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Sympathy for the tyrant, from the Dark Side

dead chavez Stalin Lying In State
On the 60th anniversary of the death of Joseph Stalin (5 March 1953), another tyrant leaves earth, probably with the hope that there is no judgement to follow, no court of eternal justice.
And what do we hear from the usual suspects?

How about this rhetorically toxic Tweet from a Castro-loving U.S. Congressman and fawning sycophant to Latrine American despots:


Hugo Chavez was a leader that understood the needs of the poor. He was committed to empowering the powerless. R.I.P. Mr. President.

... and how about this inane and offensive press release from  Jimmy Carter, former president of the U.S. , king of fools, and friend to tyrants everywhere:


Rosalynn and I extend our condolences to the family of Hugo Chávez Frías. We met Hugo Chávez when he was campaigning for president in 1998 and The Carter Center was invited to observe elections for the first time in Venezuela. We returned often, for the 2000 elections, and then to facilitate dialogue during the political conflict of 2002-2004. We came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized. Although we have not agreed with all of the methods followed by his government, we have never doubted Hugo Chávez’s commitment to improving the lives of millions of his fellow countrymen.

President Chávez will be remembered for his bold assertion of autonomy and independence for Latin American governments and for his formidable communication skills and personal connection with supporters in his country and abroad to whom he gave hope and empowerment. During his 14-year tenure, Chávez joined other leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean to create new forms of integration. Venezuelan poverty rates were cut in half, and millions received identification documents for the first time allowing them to participate more effectively in their country’s economic and political life.

At the same time, we recognize the divisions created in the drive towards change in Venezuela and the need for national healing. We hope that as Venezuelans mourn the passing of President Chávez and recall his positive legacies especially the gains made for the poor and vulnerable — the political leaders will move the country forward by building a new consensus that ensures equal opportunities for all Venezuelans to participate in every aspect of national life.

6 comments to Sympathy for the tyrant, from the Dark Side

  • Honey

    These quotes are sickening. Orwell, the prophetic man. Good is evil and evil is good.

  • "...inane and offensive press release from Jimmy Carter, former president of the U.S. , king of fools tools..."

    Dr. Eire.

    I may have found a typo.

    Took care of it for you.

  • maristas60

    How appropriate from the peanut farmer president, cantó el manisero.

  • asombra

    Serrano is a repulsive little sleazebag, but no doubt par for his turf--basically a glorified cockroach. Carter, however, is something else, not just because he was POTUS (by now a distinctly debased office), but because of his sanctimonious pretensions to moral superiority, his astounding lack of shame or remorse, and his tireless, obsessive-compulsive quest for the Greater Glory of Jimmy Carter. He's a worse narcissist than Obama, which is saying something. Obama's self-satisfaction is based primarily on how well and how long he's been able to manipulate people and the system, but I think he knows he's an operator/con man. Carter doesn't have that kind of self-awareness, or certainly shows no sign of it. He's totally invested in his image of himself as a Great Man tragically unappreciated by inferior mortals. In other words, Obama knows he's a scammer and glories in pulling it off and getting away with it; Carter really believes he's righteousness incarnate--we're talking mental illness, more or less.

  • asombra

    It's amazing how many people go by what somebody says as opposed to what he does or causes.