Quote of the week

[Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro] possesses, however, few of his predecessor’s resources, lacking not just oil revenue but Chávez’s surplus of charisma, humour and political skill. Maduro, unable to end the crisis, has increasingly sided with the privileged classes against the masses; his security forces are regularly dispatched into barrios to repress militants under the guise of fighting crime. Having lost its majority in Congress, the government, fearing it can’t win at the polls the way Chávez did, cancelled gubernatorial elections that had been set for December last year (though they now appear to be on again). Maduro has convened an assembly to write a new constitution, supposedly with the objective of institutionalising the power of social movements, though it is unlikely to lessen the country’s polarisation.

Greg Grandin
London Review of Books
24 January 2007

Hateful Homophobia in song

At first, the following video seems quite shocking because it presents hatefully homophobic attitudes as a kind and reasoned Christian-inspired view of homosexuality. It seems to be a reminder that there are plenty of Christian fanatics out there. But then as I watched it I began to laugh because, really, how ridiculously stupid can one song’s lyrics be? Check out the section where he sings “there is no back door” – to heaven, that is!

Newsflash! Andrew Sullivan reports on his Blog that this video is indeed a parody and not for real. Had me fooled.

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