Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Liberation Theology - Chavez Style...

From the Telegraph:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, back in Caracas after a diplomatic spat with the King of Spain, has likened his situation to the persecution of Christ.
Mr Chavez, who was told by King Juan Carlos to “shut up” at a summit in Chile, said if he were to keep quiet “the stones of the people of Latin America would cry out”, paraphrasing words used by Christ in Jerusalem shortly before his crucifixion.
The Venezuelan information ministry later issued press releases detailing the relevant passages in the Bible to ensure the message was clear.
Mr Chavez also accused the king of supporting a coup that briefly removed him from power in 2002.
He added that the king’s public rebuke of his interruptions during a speech by Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the Spanish prime minister, demonstrated a colonial superiority complex.
During the summit Mr Chavez repeatedly shouted insults about Spain's former prime minister Jose Maria Aznar, calling him a “fascist”.
When Mr Zapatero’s calls for restraint were ignored, the king leaned over to Mr Chavez and asked: “Why don’t you shut up?”
To paraphrase Senator Bentsen: Mr Chavez, you are no Jesus Christ.

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