Editor's Notes

Friday, October 9, 2009
True North Perspective
Vol. 4, No. 46 (197)

Former military man Venezuela President Hugo Chavez
marches to the beat of his Bolivarian drum

Hugo Chavez is entirely out of character for a South and Central American military man. During the 19th and 20th centuries those who stepped out of the ranks and into politics practiced savage regimes drenched in blood and misery. Unfortunately for its good name the United States funded and otherwise supported the pillaging and plundering.

The corporate media would have us believe that Hugo Chavez is an anti-democratic loud-mouthed bully. But when you look between the lines we find high intelligence in a tough/tender leader who is earnest in raising Venezuelans and all of Central and South America out of poverty and free of brutal exploitation.

The corporate media is grossly misleading when it says that Chavez practices censorship in Venezuela. The fact is that more than 90 per cent of the media is owned and controlled by private companies — mainly three families. These are all hostile to the Chavez government and some have incited violence and faked television footage to create false impressions about the government.

The outrageous lies by the privately owned media may be compared with the sensational tabloids in North America that focus on the sex lives of the prominent in the arts and politics. But in Venezuela their dishonesty results in the death and suffering of the innocent.

I'll leave it here except to draw your attention to a related piece in this edition that will provide readers with insight into the mind and ambitions of Hugo Chavez.

This is a natural for a printout that would be useful to read more than once:

Straight talk from Venezuela President Hugo Chavez
on the present and future of Central and South America

Meanwhile, take it easy, but take it.

Looking forward

Carl Dow
Editor and Publisher
True North Perspective

9 October 2009 — Return to cover.