leaders are so unethical and cynical, that faced with the charges that the
financing by the Government of Saturday’s march was a felony penalized by the
anti-corruption Bill, instead of staying quiet in the knowledge that the
corrupt system of justice that they have stacked with their own will never find
them guilty, they have the audacity to actually hold
a press conference and with a straight face say:
“Everyone came and participated in spontaneous and voluntary fashion, we
did not pay anyone a penny…This did not cost the Venezuelan state a penny. Each
person assumed his own costs”
Well, Mr. Lara maybe you can explain something to us. First can you tell us:
Who paid for everyone to be wearing the red t-shirts? I imagine that you will
have us believe that people that can barely make ends meet, “voluntarily
and spontaneously” purchased each one a shirt to please Hugo Chavez? Well,
I find it that incredibly difficult to believe. But Mr. Lara, let me show you
what scientists would call a couple of “data points” that I have been
able to gather on my own.
Let’s start with the paper below, which happens to be a quote to the
“Instituto Venezolano de los Seguros Sociales”, that institution that
has gone broke in modern Venezuelan history. The quote is made by a
suspiciously sounding “Cooperativa La Mayorquina” a coop for social
tourism, whatever that may mean. The quote totals Bs. 19 million (US$ 8,800 at
the official exchange rate) to provide:”water, Gatorade, fruits, juice, a
sound truck and transport” for (see below): “1000 people. Event
related to February 4th. which will take place in the Cota Mil in the capital
Ummm, I wonder what event this refers to. Coincidentally the Chavista march
took place along Cota Mil on that date and was an event “related” to
February 4th. Coincidence?
So Mr. Lara, a Government institution pays for a political rally in support of
Hugo Chavez and his coup. What do you call that? Corruption? Misuse of Funds?
Or a donation? I call it graft, but what do I know
But see, just on my own on my spare time I can also find more evidence. Remember the pictures of the 85 buses I made a collage out of ? I imagine that you want us to believe that the same people who can barely make ends meet paid their way. But see, glancing through the pictures I quickly found the two below. The one on the left happens to say “Bolivarian Government” and the one on the right says upfront “Official Use”. Well, shucks, this is illegal in Venezuela. What are we going to do about it? Chavez just said that 2006 is the year to stop corruption, but I guess like so many other lies he has said, he really did not mean it. Neither did you in your cynical show today. Shame on you and your dishonest cronies.