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    Re: Chavez now can reelect himself for life. Maybe War With Colombia???

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I think democracy their is the problem.
    Democracy is not the problem. I think that uneducated people and democracy don't mix, but Venezuelans are hardly uneducated. I think it's Chavez and his control over all of the interests in Venezuela that are cause for alarm much more so than Democracy.

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    Re: Chavez now can reelect himself for life. Maybe War With Colombia???

    Quote Originally Posted by Radical Ron View Post
    Democracy is not the problem. I think that uneducated people and democracy don't mix, but Venezuelans are hardly uneducated. I think it's Chavez and his control over all of the interests in Venezuela that are cause for alarm much more so than Democracy.
    You can't make people learn true criticism or learn to objectively review things but its really easy to teach people populism and how its great for everyone.

    Democracy doesn't have a place in this world yet, we are not evolved enough to handle it responsibly.
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    Re: Chavez now can reelect himself for life. Maybe War With Colombia???

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    You can't make people learn true criticism or learn to objectively review things but its really easy to teach people populism and how its great for everyone.

    Democracy doesn't have a place in this world yet, we are not evolved enough to handle it responsibly.
    In my opinion I have not yet seen a country that has democracy as it's basis. I mean the U.S. (for example) is a Representative Republic where only a few people make policy decisions (albeit they are elected by their local populace.) I don't think that people have been given a real chance to see if they are ready for democracy.

    Although you can't make people learn true criticism, I don't know if you or I are qualified to make that call.

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    Re: Chavez now can reelect himself for life. Maybe War With Colombia???

    Quote Originally Posted by Radical Ron View Post
    In my opinion I have not yet seen a country that has democracy as it's basis. I mean the U.S. (for example) is a Representative Republic where only a few people make policy decisions (albeit they are elected by their local populace.) I don't think that people have been given a real chance to see if they are ready for democracy.
    It worked ok for the Greek city states but that is because they were a small governing body.

    Quote Originally Posted by Radical Ron View Post
    Although you can't make people learn true criticism, I don't know if you or I are qualified to make that call.
    Sure you can, if someone does something that is irrational, based totally on emotion and not logical you can definitely call that untrue criticism.
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    Re: Chavez now can reelect himself for life

    Quote Originally Posted by Radical Ron View Post
    Chavez needs to be contained by strengthening pro-democratic ideas in that part of the world and trying to increase trade with his neighbors. If he acts up, use sanctions. If he tries to fight, use military force.
    Fair enough. Your proposal is acceptable

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    Re: Chavez now can reelect himself for life. Maybe War With Colombia???

    Quote Originally Posted by Radical Ron View Post
    Democracy is not the problem. I think that uneducated people and democracy don't mix, but Venezuelans are hardly uneducated. I think it's Chavez and his control over all of the interests in Venezuela that are cause for alarm much more so than Democracy.
    Bull****. Intervening in another country because some think he is slightly unsavoury is foolish and a great danger to domestic liberty and external security. Imagine if China and Russia acted the same way!
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    Re: Chavez now can reelect himself for life

    The education is the problem, most venezolans didn't have any kind of edeucation before. Chavez brings education, but not a normal education, a socialist one. They study socialism, revolutions, communism and the bad points of capitalism, the same here in Colombia, I had a socialist teacher last year, and he was also gay!! that was horrible because what he said was always the opposite of truth.
    Obama is a fail...

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    Re: Chavez now can reelect himself for life

    Quote Originally Posted by Jomiarias View Post
    I had a socialist teacher last year, and he was also gay!! that was horrible because what he said was always the opposite of truth.
    Is that where you learnt it?
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    Re: Chavez now can reelect himself for life

    The U.S. lacks the power to dethrone all dictators, and that has never been its objective anyway. Dictators have served U.S. interests in the past, and will continue to do so in the future. The only way Venezuela would be threatened by the U.S. at this point is if Chavez were to cut off the oil supply.

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    Re: Chavez now can reelect himself for life. Maybe War With Colombia???

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Bull****. Intervening in another country because some think he is slightly unsavoury is foolish and a great danger to domestic liberty and external security. Imagine if China and Russia acted the same way!
    You expect me to believe that China and Russia don't act that way?! What about Georgia?

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