~~And~~The Russians get a word in about El Senor Chávez Frías~~
Lamentation para El Senor Chávez Frías
Thrice a Prince~~The tribe of amigos~~ dwindles down~~very low~~
We wave goodbye to all that now~~~
Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías 28 July 1954~~5 March 2013
This afternoon~~young Danny bought us tea~~we thank him~~and while drinking tea~~we discussed Venezuela and the sad troubles there ongoing~~
It is curious to us that young Daniel, much as does young Stephen, holds, what appears to be the opinion that lack of formal schooling ought to be disqualifying for national leadership in a democracy.
There, boys~~sadly, our paths must diverge~~~yes, diverge~~
As we have said to you both~~in a democracy, the citizens can, for good or ill, elect whomever they like~~
We have also said that we could make anyone a great President~~as long as he simply does what we tell him~~and we am not being hyperbolic about that in any way~~
We think, young Danny at our tea today came to, an agreement in principle amenable, that lack of formal academic training ought not to be either~~militating or viciating in the selection process respecting democratic governance~~
Now Stephen may prove out more of a hard nut to crack over this–but we’ll keep trying there~~~
Rejoice and Glad!!
John Daniel Begg
Sunday, 2nd Juin, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2013
~~Acta Est Fabula~~