Yesterday was a bad day for the supposed democratic credentials of the
autocrat/dictator. His basic instincts betrayed him and he proved once again that he may be anything, but certainly not a democrat.
First, Chavez said that the indefinite reelection will be proposed only
for him, using the new euphemism of “continuous” reelection, which has been chosen
as the new term given the low popularity of the possibility of
“indefinite” reelection. Said Chavez: “No, no, no and one thousand times
no, if there is continuous reelection here, it will be for the
President”, proving that there is no philosophical basis for the
proposal other than perpetuating Hugo Chavez in power.
Then, using his
ability to lie, deceive and exaggerate, Chavez said :”I will do what the
“people” say…” as if the “people” had been consulted on the subject.
In fact, all that is known is that the “people” reject the concept of
indefinite reelection in polls and that is why the Government has begun
this campaign of promoting the new word “continuous”.
But the saddest episode occurred when Hugo Chavez did not allow a
community leader to tell him what he wanted, because he was telling
Chavez that he is being lied to, as shown in the video below.
guy, who is pro-Chavez, tells him that he is being lied to and is
being misled about the need to move the barrio where he lives. Chavez responds by
telling him that he has been poisoned, stops him from talking and tells
the guy that he is wrong and that they will continue later.
later (!!!), the guy is allowed to speak again and he tells Chavez :”How is it possible, that we as a community are being imposed what we
should say in “Alo Presidente” (Chavez’ program), we are in a free and democratic country, where we should be able to say what we feel. What we feel is that we want to be listened to as a community… and that no Vice-Minister should mistreat us”.
Chavez then stops him once more and says that what he is questioning is Chavez’ program and who knows what interests he is trying to defend. The guy was not allowed to say anything else. Some democracy or exchnage of ideas, no?
Can it be any clearer than this?