Everybody has boogie men.
To radical muslims the boogie man is Israel and the US.
To dictators like Kim Jong Il and Amehdinijad it's the US again.
To sociology majors who can't find a job it's "the corporations maaaaan!"
To Liberals it's George Bush.
Every group out there that has problems that are largely brought about by themselves and their own actions like to blame other people for those problems. And particularly dictators.
Hugo Chavez will be no exception.
Hugo is implementing full blown communism now and the symptoms of it are already beginning to show, most recently;
Shortages and inflation.
So before Venezuela goes down the toilet and when the price of oil tanks, I want everybody to know that I, along with any astute observer of politics and human nature, predict, that Hugo to stay in power will (like radical imams and clerics, Kim Jong Il, and the bevy of other fear mongers, liars and scoundrels) will blame his own messy bed on the US.
His accusations will become more conspiratorial in nature. They will become more outlandish. There will be accusations of the US sending spies in to destabalize the economy.
I have highlighted that sentence for I want to be able to say in a couple years, "see I told you so" and so that you lefties out there who love Hugo will have to look into the mirror and realize, like most other people, that you are the root and cause of most of your problems.
You are the boogie man.