Comrade Chavez Is Libertiphobic
The one thing that Comrade Chavez has proven himself to be good at is calling people "names." He also tends to be pretty hostile about it as well, directing his venom at political opponents and those he perceives as being a threat to his dictatorial powers. The latest recipient of the Comrade Chavez abusiveness is Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras.
From Yahoo News
"Another parrot of imperialism appeared, this time dressed as a cardinal. That's to say, another imperialist clown," Chavez was quoted as saying in a bulletin posted Tuesday on the state-run news agency's Web site.
Chavez - a close ally of Cuba's Fidel Castro - was responding to criticism from Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, who said in a recent interview cited by Venezuela's Bolivarian News Agency that Chavez "thinks he's God and can trample upon other people."
It's typical for the representatives of tyranny to always refer to those that oppose them as "imperialists," despite the fact that it is the forces of darkness that are pushing for "imperialism."
Now my question is: will Chavez make references to me as an "imperialist dog" if I call him an overbearing dictator with delusions of godhood? One can only hope. In the meantime, I'll continue to call him as I see him. Dictator, tyrant, megalomaniac.
Chavez made the comments during a government event late Monday. He has repeatedly clashed with Catholic Church leaders in Venezuela, calling them "liars" and "perverts," but he rarely targets high-ranking priests abroad.
Catholic leaders in this South American country have warned of alleged threats to individual freedoms under Chavez's administration and criticized his plans for a sweeping constitutional reform to transform Venezuela into a socialist state.
Let's see, Catholic leaders are saying that Chavez is taking away freedoms, silencing the opposition by restrict the freedom of the press (like his recent shutting down of a major television broadcaster), seizing the assets of various oil companies, threatening to seize the food supply system, and probably a lot more, and he calls them "perverts"?
At least there are some people in Venezuela and South America as a whole that see Chavez for what he is. Hopefully they will help the people of Venezuela realize that their freedoms are being eroded bit by bit by a man that has absolute power in his country.
As with all tyrants, Comrade Chavez is suffering libertiphobia (fear of liberty). That would explain his desire to turn Venezuela into another Cuba.