Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Vzla: Bin Laden's done us a favor

Venezuelan political analyst, Domingo Alberto Rangel says he ruffled a few of feathers by praising Osama Bin Laden in last week's issue of Quinto Dia, given the reaction to his claim that the Saudi is the only revolutionary force in the world that has succeeded in striking fear in the heart of the USA Empire.

"It's possible that Bin Laden, the world's only subversive, is closing the period of February 1848 when Karl Marx and Frederick Engels edited the one of the greatest documents of all time: The Communist Manifesto approved by a handful of workers harassed by Scotland Yard."

Rangel says he's still a dialectical materialist and it's too late to make any changes but he believes that any serious columnist must be a kind of sentinel to search the horizon to register the most insignificant detail ... "these days only Islamic fundamentalism is raising a challenge vs. the Empire."

Commenting that many of the fundamentalists come from the upper ranks, Rangel suggests it would be hypocrisy for Venezuelan critics to admire rich kids Simon Bolivar and Antonio Jose de Sucre, who fell for Rousseau's Social Contract and condemn Bin Laden for falling for the spell of the Koran.
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