Venezuela takes another step toward Soviet-style totalitarianism
Posted by sanityinjection on August 3, 2009
A few months ago I posted about the similarities between Nazi Germany under Hitler and the current regime in Venezuela under its strutting thug of a President, Hugo Chavez. Now comes word that Chavez has taken the next step in his gradual march toward Soviet-style communist totalitarianism: He’s forcing the closure of independent radio stations.
The excuse for the closures is that the stations’ broadcast licenses were not renewed. Of course, his government is the one that refused to renew them on the grounds that the stations had strayed from their mission to “serve the people”, which is code for adhering to the pro-Chavez propaganda line. Chavez’ goal is obvious – he wants to make sure that the only opinion that can be heard in Venezuela is his opinion, and the only facts Venezuelans will have access to are the ones he approves of – or invents.
Maybe Chavez should hire some of the sycophantic toadies at ABCNews to work in his socialist media paradise?