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Let’s strip away contradictions in capitalism and its disinformation apparatus
by JESUS MARIA NERY BARRIOS
Email: jesusnerybarrios (nospam) yahoo.com
21 Mar 2007
VHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: Just for fun, and to show all our readers around the world how easy it is to fall into mainstream media fallacies concerning Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Republic, let’s take a piece about Venezuela’s economy and contrast it with others from those same media and some local sources opposed to Chavez, to let you to decide who to believe, how to understand news and analyses about Venezuela that come to your attention and how to break the siege of disinformative set upon my country.
Its one of many launched to make you believe Venezuela’s economy is bankrupt (or will be at any second) because of Chavez’ "retrogressive policies" ... labeled as “populist” sometimes ... and as “socialist” the rest of the time...
The Miami Herald publishes a report by Associated Press’ Julie Watson: “Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez' radical policies pose 'substantial risk' for private firms and are expected to undermine the South American country's economic growth in 2007, the world's leading banking organization said Sunday.
The Institute of International Finance presented its doom-and-gloom outlook for Venezuela in its annual Latin American Regional Overview report, released at a conference on the sidelines of a meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank.”
It continues saying: “The report called Chavez ‘the all-powerful president,’ ‘noting that his supporters entirely control Congress, and said his "hostility toward markets poses substantial risk to private firms.’ ”
Reading pieces like this, you may think that now in 2007, Venezuela is like Haiti, El Salvador, Somalia or Bangladesh ... with no telephones or electricity in their cities, millions living in slums or dying on the streets as beggars, queuing for a plate of rice ... and that only Chavez and his officials ride luxury cars and drink fine champagne, after ruining the country’s economy.
That ... before Chavez ... there were no poor people, private national and international firms never went to bankrupt, all houses had electricity, telephone and Internet, everybody lived in town-houses and mansions eating turkey and drinking milk and imported whisky, working in air-conditioned offices, while State and government officials only did their job for a fair salary and the satisfaction of serving their country...
You are free to believe fairy tales if you wish ... but let’s take into account what others are saying and reporting about the same subject: Venezuela’s economy.
Concerning Just US-American companies in Venezuela, Reuters informs us that “Venezuelan car sales soared 64.6% in February,” this year, citing Venezuela’s Automotive Chamber (CAVENEZ) data.
* Among others companies affiliated to CAVENEZ are DaimlerChrysler AG, Ford Motor Co., and General Motors Corp.
The report details that: “total car sales for February reached 33,593 vehicles, compared with 20,403 in February 2006” and that “the government has also spurred car sales through a family vehicle program that exempts certain cars from the country's value added tax.”
To show how “undermined” Venezuela’s economy is, let’s take a look at another article from AP Caracas by Fabiola Sanchez headlined: “Venezuela consumerism grows amid socialist rhetoric,” where we know that “plastic surgeons are performing nips, tucks and breast implants at a record pace. BMWs are being snapped up from the sales lots ... and sleek new shopping malls are springing up among the high-rises in Venezuela's capital.”
Sanchez tells us that “shoppers are buying up everything from cellphones to Scotch whisky at a rapid clip as the economy benefits from high world oil prices and banks compete for clients by cutting consumer loan rates in half.”
* Also: “other areas of the economy have experienced similar growth. Consumer spending grew by a historic 20% last year compared with 2005, according to estimates by the private polling company Datanalysis.”
And ... speaking of Datanalysis ... in another report by the Venezuelan media, Datanalysis president, Luis Vicente Leon (a rabid opponent of Chavez) recently, during his speech at the Building Industry National Convention, called on the construction executives to take advantage of Venezuela’s economic growth “given the impressive amount of money on the streets.”
Its just another sample of the absurd way politics are hyped in Venezuela and, clearly, demonstrates the irrational political crusade against Chavez and the people of Venezuela as having nothing to do with any supposed plan to introduce a totalitarian regime but rather to fight for a senile political class (Accion Democratica, Copei, Movimiento Al Socialismo and the new parties derived from them like Primero Justicia and Un Nuevo Tiempo) to effect a return to power and to recover their lost privileges saying anything negative about Venezuela ... no matter how absurd or contradictory it may sound.
Just think that Venezuela’s economic boom is all about frivolous and superficial issues like plastic surgery and luxury cars...
* Now let’s talk about one of the sectors that is leading the world economy, together with high technology, life sciences and arms of mass destruction sales: oil.
