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Friday, October 14, 2005

What does Chavez hope to achieve? [Thanks, Craig!]
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The protests against columbus day parade compound an interesting commentary on how the neo constructionist post modernism manages to avoid criticizing its own society. Instead of moving against british imperialism or against rosy pictures like Thanksgiving, it moves against Colombus, an italian that never set foot in the US. Colombus was a man of his time and an impressive historic figure, despite its faults. Yes, latinamerica has some claim for hating Colombus, because they were colonized mostly by Colombus spanish followers, though figures like Cortez deserve the hatred more. But the US indigenous people should aim its anger at British colonialism. Funny how the descendants of such colonialism lead the movement and avoid the blame... By punishing an italian spanish descendants, like Chavez, can also play the same game...
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It's in spanish, but I have to link to it. From El Opinador Compulsivo we get Decálogo del Populismo Iberoamericano. Clear proof that Chavez isn't fooling everybody...
11:13:52 AM  What do you think? ( Thoughts) Who linked? []   

Viva Venezuela Atea!

Not everything I write here is against Chavez or the Venezuelan government. I really like the fact that Chavez wants to kick out US missionaries. I say, kick them all out! Kick the catholic church out too! That way Venezuela can become a paradise of atheism, like most of its citizens want!
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Keep the Internet Free!

Please, Keep the Internet Free!. A group of countries, including Saudi Arabia, China, Cuba and Venezuela, want to wrestle control of the root servers away from the US. From the article:

This worldwide web of tyrannies, hiding behind the veneer of technical complaints, now seeks to control not just what its own citizens are able to see and say on the Internet, but what every individual on the face of the planet is able to see and say.
With all its defect the US has a better tradition of upholding freedom than any of these countries. If they manage to wrestle control, a rogue internet will be created for freedom, but it will be harder to access. I hope the US stands fast on this one. Let those countries break away from the Internet, they don't have the content we want!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Venezuelan Thrives on Seeing Threats From 'Mr. Danger'. President Hugo Chávez's most pressing concern seems to be what he sees as a plan by the Bush administration to kill him. By JUAN FORERO. [NYT > Home Page]
We have heard statements like those Chavez made before, not only from Castro, but also from Saddam and Noriega... Venezuela will lose a war with almost any country, no need for the US to invade. The lucky thing is nobody wants to invade us. But lies are the saviour of certain renown figures. Look ar Osama and his crew... So much propaganda for suicide and how it conduces to salvation, but they seem to be unwilling to save themselves by suicide... They just send others... Selflessness or cowardice?
8:56:27 AM  What do you think? ( Thoughts) Who linked? []   

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