Verbatim translation of a Presidential press release with my comments

November 13, 2007


Sometimes
things can get so bizarre in Venezuela
these days, that I feel I would do injustice to this press release by the Office of the Presidency that
I figured I should just translate the whole thing as if it was a Petkoff
Editorial or a good piece by someone else. However, I can’t help but make
comments about the things said in it, it is just impossible to resist!

“With a
biblical passage, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo
Chavez, responded to King Juan Carlos de Borbon about the incident that too
place at the Iberoamerican summit and emphasized that if he shuts up “The
stones of the Latin American people that are disposed to be free of all
colonialism after 500 years of colonization would cry out””

Comment
#1: Why is it that after 500 years we continue to blame our problem on
colonization? Who is trying to colonize whom right now? Isn’t Chavez the only
leader trying to spread hi “word and wealth” around the region? Does Lula think
he is not independent? Or Bachelet? Or even Kirchner? Did Bolivar lose the war
of Independence?
I just don’t think so…We are colonized by the Devil’s Excrement: oil, we just
can’t live with it and its negative effects.

“Upon his
arrival in
Caracas from Chile, the Venezuelan President remembered that
biblical passage (Luke 19,38-40) that tells us about Jesus entering
Jerusalem. At that point
someone asked him to have the people acclaiming him to shut up, but Christ
said:” if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out””

Comment
#2: While the reporter focuses on the people crying out, it would seem to me
that Chavez saw the analogy being the fact that He, the anointed one is involved, just as Christ was.
Nothing more, nothing less. The rest is simply fluff.

“The
President revealed that he did not hear, nor see the King I his irate gesture
and that it was the Nicaraguan First Lady, Rosario Murillo who told him what
had happened. “I did not hear him. It was Daniel Ortega’s wife (who told me),
because they were closer. And they tell me that he said, “Why don’t you shut
up, coupster?”, but the last word was not heard.”

Comment
#3: Did you see the video
here
? Chavez is looking directly at Spain’s Prime Minister Zapatero and the
King sticks his head in the line of sight Chavez-Zapatero and says his now
infamous words. How could Chavez not see him or hear him? Or is the problem
that he never hears others or he is quite used to ignoring them because he is so full of himself? As for being a
coupster, which may be your favorite epithet, but you certainly are the only
proven coupster in Venezuela’s recent history. Because if Carmona staged a
coup, the proposed Constitutional reform is much worse. Just ask your buddy
Baduel.

“The
President added: when Juan Carlos de Borbon explodes in the face of the
expressions of an Indian, they are exploiting 500 years of imperial arrogance,
500 years of royalty, trampling and 500 years of a superiority complex”

Comment
#4: Wait, wait. You did not see, you did not hear, but now you say he
“exploded”. And who is the Indian? Hugo Chavez? For God’s sake, now he wants to
be Indian and black, rather than the standard Venezuelan (80%), very mixed. In fact, have you seen his parents? Neither of them looks either
Indian or very black to me. I smell an inferiority complex here for some
reason.

“He
said that, had he heard the explosion of the monarch at an opportune moment,
maybe he would have said: “I will not shut up, nor will I shut up, because
millions speak through my mouth, we are the children of Bolivar, those millions
that are the kids of Guicaipuro and Manuela, Jose Leonardo Chirinos, all of
those that the Spaniards assassinated here, cut their heads and ambushed. He
should be glad I did not hear him.”

Comment
#5: Thereis that Jesuschrist projection again. But, either you are Indian or black, but Bolivar was as white (and Spaniard) as they got, and oligarchic
as they come. And jeez, if you are going to go back 500 years with your
inferiority complex, maybe we should go back to Creation and complain to God,
that it was just our bad luck that he did not give you a good baseball pitching
arm so that you would have realized your true dream and we would be talking
about your multi-million dollar contract instead of your bad boy antics. 

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