Because, traditionally, when you hear or read about Venezuela, you don’t just think of its great baseball players and beauty queens ... you remember the huge oil reserves that have fueled the world’s economy since World War II ... especially the United States' war economy ... and this still despite Chavez' efforts to “share” a part of Venezuela’s wealth with the poor of Latin America.
Concerning Venezuela’s main commodity, we're informed by Dow Jones’ Market Watch that “Venezuela's profits too big for Big Oil to ignore.” With figures, graphics and statistics, they show, that “despite raising alarms over Venezuela's push to further nationalize its oil industry, analysts say the world's biggest oil companies show no sign of stomping off and abandoning their multi-million-dollar investments there.”
They tell us that the main US oil companies (Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., and ConocoPhillips) “all have stakes in projects which, together, produce about 600,000 barrels a day or around a fifth of Venezuela's total production.”
Also: “together, the international oil companies have invested about $17 billion in the projects, which include not only drilling for crude, but operating massive, specialized processing units to turn the Orinoco's heavy sludge into a lighter grade of crude that can be marketed to overseas refiners.”
Although risk is a key component in capitalism, it seems to me that Big Oil is very well prepared to take it, ignoring all the political fuss inside and outside the country, given the amount they're investing and planning to invest in Venezuela in the near future ... not to speak about the huge profits they expect to gain from it, that will surely quadruplicate the original investment.
After reading these pieces I don’t think "big capitalist elites" are thinking of moving away from Venezuela or paying any attention to “warnings” similar to those mentioned above. I guess they know very well what the truth is concerning Venezuela, Chavez, consumers and constitutionally-granted economic rights.
To be such an “all-powerful President,” Chavez is indeed being very kind to national and international capitalist investors and very favorable to open markets in Venezuela, despite “all his supporters entirely control congress” ... mainly because the opposition candidates who withdrew from the electoral battle in 2005 (as part of a plan to discredit those elections and Chavez) simply forgot to mention such an important fact in the Institute of International Finance report.
If you want to deepen your knowledge about Venezuela’s economy from independent sources, there are a lot of them on the Internet that can be used to get pretty close to the truth.
That consumerism and participation by the main oil companies in Venezuela's economy are leading the world into a state of permanent war over hydrocarbons and whether or not they are helping or causing damage to the new socialist model that Hugo Chavez is trying to implement in Venezuela is the subject for another article.
But let’s first strip away the contradictions within capitalism and its disinformation apparatus before we even try to criticize any legitimate attempt to establish an alternative to the status quo.
Jesus Nery Barrios
jesus (at) vheadline.com
This work is in the public domain
bush Regime and Illegals - Arm In Arm They Pulled A Coup
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21 Mar 2007
March 3, 2007
The Bushite Coup is suspending constitutional freedoms so they can continue with world wide wars, expand economic colonialism and destroy American national sovereignty to be replaced by one world corporate elite government. Illegal alien invaders are helping them destroy America.
"Nothing happens that is not planned in government" Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The American and Mexican governments have colluded with the wealthy elite to use illegals as a pawn in a revolutionary coup to destroy American democracy, the last bastion of freedom in the world that stands in the way of their world conquest. International globalists are able to manipulate illegals because their stupidity and greed makes it easy to be subjugated and used as a pawn to help overthrow the American Government.
Mass population migration is not caused by economics, it is caused by design. It has nothing to do with race or racial make up of migrants. It is purposely designed to attract uneducated populations with no skills to undermine labor markets regardless of their race. The world population movement is greater than it has been in history not because of economics but because Globalists want to destabilize nation states to create one world corporate government.
Ignorant illegal alien invader racists are perfect for spreading propaganda necessary to get others to promote and join corporatist elite takeover of nation states. Keep thinking it is an issue of “human rights” where you demand all benefits of citizenship without being interested in being a citizen. Keep screaming about past injustices and Aztlan, Reconquista. That helps divide the nation into warring camps and makes it easier to conquer all of us. “A house divided against itself can not stand.” Abraham Lincoln. The United States is the only country standing between them and one world government.
Mexicans are pawns of choice used by corporate elite to end democracy in North America and then the world. The same thing has occurred in the European Union with Turk Muslims and African populations. Germany France, England and other nations liberalized comprehensive immigration programs that granted citizenship status to poor uneducated foreign populations. Corrupt American elected official traitors are now attempting to do the same.
Open borders, one world corporate government propaganda defines motivation for mass migration as “people moving for better economic opportunity.” That is patently not true. Most are moving into ghettos with few job opportunities. There are little or no chances for advancement as native populations resist planned invasions and overcrowding doesn’t provide enough jobs to sustain the populations.
