.. . . na, ná, na, na, ná, na , na, naaa. . . . . . remember that TV musical show we all loved as kids in the 70’s. Never mind, there were only two TV channels, all TV’s where in black and white and “The Monkeeys” (with 2 ee) was a group of singers very much like The Beatles, and a good part of the show, the only parts I can remember, the group was being chased by the groupies in fast action camera, hilarious 20 century Bolivia.
Hilarious is in deed, that now in the 21st century, we find these comedians, sorry, I meant The Monkeys, with 1 e, rooming the presidential palace and being chased by the oligarchic groupies of Santa Cruz, not fans at all, but the terror expression on The Monkey’s faces are the same.
An all of this because Commander Ruben Costas, prefect of Santa Cruz, called the Caribbean tyrant of Hugo Chavez, “el mono mayor”; which translates to, “the big monkey” and is just the name of a common child’s game in the country, where all the children have to do exactly the same thing the first one in line is doing, being the first kid, “El mono mayor”. Not even ones did Commander Costas referred to anybody in Bolivia, La Paz or the government with the appellative of mono, monkey, primate or whatever. As a matter of fact, I already advised the distinguished Santa Cruz leader, that the next time he mentions Chavez; he should use the comparison with “rococos” or “garrapatas”.
It is strange to me, then, that one of the most sinister members of the mazista regime will almost immediately cry out laud to the 4 winds that mister Costas is a racist because he called our magnificent Evo, “el mono menor”. He then explained that Costas did not “directly” called any names to brother Evo, but since he say that Chavez was the big monkey then it means Evo is the little monkey and that is just, plain racist.
Whaaaaaaaaaaat? Wait a minute, I just don’t understand, why if Chavez is the big monkey, Evo is the little monkey? I was thinking about this when Evo himself, in Yapacani, cried out to his constituents, that Costas mistreated him calling him, little monkey. Since he was not addressing an informed sector of the Bolivian population, no explanations about the monkey business were given, he just plainly lied.
So, Evo and the mazist publicly recognized that they are “under” the command of Hugo Chavez. What happened with the history about the “dignity” the Bolivian governments must have, not being under the umbrella of other country? What is the difference from a North American empire that subjugates our government in a quiet way and a Caribbean Empire that subjugates our government through open bravatas? No dignity, no liberty, no nothing promised while burning La Paz in October 2003. I will say, if the Mazist had changed something in this country, it will be the last paragraph of our National Anthem. “Morir antes que esclavos vivir”; for “Morir antes que cheques renunciar”.