Nothing wrong with #12
I’m in no way defending Chavez but: 1. We will find out in 50 years (half joke). 2. I’m pretty sure it was a hyperbole. 3. Many Christians agree. 6 & 12. Makes total sense. 13 Many Democrats agree. 17. Many Republicans agree.
Everyone should (at least) try to put themselves in the position of others before labeling something “outrageous”. I was watching Rocky IV today and Ludmilla said: “You have this belief that you are better than us. You have this belief that this country is so very good and we are so very bad. You have this belief that you are so fair and we are so very cruel.” And the other Russian said ” It’s all lies and false propaganda to support this antagonistic and violent government.” Americans (Media? Government?) tend to ridicule the “other guys” I guess to look like the more correct, civilized side. TL/DR: All I’m trying to say is that people like Chavez are not all that outrageous for looking at countries like the US as big bullying mediators that “act on behalf of those who long for freedom.” I believe it’s clear, today more than ever, that the US is not fighting overseas for “freedom”. 180 something countries in the world have freedom.
Gotta go before the CIA van finds me.
I actually agreed with the sentiment in number 12 though. In fact, most European nations would also agree that health and welfare of the citizens of your country is a fundamental human right and shouldn’t be doled only if you have money. Other than that, the guy was, as we would say in Pittsburgh, a jag.