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Chavez Appears In Venezuela Nativity Scene

From a mixed emotioned Reuters (who you know must hate Nativity scenes):

Chavez Nativity creates controversy in Venezuela

By Andrew Cawthorne
Fri Dec 9, 2011

CARACAS (Reuters) – In the Bible, shepherds and wise men paid homage to the newborn baby Jesus. In Venezuela, it seems Hugo Chavez turned up in the manger, too.

A Nativity scene in Caracas showing the socialist president standing before the traditional crib-in-a-manger has stirred up a pre-Christmas controversy in the politically polarized country…

For Chavez supporters and the Nativity’s creators, it is a legitimate and innocent tribute to their man.

"The intention is to show off all the revolution’s achievements because the media silence the good things President Chavez has done," said Maria Alejandra Mijares, a Women’s Ministry employee who helped make the Nativity.

Ms. Mijares sounds like Venezuela’s version of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

By the way, notice that this nativity scene was made by government workers – in the Women’s Ministry. And that it is displayed on government property, since all of Venezuela is government property.

The lovingly constructed model, which stands in a concourse of residential and business towers in central Caracas, has the traditional Christian scene at its heart. But it also politicizes the Nativity by paying tribute to some of Chavez’s most popular policies during his 13-year rule.

To symbolize his infrastructure achievements there is a miniature cable car reaching up to a replica shantytown. The flagship social projects of the Chavez government, including his Barrio Adentro (Inside the Slum) clinics, also are painstakingly represented.

"Infrastructure"? That sounds familiar. Where have we heard about infrastructure before?

In the middle — in front of and below Jesus’s crib — stands Chavez next to a model of his hero, South America’s 18th century independence fighter Simon Bolivar…

Supporters, especially in Venezuela’s poorest areas, often display a near-religious love and fanaticism [for Chavez]. Both sides have the presidential election next October firmly in their sights

Gee, once again it’s just like in our country. In fact, who can doubt that there are similar Nativity scenes being put together all around our own country.

Of course, they are not being built by government workers or being displayed on public property, since that would anger the ACLU. — Or would it?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Chavez Appears In Venezuela Nativity Scene”

  1. P. Aaron says:

    ACLU APPROVED NATIVITY SCENE: Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!

  2. Papa Louie says:

    Was Chavez the name of the ass Mary rode in on?

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