Monday, 16 February 2009

Excerpts of Chávez Victory Speech Last Night ... From the Balcón del Pueblo ...

Chávez se dirige al pueblo patriota desde el
Balcón del Pueblo. Como es fácil encantar serpientes ...

These are excerpts of President Hugo Chávez's victory speech last night. Translations are mine. Apologies for the mistakes.

-- ''Here you are, people of Bolívar, waving the flags of dignity and victory. We have written together another unforgettable page this February, rebel February. A February of
united people, of passion for the fatherland.´´
-- ''Truth defeated lies. Truth won over those who deny the fatherland. This is the victory of persistence. Let's remember some words Bolívar used to say: God gives victory to those who persist. This is the persistence of a group of people who opted for this choice in clear majority. This country will never go back to its past of indignity.´´
-- ''This soldier of yours is already a presidential pre-candidate for the 2013-2019 period. Get those idiots ready for that,´´ he said, referring to the opposition. ''Unless God and the fatherland decide something different, I will run for president again.´´
-- ''I will promise to fight these evils that are hurting our democracy,´´
he said referring to bureaucracy, violence, crime, wasteful use of the budget, food shortages, inflation, unemployment ....

1 comment:

  1. This is very sad and even shameful for all Latin Americans and for Latinos in the USA.

    This guy has bought the Population with gifts from his big coffers.

    Many Services and Products in Venezuela are extremely cheap, below cost, for example electricity, cooking gas, gasoline, tires, combustibles, lubricants, telephones, metro fares, buses, and many "basket" products for the daily eating.

    All these subsidies are easy to keep when you are getting many billions of dollars from high oil prices. And his friends and partisans steal money like madmen.

    Many of those guys in red shirts are just an ignorant populace that receives "free lunches" ... and that is what the Venezuelan Economy is :

    A "free lunch" economy, a "Santa Claus" economy. There are thousands of state loans to useless people that never repay, and thousands of little projects that fail. And 10 Marshall Plans are squandered in this demgoguery, and a populace that is not entrepreneurial.

    Because almost everything that Venezuela exports is state owned, like oil, aluminium, steel, oil derivatives, etc ...

    That is a dangerous economy.

    But add the Moral and Ethical aspect of Chavez : a guy that has supported murderous guerrillas, that is backing and helping Big Genocide and Murder against thousands of Children, Women and the Old : land mines, bombs in supermarkets or commercial areas.

    And a Madman preaching hate against decent nations and burning incense to the Dictator of Cuba.

    Vicente Duque