- First, today was a swirl of news, going as far as saying that the guy has a metastasis in his liver and that he is toast. Whether this is true is still as irrelevant as it used to be, except that now we may be about to be officially revealed succession plans. Big announcements are promised this week upon Chavez return, maybe starting at him praying in front of El Santo Cristo de La Grita (the Holy Christ of La Grita).
- The political interest comes that it is in Tachira, the state that chavismo lost heavily after an initial hold, the state that maybe Chaevz is making a point of honor to recover before he croaks. Maybe they think that a little bit of crucifix holding could do the trick now that the local governor was distracted from the state affairs because of his silly personal ambitions. Prayers to recover Tachira, I have seen it all. And people are asked to come from all over to pray with Chavez.
- But there is more political interest here. Some of the most "atheist voices" of chavismo are the ones announcing this visit of Chavez to the sanctuary where he promised to come back if he were doing better (is he?). First, we read a loving note to that effect in AVN who more than once has "bouffé du curé" (feasted on priests, sounds much better in French). Even the most atheistic Cubans at Prensa Latina pick up the prayer ritual. And to crown this all it is none else but Rafael Ramirez of the "rojo, rojito" infamous fame that let's us know. I mean, the guy is as heathen as they come!
The degree of hypocrisy the regime is reaching makes it harder and harder to follow........ One thing is certain, one prayers is all that is left for a regime, you know that things are circling down the drain.