Most reasonable people saw where this was heading five years ago, except for the usual nutbars on the Latin American left who continue to chase the asinine dreams of socialism.
He’s already taken over most of the media and nationalized what little private infrastructure there was. It’s only a matter of time before he starts blaming the inevitable economic chaos on anyone he can imprison or kill. Of course, it will all be the fault of the CIA and the eeeeevil Americans, instead of his stupid populist policies which are doomed to failure.
I had high hopes that the collapse of the Soviet Union would have put an end to this bullshit, but somehow the world keeps producing Chavezes and Mugabes and Kim Jong Ils. Oh well.
Tonight I am enjoying a great pre-communist Russian invention (vodka) and I will make a toast to the free world, such as it is.