IMHO, you're trying to look at the good stuff of this government just overseeing the objectives of the plans they have implemented, not the real outcome of those. This "gentleman" Chavez, has 10 years in the power..10 YEARS, and still the responsible of all the bad stuff Venezuela has is "the 40 previous years"...COME ON!, 10 years isn't enough for something?
Dude, I live in Venezuela, I've been robbed 3 times and I consider myself lucky to not be harmed in any of those assaults. All my friends has been robbed at least once, and when I say robbed I mean, with a gun, and not in dangerous places...anywhere, even malls.
It's easy to be seduced by the promise of a better world based on the principles that Chavez have popularized, but i think you're just as a lot of people here: seduced by his words, and by the cynic vision of the government. And by that many people here trust more in what they heard from them than in what they faces everyday.
You mentioned that your parents teaches you several things besides TV and Video Games, and thats how it's meant to be..YOUR PARENTS, not your BIG BROTHER CHAVEZ.
Of course, if you care enough the issue and watch news from Venezuela, i advice you to try to watch both sides of the coin...regrettably each side (opposition and government) have influenced the media so much that you don't know which one is telling the truth, but is fair to hear both sides without prejudice, if after that, you're still thinking Chavez is the man, i dare you to come and live this utopia of country for the rest of your life, where the government, and not you, decides what your children learn in schools, overthrown elected authorities just because they aren't of his party, throw chemical weapons at rallies, and supress your rights to argue.
I'm not a rich guy, I'm not a poor guy either, I'm just your average neighborhood guy who enjoy freedom and to be alive for as long as possible.
I just hope that you and your family, in whatever country you live, don't have to live in a cage, as us.