"It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke
Um, no he doesn't. There is a state controlled media, but there are also many other privately-controlled media companies. There are even companies that called for his overthrow still operating within the country.Umm.... That's not entirely true. My neighbor for instance in Venezuelan and he studied in both the U.S. and Venezuela. Venezuelans are not stupid, but Chavez owns the media and pretty much everything else.
But as we have seen so many times in Latin America and other regions of the world, Socialist Dictators are GOOD for their nations. Cuba is a shining example of that.
Yes, the Liberals think the US should keep to itself and joyfully embrace ignorance and despotism; hell, we are almost there ourselves these days!
I may have misstated when I suggested that you practice "willful" ignorance.