Necrophilia is in the Eye of the Beholder


As I type this words – 9:36 p.m. Caracas Time – the assembled leadership of a political movement that spent the last 21 months accusing anyone who asked about the president’s health of necrophilia is heading towards Miraflores Palace in order to swear its allegiance to his actual, physical corpse.

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    • Amigo Juan no lo hacen por necrofilicos sino por cursis , la cursileria junto con el narcicismo y la pedanteria es una de los rasgos mas enraizados del Chavismo desde los primeros dias . ( not sure there is a word for cursileria in english , so pardon my spanish)

  1. Give me a break. Leave his damn corpse alone. Although Chavez got excited seeing and touching Simone Bolivar’s remains.

    • I’ve meant to ask you for a few days. Who the hell is SIMONE Bolivar?

      Did the Father of our Country have a sister I hadn’t heard about?

      Perhaps you mean SIMON Bolivar?

      Just askin’

  2. Wouldn’t it be fun to see a guy handing out ‘free’ condoms as the dignitaries drive past the front gates of Miraflores in their motorcade? Sorry, couldn’t help it…..

  3. Here’s what was being worked on, behind the scenes, while officialdom accused anyone of asking about Chávez’s death:
    Chávez — amanecerá de nuevo (bis)


  4. I gotta say that I have some doubt that Maduro and Cabello are going to split as so many think, but I do think that Cabello must move some serious power given how much position he is given in the ceremony, directly by Maduro, even if he formally isn’t on the same level. The reference Maduro made to the junta civico-militar, seems to be something much more than just another temporary concept of govt “creativity” like often seen. The way Maduro mentioned it right now, it was more like the arena for powersharing between the “communists” and the military. It doesn’t serve a purpose towards the population, only as appeasement towards the military, which indicates that the amount of negotiation/struggle is big between the groups, because it is not a concept that really impacts the population in general, and referring to it so often seems out of place given that a president has been sworn in an really should old power. I believe that both groups support for Chavez and the mutual interest and support for the “revolution” enough to hammer out deals.

  5. >>>> … swear its allegiance to his actual, physical corpse*.

    They KNOW the past leader’s POWER is theirs to have.
    Of course, magic and religious rituals will be observed.
    Why? because they must control the Power emanating
    from the object* of their desires.

    Faith in magical object*s will move the electorate.

    [where else, but in my magical homeland, can I expound on such rubbish?]

    [A cargo cult is a religious practice that has appeared in many traditional pre-industrial tribal societies in the wake of interaction with technologically advanced cultures. The cults focus on obtaining the material wealth (the “cargo”) of the advanced culture through magic and religious rituals and practices. Cult members believe that the wealth was intended for them by their deities and ancestors.]


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