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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 04:00 PM

3. Allende as well.

 

The Chavistas have learned the lesson of history, and this is why they aren't living under a dictatorship of death squads.

"That failed coup," in 2002,

which was justified by the same sorts of violent street clashes we see today, gave us a good picture of what the Venezuelan opposition would look like in power: all legitimate branches of government abolished, the constitution scrapped, state and grassroots media shut down by force, popular organizations under military attack, and dozens dead in the streets.


George Ciccariello-Maher describes how the organization and consciousness of the Venezuelan people was able to reverse the oligarchs' coup.

Or imagine if Castro had not been ruthless in his own defense. He'd be a footnote, someone the CIA would have overthrown and murdered more than 50 years ago.

If the U.S. wants to promote openness and bourgeois rights in these countries, its most effective move would be to STOP ATTACKING THEM!!!

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