Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The degradation of Simon Bolivar

I am not going to get into a lengthy account on how the figure of Simon Bolivar has been further degraded today, on his birthday. Funny @ChavezOfficial makes the best case with his brilliant photoshopping, graciously brought by this blog on the right (look closely if you do not get it at first).

Let's just say that offering the recreation of a 3D image of Bolivar based on his desacrated remains is a poor excuse for such desecration.  Never mind that there is a substantial iconography of Bolivar during his life time that makes such an exercise one in futility.

No, what Chavez is doing consistently through the years is to heap praise to better dispatch.  Nothing is sacred for him: all is changed, reinterpreted, magnified to ridicule or minimized to the grotesque.  The objective is quite clear, even if simplistic and so obviously childish.  There will be only one thing of value in Venezuelan history: the period in which Chavez held us under his boot.  If you still did not get that after 13 years, I hope that this "picture" of Bolivar and the ghastly mausoleum, who is really made for Chavez more than Bolivar, will set you straight.


  1. Anonymous9:44 AM

    I have looked at the photos, and other than some slight color disparities, can see no difference.

    Please enlighten me.

    1. Anonymous3:37 PM

      The mole on the forehead.

  2. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Look at the forehead

  3. Brett1:38 PM

    Next he'll be having him wearing a "Che" shirt.

  4. Anonymous10:23 PM

    Gosh oh hemlock, how could have I missed such obvious differences?

    One image is of Simon Bolivar, the other image is of Frank Sinatra in a Simon Bolivar uniform taken during a Simon Bolivar impersonation contest.

    Nevertheless, I am still unable to pick out the one of Frank Sinatra.

    I bet you can't either.

  5. 1979 Boat People8:39 PM

    Add a beard on the picture would resemble Fidel Castro. No?


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