At least he is an honest socialist

January 5, 2010

I’ll give Bolivia’s President Evo Morales this: he may be anti-American, a socialist, a racist, and a drug-dealer, but at least he’s honest about why he’s concerned about climate change – he wants your money.

Bolivia’s Morales plans alternative climate conference

Bolivian President says he’s planning an alternative global climate conference for April following the failure of a summit in Copenhagen to produce binding agreements.

Morales says the April 20-22 meeting in Cochabamba will include indigenous peoples, social movements, environmentalists and scientists as well as governments “who want to work with their people.”

He says it will pressure industrialized nations to accept that they have a “climate debt” to poor countries and will work toward an international court on environmental crimes.

The Green Statists and cultists of Anthropogenic Global Warming in rich countries may be concerned about laying the foundations for transnational government and saving the Earth from a nonexistent problem, but guys like Morales, or Venezuela’s Chavez, or Zimbabwe’s Mugabe only care about the cash. They see this as a chance to play on post-modern Western guilt and get their hands on billions to prop up their own shaky economies (which they mismanage into the ground) and pad their Swiss bank accounts.

Granted, the Eco-elites and Green Statists suffered an embarrassing setback with their failure to reach an agreement at Copenhagen, but one has to wonder who will show up at this second-chance conference, at least from among those with any money to hand out. I can’t see the “climate debtors” putting up with a second round of this nonsense so soon after making fools of themselves at the first.

Maybe Evo will at least have free samples of coca paste for them.


Axis of Evil watch

May 26, 2009

Are Venezuela and Bolivia providing Iran with uranium for its nuclear-weapons program?

 


This explains a lot

January 22, 2008

Venezuelan coke-head President Hugo Chavez has admitted that he chews coca leaves, the source of cocaine:

‘I chew coca every day in the morning . . . and look how I am,” he is seen saying on a video of the speech, as he shows his biceps to the audience.

Chávez, who does not drink alcohol, added that just as Fidel Castro ”sends me Coppelia ice cream and a lot of other things that regularly reach me from Havana,” Bolivian President Evo Morales “sends me coca paste . . . I recommend it to you.”

It was not clear what Chávez meant. Indigenous Bolivians and Peruvians can legally chew coca leaves as a mild stimulant and to kill hunger. But coca paste is a semi-refined product — between leaves and cocaine — considered highly addictive and often smoked as basuco or pitillo.

”It is another symptom that [Chávez] has totally lost the concept of limits,” said Aníbal Romero, a political scientist with the Caracas Metropolitan University. “It shows Chávez is a man out of control.”

So Chavez, an ally to narco-traffickers, is himself a druggie and President Morales is his pusher. No wonder those two countries are such shining examples of progress and stability.

LINKS: Jammie-Wearing Fool and Sweetness & Light, which has video.

(via Memorandum)


Viva las chicas de la democracía!

June 30, 2006

From Publius Pundit via Instapundit:

Over 100,000 people demonstrated for regional autonomy yesterday in Santa Cruz province, Bolivia, against the extreme leftism of the country’s president, Evo Morales, aka “Hugo Chavez’s sock puppet.”  While the demonstration had a serious purpose, protesting for the defense of liberty and free market economics against an all-powerful state, it also made me wonder again about one of the more striking features of democratic revolts around the world: the babes of democracy!

 

First Iraq, then Ukraine, then Lebanon, and now Bolivia — How can the cause of human liberty lose with hot chicas like these on our side?

UPDATE: The Washington Post covers the demonstration here.

Edit: Repaired broken photo link, 07/13/2012