Faced with authoritarianism, more democracy!

Scribbling on the Czar

Some 400 to 500 protesters stood in a Caracas plaza and shouted in unison: “Faced with authoritarianism, more democracy!” (source)

Hugo Chavez is in the midst of convincing the National Assembly to pass an “enabling law” that allows him to enact laws by decree for the next 18 months, thus legally transforming him into the God-King of Venezuela. So when an elected leftist president becomes an all-powerful dictator, what do you call him?

Czar Chavez, of course! And you thought that Czar Chavez was the head of a farm workers’ union.

Venezuela needs a Rasputin, quick.

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