Bolivian Leftists Announce "Decolonization Plan" to Make Clocks Run Backwards

That's fitting for a backward leader of a backward country.


Bolivia has a higher infant mortality rate than Iraq. It's one of the poorest countries in Latin America with 59 percent of the population living in poverty.

But its lunatic leader Evo Morales, the next best thing to Hugo Chavez, finally has a solution. Make the clocks run backwards. That's fitting for a backward leader of a backward country.

Bolivia's leftist government is turning back the clock. Or, more precisely, turning it backward.

The government this week flipped the clock atop the Congress building so that while it's accurate, the hands now turn to the left, a direction known elsewhere as counterclockwise.

The president of Congress, Marcelo Elio, on Wednesday called the reform "a clear expression of the de-colonization of the people" under President Evo Morales, who became the country's first indigenous president.

Vice President Alvaro Garcia said the government is thinking about similarly modifying all clocks at public institutions.

Opposition lawmaker Norma Pierola said the government "wishes to change the universal laws of time."

The left can triumph over math when it comes to economics. Why not time?