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Chavez: Capitalism Ended Life On Mars

From his fans at Reuters:

Chavez says capitalism may have ended life on Mars

By Eyanir Chinea [sic] Tue Mar 22, 2011

CARACAS (Reuters) – Capitalism may be to blame for the lack of life on the planet Mars, Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday.

"I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet," Chavez said in speech to mark World Water Day.

Notice, however, that even Mr. Chavez seems to equate civilization with capitalism.

Chavez, who also holds capitalism responsible for many of the world’s problems, warned that water supplies on Earth were drying up.

"Careful! Here on planet Earth where hundreds of years ago or less there were great forests, now there are deserts. Where there were rivers, there are deserts," Chavez said, sipping from a glass of water.

Mr. Chavez can speak while drinking water? He might have a great career as a ventriloquist.

But who says ‘global warmists’ are crazy?

He added that the West’s attacks on Libya were about water and oil reserves.

If we are attacking Libya for its water, in the words of Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, "we were misinformed."

Earlier this month, the U.S. National Research Council recommended that NASA’s top priority should be a robot to help determine whether Mars ever supported life and offer insight on its geological and climatic history…

A NASA team recently tested a space suit in a setting with extreme conditions akin to some of those found on Mars — an Argentine base in Antarctica — for possible use on a visit to the Red Planet.

It would probably be too much to hope that Mr. Chavez would volunteer to be one of the first Mars explorers. Or that he could take Congressperson Sheila Jackson Lee along with him.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Chavez: Capitalism Ended Life On Mars”

  1. Oliver Stone is already on it. The movie’s called ‘Red Planet Conspiracy’.

  2. Capitalism: is there nothing it can’t do?

  3. No not those two. They might replicate….

  4. oldpuppydixie

    One thing thug dictators enjoy even more than the confiscation of private property–hearing themselves talk.

  5. proreason

    The only issue I have with Mr Chavez is that I’m jealous when other countries like Venezuala have more rational leadership than the US has.

  6. Helena

    Chavez says Capitalism ended life on Mars? Well, he ought to know.

  7. Mae

    You sure Albert Gore didn’t utter this carefully thought-out revelation?

  8. Liberals Demise

    “Hey Hugo? Every time you open your mouth…….Uranus shows!”

  9. wirenut

    How embarrassing it must be to live in Venezuela these days. Hugo you fool! Everybody knows it was Bush and the internal combustion engine that laid waste to Mars. For crumb sake, get real.


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