Former Ms. Universe spotlights socialist violence as media hide in the shadows for Maduro

Miss Venezuela

Imagine if you will a situation where a conservative administration was running Venezuela. Imagine what would happen if a conservative Venezuelan president faced scores of protests and he used 1/100th the force used by socialist Nicholas Maduro. Now imagine that a former Miss Venezuela and former Miss Universe took to Twitter to protest that force. Would the media pay attention? I think you know the answer.

As it is, Stefania Fernandez Krupij isn’t getting much attention:

She won Miss Venezuela in 2008 and Miss Universe 2009, and now she’s winning the hearts and minds of Venezuelan protesters standing in opposition to socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Stefania Fernandez Krupij’s beautiful visage has been turned into a bloody, hog-tied and disheveled version of her former self for a social media campaign aimed at spotlighting the Maduro regime’s violent crackdown on opposition protesters.

Neither is opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who has been locked up since February 18th on terrorism charges. At least two other mayors have been jailed, Air Force members taken into custody, over 30 people have died and over 1,500 protesters detained.

The Washington Times reports:

A key opposition leader jailed for more than a month by Venezuela’s protest-embattled government says leaders from across Latin America are engaged in a “shameful silence” toward human rights abuses being carried by “paramilitary groups” loyal to Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro.

The U.S. and Canada-backed Organization of American States is also ignoring what Leopoldo Lopez, a former district mayor in Caracas detained since Feb. 18 on “arson and conspiracy” charges, described as a Maduro government crackdown on protestors and intimidation campaign against opposition leaders.

“The [OAS], which represents nations in the Western Hemisphere, has abstained from any real leadership on the current crisis of human rights and the looming specter of a failed state, even though it was formed precisely to address issues like these,” Mr. Lopez wrote in an op-ed published in Tuesday’s New York Times.

Question: Where is Hollywood’s elite? One would think that the situation would be right up their alley. It’s perfect for them. Actors and actresses can get up on their moral pedestal, raise money, moan about oppressed people and then pat themselves on the back for their efforts — all the while knowing deep down that they’ll never have to actually make real sacrifices for the people they claim to care about.

Answer: They’re nowhere. They’re “consciously uncoupled” from the situation because the politics cut too close to home. Hollywood is filled with ideological allies of Bill “socialism works” Maher and Sean Hugo-Chavez-was-my-boy Penn. When they do get the “news” and it’s not from Jon Stewart, it might come from NPR, which is so morally confused that it still maybe-sorta-kinda thinks Maduro might be right when he blames “unscrupulous businessmen” for the disastrous Venezuelan economy.

If you’re looking for a network that has actually allotted a decent amount of time to Venezuela as of late, I’d have to say CNN makes the grade. The rest? Radio silence.

Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s time to look and see what Sean Penn has been saying about student protesters in Venezuela. My guess is that I’m not going to find much.

Related: Socialism’s failures on full display in Venezuela; NPR reports on misery, but won’t assign blame

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Chavez Calling Obama a Clown like Bozo Calling out Krusty.

If a dictor, despot, or thug attacks the American President, conservatives have a duty to rhetorically swing back. If Hugo Chavez calls Barack Obama a clown, I will respond by posting a Photoshopped picture of Hugo with Ronald McDonald hair. Case closed. Now ask yourself when the last time was that your liberal friends defended George Bush.

Sean Penn is having a bad week. First he gets called a Communist by Maria Conchita Alonso, and now his Venezuelan love, Hugo, is talking smack about President Obama. Well, even though Sean wishes guys like me get rectal cancer and die, I’m still going to do him a solid. On some small level I’m going to defend Barack Obama.

Long story short: Barack Obama calls Chavez out on his friendship with the despicable regimes in Iran and Cuba. Although he says he’s “concerned” (i.e., diplomat-speak for “I’ll say the right thing, but I have absolutely no intention of doing anything about it.”) This upsets Hugo, so much so that he refers to President Obama as “a clown” that has turned the country “into a disaster.” Hugo’s revolution is taking place in the dark, so I’ll forgive him for not noticing that he is his region’s Clown Prince of Loserdom. If his country had reliable power he’d be able to look in the mirror and see that he looks like one of the Three Stooges.

