Friday, November 02, 2007

anyone paying attention to the weather in Mexico,
besides Mexicans?

if you're the sort who opens hir wallet to the suffering multitudes, this seems like a good time to do that. like, 900,000 times.

further south - anyone paying attention to Venezuela, besides Venezuelans?

I don't know how to feel about Chavez, and his whole "Fatherland, socialism or death" thing, and the changes made to the Venezuelan constitution that will allow him to be President-for-Life (am I reading that properly? do I have that right?) but I'm not Venezuelan. I'm a big fat spoiled american, and maybe there are delicate nuanced subtleties that make Chavez just the thing to cure what ails Venezuela.

any musings on the subject are absolutely welcome. comments wide open. if anyone has some good recommended reading so I can do my homework and not be an uninformed big fat spoiled american, that would be great.

Early on, my instinct was to at least be somewhat pro-Chavez; let's just say he's not exactly making it easy these days. I don't have much in the way of nuance to offer at the moment.

as for Mexico: well, yeah, fuck. Welcome to the 21st century. Nope! no climate change here!...
Chaves worries me. anyone who makes friends with Sean Penn worries me.
about five years ago, I met a college student from Venezuela who had many positive things to say about Chavez.

of course, that was then, this is now.
i asked a friend from venezuela about chavez. he called him a populist idiot.

but that, also, was years ago. and he was just one person.
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