Tuesday, September 25, 2007

"The Square" by Yury Khashchavatski

Stop everything you are doing right now and watch this. Go grab some popcorn and and something to drink, this documentary last 1 hr and 27 min. Any coincidence with the Venezuela reality IS NOT A MERE COINCIDENCE.

Kate says (about this movie, which is a critique about the government of Chavez´s lost brother from Minsk):

"It will be eerie for those who follow Venezuela, as many things which Lukashenka has does in Belarus are strikingly similar to what Chavez is doing now."

This documentary will leave more than one Venezuela with their mouth wide open thinking how is is possible that there's another Chavez but this time in the far lands of Belarus. The uncanny resemblance of Lukashenka and Chavez in the way they have utilized elections to get away with dictatorship, the way they make fun of the poorest, illiterate, most needed people using their misery for their benefit is really disgusting. The way these two dictators have abused their powers to shut off private, independent media. So many points in common. The way they have used the state media to hide protesters, same thing, exactly the same thing. It really appears that they are following the same recipe, and that very well might be. Lukashenka obviously was/ is a Soviet party member, and well, we know where Hugo gets his orders from.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez meeting Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk, 2006. Source.

I wrote about Lukashenka (or Lukashenko) a year and a half ago, in March 2006, when there's was a revolt in Belarus because of the guy stealing the elections. In that moment, the world condemned the action of Lukashenka, and my commentary was why the world condemned Belarus and are so oblivious of what is happening here in Venezuela, or why they sympathize with Hugo Chavez, who has done exactly the same thing that Lukashenka did? Those were the days that Hugo was the hero of the Universe. And still is for many. Could have been because Lukashenka is not as colorful and funny as our national clown who like to dress in red, who everybody from the 1st world loves?

Why the 1st world liberals can condemn someone like Lukashenko from Belarus but not Hugo Chavez, even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Why the stupid apology for these individuals?

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