Chavez the Nutty Repressor
Is that Chavez nutty or what? He claims that George Bush is the devil himself. I’m not fond of many of Bush’s policies, especially foreign, but to put him in the league of the devil gives George far too much credit for the damage little tin-horn tyrants like Chavez foist upon their own people. He claims he even still smelled sulfur but being that he was the first to notice - the common scientific assumption is – “it was he that smelled it what laid that rotten egg.”
Let’s look at facts. Chavez condemning poverty is as hypocritical as Hugo chastising Dumbo the elephant for having big funny ears. Most poverty is caused by resource mismanagement, in leftist countries and land monopoly in capitalist countries. Both need to be exposed for what they are – a plague on humanity. Clearly, the leftist nations who try to micromanage all production, including “human resources” (God I despise that term) lose out big-time to the capitalist nations. Still I will admit that we do have some poverty here but it is easily correctable.
It is a basic matter of rearranging our tax and subsidy priorities. To put it simply – tax the bad, subsidize or leave alone altogether the good. Primarily among the good is the home! The home must be tax free. The reason the caveman could support a family with primitive technology and 21st Century societies have many beggars in the streets is – they had a cave. Often here in the developed countries one class of people pays rent to another class of usually richer people who get the tax break not the renter. Plus the renter pays income tax – a form of slavery since it confiscates one’s labor, to support the mechanisms that maintain this unfairness. Start by slowly eliminating all tax from society in the west or all at once in places like Cuba. Slowly raise the location value tax on the land itself and marvel at how the standard of living soars and the need for government shrinks. Add to this mix tax on vice, a resource depletion tax payable as a dividend to all citizen like in Alaska and you have a healthy functioning society in balance economically speaking.
So as I’ve clearly demonstrated how to eliminate most world poverty, you earthlings in Venezuela should immediately vote Chavez out of office as he will pave your streets with the Cuban model of fear, poverty and misery. Brazilians should vote against Lulu next then Morales in Bolivia. Elect politicians at your earliest opportunity who will reform your tax laws to force land reform and eliminate land hoarding for profit. Read Progreso y Miseria on my other blog to become familiar with the plan then run for office yourself on the platform. The world is counting on you there. I’m doing all that I can here in America but the two parties have a ballot access apartheid system that keeps other parties off the ballot. So most Americans don’t even bother to vote. Change will be hard to come by here rapidly. But if you reform your economic approach we will have no choice but to follow your lead or fall farther and farther behind you.
Think about it. The best revenge is success. If you really hate us that much why not be successful and adopt a wise, enlightened approach to governing? Then your hate for us might even turn into pity for us for living substandard to you.