Please read correctly. Believe me, you have not been reading carefully on this issue. Here's the last one. You just wrote in Post 20:
"You respond with the non-sequitur that Lula is not a left wing dictator (your bete noir, no one here said it)..."
Now please read Post 5 above from Manfred (which I sanctioned):
"The �many countries in Latin America that are ruled by leftist dictators now� include, of course, Fidel Castro of Cuba, to whom you can add: Chaves of Venezuela, Kirchner, a follower of Chavez, of Argentina (where I was born), Lula of Brazil and Evo Morales, another Chavista, of Bolivia."
If you wonder what's bothering me about you, it's your sloppiness about things South American. You talk big and get too much wrong for my taste.
All they get is a pat on the head,
Then it's time to go to bed.
That's the way Americans (the sympathetic ones) have always treated South America, while they turned a blind eye to the real problems and the monkey-business from the bad Americans (the ones in bed with the local governments). Don't expect applause from me for that. Better yet, see if you find a soul brother with this dude on another forum here (who feels just as vocally self-righteous without doing anything as you do), and I quote:
"Or perhaps you've been translating The Communist Manifesto into Portuguese for the local Venezuelan mestizos?"
OK. You are careless as all get out, but even you know that they don't speak Portuguese in Venezuela.