Hugo Chavez is the recently deceased former socialist President of Venezuela.
Cesar Chavez was a labor and civil rights activist. His birthday is celebrated every year on March 31st.
Easter Sunday, the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, falls on March 31st this year.
Why am I telling you all this? Well, Google decided to put up a Google Doodle today, March 31st, 2013:
That’s Cesar Chavez. Clicking on the pic would bring up a slew of information surrounding him and why Google has his picture on their homepage.
Now, without any further ado…
It all kicks off with Michelle Malkin’s website doing incredible work that would make any journalist proud.
“very embarrassing.” I’ll say. But, the fun didn’t stop there! Seems like many didn’t get the memo…
“Come on, Public Shaming Tumblr. No way people are that dumb!” Oh, but they are!
Here are a few people who’d rather Google use Easter bunnies and eggs than an actual human being who existed:
Here are a few people who were corrected on it being CESAR Chavez and not HUGO Chavez, yet they still don’t really seem to give a crap:
lmao. Yes. Cesar Chavez *MUST* be Hugo Chavez’s brother. JUST LOOK AT THEIR LAST NAMES, PEOPLE.
But, of course. All of this would be incomplete without…yes, you guessed it…RACISM!
(Note: He literally took a picture of his computer screen.)
Yes, Cesar and Hugo look so much alike. Practically identical twins:
“Even opponents of Chavez told me that he is the first Venezuelan president to care about the poor. Since his landslide victory in 1998, extreme poverty has dropped from nearly a quarter to 8.6 per cent last year; unemployment has halved; and GDP per capita has more than doubled. Rather than ruining the economy – as his critics allege – oil exports have surged from $14.4bn to $60bn in 2011, providing revenue to spend on Chavez’s ambitious social programmes, the so-called “missions”.”—
Hugo Chavez nationalized Venezuela’s massive oil wealth and spent the profits on schools, hospitals, clinics, and daycare centers. During his time in office, the poverty rate was halved, income inequality dropped to the lowest levels in Latin America, infant mortality rates dropped, literacy rates rose, and voter participation hit record highs. When a group of right-wing businessmen conspired with some portions of the military to stage a coup against the Chavez (a coup which the U.S. immediately acknowledged as the “legitimate” government, and that received open support from the right-wing Venezuelan media), hundreds of thousands of supporters surrounded the presidential palace in protest; this upsurge of popular support succeeded in re-installing Chavez to power. Chavez was instrumental in the defeat of the “Free Trade Agreement of the Americas”, a neoliberal treaty that would essentially expand NAFTA to all of Latin America (except Cuba). Last December, Venezuela became the first country in the world to abolish entrance visa requirements for Palestinians. Chavez and his administration aren’t perfect—who is?—but he was committed to building socialism, fighting the imperialism and the regional domination of the United States, and to meeting the needs and improving the quality of life of the Venezuelan working class. Chavez’s death is a loss for the people of Venezuela—but not a defeat. RIP
Hugo Chavez dies
Conservatives, despite not really liking him, do not celebrate or gloat at his passing. Some discuss what positive effects may result for the Venezuelan economy and South American politics from him no longer being in power.
Margaret Thatcher dies
Leftists throw actual parties celebrating the death of an old woman who hasn’t been in power for over 20 years.