The Original American Malcontent

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Excerpt from Hugo Chavez U.N. Address

In just seven years of Bolivarian Revolution, the people of Venezuela can claim important social and economic advances.

One million four hundred and six thousand Venezuelans learned to read and write. We are 25 million total. And the country will-in a few days- be declared illiteracy-free territory. And three million Venezuelans, who had always been excluded because of poverty, are now part of primary, secondary and higher studies.

Seventeen million Venezuelans-almost 70% of the population- are receiving, and for the first time, universal healthcare, including the medicine, and in a few years, all Venezuelans will have free access to an excellent healthcare service. More thatn a million seven hundred tons of food are channeled to over 12 million people at subsidized prices, almost half the population. One million gets them completely free, as they are in a transition period. More than 700 thousand new jobs have been created, thus reducing unemployment by 9 points. All of this amid internal and external aggressions, including a coup d’etat and an oil industry shutdown organized by Washington. Regardless of the conspiracies, the lies spread by powerful media outlets, and the permanent threat of the empire and its allies, they even call for the assassination of a president.

Gosh free food, education and healthcare - that's horrible, he must be stopped!
(that was sarcasm)


At 8:07 PM, Blogger TripleNeckSteel said...

Here's a nice look at what socialized healthcare can do for you!

You should read Val Prieto, a Cuban-American who blogs at - he has a lot of firsthand experience with socialism, and can help you familiarize yourself with the accounts of people who lived through your wonderful socialist revolutions. Listen to how similar the stories of people who've fled Venezuela are to those of people who survived Castro's Cuba.

Commies aren't cool, Kid.


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