Even during Easter week, called Holy week in Spanish, the revolution never stops in surprising us with its use of logic:
—The head of Civil Protection, the same one that said yesterday that accidents this year were running 38% above last year’s levels, said today that the alcohol prohibition had reduced traffic accidents. I guess the logic must be that if they had not prohibited alcohol, they would be running at 50% more than last year. Well, I propose the following improvised experiment next year to see if Venezuelans drive better under the influence: Let alcohol be sold 24 hours a day, if accidents drop, we know the answer, if they don’t, we can try a different improvised experiment two years from now.
—And a Court let the 29 jailed suspects of helping former Governor Lapi escape free, because the Prosecutor could not provide any evidence that they were involved. I think the Court was wrong, I am sure at least one of them had something to do with it, they should give the Prosecutor time to come up with the evidence like in the Anderson assasination case, where after two and a half years there is still no evidence, but there are a few people charged for the crime and even in exile. By the way, did you hear that the star witness in that case was caught with an illegal weapon and with a fake credential of being a member of military intelligence? This is the guy that never lies…
—Finally, Gral. Francisco Uson, who was jailed for five years for expressing a technical opinion, which somehow is not a violation of free speech for this autocratic Government, had his rights violated again yesterday when the Head of the jail where he is interned denied him visitation rights for writing a letter to TV station RCTV supporting them in their case against the Government that wants to revoke its concession. I guess Gral Uson has not learned his lesson and know that only Chavistas are allowed to have opinions. Recall it was only a week ago that the Prosecutor General said there was no crime by the Deputies who called for ignoring a Supreme Court decision, as this was simply an “opinion”. Uson’s lawyers went to the People Ombudsman, where he got no support. I guess the meaning of the word “people” is as restricted as that of “opinion” in the revolution.