I Propose That We Give Hugo Chavez All The Publicity He Wants
The Very Personification Of "Useful Idiot"
By Pejman Yousefzadeh Posted in Featured Stories | Foreign Affairs — Comments (3) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Read on . . .
"Representatives of the governments of the world, good morning to all of you. First of all, I would like to invite you, very respectfully, to those who have not read this book, to read it. Noam Chomsky, one of the most prestigious American and world intellectuals, Noam Chomsky, and this is one of his most recent books, 'Hegemony or Survival: The Imperialist Strategy of the United States.'" [Holds up book, waves it in front of General Assembly.]
"It's an excellent book to help us understand what has been happening in the world throughout the 20th century, and what's happening now, and the greatest threat looming over our planet. The hegemonic pretensions of the American empire are placing at risk the very survival of the human species. We continue to warn you about this danger and we appeal to the people of the United States and the world to halt this threat, which is like a sword hanging over our heads. I had considered reading from this book, but, for the sake of time," [flips through the pages, which are numerous] "I will just leave it as a recommendation.
It reads easily, it is a very good book, I'm sure Madame [President] you are familiar with it. It appears in English, in Russian, in Arabic, in German. I think that the first people who should read this book are our brothers and sisters in the United States, because their threat is right in their own house. The devil is right at home. The devil, the devil himself, is right in the house.
"And the devil came here yesterday. Yesterday the devil came here. Right here." [crosses himself]
"And it smells of sulfur still today."
Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum, the president of the United States, the gentleman to whom I refer as the devil, came here, talking as if he owned the world. Truly. As the owner of the world.
I think we could call a psychiatrist to analyze yesterday's statement made by the president of the United States. As the spokesman of imperialism, he came to share his nostrums, to try to preserve the current pattern of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world.
An Alfred Hitchcock movie could use it as a scenario. I would even propose a title: "The Devil's Recipe."
This was from Chavez's speech yesterday to the U.N. General Assembly. After reading this fatuous nonsense and after the giggles stop (the Chomsky reference is especially good at providing for giggles; we are, after all, discussing one of the least honest "intellectuals" around), normal and rational people wonder why it was that Chavez did not get all of the playground insults out of his system by the time he finished the Venezuelan equivalent of the first grade. They also wonder at the fulminations against imperialism from a hypocrite who himself practices imperialism better than the "Devil" ever could.
But in the end, the best thing that could be done is for Hugo Chavez to have all of the publicity that he wants, the better with which to allow him to further destroy his standing in the world. Thank Heavens so many of our enemies appear to be people whose geese don't exactly fly in formation. The best kind of idiot is a useful one, after all.