The Shotgun Blog
Monday, October 31, 2005
Oh, this one is definately a treat!
President Hugo Chavez urged Venezuelan parents not to dress their children in costumes for Halloween, calling it a U.S. custom that has no place in the South American country's cultural traditions. [...]
"Families go and begin to disguise their children as witches," Chavez said. "That is contrary to our ways."
Well Hugo...You're a big boy. Are you afraid of the little boys and girls, in their costumes? It wouldn't surprise me, I do however suspect it has a little bit more to do with the manner in which they are celebrating Halloween - that has very little to do with Halloween at all, and a lot to do with Hugo...
In one odd incident a week ago, authorities found more than a dozen jack-o'-lanterns left in spots around Caracas bearing anti-government messages and what appeared to be bomb-like fuses. Police and firefighters removed the pumpkins with caution, though the jack-o'-lanterns reportedly bore messages saying they were not explosives.
Paper skeletons bearing anti-Chavez messages also have appeared in spots across Caracas recently, and government officials have blamed sectors of the opposition with aiming to create chaos.
So the people of Venezuela have found a unique medium for their rebellion...Good for them! At the very least, they were successful at prompting Hugo to a response that made him sound like a delusional, petty idiot.
I didn't think it was possible, for anyone to top us Canadians at knee-jerk reactions to anything American, but Hugo has proved himself quite adept at it!
He said that is part of the U.S. culture -- "terrorism, putting fear into other nations, putting fear into their own people."
LOL! Only Hugo would admit - out loud - that a 6-year-old, dressed in a bedsheet and holding a bag of candy, inspires terror and fear!
Poor Hugo...Do you think he knows how ridiculous he sounds? Naw - He's too busy crushing the Imperialist Americans, dontcha know. *snort*
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What makes you think the Easterners don't want the same thing? Read this article by Linda McQuaid of the Star. http://tinyurl.com/9p88v
She insists that Canadian culture must be protected.
There's one problem: Canadian culture doesn't exist, never has existed, and never will exist.
Posted by: Scott | 2005-10-31 9:12:15 AM
Hugo's always good for a laugh.
Posted by: Shameer Ravji | 2005-10-31 6:20:19 PM
Hey Comrade Chavez!
What about the Mexican "Day of the Dead"?
Ask the Zapatista comrades, they'll fill you in!
Posted by: jwkozak91 | 2005-11-02 12:50:28 AM
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