February 5, 2008
Chávez's 4F Semiotic Mindfuck
No, the two arm bands aren't quite identical. Still, exactly what message was Chávez trying to send by wearing
armband on the day he
announced that Venezuela's border to the west is with FARC
If he recognizes FARC as "being in a state of war with Colombia" (which, after all, is
what "beligerent" means
) and then allies himself politically and symbolically with FARC, what state does that leave Venezuela and Colombia in? Crazy stuff.