Monday, January 02, 2006

Venezuela's Chavez Adds Anti-Semitism To His Paranoia

Venezuela's "Mad Hatter," President Hugo Chavez, has added anti-Semitism to his nut-case repertoire. In a Christmas speech Chavez declared that,

". . .the descendants of those who crucified Christ” have appropriated the riches of the world. Speaking at a rehabilitation center on December 24, the controversial left-wing president said “the descendants of those who crucified Christ... have taken ownership of the riches of the world, a minority has taken ownership of the gold of the world, the silver, the minerals, water, the good lands, petrol, well, the riches, and they have concentrated the riches in a small number of hands."
The full speech (in Spanish) can be found here (The remarks about Jews are on page 18.)

For other examples of Chavez' "world view" see here and here.

ht:lgf & Tom Gross