Adios, Hugo Chavez!

by Cap Black

 

Cancer has claimed Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez at a time when members of tyranny’s death watch may have had their attention on Cuba’s Fidel Castro, among other places. 

Progressive pigmentists will (loudly) note I’m allegedly celebrating the demise of a persons’ of color, to the exclusion of others, meaning White folks. 

Let me correct that oversight by the inclusion of the following quota pick: 

Nicolae CeauČ™escu, Romania’s “ballistically retired” dictator in 1989, is seen in much better days in the pictures below, with a Rogues Gallery of fellow global goons:

Kim II Sung
Yasser Arafat 

Let the record show his skin color, which is irrelevant since he was executed by people who looked just like him. 

I now return to Hugo Chavez. 

While much is made of his socialist philosophy, here are some figures from a subject, crime prevention, near and dear to my heart. 

Homicide under his reign at least tripled from 6,000 in 1989 – ten years before he took office – to 19,000 in 2011 and 32,692 in 2012. 

These figures alone speak volumes about quality of life while he ruled. Police there were also subjects of routine international human rights investigations — another indelible blot on his record.  

I also remember happy crowds of flag waving Venezuelans forced to vote here in New Orleans last year because he closed their Miami consulate for fear of opposition — another world class low. 

Like his Romanian counterpart, I listed for mock PC (political correctness); Chavez was yet another strong man flexing his muscles to a Fat Left tune. 

Floating atop oil reserves some say rival those of Saudi Arabia, Venezuela’s nationalized economy is in either ruins or a model of social investment, depending upon whom you ask.    

The nation’s regional highs in both inflation and debt cast serious doubt upon the late Chavez as an economic miracle worker. 

Socialism has failed to make nations richer elsewhere, so why would Venezuela be any different? 

Chavez accused former US president George Bush of being Satan, but it seems his legacy is that of creating a hell on Earth while pointing the finger elsewhere. 

 

Cap Black The Hood Conservative

Cap Black is a Contributing Writer to The Bold Pursuit

Choose Grassroots Over GOP Establishment?

 

by Cap Black 

Black folks haven’t given the GOP a reason to court us!

This may anger liberals and conservatives within my community (and beyond!), but this fact isn’t being mentioned! 

Waiting for middle-aged frat boys at the local, state and RNC levels to “get religion” about more Black folks in the Republican Party is highly unlikely. 

Given that most of our vote was not once, but twice, was thrown to Obama, doesn’t thaw conservative hearts now more frozen than ever on Black inclusion. 

I see non-GOP establishment entities like the Tea Party, Freedom Works and traditionalist third parties like the Christian party welcoming Black conservatives with open arms. 

The Abolitionist mantle has slipped the Republican Party grasp in terms of representation (Michael Steele’s RNC chairmanship noted) and has been happily taken up by grassroots activists who see principle more than pigmentation. 

I’m not saying Republicans are racist per se, but they are realists who assess Black voter turnout and rabid support of liberal platform items as reasons to write us off. 

They feel Black voters wrote off the Republican Party generations ago. 

Grassroots traditional values activists welcome Black conservatives because they know how difficult it is getting fellow American Whites to abandon socialism, let alone Black conservatives herculean struggle! 

The way forward may rest in by-passing the GOP establishment and running Tea Party and third party Black conservative candidates who otherwise wouldn’t get Old Guard Republican support. 

Their campaigns and potential victories can be used to create new coalitions of diverse Americans concerned about family values and the constitution, without being bogged down by GOP machinery. 

This also will give Republicans and Democrat-only Black voters a much needed wakeup call that their Cold war isn’t the only game in town. 

Americans who love shared principle over various hues are uniting at the grassroots level while the status quo festers. 

Cap Black, The Hood Conservative 

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