The Orwellian world of Venezuela

Simon Romero (@viaSimonRomero) tweeted this picture of a book at a Caracas bookstore:


“War is peace” and “Voices of Liberty” come from Chavez, Jesus, Simon Bolivar, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara, Gandhi, Fidel Castro.  Huh, that’s quite a grouping.  How did Jesus and Gandhi end up with this crew?

One thought on “The Orwellian world of Venezuela

  1. Not that I necessarily would lump Mao and Jesus, but there’s nothing “Orwellian” about it, unless maybe — like Simon — your paycheck depends on selling the status quo of the superpower of our day. Jesus, Gandhi, Mao, Hugo Chavez… in different ways, seekers for the liberation of the masses and empowering the wretched of the earth (to use Franz Fanon’s phrase). Rather unremarkable to anyone who lives outside the “first world”.

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