Monday, January 03, 2011

A Stalinist Dinosaur is visiting Caracas

The government has just passed a law that basically forbids any NGO to invite guest speakers such as Nobel Prize Mario Vargas Llosa.  But that will not stop the regime from inviting a Cuban vice-president, a dinosaur from the Stalinist past (and present?) of the island, so he can declare how wonderful is the enabling law voted last month.  When you see murderer Ramon Machado declaring in favor of something that has been rejected by a majority of the Venezuelan population you need to retreat to the "truth is stranger than fiction" to retain some of your sanity.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:24 AM

    Daniel, definitely over edited by TROY News... Edited your personal touch right out of it. Still, it makes for good and informative readingreading.

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  2. In their letter for the new year a team of Cuban babalawos (ones not publicly thought to have a strong connection with the regime) recommend correcting the mistakes of the past and abandon old policies in the pursuit of a new order. This is in contrast with what Machado came to tell us: work harder and make more sacrifices to keep communism going as it is.

    It seems that the babalawos understand the aspirations of the Cuban youth much better than the visiting dinosaur, or than the first president himself, or his brother resting peacefully on his bourgeois bed.

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  3. Anonymous12:22 PM

    Have you seen this documentary called 'The War On Democracy'? I found it unbearable to watch. Perhaps you might have more patience than me to watch it.

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  4. 1979 Boat People12:02 AM

    PLEASE DO NOT LAUGH AS YOU READ IT

    "
    Chavez floats Stone, Penn, Clinton for U.S. envoy
    "

    http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCATRE7040HY20110105

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  5. Good catch, Boat People, on the Reuters fluff piece. Apparently, the reporter who wrote it didn't get the memo. He regurgitated all of the key words used by the press in the past to downplay the danger of Chavez, making him look merely unconventional at best or a harmless clown at worst. For example: "Venezuela's firebrand president".

    After the irregularities of last election, some of the revelations of his connections with many of the uglier regimes of the world, and mounting abuses of press freedoms in Venezuela, the international press has collectively decided to treat Chavez as more of a real threat. Which is why I say that this reporter "didn't get the memo".

    As for Chavez suggesting that the U.S. should only send someone as Ambassador who is his "friend", well... That really is chutzpah.

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  6. Anonymous7:55 PM

    I believe that instead of so much interest in Chavez they should see the venezuelans that are taking money to the USA and live like kings.

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