What does a blogger do on a slow news day?
Usually a quote I thought was interesting will suffice, sometimes just a link to what everybody else is talking about, but now and then I'll check up on our communist friends in Latin America.
Today I'll focus on the international metrosexual, the increasingly ambiguously heterosexual Hugo Chavez. Just look at that chemistry.
Not to be outdone by his Iranian affaire de l'amour who is cleansing the curriculum in universities, Chavez will take it a step further:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened on Monday to close or take over any private school that refuses to submit to the oversight of his socialist government as it develops a new curriculum and textbooks.The Revolución is near complete. Soon the working class of Venezuela will, whether they like it or not, be forced to know that they can't succeed in life because the wealthy and imperialists are keeping them down. After all, perceived wealthy job-providing oppressors are always more dangerous than the state.
"Society cannot allow the private sector to do whatever it wants," said Chavez, speaking on the first day of classes.
All schools, public and private, must admit state inspectors and submit to the government's new educational system, or be closed and nationalized, with the state taking responsibility for the education of their children, Chavez said.
A new curriculum will be ready by the end of this school year, and new textbooks are being developed to help educate "the new citizen," said Chavez's brother and education minister Adan Chavez