Conclusive proof that humans need to evolve further: Chavez idolatry extends to typography

File photo of late Venezuelan President Chavez writing a message after signing to support his proposal of constitutional change in Caracas

I give up.

Really, truly, verily, the time has come to face the truth.

Human beings are only slightly rational.

We can outperform our chimpanzee cousins in some areas of endeavor, but our species  still has a long way to go before it can be considered fully rational.

That would be a Darwinian perspective on our predicament.

Here is a non-Darwinian and very ancient Christian perspective:

1 Peter 5:8 = “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

Yes, this news story is also conclusive proof that The Father of Lies never sleeps.

Arial, Times New Roman … and now the ‘Hugo Chavez’ font

(Reuters) – Supporters of Venezuela’s late socialist leader Hugo Chavez on Monday unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive – a font for typing in “El Comandante’s” handwriting style.

The distinctive ‘ChavezPro’ font was launched by a group of young “anti-imperialists” to coincide with nationwide commemorations of the 60th anniversary of his birth.

Chavez’s bold scrawl became famous to Venezuelans as he used to spend hours on national TV writing and drawing on boards and papers to explain policies, develop ideas and sign deals.

His signature, in red for socialist, adorns T-shirts, baseball caps and the walls of buildings around the nation.


The new font can be downloaded for free from the “Creative Trench” group’s web site (

They used letters written by Chavez while he was in jail for a failed 1992 coup attempt to digitalize his handwriting.

“The best present!” enthused one ‘Chavista’ via Twitter. “The typography of the giant!”

Government opponents roll their eyes at the deification of Chavez, and his ubiquitous presence in public life. They see it as a cover for the failings of his successor Nicolas Maduro who was elected after Chavez died of cancer last year.

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