perspective and the mainstream media…

And if you haven’t been under a rock, you heard about the death of Chavez. We quickly have learnt the perspective of Mainstream Media on the passing of the leader, despite an over whelming support for Chavez, popular news outlets still scorn the leader.

perspective and the mainstream media…

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  1. RR

    3,000 were killed during a February 1989 crackdown against the protests, some of which became riots, in Venezuela against the IMF Structural Adjustment Policy. It’s known as the Caracazo. Then President Carlos Andres Perez, as was customary at the time, ran against the IMF policies but quickly changed his tune once in office again, as he had been in power in the 1970s. One criticism of Chavez seems to be that he refused to make the “hard choices” and shoot down hundreds of people protesting said ‘hard choices’… his crime was being insufficiently nasty. He was too soft on his charges, they say. “Spare the rod and you spoil the child”…

    This that they characterise as “spending the seed corn” to help ordinary people will catch up with Venezuela, they say. That starving little children will stunt their intellectual and physical development and make them capable of less does not factor into it at all to them, and besides, it’s always a question of Personal Responsibility as far as they’re concerned, if the child is stunted because of starvation it’s his or her own fault!

    One major critique of the Left is to claim that the Left doesn’t believe in discipline, (if the word “permissive” enters one of their ravings you know it’s one of them) these critics believe that poverty is in fact a good thing because it’s an effective means of punishment and without it, “people will pretend to work, people will pretend to be paid”, and society will collapse.

    They won’t admit that they believe that there should be poverty, they always claim to be for progress to eliminate it, but a closer look shows their claims to be empty. They love it, it’s a most effective cat o’nine tails. Besides, many of these people are filled with rage at the prospect that most people, whom they think are not worthy, should live comfortably.

    The Right’s obsession with punishment explains why they’re the most supportive of the police state. It figures that in Italy they got the Mussolini admirer and “post-Fascist” Giofranco Fini to take care of G8 security in 2001, culminating in the Diaz school raid and torture spree. They really are the punishment lobby.

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