Monday, 7 September 2009
Venice, between dictators
Hugo made a little pause in his new world tour: after having been to Gaddafi's 40-year-in-power party and after having visited dictator Bashar al-Assad in Syria and prior to his visits to dictator Aleksandr Lukashenko in Belarus and autocrat Vladimir Putin-Medvedev in Russia, Hugo went to Venice to be with film-maker Oliver Stone. Stone has just presented a new film in which he praises Hugo all the time. Stone keeps repeating now that Hugo is not a dictator...hell, if he wins elections! That is all what democracy is about, isn't it? Never mind elections in Venezuela have THESE little problems. Never mind all the rest we have reported about the state of human rights in Venezuela.
Juan and Daniel wrote about this new episode of our soap opera here and here. Hugo's propaganda masters Tariq Ali and Mark Weisbrot were Stone's advisors.
This is really a bad joke. Stone is using Venezuela for his little ideology war in the US. The enemy of Stone's enemy is automatically his friend, specially if he can catch some attention like that. At best this is intellectual laziness and show-business zeal. At best.