Montaner Reports that Sociopathic Liar Correa Installs National Schizophrenia
January 6, 2009 We applaud Carlos Alberto Montaner for his use of the printed word: president Correa’s own words in Correa’s very own self-inflating vanity piece, ECUADOR which Correa, true to form, using absolutely no data and no facts [as he has done all his life], claims he has rescued from ruinous democracy where the Ecuadorean economy was finally growing to his communist plan where one and all suffer in Ecuador today, all that is outside his small cartel of criminals and pervs. Montaner, who knows Ecuador and its travails well, based on much time spent in country, reports that Correa is… a charlatan in a lawless regime of his own device.
As we at ECrisis have said for many years now, Correa is past awful: We at ECrisis continue to declare that anyone who loves Correa’s perversities is a liar or a ninnyhammer, a dimwit, a dunce or serving some nefarious end for bad purposes, such as Iran or the FARC or both. We do not understand the enjoyment that the USA takes from watching Ecuador sink in to a lawless morass of crime run by pervs. But like Correa, the USA’s Obama team claims to serve mankind when they do not. We note that Correa will serve mankind flame-broiled, en brochette or skewered….to his satisfaction for he is dishonest and dishonorable in all that he does and all that he touches. You can also read this in Spanish- readily available.
Montaner did not call Correa a sociopathic liar in his article. He says he is intellectually schizophrenic: that he is. But to be so dishonestly pervasive, one is also a sociopathic liar which anyone who follows Correa knows this to be true. And yet Correa is honest about nothing- nothing at all. He is quite demented and quite perverse. What we do not know is why he is not deemed psychologically unfit to govern for his vast and dark mental illnesses. We also do not know why Ecuadoreans permit this man to destroy their country simply because he does precisely as all Ecuadoreans are trained by their mothers from birth to do: manipulate and behave with mental illnesses to have and hold power over all matters domestic or publicly-funded. It is a disease best ended now with the cure of honorable behaviors and lives based on honesty, not manipulations, also called nation and family-ruining. Correa has ruined Ecuador and, as he has been guided from birth, blames everyone else for his own sordid behaviors while claiming the name of Jesus Christ on bended knee. We do not believe that Christ is anywhere within 50,000 miles of Correa and his manipulative piety. In fact, Ecuadoreans and Jesus himself deserve better than this sociopathic liar.
But Montaner is a serious fellow and tries to wrap his head around Correa’s academic joust. He tries very hard to review Correa’s chock-full-of-lies academics and cannot muster his way through any point because there are no embraceable points to Correa- just a lot of lies and academic fraud.
Under Correa, Ecuador- contrary to what Correa laughingly states in his own words- has seen jobs, trust, confidence, open media, lawfulness, prospects for any future and all hope abandoned or crushed or stolen or killed off. Anyone who tells you differently is either aiding Correa’s extortion rackets or is a sociopathic liar. Many of these aiders and abettors of crime do exist. But not all.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, as interpreted by Correa is every bit as phony an analysis as every single bit of phony history and anti-capitalism diatribes he utters which Correa spews for his own convenience. Correa lazily learned nothing but garbage during his short stint in the USA, living for free off the charity of others. Correa learned all the wrong lessons in life but there was no one- no one at all- to urge him to work toward honesty. Correa simply learned how to live off of other people’s money, blame others, lie a lot and hate fact based analysis. A greatly debauched education he had and an even worse legacy that he applies yet today in full. Correa’s gift to mankind is a disgrace and his purpose in life is self justification for his own sociopathy, envy and incompetence.
We suggest that Correa depart for good- legally. Montaner suggests that Correa mirror actual success stories instead of looking to justify his own failures with tales of other failures whom he calls fabulous. No self respecting manipulator- and Correa is very good at this- will ever try to grow up and serve honorably. They are too busy manipulating the world around them that they have all the answers when they have answers to nothing.
Montaner delves in to Correa’s facts and finds them nothing but lies and a recipe for disastrous ruin, as all dishonorable communists are. Montaner, who knows very well first-hand about communism and its evil tells the truth about Correa’s own words. Ecuadoreans need to connect their own dots and remove this sociopathic liar and disaster-maker now. And take his wretched gang of pervs with him.
