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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

What is 21st Century Socialism?

Carlos Alberto Montaner explains:

That's what 21st-century socialism is all about: a mixture of strong-man dictatorship, collectivism and militarization of the structures of power. Little by little, the authoritarian pincers will squeeze Venezuelan society until they vanquish the media, crush labor unions, control educational centers, and silence the church and other forces of civilian society...

Where will this Cuban-Venezuelan axis lead? Given the constructivist fits afflicting Chávez -- who ceaselessly reorganizes the world according to his creative spasms -- it is probable that at some moment he will try to launch a federation of the two countries. But that would be only a first step in the direction of the multinational Boliviarian offspring that has grown, like a tumor, under his beret.

Read the whole thing.

1 Comments:

Blogger C R Mountjoy - GDF said...

21st Centruy Socailism in the US is the Democratic Party, My Catholic Church, The NEA, ALF-CIO, Nationalized Health Care, Welfare, Social Security....do I need to go on!

8/16/2005 9:56 PM  

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