If illegal alien invaders took time to compare cost of living indexes of countries of origin with countries of destination it would become obvious differences in wages they think they can earn do not offset higher costs of living. The only way illegal immigrants can survive in the United States or Europe is with government aid in one form or another.
Higher taxes on the native populations are required to support the illegal alien invaders. Job losses to over seas cheaper labor markets and higher taxes mean a lack of job opportunity for all of us. That is why Muslims are rioting in France, and Turks in Germany have figured out they can not afford to live there and pay taxes as citizens. They can only make a fair living as illegal aliens because they don’t pay the same taxes as citizens and get government benefits.
Turks are now complaining legalization of illegal aliens in Germany caused the flow of money back to Turkey to dry up. Turkey is outraged because they not only lost their work force but they have no economic benefit from wages sent back to Turkey.
No developed country with net job losses in major industries has ability to absorb a new dependent uneducated migrant population. The U.S. health system is ranked 37th in the world by the World Health organization. We work more hours per week and are more productive than any other nation in the world. Our education systems rank behind other developed countries.
There is more personal debt than since the great depression, social security is about bust and will be as soon as the Mexican social security totalization agreement is in place, bankruptcies in the U.S. are at all time highs as are bank profits, and credit interest rates. New home construction is dropping. Over 3.5 million manufacturing jobs have been lost. American jobs in automobile, high tech, computer, durable goods, soft goods and manufacturing are disappearing. Family farms were taken over by international agribusinesses that get government subsidies. Families all over America have been displaced in attempts to find work or move away from higher city taxes worsened by planned illegal alien invasion and Afghanistan, Iraq and Iranian wars.
There is no intent to improve quality of life for world working populations. The goal is to bring all workers down to the same low level. The lowest wages and worst working conditions is the labor standard designed in one world corporate government. American and world futures are ones of desperation for all workers. You the illegal alien invader in America are helping achieve that goal and are a critical element needed for the success of the plan.
America has the highest trade deficit in its history. Value of the dollar is plummeting. Fears of inflation with no help from the Federal Reserve are driving investors to gold silver and other commodities. And dumb asses like you the illegal alien invaders believe the big lie that America needs more workers. Those illegal alien invaders who know better apparently come to America out of hatred for Americans and for greed.
Measures of economic success are not defined by the amount of individual wealth of the elite averaged over the low income of the poor. It is defined by the number of citizens living in poverty. America. is ranked second only to Mexico in child poverty. Numbers of those in deep poverty in the United States are growing with no prospect for changing their plight.
Countries with low poverty rates generally have lower average income rates because taxes are more equitably applied based on total wealth and contribution to the society. The United States devalues labor costs with higher proportionate taxes and places a greater emphasis on value of capital or the wealthy. They can report there is great prosperity when 40% of the nation is living in or near poverty.
Greedy ignorant illegal alien invaders are participants in creating a volatile situation that is about to explode. Influx of illegal alien invaders promoted by seditionist American and Mexican corporate elite governments is throwing gasoline on a simmering fire of outrage and disgust with the way government is ignoring will of the American Citizens. John F. Kennedy said: If you fail to permit peaceful revolution change you are doomed to violent revolution.
The Bushite Coup has pushed Americans about as far as they are going to be pushed and it is not wise to be between Americans stripped of their liberty and those who have stolen their freedom. Illegal aliens are making an error of judgment when they align with corrupt American elected officials and make demands for amnesty when none is available for American citizens.
Americans will not take anymore injustices and wrongs imposed on them. “Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” -Frederick Douglas, Civil Rights Activist, 1857
America has no endurance for more illegal alien invasion nor does it have any patience for those who have promoted it, participated in it and permitted it to occur. The time is close for things to change and change drastically they will. We will not accept rule by the elite in this country any longer. America is a country governed with consent of the governed not the wealthy.
This grave situation is a stack of dry kindling ready to burst into roaring flames with the smallest spark. We all need pray that spark will not be struck, but it appears there is little chance it won’t be. Combination of ignorance and greed of illegal alien invaders and wealthy elite seems intent on ignoring strength of American people and their desire to remain free. Americans will not tolerate this authoritarian government.
"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you, the illegal alien invader, think American politicians give a damn about illegal alien invaders you are out of your mind. If they made more money by dropping American wages and increasing unemployment after they eliminated most American welfare, how long do you think they are going to take care of illegal alien invaders? American poor people are poor for a reason, and it sure as hell isn't because they are lazy.
