Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Should we make anything out of the threats from Chavez older brother?

Adan Chavez is the oldest brother of  Hugo Chavez.  He has been put in places where he could keep an eye on the "famiglia" business, such as the embassy in Havana when the Chavez can was building its fortune.  Adan Chavez was also the "more" educated sibling, the one that made it to teach at low levels in some campus, and the one that was a communist early in life, allegedly one of the main forces in turning Chavez to "passé" ideologies.

Then, apparently his greed was too much for Chavez who dispatched him to Barinas state, their home state, to succeed his father as governor.  Of course, Barinas is now a private estate of the Chavez and there needs to be at all times one of the capo in charge: too many landed interests for the family now there!  Barinas is now a feudal land.  Curiously he barely made it at election time and his election is widely accepted as the least clean of all elections of 2008 (I personally think there was cheating there, favored by an opposition division which played right into the hands of Chavez).  Since then Barinas is reported has having active death squads....

Thus we cannot be surprised by Adan Chavez words this week end as to remind the PSUV base that there are other ways to reach power than elections.  That is, armed insurrection if necessary and to hell with democracy and elections.

Before we get all up in arms over such preposterous words we have to understand that these words come form someone who has not had any political success in life, who owes it all to Hugo, charisma (a chip on a shoulder somewhere maybe?), someone who from his communist past has reached such a corrupt present that he knows very well that under a normal situation he would be sent to court where a guilty verdict is easy to predict. 

The guy is scared, his bro might be croaking but obviously he is way more concerned by the family's survival than Hugo in Havana.  Thus he is behaving like your average capo di mafia, threatening folks even if he is likely a coward.  His words, you know, are said much more for his rivals inside chavismo than against us in the opposition.  True, there are unacceptable and extremely dangerous, but Adan Chavez will go first against, say, Jaua than this blogger.


  1. RabbiBulla3:21 PM

    "Not prone to violence? You don’t know the million or so “jacales” (jackals) that grew up in the landfills and horrific slums from the century of mismanagement and malfeasance of the ruling elites (the “families”) and their drunken scions?

    Chavez, Latin America’s budding Pol Pot, has long militia-ized the jacales and is producting hundreds of thousands of AK47s for them.

    These thugs are the “chavistas”, not the useful idiots from the autonomous university. Jacales are beyond violent. Not really ‘human’ in any sense which a western mind could think of the term. Dread the day they’re unleashed."
    (quote from Pelaut-PJM)
    THis is why I fear from my friends and relatives and why I cannot visit Venezuela.So few in US know or care...

  2. rabbi

    i suggest you take deep breaths at regular intervals

  3. Daniel,

    I simply translated the stuff into German and sent to some politicians in Europe, also to the Havel foundation.
    Why? When things begin to escalate, they will have ready more arguments to push for any support for us.
    There is no much more that can and should be done abroad. In Venezuela the democratic parties have to go to the secondary cities and talk about pluralism and no to violence, undoing what this scum is trying to create.

    You could translate into French the minute 2 of Adan's speech in youtube, for the digestion of French politicians...I will pass it through my contacts if you want.

  4. "someone who from his communist past has reached such a corrupt present that he knows very well that under a normal situation he would be sent to court where a guilty verdict is easy to predict."

    This is what's puzzling, and what infuriates me about these so-called "communists" or neo-socialists: They all seem to love the good life, don't they? They quickly become the wealthiest Thieves, stealing trillions from the "people". The poor, uneducated from countries like ours, or Cuba or North Korea or China, etc, can't see their Swiss bank accounts and Monaco Jets, of course. No shame or integrity whatsoever. Just a bunch of greedy, lying scumbag thieves, throughout History.

  5. Sledge,

    Most attitudes are anachronisms.

    Capitalist societies are less materialistic than collectivist societies. Even most socialists measure equality by purely monetary standards, so it is not at all surprising that the proponents of these systems do their darnedest to acquire wealth, and the less they have to work for it, the better.

  6. Anonymous9:36 PM

    I agree that our ruling class are scumbag [contemptible, objectionable people]. However, they don't usually call themselves communists: others like myself call them that. If they are "so called communists", who then are the real communists? Are "real communists" any better? Or are they all the same thing?

    By many accounts, Adan Chavez is (or was) a real one. Hugo Chavez is probably a fake one. But it doesn't matter: there is very little to choose between them.

    One doesn't have to be a communist (real or otherwise) to show true concern for the poor and solidarity with fellow citizens.

  7. You know what a good "oposicion" strategy? Start taking pictures and gathering tangible information about the wealth, houses, cars, hotel stays, lavish dinners, wive's jewerly in public, jets, bank accounts if possible, expensive armani suits, or what have you..... from several of the top Chavista Mafia families and ministers, and Chavez's amiguitos in power.

    You juxtapose that, in a simple manner, in the press, to the ranchitos, chancletas, y cerros and tough lives of the poor, i.e. Chavez's supporters, by enlarge.

    And remind the people about the Chavista "slogans".. "el capitalismo opresivo" la "oligarquia" los "yanquis" los ricos"..

    Just call them "Habla-paja" Chavistas, con sus mentiras y robandose los millones" Mira donde y como viven tus dirigentes "socialistas"!! Embusteros con todo el real" ! Esos son los burguesitos disfrazados.."

    With proof and pictures.. etc..

  8. Anonymous3:00 AM

    I like Sledges idea. Are you up for the challenge Daniel?

  9. RabbiBulla3:36 AM

    Thanks, Daniel. Deep breaths are working for me. I will pass it on to my friend whose father was carjacked in Caracas, and my other friend who's brother was kidnapped and later found dead-after a large ransom was paid, and my other friend who was robbed at a roadblock on the way to visit his grandparents-and the only reason he lived was-he;s a big, clumsy half-gringo, they humiliated and slapped him around..
    Yes, just a couple of deep breaths
    and -

  10. The question is who stays more united, or in less dissarray if Hugo kicks the bucket??

    Would the opposition splinter into 50 parts?

  11. Sledge has a good idea, if there is anyone in the oppo who isn't the same as those he's depicting.

  12. sledge, michael, etc...

    it has already been done, the chavista lumpen is very aware that their leaders live infinitely better than they do. but as long as the lumpen thinks they are getting something for free they will not stir the boat. they do not care that much that others are getting, as long as they do feel like getting some to.

    do not ask me, i cannot understand, it is something in the neuronal make up of chavistas.

  13. rabibulla

    the point is that screaming louder than what i already do is useless and tires you for the more important battles coming soon.

    it is called economy of energy.

    remember: i put up with the same type of problems that your relatives do in caracas, including kidnapping of relatives.

  14. Boludo Tejano12:45 PM

    sledge, michael, etc...it has already been done

    Such as Gucci Socialism, from December 2007.

  15. Daniel makes a good point when he says: "His words, you know, are said much more for his rivals inside chavismo than against us in the opposition."

    We should look at all statements now coming from the PSUV as being in the context of an ongoing internal power struggle. At this moment, the Opposition and elections are the farthest things on their minds. Their immediate concerns are the hidden but raging inter-mural contest within the PSUV.


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