Re: [OPE] Question about Hugo Chavez

Date: Tue Feb 12 2008 - 10:54:49 EST

Jerry is spot on. Chavez  stands for the poor and oppressed in the world 
against the liberal imperialists who dominate the media and professions. He 
needs to be strident! To think a good international PR unit will move the 
rich and powerful of this world is unbelievable naivity.

David Yaffe

At 17:59 11/02/2008 -0600, you wrote:
> > Maybe I am being terribly naive,. but can anybody explain to me
> > why Hugo Chavez is so strident in his public utterances?
>Hi Jurriaan:
>I think he wants to demonstrate to the Venezuelan people and the poor of 
>the world *by both words and actions* his opposition to US imperialism and 
>his refusal to be intimidated by multinational corporations (in this case, 
>read Exxon) and Neo-liberal governments and institutions. Sub-Commandante 
>Marcos, I suppose, could also be said to be "strident". The same was said 
>about Guevara, Castro and many other revolutionaries and anti-imperialists.
>In solidarity, Jerry
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