No one who is a sociopath and a manipulator can do anything helpful except go away. No one who rules by lying to his nation is helpful except by going away. Correa needs to go away. We have written about this perv for over 3 years- he is a menace to himself, his family and his nation. He needs to go away. We applaud Montaner for noting Correa’s perversions of truth telling. Correa has stripped Ecuador, as all manipulators and extortionists [all manipulators are one and the same with extortionists, just degrees vary] do, of their right to justice, all rights to liberty, their right to honesty and integrity and their right to a future. Stay this madness.
-Pedro Camargo for ECrisis
Rafael Correa, the president of Ecuador, has just published a book. He titled it Ecuador: From Banana Republic to Non-republic.
He posits that the country, under his leadership, ceased to be a banana republic, governed arbitrarily for the benefit of a dishonest oligarchy and foreign capital, and became a traditional republic with a separation and balance of powers, a neutral constitution and open institutions that propitiate changes smoothly under the tranquil protection of the rule of law -- something that it's not.
On the jacket flap, Correa unfurls his noteworthy academic credentials and states his ideological affiliation. He says he's a follower of the Catholic Church's social doctrine and the by now much-discredited liberation theology.
But it's in the text, composed of previously published articles, where we find the keys to his vision of Ecuador's problems. There, we find a bulky list of evildoers, whom Correa flays, along with a list of good guys, whom he praises effusively.
List of bad guys
The list of villains is very long: practically all the presidents who preceded him, the international lenders, ``the nefarious international bureaucracy and its cronies,'' the market and ``the invisible hand'' that guides it, the Washington Consensus, the independence of the Central Bank, the dollarization of the currency, international free trade (the FTAA), privatization, what he calls ``the long and grim neoliberal night,'' the concession of services to private enterprise and ``subcontracting'' or the hiring of third-party personnel to avoid fiscal burdens or labor-union pressures. On page 64, he states an intention that I find commendable: ``Liberate the State from the power groups that control it.''
His heroes are the state, the dependency theory, planning, public expenditure, development dirigisme, a national currency that can contain crises and compensate for the country's unproductivity, Raúl Prebisch, J.M. Keynes, James Petras -- a hare-brained radical Marxist economist -- tariff protection as a means to develop national industry, some convenient inflation and even Facundo Cabral and Eduardo Galeano, to add a slight folkloric touch to a semi-academic book.
The book has some mistakes that are unworthy of an economist trained in the United States. For example, it says the government of Franklin D. Roosevelt revoked the gold standard in 1933, something that actually happened during the administration of Richard M. Nixon several decades later. What Roosevelt did was to devalue the dollar in relation to gold, from $20 per ounce to $35, an action that at the time was considered by many to be a violation of property rights.
`Third World' vision
We are therefore looking at a ruler who possesses an ideological vision that can be perfectly described as statist (``Third-Worldist,'' as Charles Rangel phrased it), along with a total mistrust of the market economy and the intentions of the major developed democracies. Lamentably, added to this misguided understanding of governance (which failed 40 times in Latin America in the 20th century) is a clearly authoritarian temperament -- so described by Correa's own brother -- and the pernicious intellectual arrogance of someone who knows no doubt and remains indifferent in the face of a reality that constantly disproves his premises.
If, following Correa's analysis, Ecuador's political class is totally venal and ignorant and is surrounded by an army of indolent functionaries, why does he think that the state will solve the problems of society better than the civilian society? If Ecuador's public sector is an unmitigated disaster and his own government founders amid corruption and inefficacy (that's also his brother's opinion) and if Correa was unprepared for the predicted collapse of the energy system, what makes him think that giving more power and resources to the state will make his job easier?
Instead of looking toward Venezuela, which is the perfect model of how not to govern a society, Correa should carefully observe the type of state that the Chileans began to build in the 1980s, a state intelligently conserved and solidified by four ensuing democratic governments and the administration that will emerge from the next elections. It is true that the Chileans are doing the opposite of what Correa prescribes, but it seems advisable that he should imitate the successful examples, not the failed ones.
At the end of his book, Correa quotes two economists whom he probably has not read or, worse, not understood -- Ronald Coase and Douglas North -- and assumes with them that prosperity, development and stability depend on the quality of the institutions and the predictable nature of the rules. Exactly the opposite of what his government does. That's called cultivating an intellectual schizophrenia.
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