Thursday, March 15, 2007

Has Bush become Che?

"In the slums of Brazil, in the impoverished villages of Guatemala and finally here in Mexico, President Bush promised this week to deliver 'social justice' to poor and struggling Latin Americans left behind by the global economy. Mr. Bush's striking use of the revolutionary language of the left reflected an urgent attempt to stave off the growing regional influence of populist leaders like President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, who have used the discontent of the poor to push an anti-American agenda." (New York Times, Wednesday)

"Social justice"?!? Frank Chodorov (see below) would have been flabbergasted by a supposed conservative speaking such drivel. Conservativism has come a long way from its noble beginnings. Today's conservative is just as likely to be a socialist sympathizers as an adherent to the ideals of the Old Right.

Bush, though, is obviously suffering from a Che Guevara complex. Bush the Younger is simply Bush the Social Democrat.

Reagan said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Bush said it was time to deliver "social justice." Where have we gone wrong?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bush is just trying to appeal to the socialistic (in)sensibilities of these Bolivarian dolts in a desperate attempt to keep CAFTA alive. Yes, what he was saying was jibberish; but it's jibberish Latino peasants react favorably to. If he'd spoken of "market forces" or "globalization" the crowds would have melted away on their donkeys or taken siesta.

More than 1 million Venezuelans have left their homeland in the last four years: more than half have emigrated to Spain or Miami--and the exodus is only increasing. The entrepreneurial capital that is draining from Venezuela is enormous, as it's largely the wealthy, business class that can afford to leave. What was the #1 reason why they're leaving? Because Chavez is changing state school curricula to a regime of socialist indoctrination, and parents are fearful for their children.

I ask is it that Venezuelan parents have the fortitude to uproot and relocate their families 1,400 miles to Miami or 4,300 miles to Madrid to ensure their children are being educated properly, but Olentangy parents don't have the interest to travel a few miles twice a month to school board meetings to see just how badly their children are served by the administration?
!Viva la Administracion!
!Viva Desde Mi Cielo!