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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has branded US President Barack Obama a warmonger at the UN climate talks, where he also traced the world’s environmental sickness to capitalism.
Chavez, paraphrasing Karl Marx, said “a ghost is stalking the streets of Copenhagen… it’s capitalism, capitalism is that ghost.”
“The destructive model of capitalism is the eradication of life,” he said.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lashed out at the West Wednesday, charging capitalism with destroying the planet.
“A ghost is stalking the streets of Copenhagen…it’s capitalism, capitalism is that ghost,” he said, speaking at the UN climate control conference in Copenhagen. “The destructive model of capitalism is the eradication of life.”
THE Copenhagen climate summit was pretty much summed up in the high-level segment yesterday when Penny Wong’s speech was interrupted by whistles and chanting and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez got a standing ovation.
When he said the process in Copenhagen was “not democratic, it is not inclusive, but isn’t that the reality of our world, the world is really and imperial dictatorship…down with imperial dictatorships” he gota rousing round of applause.
When he said there was a “silent and terrible ghost in the room” and that ghost was called capitalism, the applause was deafening.
20 minutes after his 5 minute speaking time was supposed to have ended and after quoting everyone from Karl Marx to Jesus Christ – “our revolution seeks to help all people…socialism, the other ghost that is probably wandering around this room, that’s the way to save the planet, capitalism is the road to hell….let’s fight against capitalism and make it obey us.” He won a standing ovation. http://seeker401.wordpress.com/2009/12/1 8/hugo-chavez-speech-at-copenhagen-let%E2%80%99s-fight-against-capitalism-and-make-it-obey-us/
En el valle de los ciegos, el tuerto es rey - Spanish proverb.
In the valley of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.