24 September 2007

Down Hugo's Rabbit Hole

As Venezuela continues its slide into the giant rabbit hole of XXI Century Socialism, the mad hatter, or is the rabbit? or is it the queen? or is it all three? Hugo Chavez, continues to forge a “wonderland” society as absurd and nonsensical as the children’s classic.



“Curiouser and curiouser!”

This week he decided to make himself the master of time and create “Venezuelan Time”.

In his TV show last Sunday he decreed that the country would set their clocks back one half hour to achieve a "more equitable distribution of sunlight" and to allow children to wake up for school in daylight instead of before sunrise.

"I don't care if they call me crazy, the new time will go ahead, let them call me whatever they want,"


If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?


Chavez, however, didn’t give himself enough time to accomplish the time change and the clock roll back had to be rolled back:
Even Chavez had seemed unprepared. When he first made the announcement, he told Venezuelans to move their clocks forward, when really the measure requires them to be turned back.

In delaying the shift, Chavez said on Sunday that Venezuela still had to complete the necessary bureaucratic steps with international organizations.
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His government is now aiming to implement the change in January, the science ministry said.
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The thing is that by January Venezuela, which is now in Spring, will be in Summer and thus the days will be naturally longer by about an hour, I suppose, making the half hour roll back uncessary- I think. I’m all confused.

It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.

1 comment:

Fidel pro democracy said...

That guy is dangerously stupid, god saves all.