Luis Tascon died. William Lara died. Guillermo Garcia Ponce died. What is common among them besides their loyalty to Chavez?
The three of them got state honors at the Nazional Assembly.
Does anyone of them deserve such an honor? No, with the lone questionable exception of William Lara who was at least a two term president of the Assembly before it went Nazional. But in that case if Capriles Radonski, currently governor of Miranda, died tomorrow he should also get that honor as he was president in 1998-1999; and guess what, he would not.
That even Garcia Ponce, editor of VEA, gets honors there is quite telling of the state of mind chavismo has descended into. That is, now, the Assembly is theirs for whatever necrophilia act they wish to do so to whomever they want. Cheapening terribly such an honor, by the way.
A couple of years ago ex president Herrera Campins died almost a pauper. And yet the regime at the very end only managed to send to the Cemetery at the last minute a half dozen honor guard. I do not know how much did Luis Herrera stole from the public coffers, but it did not do him much good as his friends had to pass the hat around to pay for his medical costs during his terminal illness. I suppose that to be a hero today in the bolibanana robolution you need to be quite the sycophant or quite the robber, or both.
The honors that these guys got at the assembly are a deliberate way to cheapen the place, to rewrite history, to diminish past accomplishments, so only what happens today is worth something. As such, exposing the naked bones of Bolivar was simply a way to also cheapen him.
Chavismo is reaching dangerous levels of adulation and idiocy and for its own good it desperately needs to lose power, starting with the Assembly, to make it National again.