Tuesday, August 10, 2004

A call for non-Venezuelan leftists to oppose Chavez.

Well, I'm a foreign leftist, inclined to give Chavez the benefit of the doubt. So I'd be interested in reasons I, as a leftist, shouldn't.

Unfortunately, the article simply name-checks a bunch of other left-wing groups who oppose him. This doesn't really impress me much as the left is always plagued by infighting.

Most of the actual *reasons* I hear to oppose Chavez are that he's squandering the oil money and ruining business. But that's pretty much what the right will always attack the left for. So what are the left-wing reasons I shouldn't support him?

Update: Miguel Octavio responds in the comments of the above blog.

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