Monday, September 22, 2008

Lies And Hysteria

Here’s another one for you. A friend sent me this very frightening forwarded message. It seems the radical Reich Wingers are screaming dire warnings about impending attacks on the US by Venezuela. That's right, Venezuela. Betcha didn't know they are in the new axis of evil.

That’s if I’m correct in presuming those Iranian built missiles aimed at “guess who” being America.

Never mind the number of American “nucular” missiles now aimed at Iran. The right feeds us lies and hysteria to remove rational thinking and real issues as factors in the upcoming election.

Since we have an abiding love for taking on stupidity, fear, hatred and ignorance here, I will let you read the “news flash” and then my comment in response.

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Verified with snopes.com

ORLANDO LAST WEEK, AT A CITGO STATION REGULAR WAS PRICED AT $3.62 PER GALLON. THERE WERE NO CUSTOMERS. HOWEVER, ACROSS THE STREET WHERE I FUELED IT WAS SELLING FOR $3.65 PER GALLON AND ALL PUMPS THERE HAD CARS WAITING TO FUEL.

Have you noticed how the Citgo signs have disappeared in the past 7-8 months? Very clever move by Chavez. But guess what CITGO IS CHANGING ITS NAME TO? This is serious Americans...make sure you read.

NEWS FLASH:

Chavez is NOW getting a Russian Weapons Factory built by Putin. The RUSSIANS are building an AK-47 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle factory in Venezuela to give armament support to Communist Rebel groups throughout the Americas

Chavez NOW has IRANIANS operating his oil refineries in Venezuela for him. It is likely only a matter of time, if not already, before Chavez has Iranian built LONG RANGE missiles, with a variety of warhead types aimed at.... Guess Who? CITGO is NOW in the process of changing its name to PETRO EXPRESS due to the loss of gasoline sales in the USA due to the recent publicity of ownership by Chavez of Venezuela .

Every dollar you spend with CITGO or PETRO EXPRESS gasoline will be used against you, your basic human rights, and your freedoms. He will start wars here in the Americas that will l probably be the death of millions.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT because Chavez is starting to feel the loss of revenue from his holdings. HE OWNS CITGO. This is a very important move which everyone should be aware of.

ANNOUNCED JUST RECENTLY, CITGO, BEING AWARE THAT SALES ARE DOWN DUE TO U.S. CUSTOMERS NOT WANTING TO BUY FROM 'CITGO-CHAVEZ,' HAS STARTED TO CHANGE THE NAME OF SOME OF THEIR STORES TO: 'PETRO EXPRESS.'
DO NOT BUY FROM 'PETRO EXPRESS'!

PETRO EXPRESS' IS ALSO 100% OWNED BY 'CHAVEZ.'


KEEP THIS MEMO GOING SO THAT EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT IS HAPPENING.
BOYCOTT CITGO AND 'PETRO EXPRESS'.

MAKE SURE THIS IS PASSED ON TO EVERYONE IN YOUR E-MAIL LIST IN THE UNITED STATES AND OUTSIDE OF AMERICA !

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So I sez...

Thanks for sending this. It deserves our attention, but not for the reasons intended by the originator of the message.

This is right wing hate and fear mongering. The American radical right wingers spread lies because they want to distract us from what they are doing.

They are destroying both our economy at home and innocent human life in countries that never attacked us.

The Bush administration hates Chavez and calls him a dictator because he nationalized their oil resources. Hugo does not “own Citgo”.

Because Bush’s Big Oil cronies are not profiting from their country, Venezuela and Chavez are denounced as communists. Chavez is a socialist, but he is attacked as a commie because Americans are completely ignorant about the differences between communism and socialism. Sweden, Finland, and Denmark are socialist, but since they have no oil, we don’t call them communists. They DO have universal health care and college education, though. Hmm.

Bush backed a coup against the legally and democratically elected president Chavez. Hugo is no angel, but he has every right to regard the Bush administration as a hostile regime.

Bush, not Chavez, rules an empire and starts wars. No country is stupid enough to attack the US, but Americans are fooled into thinking so by radical right wing republicans, war profiteers, and neocon warmongers like Cheney and McCain.

Even after the Iraq debacle, our government is still corrupted by these warmongers. They prosper by frightening Americans into letting them pursue their bellicose ideology.

Venezuela will not attack America. They justifiably feel like we are about to attack them. That is why they do business with Russia and Iran.

Someone even wrote “verified with snopes”, but check for yourself.

Please pass along this information and link to the snopes.com page for a reality check.

8 comments:

RickB said...

He also has a UFO squadron poised to probe red staters at the drop of his revolutionary red beret!!!!!

Brother Tim said...

Hell, that's the reason I buy all my gas from Citgo. Anyone who hates Bush as much as ole Hugo is alright in my books.

And you're right, Dave, Citgo is state-owned, not Chavez-owned. I pop that baloon everytime it comes my way. The wingturds are so stupid, they don't BCC the mailing list. I get my kicks by going off on a long rant, and hitting 'reply all'.

an average patriot said...

Bush is our greatest enemy! Chavez is right now in China making deals for them to have more influence in Venezuela. Russia is arming them too but that is all Bush's doing! while Bush goes around the world instigating war it is right at our back door thanks to Bush. In the North east Chavez helps the poor quite a bit with cheap oil our own country will not supply.
I was pretty pissed when Rice was belittling Russia in response to them holding joint military exercises with Venezuela saying they better make sure they have 2 bombers that can go that far! Last week they said the same thing about the nuclear ships on their way! These war mongering idiots really sicken me. We are so screwed!

Fran said...

Well Venezuela is #5 in the world for crude oil production. I can see why Chavez does not want to engage with the US because of the Bush arrogance in both how he deals with other countries, and his refusal to get onboard with the Kyoto treaty to address global warming.
Thanks for sharing this goofy e mail & debunking it.

Nik said...

I fucking love you.

Thank you...

This morning was turning out horrible, but then hope struck as soon as this page was read.

Though my question to you is (& don't take this offensively, by all means, please don't) what are you actually doing to derail this imperialistic society of ours?

Besides speaking the truth here?
Anyone?

Dave Dubya said...

Rickb,
It is to the US's utter shame that Hugo is held in so much more regard than our "leader of the free world". Hell. Osama Been Forgotten is still probably more popular. Says it all...

Brother Tim,
I'm beginning to think I'm being prodded by the senders to just get me going on something. It's ok. Someone has to do it for them.

Jim.
You are right about who the real enemies of the American people are. No terrorist could do as much harm and steal so much form us.

Fran,
Only under our Reich Wing rule can the US become the banana republic and Venezuela makes progress.

Nik,
Thanks. Glad you appreciated it.
Truth is our cause and our weapon. We need to always advance truth to counter ignorance and propaganda.

We could also, as our good man Thom Hartmann suggests, join the local Democratic Party and infiltrate it with progressive thinkers and weed out the corporatists.

And we all must hold the politicians feet to the fire. Call, write, and email them. We need to rattle their cages and let them know we are paying attention.

Here's where to get info for contacting them.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.shtml

Distributorcap said...

first norway has plenty of oil

as for chavez -- i wuold go out of my way to buy citgo....

bush makes anyone his enemy who doesnt agree with him. ergo we are all bush's enemies here

the arrogance of bush and our govt knows no bounds.. and the lies

Dave Dubya said...

DCap,

Oops, of course Norway has the North Sea. I was just stringing the Scandanavian countries together.

Thanks for the correction.

Nik,

I forgot to add one very important thing to do. Join the ACLU.