The deification of Hugo Chavez
At a recent meeting of Venenozuela's Socialist Party congress, the process of turning Chavez into a god reached a high level of ridiculousness when someone offered up a prayer to the dead tyrant.
To make matters worse, the prayer was a reworded version of the "Our Father" (also known as the "Lord's Prayer").
The "delegate's prayer" begins by invoking "Our Hugo who art in heaven," and --after a long string of inane blasphemies -- closes by asking him to "deliver us from the temptation of capitalism" and to reign "forever and ever."
Go HERE for a video of this liturgical nightmare. (In Spanish)
One can laugh at this deification process, which began as soon as news of his death were made public, but when it comes to 21st century socialism nothing is really funny. In fact, its ridiculousness is as depressing as hell.
It's not the blasphemy that's depressing -- though that's ugly enough by itself -- it's the sheer infantile idiocy that sends one's spirit tumbling into a black hole of despair.
Of course, "the delegate's prayer" is just the tip of the iceberg. Take a look at this image from the Venezuelan television series "The adventures of Hugo Chavez in heaven." (Go HERE for that masterpiece, also in Spanish).
Idolatrous mindless idiots bowing down to Big Brother. This is exactly the kind of human being that 21st century socialism seeks to create.
It IS a religion, after all, and nothing proves it more convincingly than these supposedly tongue-in-cheek tributes to a dead tyrant.
When Caesar or Big Brother become divine, nothing good can happen. Ask any Cuban exile.
Ask anyone who was ever asked to affix the plaque below to their doorpost by their neighborhood Committee for the Defense of the Revolution.
Lord help us all.
It seems that this can of worms is much, much bigger and definitely stinkier than I first thought.
For an eyeful and earful of blasphemies, go HERE. (In English).
A preview of what you will find there:
Translation: TEACH YOUR CHILDREN HOW TO CROSS THEMSELVES AS CHAVISTAS
In the name of Chavez, Maduro, and the sovereign "pueblo", we shall live and win
NOW TEACH THIS TO YOUR LITTLE FRIENDS
And the prize for Best Intermingling of Bad Art, Blasphemy, and Foul Language goes to......