Saturday, September 23, 2006

Clinton, President of the World

Along with Boobs Babs invited to the Clinton Global Initiative, there was another goof nut invitee - Bolivian President Evo Morales.  

Morales is described by Bloomberg news as an "an Aymara Indian activist and coca growers' advocate."   And like Putin, he's busy trying to nationalize oil and gas companies.   Like Putin, it's in the guise of "redefining contracts."   He also advocates coca that Green Left Weekly reminds us that "long before coca was used to make cocaine, the indigenous people of the Andean region, the Aymara and Quechua, chewed coca leaves as a dietary supplement."   Who knew coca was so healthy?

His election was miraculous.   He won 53.7% of the vote in which an unprecedented 84% of the electorate participated.   (Which, oddly enough, sounds like the voting pattern of blacks in Harlem and New Orleans.)

Nationalization of the oil and gas will not affect the U.S. as we have no investments in Bolivian oil, but Brazil who does rely on Bolivian oil and has invested heavily in the industry is about to learn the same lesson as those investing in the Soviet Union.   As to coca production, Brazil is the third largest coca grower.

Having a cocaine grower in Clinton's camp probably isn't new.   Certainly embracing International Socialists isn't.   It's a reprise of the 1960s Radical Chic embrace of "indigenous movements."   Too bad no one ever asks what the Clinton and his Socialist friends ever did for indigenous people when they had the White House for all those years.   But hey- it's the revolution that counts, not the results.

And doesn't that sound familiar?

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