Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hugo Chavez: Capitalism Killed the Martians

Reuters reports:
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.
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.
He added that the West's attacks on Libya were about water and oil reserves.
H/T: Dave Barry

Chavez's ideas about water are almost as dumb as his attempts at astrobiology.  Water is the most renewable resource in existence.  No matter how many times you water the plants or flush the toilet, water eventually evaporates and comes down as rain.  Perhaps comrade Hugo has been sampling some of his FARC buddies' products.


  1. Mars is the red planet so communism is what did it in, not capitalism.
    OK, that line was a joke, even if it makes more sense than what Chavez claims. But the fact is, it isn't the capitalistic countries that have done the worst damage to the environment, it has been the communist ones.

    This brings me to 1 of life's little mysteries, given the slant of the Dems why is their color blue not red on election maps?

  2. Al: Ha ha. Red planet. I wish I'd thought of that.

  3. Communism both hurts and kills. Chavez is a nut. It sounds like he should be able to identify with the aliens very well.