Musings From V: "I Know What I Smelled and That Wasn't No Brimstone"
|V weighs in on Hugo Castro, I mean Chavez:|
So Hugo Chavez gets up at the UN, in New York City, enjoying a freedom of speech that he denies most Venezuelans, and calls W the Devil. And talks of the smell of sulfur W left behind. This is funny on many levels, but here's a thought. See, during the really good times in this country, America was the Great Satan. Remember those days? I think that when we were disliked as a nation, it was indeed largely due to the envious resentment to our prosperity as a whole. The average American was well off and happy, and we were exporting freedom through McDonalds and Coke and Nike and Hollywood. People over the world were picking up on it, and leaders of communist countries and banana republics and religious-wingnut countries were unhappy because of it. Now we are spreading "freedom" through bombs. And we have CEOs and Wall St firms hogging a disproportionate amount of wealth and the average American worker getting the shaft. The hardworking people of our country get neither quarter nor credit --- and the President is hogging the "Great Satan" status. I want this country to get back to being the "Great Satan" collectively, dammit. Because that usually means the people are doing well and freedom is spreading in the correct fashion.
Tags: Hugo Chavez, Venezuela, United Nations, UN