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 Chávez into heaven. Isn’t the party line supposed to be that the guy is in the best shape of his life?!
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