When Hugo Chávez was running in his first successful presidential campaign, back in 1998, he was asked point blank in several television interviews whether or not he was a communist.
His reply was identical to the one given by Fidel Castro to Princeton University students during his visit to the United States in 1959: “I am a humanist.”
Years later, on consolidating total power in his own hands, Chávez again emulated Fidel and confessed to being “a convinced follower of Marxist-Leninist ideology.”
During his 14-year rule in Venezuela, Chávez followed a strategy of introducing socialism in stages. The first stage entailed obtaining total control of all institutions of the Venezuelan state. Thus, during the first four years, he concentrated his efforts in changing the Constitution, packing the Supreme Court, installing soviet-style political commissars in army units, and changing the national identity card and the electoral system to ensure his reelection through manipulation of voter-rolls. During this stage, Chávez was not interested in antagonizing the private sector or the business community. He had enough on his plate, and knew he could not tackle all enemies at once.
Regarding this election…
Folks. Please remember, that even as we sit here as keyboard warriors, it is not enough. As we post memes, and support for our president, and our disgust for the evils of communism and today’s democrat party, it is not enough. Even as we talk about how millions should head straight to Washington DC and build gallows for the traitorous bastards who receive gifts from communist China and sell out the very people who voted for them, it is not enough.
It is only a start, but we must do more. We have only a couple weeks left before ALL of our freedoms are stripped away. FOREVER. Hyperbole? Don’t bet your life, and the life of your family on it.
We must also communicate with our elected officials. EVERY SINGLE DAY.
We must communicate with our families, and show them the facts, and ask them, even if they don’t agree with us, to please, PLEASE just consider that we are ALL being lied to by the democrats AND the republicans.
We must do our very best to spread the word to those who may not know what is going on… remember, most people get their news from the TV or facebook. We think they are aware, but they are not. It is evident when even public officials, when interviewed on Newsmax, and America’s Voice, and even FoxNews, that they only have a tiny bit of the information. We know a lot more because we are HERE seeking the information as well as repost it.
We have a common enemy. It is COMMUNISM. Communism and communist leaders have killed 100 million people in the last 100 years (some think it is a far higher number). THAT is the definition of an enemy.
We may face a day, very soon… very very soon, where our lives depend on destroying the communists. They have every intention of destroying us. In the meantime, get the word of their intentions, by whatever means you can, to everyone you can. They didn’t think it would happen in Venezuela. That was 1999.
Send letters. Sign up for a free fax account if you don’t have a fax machine and fax your representatives and senators, both federal and state. Send professional, well-written messages, and let them know that this will not stand. Let them know we will not be subjugated, and that we will only support them if they represent us as they have been elected to do. Call their offices. Make notes about what you want to say, and say it. Get the name of the aide who takes your call, and ask for a return call. You won’t get it, but ask anyway. Make a difference. It’s probably the last time you will have the opportunity.
If we allow the communists to get into power, they will never let it go. Ever. Then we’re slaves, or we’re in gulags, or we’re dead.