If we are going down as a nation it will be a lot quicker if they have groups in the country already trained and educated to hate each other. Mexicans are a good patsy for that purpose. If radical illegal alien invaders are any indication of the average invader, they are pretty stupid and will easily believe the propaganda. Try to figure out why they are not stopping people from crossing the open borders when they have capability to do so at any time. Ignorance is a correctable condition. Stupidity is a terminal disease in the economic new world order.
• All propaganda has to be popular and has to adapt its spiritual level to the perception of the least intelligent of those towards whom it intends to direct itself.”-Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf ("My Struggle"), Vol. I
If everything goes as the Bushite Coup revolutionaries want we American Citizens will see you in hell. That is what America will become. American citizens will succeed in stopping defeat of our country by illegal alien invasion and population politics whatever the costs and whatever is demanded to see it accomplished. Be wise and be forewarned, don’t be in the middle of the conflict. Illegal Alien Invaders, stand clear of the storm that is upon this nation. Get out while there is still opportunity, you have bled this country for all the benefits you can. We have neared the limit of our patience.
• Dwight D. Eisenhower: Here in America we are descended in spirit from revolutionaries and rebels -- men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine.
• Thomas Jefferson Patriotism: God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ... And what country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Bushite Coup Conspirators must know they are playing a dangerous game with valued freedoms of Americans. Americans have fought and died for this country and will hardly stand by and let it be taken from them with lies and promises of future prosperity. America knows the lie and it is best for all to rectify egregious assault on American democracy and freedoms while there is still time to accomplish correction peacefully. There is no greed worthy of the hell we are about to experience if this country finally gets to the point that it will take not one more injustice, not one more lie and not one more secret treaty designed to destroy America. Elected officials do your job and see compliance with the rule of law equally for all.
I close again with those immortal words of Patrick Henry one of America’s greatest patriots.
• Patrick Henry: "I shall speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfil the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offence, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.
Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation.
There is no longer any room for hope. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace?but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!
Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
Please elected officials of America stop the madness and enforce laws of the land. Stop the Bushite Coup before it is too late for all of us.
"...It's getting rough, off the cuff I've got to say enough's enough..."
Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:01 am Post subject: it goes way back
reports i am getting are that the hispanics have been sneaking into many american cities under many different guises, all aided by bushco and his allies, given welfare and free medical, and having babies like there is no tomorrow.
jorge bush first energy company -- arbusto -- means bush in spanish
jeb married to hispanic, both political bush boys speak fluent spanish
florida and texas two largest cocaine importing states for a long time now
bush - british - cia - zionazi - vatican world overthrow scenario becoming very clear now
this too is interesting:
Bush is planning on exile in Paraguay
Original Publisher: Prensa Latina
suncion, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The land grab project of US President George W. Bush in Chaco, Paraguay, has generated considerable discomfort both politically and environmentally.
Bush Paraguay Land Grab Incites Unease
Asuncion, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The land grab project of US President George W. Bush in Chaco, Paraguay, has generated considerable discomfort both politically and environmentally.
The news circulating the continent about plans to buy 98,840 acres of land in Chaco, Paraguay, near the Triple Frontier (Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay) is the talk of the town in these countries.
Although official sources have not confirmed the information that is already public, the land is reportedly located in Paso de Patria, near Bolivian gas reserves and the Guarani indigenous water region, within the Triple Border.
Alto Paraguay Gov. Erasmo Rodriguez Acosta revealed he heard that part of the land purchase consists of an ecological reserve (Fundacion Patria), with which Bush is affiliated.
In its interview with Rodriguez Acosta, neike.com.py reported that he does not have documentation of this affiliation and it could not communicate either with the foundation or with the National Rural Development and Land Institute, in charge of these state lands.
Concern increased last week with the arrival of Bush" daughter, Jenna, and a source from the Physical Planning Department saying that most of the Chaco region belongs to private companies.
Luis D"Elia, Argentina´s undersecretary for Land for Social Habitat, says the matter raises regional concern because it threatens local natural resources.
He termed it “surprising” that the Bush family is trying to settle a few short miles from the US Mariscal Estigarribia Military Base.
Argentinean Adolfo Perez Esquivel warned that the real war will be fought not for oil, but for water, and recalled that Acuifero Guaraní is one of the largest underground water reserves in South America, running beneath Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay (larger than Texas and California together).
“The southern US states are already struggling with water shortages," asserted the 1980 Nobel Peace Prizewinner.
Orlando Castillo, Paraguay Peace and Justice Service member, recalled the US military buildup in Chaco under a bilateral agreement.