The Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez tore into his United States counterpart, referring him to as a racist, imperialist “devil” who has devoted six years in office to military aggression and the oppression of the world’s poorest people.
“The devil came here yesterday,” Chavez said, referring to Bush, “And it smells of sulfur still today.” Chavez accused Bush of having spoken “as if he owned the world” and said a psychiatrist could be called to analyze the statement. “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.’ ”
During his exceptionally inflammatory speech he even held up a book by Noam Chomsky on imperialism and said it encapsulated his arguments: “The American empire is doing all it can to consolidate its hegemonistic system of domination, and we cannot allow him to do that. We cannot allow world dictatorship to be consolidated.”
He ended the news conference by saying, “I have a meeting with the axis of evil somewhere around here, so I have to go.”
This speech on one hand can be brushed aside as a lunatic commander speaking against the “Free World” but for a moment try to forget the actual words used in his delivery and attempt to read in-between the lines. He attempts to drive home a very strong message which other leaders were unable to speak against the biggest economic bully of the world, the message was clear and simple, the entire world is sick and tired of seeing this aggressive attitude of the United States of America, and its attempt for world domination.
Chavez in my opinion gave a brilliant speech, a speech that drove in his message with menacing force, he used sensational words which will naturally be quickly picked up by the world media and this itself can be the first step in creating awareness for this problem. Its good to see that these sentiments are not being only portrayed by the Muslim world, but is heartening to see a country in South America finally speak-up against its North American brothers and Hugo simply choose a brilliant time to capture the lime light, is this the first stone shattering window panes at the White House. Reactions?