Monday, January 07, 2008

Animal Farm goes Venuzuelan

I loved the book Animal Farm. Although I knew at the time that the story referred to Soviet totalitarianism, the older I get the more I realize that it's pretty much allegorical of modern "do as I say, not as I do" politics that even the US must suffer.

This story of the capitalism-hating-but Gucci-and-Louis Vuitton-loving Venuzuelan Minster of Interior gave me a chuckle, because it was so blatantly hypocritical:

Pedro Carreño: The only way to justice is socialism, not capitalism. It's not that cannibalism that is in place in the United States . . .
Female Reporter (interrupting): And isn't it contradictory to speak of capitalism when you have a tie from Louis-Vuitton and shoes from [Gucci]?
Pedro Carreño (stumbling): I don't know, I . . . Of course, yes . . . It's not contradictory, because I would like for Venezuela to produce all of that.(...)

Love it! For those who can understand Spanish, there is a YouTube clip linked at that posting.

5 Comments:

Blogger Teresa said...

They're all like that. I haven't come across a single socialist who lives the way they advocate everyone else lives.

This one is more blatant than most - or at least had a reporter with the temerity to actually point it out. LOL.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Like how Kim Jong Il is the leading world consumer of Hennessy and loves surfing the web...

3:00 AM  
Blogger MQ said...

All I can do is shake my head and sigh. When will the world be rid of these psychos?

4:07 AM  
Blogger MQ said...

Cali -

I'm writing an article about war blogs and I would like to interview you (it's monique from word well). I know you were in the book, the Blog of War, which doesn't surprise me because you are one of the best I've read. Anyway, I would like to interview you. Up for it? My deadline is Feb 8. Email me at monique at milspousemag dot com

10:11 PM  
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8:31 PM  

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