Greenfield: The Chavez Revolution Is Over

Officers chant “Chavez Lives” at their “Studies of the Thoughts of the Supreme Commander Hugo Chavez” classes. But Supreme Commander Chavez was killed by Cuban medicine and his regime and philosophy are on their last legs as the Venezuelan people have turned against his successor.

When Cuban medicine let Chavez die, it also raised a tombstone for the Castro regime. Chavez gave away 100,000 barrels a day to Castro keeping the Communist regime afloat. In return Cuban secret police, organizers and teachers helped keep the Supreme Commander in power. But Hugo Chavez is dead and his successor, Nicolas Maduro, is wildly unpopular. Venezuela has turned into Cuba with food shortages and soldiers in the street and no one wants to live like Cuba.

Not even the Cubans do.

The cult of Chavez portrays him as a holy figure to Venezuela’s poor and to its military officers who are the last firewall of a collapsing government which needs soldiers and street thugs to protect Maduro. But the revolution is collapsing faster than the next wave of officers can be indoctrinated with chants of “Chavez Lives”. This inevitable failure of Socialism is being unintentionally sped up by Saudi Arabia…

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  • ntt1

    The actions of the Saudis are going to have many unexpected results some welcome some not,I just hope North American energy heads are playing the long game. fracking and pipelines must proceed as this situation cannot be sustained by the Saudis for too long, it is inevitable prices will rise again, momentum cannot be lost

    • One would hope but I have little faith in our Captains of industry.

    • Bataviawillem

      Problem is S.A. can survive with oil at $40.- where nobody else can.

      • ntt1

        I wonder if that is still the case,SA has developed some unhappy natives,

  • Maurixio Garcia S

    The US mission is to make Russia’s economy completely broke who knows how long that’s going take.

  • bob e

    isn’t dan greenfield the greatest .. hell, i think so.
    great post frau

    it is sickening to realize we could have buried the perfect paedophile & his murdering zealots by the gazillions if a sane energy strategy had been under-taken after the world trade center calamity .. followed with (an embargo
    they couldn’t refuse) on food from the west ..
    we’re talking another language here, eh patriots ??