Death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez presented a good opportunity for the critics of USA to raise their discontent about American hegemony in global affairs.
Chaves had been portrayed as a hero who has resisted American imperialism.
So much rhetoric has been produced on how Chaves has been bravely criticizing US and how he has nationalized Venezuelan natural resources for the good of Venezuelan people. Similarly his foreign policy which developed close relationship with rivals and foes of USA was extensively praised.
Hatred towards America is pushing critics towards an unconscious sympathy towards its enemies. I would like to ask a simple question: If we dislike Obama, do we have to like Castro, Ahmadinejad, Bashar al-Assad, Kim Jong-un or Putin? Even some interpreters looked for a CIA finger in Chavez’s death. Does anti-Americanism mean a blinded love of all America’s adversaries?
I would like to ask Chavez fans: Let us say that Obama is putting “democratic principles, the rule of law, and respect for human rights…” at the centre of his rhetoric or if we say that Obama is achieving his imperialistic plans under the disguise of such rhetoric; what is your alternative worldview?
After 14 years of Chavez rule, poverty and unemployment is still popular in the country. Political system has not yet been established in a way that challenges the presidential power. Here, however, the subject is not about questioning Chavez’s achievements, but to exhibit the mistaken approach of the Chavez supporters.
How we can make this world a better place by covering mistakes by faults?