Daniel, in a thoughtful post on the Peruvian election, sides with … yours truly. Not only that, he lays down the gauntlet, lumping Quico together with his nickname thief!

The money quote:

Tonight I was very briefly watching Buenas Noches in Globovision, another example of shitty choice between utter idiocy and utter evil at VTV.  I watched it because as I was surfing I got there just as they started talking of Peru’s election.  Kiko, in his unreconstructed superficial leftism said he was going to go for Humala while his side kick Carla Angola refused to take an outright stand, indicating as such that she was going to Keiko.  And thus was there the trap set by the left, that you could not possibly consider Keiko over Ollanta, because, you know, she is the daughter of a dictator…  You laugh?  Even Quico fell for that one, goign [sic] as far as confusing a banal campaign clip as the dark designs of Keiko Fujimori.  It is fitting that this 11 of April I learned more about how come Chavez became president than I had learned in a long time.  See, Kiko Bautista was an open supporter of Chavez in 1998 while I was already telling to whomever cared to listen to me that Chavez was hell upon us.  And Quico Toro is a well known comeflor seen as stepping on his own toes occasionally.

He also bravely throws some love toward Keiko Fujimori’s father:

Her other argument is to redeem her father’s terms in office.  And that is something that should be done.  This is not a matter of forgiving him of all the people he had shot, and all the Montesinos he sponsored.  But the fact of the matter is that Fujimori picked up a collapsed Peru and 10 years after gave to Toledo a stabilized country.  Toledo and Garcia would have never had the successes they claim if they had not received a working country, a luxury that Fujimori did not have.

It’s worth a read.

#20 … and Peru continues to give us grist for the mill.

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  1. I couldn’t agree more… This is the kind of trap that the autocratic left use to take advantage and do exactly what Chavez did during these last almost 13 years…

  2. When you are not affected by the decisions of tyrants, when you are not suffering under their boots, throwing love to them is not courageous or brave. It’s easy.

    Courageous? Oppose them on their own turf.

  3. One thing I can’t understand at all is this idea that Keiko is less likely to try to hold on to power indefinitely. Her entire campaign has been a passionate defense of a guy who…tried to hold on to power indefinitely!

    Listen, I’m sure they’re both lying. But sometimes, lying is a good signal. Humala at least pretends like he won’t stay in power indefinitely. Keiko? Not so much…

    Not that I’d vote for Humala. Ni de vaina. I still think alcoholism and emigration are Peruvians’ best bets…

    • It’s incredible how you can trust Humala, after hearing Chávez in 1998.

      There is a video showing Humala saying “Sendero and MRTA were political parties, that ended in armed fight, and after that, they turned terrorist.”

      See from minute 3:20!

      “In the first years of Sendero Luminoso, Sendero enters as Robin Hood, because there was no state. Afterwards they begin with popular trials.”

      Well, the first important action of Sendero was to sabotage elections in a far town. Soon afterwards they began to murder people.

      He absolutely refuses to call these people terrorist. He says also that Abimael Guzman was “political responsible”, but he didn’t murdered anyone with his hands. And he says that no one of the “political responsible” in the state is in jail.

      So the leader of a terrorist gang, who murdered thousands of people, is only “political responsible”.

      He simply will play the tune that people like until he grabs power.

      On the other side, political situation in Peru is not so complicated as it was in 1990. I see no way that she could take power as his father did in 1992.

      By the way, remember what happened at last in 2000. Fujimori left the power, with shame, in an escape, but without violence.

      Is good to remember the late, as you recalled yesterday 11th abril.

  4. You would think Quico should have learned something about abstention by now… Pick one dude, don’t just stay home in disgust. 2005 anyone? Or better yet: 2000, has anyone seen those abstention levels? Chavez barely had a third of the total electorate. Talk about apathy winning the day.

  5. A couple years ago I said that if you were a Chavez supporter in 1998, you were either stupid, or a crook. I see no reason to revise that statement.


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