Thursday, September 21, 2006

Boycott Citgo!

I was trying to remember if I had ever boycotted anything before. I don't think so. Usually things that have caught my attention I never bought anyway (like French wine) but this might have an impact.

A pro-family group has launched a boycott of the Citgo oil company because it is run by the Venezuelan government, which is led by U.S.-bashing President Hugo Chavez.
"Sales of products at Citgo stations send money back to Chavez to help him in his vow to bring down our government," said
American Family Association founder Don Wildmon in a statement.


According to Citgo's website, the company is "owned by PDV America Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela."
On his website, Wildmon urges supporters to e-mail both Chavez and Citgo to announce their intention to boycott the company.

This isn't about Chavez calling Bush "the devil" at the U.N., although we should all be insulted as Americans by that. But this is a man who not only hates Bush, but hates America:

"AFA notes Chavez told a television audience recently: "Enough of imperialist aggression; we must tell the world: down with the U.S. empire. We have to bury imperialism this century."

So...don't buy gas from Citgo. Tell your friends. I would love to see this affect Chavez.