The US media chorus supporting a US overthrow of the Venezuelan government has for years pointed to the country’s economic crisis as a justification for regime change, while whitewashing the ways in which the US has strangled the Venezuelan economy (FAIR.org, 3/22/18).
Chavez gave voice to the poor in Venezuela wherein they allowed to share directly in the resource wealth of that nation rather then see it siphoned off by foreign Corporations to fuel the wealth of the 1 percent.
Those same Corporations, the Mining Companies , the Oil Companies and the like are just an evolution of Colonialism wherein wealth extracted from abroad to make the Colonial power richer. Venezuela under Maduro was inviting in Chinese firms and Russian firms to exploit this resources and as far as Canada, The USA and The European Union concerned this wealth belongs “by right” to Corporations based in those Countries.
Their recognizing Gaudio as the rightful leader of Venezuela has NOTHING to do with Democracy or Human Rights. It all about being able to steal from that Country , the consequences being those masses of poor lifted out of poverty by Chavez becoming poor again so the shareholders of Barrick Gold or Exxon can buy another yacht.
More and more the US Plutocrats’ Propaganda (the media) and Puppets (the politicians) spout off about ‘democracy’ when they are attacking it.
I’m reminded of the statement of Inigo Montoya to Vizzini in The Princess Bride:
" You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
HI SuspiraDeProfundis----- I loved how Chavez really did share the oil wealth with the Poeple------and somehow, one of America’s states, Alaska, gives all its citizens a money benefit from their oil. This could be done with many of the resources in states. I like that Arkansas has a diamond mine area, and people pay an entrance fee, and get to keep what they find. I think all natural resources should be owned equally by the People of that state—the corporations are too greedy and try to steal all of the treasure at once. So since 2 states share—maybe more should too. : )
I wish Tulsi Gabbard would fly to Venezuela to meet with Maduro the same as she did with Assad. Show the world that not all Americans are rabid, war-mongering, capitalist, regime change supporting, dogs. She’d take a ton of crap for it from the corporate media and pseudo-progressives but one of the candidates needs to have the guts to stand up for what is morally right.
During the second French intervention in Mexico, Maximillian I of Austria was installed as Emperor of the Mexicans. Perhaps the government of this country can send MRubio down to Venezuela as their Emperor. Someone has to fix their problems right?
The NYT is leading the way for intervention----and this is out and out PROPAGANDA ! The US with the power of the dollar can crush countries like Venezuela----and this is what has been happening since Chavez took over. Thank you for the insight above about Maduro being used by China and Russia.
And this is all about the COMMONS--------not socialism. WHO OWNS THE OIL IN VENEZUELA??? a)US corporations b) the elite moneyed interests of Venezuela(most of whom probably live in Florida). c) the people of Venezuela. ???
WHO OWNS ALL THE OIL IN THE US???
SUPPORT INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM-----the common denominator -----Yea.
SUPPORT THE COMMONS-----THE PEOPLE OF EVERY ESTABLISHED BOARDER HAVE A RIGHT -----OWN-----THE NATURAL RESOUCES.
We the COMMON people need to seriously question what the elite in all these nation states are doing! Because it is insane!
Thank you to all the new media for covering this issue .
Great analysis by Mr. Shupak. Yes, the presstitute media in this country are very much complicit in the crimes committed against the Venezuelan people.
We are living in a fascist Amerika, supported by the fascists of the Fourth Estate.