The obvious stupidity of this whole things should be apparent. For one, the aid that has been offered (by the US, and right wing governments with worse human rights records) is less than the daily costs of the economic war against Venezuela. It is not only a PR stunt/propaganda campaign, Guaido (a creation of the NED) and Trump said that it was a means of forcing the military to ignore the government, which could set the stage for a coup. The US could just stop the economic war, which would be much better than any small aid they are offering (for propaganda purposes). The UN and the Red Cross refuse to work with or attach themselves to the aid because of how obviously politicized this is.
And that bourgeois dickhead Branson is a ridiculous clown. He goes to Colombia to hold a concert to aid Venezuela (with the support of Guaido and the fascist Leopoldo mind you, Leopoldo being in jail for things he would be in jail for her too). Think about that for a second. Colombia is the deadliest place in the world for union organizers. It is among the deadliest places in the world for journalists and human rights workers. Over 80 priests have been killed there since the 80’s because they worked to help the poor. Thousands of activists and politicians have been killed since the 1980’s by right wing paramilitaries. It has among the largest group of internally displaced people in the world, the CIA data on net migration shows that millions have been fleeing the country, millions were in fact living in Venezuela up until a few months ago on the government’s dime, and the overwhelming majority of the violence comes from right wing death squads. Dozens of indigenous groups have disappeared forever because of violent land grabs. Its recent president, Uribe and his family, have tons of connections to right wing death squads, information has come out that outright hits were planned on his ranch with death squads, and the DEA said (in the early 90’s) that he was one of the worst politicians in that government in regards to connections to cartels. It is, in short, a human rights horror show, but it hasn’t been subjected to intense economic war by the US. In fact, Colombia is the largest recipient of aid in the hemisphere and is the third largest recipient of US aid in the world. Only Egypt and Israel gets more, and the US helped to set up the paramilitary death squad system in the 60’s in that country too. So, Branson is going to THAT country in order to give aid to people suffering in Venezuela, and they are largely suffering because of us. Oh, and Obama took some selfies with this asshole, showing how much fun he was having playing on his yacht. I can think of no better of a microcosm of this rotten system than that. Ever hear the saying, a picture says a thousand words?
What does this picture say?