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US Media Erase Years of Chavismo’s Gains

US Media Erase Years of Chavismo’s Gains

Gregory Shupak

Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, which took off with the election of President Hugo Chávez in December 1998, frequently and even quite recently received praise for its social gains from the United Nations, international humanitarian organizations and economists. This aspect of the country’s story has been almost entirely written out of media coverage of the effort to overthrow the Venezuelan government by the US, Canada and their right-wing partners in Venezuela and the region.

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Again , as far as these so called “Western Democracies” are concerned , the poor should not have and do not have a voice. Look to every Country in question that recognized Guaidó as the legitimate head of State. Not only do they ignore the fact that Maduro won a majority of the vote, but they suggest that only the grievances of the middle class and upper middle class is legitimate.

These Governments do the same thing in their own Country where “rebuilding the Middle class” is always more important than is combating poverty. The few voices that see poverty as a major issue such as Martin Luther King , are silenced and leaders of Countries that want to address poverty in their countries by sharing resource wealth , are demonized and removed from power.

From the perspective of these Governments, each of them supporting Capitalism and the Dominator model , the peoples living in poverty due to this model are an embarrassment so they would rather pretend that the poor do not exist are simply are poor because that’s the way they want it. That way they can continue to perpetuate the myth that “Capitalism is the only economic system that works” as they line their pockets with ever more wealth.

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Everyday the MSM proves we no longer have a true “fourth estate”, instead, corporate cheerleaders.

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Headlines: USA brings transport planes loaded with food and medicine for the Venezuelan people. Wow what a generous country. Meanwhile , sanctions blocking the sale of oil and the importation of essential goods cripples the Venezuelan economy.
The latter story is never elucidated and the facts are hidden , just as the genocide of the Palestinians hidden from the eyes of Americans. A FREE PRESS could change the world. In America the zionists control the media so the lies continue.

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There’s one thing you can count on like clockwork: The US mainstream media shamelessly waving pom poms for war, especially an oil war. The really frustrating part is that no matter how many times the same lying neocons trot out the same lies to lie us into another war, the same news outlets are their to parrot the lies.

To compound the frustration, watch the d-party establishment run like cowards from HR 1004. I just sent my rep, Debbie Dingell, my thoughts on that:

https://www.codepink.org/venezuela

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