From The Annals of the Absurd

A sight which I did not mean to look for, but came across anyway:
Look especially at the ads in the screenshot.

Are you dying of laughter yet?

For those who do not get it: the pro-Chavista ad in the screenshot is rather contradictory to the “System Change, not Climate Change” ad. Venezuela is a classic example of a “petro-state”; nearly half the country’s economy is dependent on petroleum exports whether directly or indirectly. Domestic carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels rose by over a third under Chavez. The only fact that does not make the combination of the two ads reek of irony is the fact that Venezuela’s fossil fuel production under Chavez was, due to high petroleum prices, allowed to significantly decline. This is a rather dubious “green” honor (and a gross violation of the Law of Supply).

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

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