[Marxism] re the Chavez/anti-semitism crap

michael a. lebowitz mlebowit at sfu.ca
Mon Jan 9 08:48:00 MST 2006


I sent the following off to a friend who asked about the charge being 
circulated:
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         Don't believe that crap. It's clear that Chavez meant the 
capitalists (given Jesus's role as first socialist revolutionary and 
Judas as the first capitalist). If I recall correctly, Chavez was 
speaking at a refuge for street kids the day before Christmas 
(apparently a very inspiring speech-- I was in Chile at the time). 
Here's the quote:


<http://www.ww4report.com/node/1426#comment-4211>translation of 
relevant passage

Submitted by <http://www.ww4report.com/user/3>David Bloom on Sat, 
12/31/2005 - 15:12.

"The world has enough for everyone, then, but it turns out that some 
minorities, the descendants of the same ones who crucified Christ, 
the descendants of the same ones who threw Bolivar out of here and 
also crucified him in their own way in Santa Marta, over there in 
Colombia. A minority seized ownership of the wealth of the world, a 
minority seized ownership of the gold of the planet, of the silver, 
of the minerals, of the waters, of the good lands, the oil, of the 
wealth, basically, and the riches have been concentrated in few 
hands: less than 10% of the population of the world owns more than 
half the riches of the whole world...." (Trans: Weekly News Update on 
the Americas 
<http://home.earthlink.net/~nicadlw/wnuhome.html>http://home.earthlink.net/~nicadlw/wnuhome.html)


Michael A. Lebowitz
Professor Emeritus
Economics Department
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C., Canada V5A 1S6

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