Orwellianismo Endógeno

Yesterday afternoon was spent watching the procession to take Chávez’s mortal remains to what’s now known as the Cuartel de la Montaña on State TV. The experience left me reeling.  Over the course of the afternoon, the broadcast –  which every TV and Radio station in the country was forced to carry live – described Chávez…

“But I’m not dead yet…”

Give your mind a second to reel at the sheer extravagance of the cult of personality in the mural below, now on proud display at the Guardia Nacional’s Regional Command 1 headquarters in Táchira State… Staggered much? Good. Now take a step back and consider…is this artist insane?! That’s basically a picture of Jesus welcoming…