Before we begin, let’s agree to put two ghosts to rest: Chavez had his heart in the right place, but he erred in consolidating what had been a vibrant, squabbling group of left wing parties under one wing - his own. (2) Venezuela is now a failed klepto-state with narco generals killing protesters in their homes, and criminals with special passports issued in the presidential ‘Yellow House’ being arrested in Europe with billions of dollars in cash on them. Nothing about Maduro commends him to civil society, and nothing about Venezuela remotely resembles socialism.
That said, there is amply reason to believe that the international neo-liberals elites will try to run the post Maduro country. Item, the cabal orchestrating the take-over includes your usual suspects - neo-cons, neo-libs, Chicago school, oil interests. Item, neo-Nazis in neighboring Brazil are champing at the bit. Item: Creating more hunger while dangling food in front of the hungry is something only the likes of Trump will do.
Maduro has to go - the lives of millions of good people in Venezuela hang in the balance, and depend on it. Maduro is beyond reasoning with, and too incompetent to even care. The slim ray of sunshine is that, after Maduro is gone, we will be dealing with the Devils We Know - and they are right here in the U.S. mostly. Here in the U.S., we have the House to exorcise this Devil, and we can all chip in to help.
So, before you rush to embrace the enemy of your enemy Maduro (which many old failed socialists in the West are doing) hold your fire until he is deposed, then hold the U.S. neo-cons’ feet to the fire, and deliver Venezuelans from both evils.