Regardless, here now is the difference between conservatives and liberals: Conservatives know that Barack Obama has to go in 2012, but that he’s not anything like Ahmadinejad. Obama is the most successful “Community Organizer” of all time (whatever that means), a good father, and…a horrible president. He’s not lining gay people up and executing them. He’s not stoning women. Sure, he has absolutely no respect for The Constitution, but on your standard Evil Meter from Radio Shack or Best Buy he doesn’t come close to the recently-deceased Kim Jong Il. Whereas Bush/Hitler analogies were a dime a dozen over the course Bush’s two terms in office, Obama generally just gets likened to Jimmy Carter a whole lot. Donald Trump questions his birth certificate. A few people think he’s Muslim.

Conservatives know President Obama is a clown, but he’s our clown. We’re not going to let thug morons like Hugo Chavez dish it out without getting a little in return. When a conservative is in office, liberals always tend to defend the dictator, despot, and thug regimes over their own President. Try getting Sean Penn to say something negative about Hugo Chavez. Bill Maher is on record as stating that European socialism works! When you become a liberal moral relativist and lose any sense of good and evil, you soon don’t even realize that you’re lumping good men in with history’s most barbaric monsters.

Is President Obama a dunce? Economically, yes. On foreign policy he’s completely lost, but at the end of the day Gitmo is open, drones are blowing terrorists to smithereens, and Osama bin Laden is dead. That at least buys us some time. Given that, when a real clown like Chavez opens his yap, conservatives at least owe it to the Office of the President to Photoshop a demeaning picture of the jerk and post it on the internet. Since I’ve completed that task, it’s time to call it a day.

Leaving for LA. If I come back with one ear, it’s Sean Penn’s fault.

In a few hours I’m leaving for Los Angeles, home of Sean Penn. And if I happen to run into him I’ll ask about screaming rectal cancer patients and Hugo Chavez.

Penn wonders why people question his motives for visiting Haiti, but I

I have rectal cancer? Bummer…

have to ask again how many truly altruistic people will wash the feet of the poor and hungry one minute only to turn around and wish the guy next to him die, screaming in agony, of rectal cancer the next. It would almost be as ridiculous as if I linked to a third story chronicling Penn’s bizarre, mean-spirited wish that you died of rectal cancer, and then became indignant if you surmised I wasn’t a huge fan of Spicoli.

If my blog posts are sporadic this week it means I’m either promoting conservatism to college students in Southern California…or Sean Penn’s man crush, Hugo Chavez, sent his goons to cut my ear off. See you in a week!

Hugo Chavez, Saboteurs, Sean Penn, and The Pixies.

Hugo Chavez’s socialist revolution is pretty interesting–it’s taking place in the dark. Well, in this case perhaps he was just playing a sick game of peekaboo with all of Venezuela, because he claims all those rolling blackouts are due to saboteurs. A secret underground group of Latin American patriots have serious issues with Chavez’s bizarrely-to-scale bobble head forced upon them during marathon talk show snoozefests? I  know I’d be annoyed if every time I turned on the television I had to watch his Mr. Potato Head because he kept shutting down television stations that refused to spit-shine his ego with tongue baths.

I guess my question is, why do guys like Sean Penn give thugs like Chavez the O-face from Office Space on a regular basis? It’s really bizarre to see Hollywood hotshots opt to act (free of their regular multi-million dollar contracts they’d lampoon a businessman for) as apologists for Muqtada-al-Sadr clones. It’s even more odd that Penn would intellectually snuggle with a guy who actively seeks nukes and openly states he wants Israel wiped off the face of the earth (but that’s a blog post for another time).

At least there are some members of the entertainment community willing to call them out for their police state thug-love. Sean Penn, do you ever ask yourself: “Where is my mind?”