a half; these guys have lost every battle they ever picked, including in the international human-rights courts. This one will go no better.Meanwhile, the real socialism continues apace. Minus the “help” of the UPI’s lame idea of socialists, needless to say.
The resolution is backed by the Movement Toward Socialism and Accion Democratica parties, which are founding members of the International Socialists.