Venezuelan socialist party (PSUV) delegate Maria Estrella Uribe rose to the microphone at the party conference on Monday and said this:
“Our Chavez who art in heaven, the earth, the sea and we delegates, hallowed be your name. May your legacy come to us so we can spread it to people here and elsewhere. Give us your light to guide us every day. Lead us not into the temptation of capitalism, deliver us from the evil of the oligarchy, like the crime of contraband, because ours is the homeland, the peace and life forever and ever. Amen. Viva Chavez!”
Of course, when sane people hear something so absolutely barking mad, the normal reaction is something like this:
Apparently, however, the Chavistas responded with cheers and applause. That’s some pure uncut Cult of Personality right there.
Li’l Hugo, who may well now have first person knowledge of just what the sulfur of hell smells like, did such a bang-up job in Venuzuela that the former major oil producer now has to import oil for the first time.