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Old March 10 2013, 02:43 PM   #19
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Re: Hugo Chavez has died

stj wrote: View Post
Yes, Chavez did unsuccessfully attempt to seize power. The economic failure of Venezuelan capitalism to satisfy the material needs of the people, and the de facto monopolization of the political system by a minority, had created a system so rotten that the large majority of people were eager to see someone who really meant to make a change, i.e., Chavez.
So a coup is dandy if you agree with the reasons behind it?

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Chavez of course has taken power solely by winning elections, repeatedly.
Only because he failed to sieze power using less-than-democratic means.

It's like saying an attempted rapist isn't really that bad because the girl got away.
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