Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Ding Dong, The Commie's Dead

I know that it is customary to not say anything negative about people who die, but we're talking about someone who the nicest thing you can say about him without lying is, well, "a person that Marxists and various repulsive dictatorships liked".

Hugo Chavez' policies were about as bad you can get, with a foreign policy whose principle was to suck up to Iran, North Korea and various other dictatorships and a domestic economic policy, which turned what could have been a success story considering its oil wealth, in to a big mess with sky-rocketing inflation ans widespread shortages while seriously restricting free speech.

We can only hope that whoever ends up succeeding Chavez is less crazy (or better yet, sensible).