Never Again?

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NYT: Chavez Gets Powers To Remake Venezuela

We knew this was coming, but...are they trying to make us think of the Reichstag?
Meeting at a downtown plaza in a session that resembled a political rally, lawmakers unanimously approved all four articles of the law by a show of hands.
(But of course. Why would you have a recorded vote?)
''Long live the sovereign people! Long live President Hugo Chavez! Long live socialism!'' said National Assembly President Cilia Flores as she proclaimed the law approved. ''Fatherland, socialism or death! We will prevail!''
I guess George Lucas was right, although he thought he was talking about George Bush.
This is how democracy thunderous applause.