posted on Jan, 20 2007 @ 11:02 AM
No, Venezuela is not Communist, there's no connection. It is a Socialist country, and socialism is differrent from Communism. It would be like
calling France a Communist country simply because it is socialist. Venezuela has a democracy, Chavez was elected and reelected with people from all
over the world acting as watchers to ensure an honest election. I think probably Venezuela needs to be socialist because of so many poor people.
Chavez is trying to make the distribution of wealth more equitable. But he's not going after the middle class, comfortable or merely well off, he's
going after people that have huge fortunes by doing land deals with them. If a large piece of land hasn't been used in like 50 years, he makes a deal
with the owners and the land goes to the people so they can raise crops, etc. This is the first redistribution of land plan that has ever worked in
history. The super rich apparently have not balked at it, either, which took a stroke of genius on Chavez's part to accomplish.
Venezuela is a democracy that is socialist, alot like many countries in Europe. Nothing wrong with that, especially if it works!