What kind of monster has priorities like this? Placing healthcare, education and nutrition before skyscrapers!

Hugo Chavez at The Fifth Summit of the Americas 2009 held in Trinidad and Tobago

Below is the actual view of Pamela Sampson, writer for the Associated Press:
Little Reaction In Oil Market To Chavez Death (March 05, 2013)

Chavez invested Venezuela’s oil wealth into social programs including state-run food markets, cash benefits for poor families, free health clinics and education programs. But those gains were meager compared with the spectacular construction projects that oil riches spurred in glittering Middle Eastern cities, including the world’s tallest building in Dubai and plans for branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums in Abu Dhabi.

AP: Chavez Wasted His Money on Healthcare When He Could Have Built Gigantic Skyscrapers

That’s right: Chavez squandered his nation’s oil money on healthcare, education and nutrition when he could have been building the world’s tallest building or his own branch of the Louvre. What kind of monster has priorities like that?

5 thoughts on “What kind of monster has priorities like this? Placing healthcare, education and nutrition before skyscrapers!”

  1. But those gains were meager compared to glittering Middle Eastern cities, including the world’s tallest building.Wow!you’ve got your priorities & history mixed up.Six months after the Arab spring the Gov’ts of the GCC decided to build affordable housing and release wealth to the population by way of accessible loans.I don’t need to spell it out, after all the skyscrapers were already complete.I lived in the ME and I worked and earned more than the average citizen.For your information: only a 1/3 of these magnificent White Elephants are currently occupied not to mention the thousands of Asians & African engineers who worked and was never paid further more forcibly repatriated for complaining of non payment of wages.

  2. Chavez like many other forward thinking anti American and anti West “dictators” refused to play ball and allow America and other power hungry countries to have controlling interests in Venezuela. Chavez had a vision for Venezuela; a vision of equality for the Venezuelan people. This vision did not include “skyscrapers” but was geared towards repairing infrastructure on the ground level. The immediate needs of a society of underprivileged persons are first survival; food, health and education. Chavez was able to not only recognize this but also make provisions for these persons overlooked by the rich elite of Venezuela. Chavez endeavored to wrestle control of the economy of Venezuela from these few ‘elite’ as he made moves towards socialism. Before Chavez came into power not many presidents challenged the status quo, personal gain was their agenda and hence little focus was placed on bettering the standard of living for the Venezuelan people.

  3. And that is the attitude of the West towards Chavez. Forget all that he had accomplished with regards to helping equalize Venezuelan society. Imagine that glittering towers take precedence over basic human necessities in the mind of Pamela Sampson (AP). Mind you, this, as well as the bogus idea that Venezuela’s oil should be owned and controlled by the U.S. is the very prevalent viewpoint of the West. How sad that many can’t see how important Chavez’s contribution is to Venezuela and to the world at large. Long live Chavez!

  4. The real monster is the one who couldn’t see beyond the truth of what Chavez, one of the very few world leaders who really genuinely cared about the people, did to ensure their health and well being. That was always at the top of his priority list and that never changed. All those green eyed monsters who share the same false values cannot see the truth about anything worthwhile. The higher they go with their fancy skyscrapers…well…eventually the harder they will fall sooner or later. They are not and have never been about the welfare of the people.

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