|Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias, 1954-2013, the Hero of Venezuela.|
He drew his ideals from the left, flirted with the international ideology of Communism, but this man was never an internationalist and he tirelessly fought the corner of the poor and disenfranchised of his nation and expressed solidarity for his kinsmen in other parts of South America.
Venezuela under Chavez was never a utopia, as some may try and claim (similar claims are made of Communist Cuba) but under his rule the working class, which Chavez himself was born into, fared much better than they had previously, poverty dropped from 50% to less than 30% during his 14 years in office.
Chavez stood side by side with Mahmoud Ahmedinejad of Iran and Fidel Castro of Cuba amongst other 'pariah states' (nations opposed to Rothschildian 'Martian' Hegemony) and in doing so he took a brave stand for his people in the face of world consuming greed and all consuming finance. Venezuela being an oil rich state, the man could all too easily have enriched himself at his people's expenses and been a major 'world player' of the Cameron/Obama model. Instead he chose resistance and know Venezuela has lost it's champion. His deputy, while a good man has not the strength of character that his predecessor had and Venezuala, as an oil rich state, could well be on track for American-style Democracy, I just hope that in such an event, South America will stand united in it's defiance.
I apologise for the sparsity of my posts recently, I have been spending most of my time reading these two wonderful blogs, written by two heroes of the English and Norwegian peoples respectively:
Eye of Woden