If there is one cancer to be wary of, it is the cancer of Communism.
A pernicious political philosophy, the Marxist mindset has bewitched many with the delusion that commons stores and community sharing can prosper the worst off among us without impoverishing the best of us.
History and the upticking body count of those dying in current Communist regimes clearly suggest otherwise. From Cuba, where residents turned dissidents either flee in large numbers or languish in prisons, to the disillusioned masses of Venezuela, who have witnessed their power limited and their voice in the public square silenced, the reality of state sponsored equality comes at too great a price to receive willingly.
Even the change of power in North Korea has signaled that the Stalinist regime of Northeast Asia will not be changing any time soon, despite the death and starvation of millions who cannot escape the forced privation.
The aggressive cancer eating away at redolent strongman Hugo Chavez is a welcome trend, one which invites the hope that terrorist forays and belligerent attacks on private citizens and free societies will very soon come to an end in the Latin American world.