Douglas MacKinnon
As far as badges of honor go, having Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez attack you by name is a pretty good one. Several years ago, he accused me of being a spy for the CIA out to destroy him and his government.

Talk about thin skin. You tell the truth about a freedom-oppressing, anti-Semitic thug who allies himself with numerous terrorist organizations while running his once-vibrant nation into the ground and his fragile mind goes into fantasy mode. Then again, the Chavez attack against the truth is also one of the "Rules for Radicals" taught by the late Neo-Marxist Saul Alinsky - as in the same Neo-Marxist who serves as a role model for President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Michelle Malkin

Leaving that dangerous fact aside for the moment, it's also true that Mr. Chavez is beloved by much of the American left. Actors and mental giants Sean Penn, Danny Glover and Harry Belafonte all like to literally hug the dictator (oops, Sean Penn has warned conservatives not to call Mr. Chavez a "dictator" - or else), while condemning our nation and traditional values. Joining these actors from the political left are the likes of Joseph Kennedy, William Delahunt, Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY), and a host of others from our government and mainstream media who think nothing of embracing a tyrant who tramples the human rights of his own people, sides with Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah, is buying billions of dollars in weapons systems and is determined to make Venezuela a nuclear power.

Even with all of that going against him, Mr. Chavez may have stumbled upon a solution for the illegal alien and poverty issues that plague our nation. The good news is that his far-left buddies here in the United States can spearhead and participate in "the Chavez solution."

As one who has traveled to Venezuela many times, I know the two things the despot really hates are rich people and successful capitalism. Like our own president, Mr. Chavez believes in a redistribution of wealth. In fact, Chavez strongly believes that if you are a rich person and have extra rooms in your home, then you have an obligation to open them up to the less fortunate - or else.

Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of The Secessionist States of America. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014)

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