and Palast explains this is about White Supremacy in Venuzuela.
We mustn’t forget that Latin America was settled by white Portuguese and Spaniards who ruled over the indigenous population as a privileged elite. Some of the settlers were poor folk and they intermarried with the native population and later with the Africans imported to be slaves. That means that most of Latin America has a black, brown, and indigenous population ruled over by an elite white European ruling class.
These folk in Venezuela don’t even call themselves Venezuelans; they call themselves Spanish!
The Bolivarian Revolution wasn’t just about Socialism and helping the poor: it was about the non-white masses taking power over their own government.
The opposition is lilly white.
This doesn’t get reported in the US, even though the supposed Resistance is apoplectic about Trump’s racism in their usage of shallow Identity Politcs (as opposed to Racial Agenda Politics) yet they support Trump’s support of a racist coup in Latin America.
I now have read the letter in depth.
Again, we have the CIA and MIC and Fossil Fuel Oligarchs narrative so entrenched in D.C. that even this letter has to first support the lies about unfair elections that actually were very fair, about Maduro being a dictator (what kind of dictator lets leaders of treasonous coups have rallies in the street?), blaming the violence on the Chavistas when anyone with any integrity in the nation would report the truth that it’s the opposition that is violent, and that Marduro is not letting humanitarian aid in the nation.
We are in deep crap, folks, when those who oppose the American Empire’s wars must first promote the propaganda that is all lies, which are used to manufacture consent.