Corporate jets owned by a Venezuelan State oil company are being abused by regime cronies to take their families on pleasure trips to Colorado, Hawaii, Australia, Paris, Bilbao and other destinations.
El Nacional’s Maru Morales and Hernán (a.k.a. Ñapi, a.k.a. Victoria de Mierda) Lugo-Galicia have the somehow simultaneously shocking and not-even-a-little-bit-surprising details.
The déjà poo (“I’m sure I’ve seen this shit before“) is strong with this one.
I mean seriously. Didn’t they get the memo? We just had a revolution specifically about this.
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”
24 thoughts on “The Animal Farmification of Venezuelan Politics”
Ah yes the animal farm! Quote from Maduro (Squealer) this week: “(we have) 76 percent essential products “available in quantity and quality and at just prices.”
Sounds a lot better than 1 out of 4 products missing. Doublespeak at it’s best!
1 out of four ESSENTIAL products….
I remember the speech that Chavez gave after selling those airplanes, he won my heart with that action alone… finally somebody was doing something… but then I was young and naive… so naive…
How he played on low human passions (envy) and some many fell. But yes, he managed to destroy PDVSA along with everything in it.
Is it just me or has the propaganda increased with the deterioration of the country?
No, it is not you. Chavismo is flooring the accelerator.
That’s sadly and horribly true, this people is spiraling so what have done become irreversible.
It is not you and it was predictable
Was Orwell ever on the reading list in Venezuelan secondary schools? Is it now?
But I remember there was plenty of butt-kissing and even more pity towards the poor fidel and his even poorer little helpless revolutionary island.
Can’t be having socialist english writers being taught in Venezuelan schools. Hang on….
I’m sure there is a rare and malignant condition that can only be treated in Eagle, Colorado, in January.
Fear of ski lifts is a little know but serious malady that may be corrected by repeated exposure to the slopes of Angle Fire.
FT: You mis-spelled “Farmification”–It’s “Fornification”.
“We just had a revolution specifically about this. ‘The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.’”
You are actually helping the revolution by using this Orwell’s quote to put Chavismo and what the country had had before it on the same level. The roots of the weared out Ni Ni mantra: “Why the hell will I vote for the opposition if they are no different than Chavismo?”
Are you a Ni Ni, Quico?
Gracias a Dios tenemos a Marc to chair the House Un-Venezuelan Activities Committee. We’re all so reassured you have that list of secret commies in your pocket, chamín…real service to the patria.
You are free to write whatever you want. And I think I’m free to point out the moment in which you encourages “NiNinism”.
And it’s just a cold, hard fact: when you relativize Chavismo by saying that they are just “more of the same”, when in reality they are much much worse, you help Chavismo and harm the opposition..
I remember when Capriles gave an interview to a talk show here, and one of the questions were something like:
“Your side had done a poor job when in government. How much of the blame should be put on the opposition for Venezuela’s current poverty?”
At the minute 10:00
What you wrote legitimizes that question.
PS: And if people can’t criticize what you write, why the hell do you have a comments section here?
“Chavismo and what the country had had before it on the same level.”
chavismo is a consequence of the 4th, it’s an extension of the corruption and impunity that ruled the 80s and 90s, if the country had been fine those years, a traitorous, murderous bastard like the corpse wouldn’t have got more than 5% of the votes in 1998.
““Your side had done a poor job when in government. How much of the blame should be put on the opposition for Venezuela’s current poverty?”
The roots of the weared out Ni Ni mantra: “Why the hell will I vote for the opposition if they are no different than Chavismo?”
…you help Chavismo and harm the opposition.. ”
Why people insist to claim that ALL the opposition to chavismo in Venezuela are adecopeyanos that want to return to the mess we had just before chavismo came to power?
Whenever I ask that question, I shut up any nini that comes saying “everybody’s the same! all the oppos are adecopeyanos!”
How dare Orwell criticize the Tsars when the Bolsheviks were so much worse?!?!! Por culpa de ese ni-ni es que los rusos no salen de abajo.
I know of one guy at management level who has fired from the old Pdvsa for using one of the planes in a private trip , others who were fired for cashing in on plane tickets bought for use in company related travel ,when the trip was cancelled , the line separating private use from company use was strictly drawn and observed , any one caught crossing the line was fired . If one of the Ministry bosses asked to accompany someone on an inspection trip it was very hard to tell him no , but the general rule was that employees could not even have someone in their family use the places except on being transferred to another work location or if there were empty seats and company personnel where being sent to some work related trip so the plane was going to be used on company business anyway , but if one more company person needed the seat the family was brought out of the plane. Now the planes are more numerous and their used for private family junckets by public officials, their family and servants to far of places without anyone even taking notice of the fact.
This is not the case of Animal Farm , where the new Bosses in the end begun acting as the old bosses, here the new bosses do things which the old bosses didnt do or where punished for doing . The comparison is false !! . .
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“This is not the case of Animal Farm, where the new Bosses in the end begun acting as the old bosses, here the new bosses do things which the old bosses didnt do or where punished for doing . The comparison is false”
Precisely, but beware!!! Because Quico is thin-skinned today.
The old bosses were bad, otherwise the artificial hatred implanted in the population couldn’t have grow.
But the new bosses are WAY WORSE than the old ones (Like bad enough to make you miss the old, crappy bosses)
And most of those trying to get rid of the new bosses don’t have any relation to the old bosses.
Thats the nature of resentment , you bring down and hate those who do better than you because their success humiliates you by evidencing your comparative incompetence , you dont resent those below you , you resent those whole life and achievements showcase your failure . Of course there are always rotten apples but by and large the core was healthy and competent !! incredible how Chavez managed to create a delusional world which even entered the mind of his opponents.
That’s a great video – Chávez in his physical and rhetorical peak. It was all downhill from there…
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