Sunday, July 23, 2006

Let's Hear it for the Rainbow Tour

Cabrones haciendo historia. Assholes making history.

The heir-apparent to the future of communism, Hugo Chavez, is starting his own version of the Rainbow Tour in Argentina this weekend with a visit to the home of Che Guevara. By his side for the journey is the big daddy of hope-dashing government himself, Fidel Castro.

Hoping to secure an equally vaseline-lensed place for themselves in history, the two dictators toured the home of El Che while posing for photographers and hundreds of supporters. Note: Fidel needn't worry about his place in history. I'm in Rehobath Beach this weekend and I saw a portly black chick wearing a t-shirt with a picture of Fidel smoking a fat Cuban cigar. Nice.

Here's my bottom line on Chavez: He's an asshole and he needs to be taken out. He would rank third after Jong-il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in my list of targets. And once our government finally does away with Chavez, they should do something about his wench Cindy Sheehan. Like Bush in the wake of 9-11, she's done a magnificent job of making people hate her while she endures a terrible personal tragedy. I can't stand that media whore, but I digress.

I hope that as Mr. Chavez "walks through history" (as heputs it), the loud-mouth terrorist ponders both his future and that of his country in these heady times. By joining hands with Fidel and taunting the U.S. with his speeches and his trips to Iran and support of North Korea (not to mention the insurgent FARC in Colombia), Chavez is playing with fire. Which means Venezuela is playing with fire. Which means that once the U.S. is done playing hardball in the Middle East, Chavez and the city of Caracas is going to be blown off the map quicker than you can say "conchale, vale." *That would be Venezuelan slang for "damn, dude."

Come to think of it, though, given my own personal grudge with Caracas I don't know how bad it would be if it ceased to exist. I spent a hellish three months there when I was ten and I am literally scarred from it. But that's another can of worms.

So there you have it. A dispatch on a rainy Sunday morning from the most boring gay enclaveI've ever visited -- my ruminations on a person who I think is truly a huge threat to the stability of Latin America. I might post about that wacko Indian Evo Morales from Bolivia at some point, someone I'm sure the CIA is keeping a close eye on, but I have to tend to the boyfriend; he seems to have caught the bug that kept me from blogging last week.

7 comments:

Red Tulips said...

Hey!

I just noticed that I made it to your famed link list. I feel so honored!

I just wanted to tell you that you might want to add gaymiddleeast.blogspot.com to your links list. It is literally the best site I have seen on gay news in the Middle East, written by a gay Lebanese man.

You also might want to add http://sandmonkey.org to your list. He is very funny and pro-west - and also a Muslim based in Egypt.

And a very interesting post re: Caracas! I am no fan of Chavez, but don't think he has done enough to justify target assassination, CIA-style.

Anonymous said...

How ironic that Castro has paid homage to Guevarra after having had him assassinated fifty years ago!

I share your views of Chavez though I would don't want to see innocent Venezuelans hurt any more than they are being at present, thanks to their fascist head of state.

You forgot to mention Kirchner of Argentina - intimate friend of Chavez and Castro. He is just as intolerant and power hungry - held back only by Argentinian bourgeois values.

Anonymous said...

How ironic that Castro has paid homage to Guevarra after having had him assassinated fifty years ago!

I share your views of Chavez though I would not want to see innocent Venezuelans hurt any more than they are being at present, thanks to their fascist head of state.

You forgot to mention Kirchner of Argentina - intimate friend of Chavez and Castro. He is just as intolerant and power hungry - held back only by Argentinian bourgeois values.

GayConservativeLiberal said...

Hi Miss R, of course you get linked on my blog -- great minds think alike! :-)

Anon, you're right about Kirchner, though his burgeois values have helped redeem the Argentine economy in the eyes of the int'l community. That said, inflation is still rampant in his country and it's all but impossible for the average Argentine to enjoy a beautiful city like Buenos Aires.

kittynboi said...

I think your comment about getting rid of Cindy Sheehan will result in me no longer reading this blog.

GayConservativeLiberal said...

That sux, kittynboi. I'm sure hers is much better than mine...let me know how her hunger strike is going.

Jean Lafitte said...

Doesn't it speak volumes about Castro that after all these years he still affects military fatigues when he appears in public? It's an old and tired pattern. He once gained legitimacy in the eyes of his followers, and so gained power, by presenting himself as a guerilla fighter, rising up in arms against the establishment to fight for the people. It was plausible when he was a young firebrand, fifty years ago, fighting for his cause. But since then, he has become the establishment in Cuba, but dare not admit it lest he look hypocrital and foolish -- foolish being the worst of all -- and risk losing his grip on power. (Mao of course took the same tack, and Castro justs imitates him.) So tired old Fidel keeps dressing like a teenage revolutionary, with his gray beard and sunken, haunted eyes, and just looks pathetic. You can almost feel sorry for him.

But not quite.