Festive Left Friday Blogging: Chavecito plants one

Supposedly, the big story out of the recent Ibero-American summit in Chile was the King of Spain telling Chavecito to shut up. Here’s the more harmonious side the media neglected:

Chavecito plants a tree with an amazing sense of balance and agility


Even when it came time for the big symbolic tree-planting in the Presidents’ Park, nothing could bring Chavecito to his knees.

Chavecito stoops--and conquers

He doesn’t have to stoop to conquer, either–but it helps to get all the soil into that hole.

Tree planted--mission accomplished!

Mission accomplished. Now where’s the King? Chavecito has a shovel in his hands, and that can only mean one thing: He plans to use it on a pile of pucky that someone left behind.

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4 Responses to Festive Left Friday Blogging: Chavecito plants one

  1. Slave Revolt says:

    Chavez plants trees in other countries–Bush plants fucking bombs.
    Nice Hugo!
    I wonder what type of tree it is–and if Hugo watered it in, as one is supposed to do with a newly planted tree.
    Lastly, I like the shovel raised high as a sort of arboreal benediction. Solidarity with all tree-lovers the world over. Nice.
    When was the last time the Franco-loving Spanish King planted a tree, with his own hands.
    See Pan’s Laberyith and think of Mr. Kingy. (By the way, worth seeing if you haven’t Bina–very much so!)

  2. Bina says:

    I hope he watered it, although with the stupid pee-pee story Reuters was pushing lately under its Odd News, I wouldn’t be surprised if they claimed he pissed on it.
    BTW, is this the film you mean?
    http://www.panslabyrinth.com/
    It looks intriguing.

  3. Slave Revolt says:

    Yes, Bina, see the film.
    This film is also a critique of masculinist oppression–although the metaphors are subtle. This film delves into the psychic arena of mythos–laden with deep and resonant metaphorical allusions. Nicely done–and not a waste of your time.
    You will thank Slave for the recommendation.
    Also see Apocalypto if you haven’t. I was a skeptic, as it was produced by Mel Gibson, but this was also very nicely done. A definate cautionary tale with respect to imperialism–and very respectful of indigenous culture.
    I am not really a film buff–becuase there is so much sorry shit that merely reproduces the existing pathologies–but these two are worth your while Bina.

  4. Bina says:

    Sold! I just ordered Pan’s Labyrinth (along with Naomi Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine” and Edward Bernays’s “Propaganda”, which is recommended by Noam Chomsky.)
    Can hardly wait to see it.

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