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Fri Dec 18, 2015, 05:17 AM

Venezuela: A Revolution That Will Not Die

December 18, 2015
Venezuela: A Revolution That Will Not Die

by Eric Draitser

This is not a revolution that can be undone with one election, nor can it be simply legislated out of existence.

Much has been written about the outcome of Venezuela’s Dec. 6 legislative elections, with many of the analyses justifiably focusing on the shortcomings of the Socialist Party (PSUV) and the difficulty of the current state of affairs in the country. Indeed, even before the political body was cold, post-mortem examinations abounded in the corporate and alternative media, with dissections of seemingly every aspect of the Bolivarian Republic’s political, economic, and social life.

But what these journalists and political analysts often overlook is the determination of the core of the Bolivarian Revolution, the radical base that is committed to preserving what Hugo Chavez began building more than 17 years ago. This is not a revolution that can be undone with one election, nor can it be simply legislated out of existence. This Revolution will not, as some cynics have argued, be brought down by the weight of its own contradictions, or by internal rot and corruption, or by external forces such as assassinations and economic destabilization. Instead, the Revolution will survive. It will be resurgent. It will be reborn thanks to the commitment of millions of dedicated Chavistas.

While one may take this as an article of faith, it is instead a conclusion born of experience in Venezuela, one that is informed by dozens of conversations with activists and organizers whose words of love and dedication to the revolution are matched only by their actions to build it.

More:
http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/12/18/venezuela-a-revolution-that-will-not-die/

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Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:23 AM

1. A timely post, Judi, and much appreciated.

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Fri Dec 18, 2015, 10:43 AM

2. If the revolution can rid itself of rot and corruption then it might get a second chance

all of their wounds were self inflicted - hopefully they have learned something.

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