Riders in the Chariot
President Hugo Chavez says he is building a more perfect union in Venezuala, but according to Der Spiegel, his subjects are getting restless. Activists in the poorest slums now say no real revolution has actually taken place. From the middle class come bourgeois voices saying that Chavez has had his chance to build his new Jerusalem.
Let's move on: I am fascinated by those in the Bible who for various reasons were given a very special prize by God; they were allowed to go up into Heaven without first having to die. I'll get to the others later, but of them all perhaps Elijah had the most dramatic exit. He went to heaven in a fiery chariot, which God sent to pick him up.