Monday, October 15, 2007

Individualism, Capitalism, Egoism

Venezuela’s government follows the standard communist line that holds the state must mold a “new man” for socialism. The Economist notes: “Venezuelan parents can have any schooling they like for their children—so long as it's red.” Chavez launches a new campaign aimed at “the formation of the new man.” He says, “The old values of individualism, capitalism and egoism must be demolished. New values must be created, and that can only be done through education.”

5 Comments:

Blogger Donald Douglas said...

Chavez is messed up.

If you get the chance, check Mary Anastasia O'Grady's commentary today at the Wall Street Journal. She the best journalist on Latin American politics.

I get WSJ in hard copy, but if I see a link I'll email it to you (www.wsj.com).

Great work over here. Glad to see you're blogging!

10/15/07, 1:42 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Chavez continues to consolidate his power and his influence. He's well aware that brainwashing the children will lead to a continuation of his policies. At least, that is his hope, I think.

10/15/07, 6:28 PM  
Blogger Jeff Perren said...

"Hypocrisy is the tribute virtue pays to vice."

Interesting how those clowns feel the need to pay lip service to the new and improved, while in fact reaching far back to embrace the most primitive social ideas.

It can hardly be any accident that they equate egoism with brutality and selflessness with advanced morality. They know what they're doing when it comes to manipulating people.

Jeff

P.S. Nice to see you blogging again.

10/16/07, 1:34 PM  
Blogger Jeff Perren said...

Oops. I got that backwards. It should read: "Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue."

I'm pretty sure that was not a Freudian slip.

10/16/07, 3:28 PM  
Blogger Jason_Pappas said...

Thanks, DD, AWO, JP, it's good to be back. I'll post a few short posts to get back in the swing.

10/16/07, 3:52 PM  

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