CLCB™ Equates Himself With Jesus
CLCB™ Hugo Chavez sure makes it hard for me to live up to my just-announced decision to blog with more civility:
(CNSNews.com) - Likening himself to Jesus Christ, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says that if he stops talking -- as suggested at the weekend by an irate Spanish monarch -- "the stones of Latin America will cry out."(emphasis added)
Chavez was speaking on his return from an Ibero-American summit in Chile, which took a sour turn when the outspoken Venezuelan leader repeatedly called conservative former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar a "fascist," prompting Spain's King Juan Carlos to tell Chavez to "shut up."
"When the king explodes because of the statements of an Indian, it is the explosion of 500 years of imperial arrogance, 500 years of royalism, of outrages, 500 years of feelings of superiority," Chavez said, in reference to Spain's colonial legacy in Latin America.
"If I stopped talking, the stones of Latin America would cry out, because the people are willing to be free of any kind of colonialism after 500 years," he added.
In case the allusion to Jesus was missed, the office of the presidency issued a statement giving the biblical reference (Luke 19:38-40). Urged by his critics to rebuke his disciples for praising him as one sent from God, Jesus replied, "I tell you, if these keep silent, the stones would cry out."
The self-styled Bolivarian revolutionary has invoked Jesus before.
When he took an oath starting his new presidential term last January, he did so in the name of "Christ, the greatest socialist in history."
He also told his critics, including Roman Catholic bishops, that they should read the Bible (and Marx and Lenin). "Christ was an authentic communist, anti-imperialist and enemy of the oligarchy," he said.
More recently, reacting this month to bishops' opposition to controversial attempts to amend Venezuela's constitution, Chavez called [the bishops] Pharisees, and said "if Christ was alive, was here physically, he would drive them out with a whip."
What a piece of work that guy is. He's actually fairly talented rhetorically, with a sharp wit and a quick comeback for every occasion.
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