Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner visited a school and
bragged tweeted about it,
“I said, you must read The Merchant of Venice so you understand the vulture funds. Laughter all around.”
Le dije, tienen que leer El Mercader de Venecia para entender a los fondos buitres. Risas de todos…
— Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) July 2, 2015
“No, don’t laugh. Usury and bloodsucking were immortalized centuries ago by the best literature.”
No, no se rían. La usura y los chupasangre ya fueron inmortalizados por la mejor literatura hace siglos…
— Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) July 3, 2015
Jonathan Tobin looks at how Kirchner’s Jew Hatred Casts Cloud on Argentina
We don’t have to learn more about Kirchner’s literary tastes to understand the depth of her prejudices against Jews. Her dealings with Iran and previous comments on social media are enough to damn her as a vicious anti-Semite. But this latest incident solidifies her stance in a way that no objective observer could possibly misinterpret.
Given the willingness of the Argentine government to make crooked deals with Iran and to cover up involvement in terrorism and perhaps even murder of Nisman, there may not be any way to hold Kirchner accountable for her actions. But foreign governments should draw the right conclusions from Kirchner’s Jew hatred and act accordingly. She may be untouchable at home but no decent foreign government should ever receive her as a leader. Until a person not tainted by the virus of anti-Semitism leads Argentina, it should get a cold shoulder from the United States as well as other nations on all issues
Read the full article.
Here’s a reading suggestion:
In view of the Nisman murder and botched-up investigation, Argentinian schools ought to read Jean Anouilh’s Becket and watch the film adaptation to better understand Argentinian politics.