THE ABSURD TIMES — STILL

Venezuela and Ignorance

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on May 2, 2019

THE ABSURD TIMES

Nixon: “We are all Keynesians.”

Venezuela and Ignorance

Or Fear and Loathing, May, 2019

By

Czar Donic

We have done a tremendous feat and keeping people as ignorant as they are. In fact, it is good business and good capitalism. So long as the people are unaware of what is being done to them, on their behalf, all is well with the wealthy and powerful and damn the rest of the world’s population.

What about “free and fair” elections in Venezuela? Is that what we have here? Is that why the improbably Donald Trump is there in the White House or the nearest golf course instead of Bernie Sanders? But that’s no going to get us anywhere. So we go back to Venezuela. The puppet we want to put in power got zero votes for President. Maduro over six million. Six million, just to be clear, is more than zero.

We talk a great deal, or hear a great deal from corporate media, about military action in the country and the psychopathic John Bolton and his crew complaining about not enough military strategy from the Generals. Times are strange when Generals make more sense than our civilian government, but that is the situation. After all, the final sane advisor in the Trump Administration was called “Mad Dog". That will give you an idea.

OK. So forget about military intervention. If we try to invade the country, we wind up with a situation than found in Viet Nam. Generals at least have a memory. We are not hearing a word about the vast forests down there. “Whet, you ask, what forest is in Venezuela?”

“The Goddamn Amazon forest, that’s what.”

“What? I thought that was down in Brazil and we own that now.”

What can you tell these people? What the hell do they learn about geography? Mark Twain once observed that “War is God’s way of teaching us geography," and it turn out he was right. There is far more forest available for Venezuela to launch Guerra-type action than was ever in Vietnam and how many lives that did one cost us?

Well, the truth is that it doesn’t matter. Our would be puppet, Guido, has promised to “privatize" the oil fields, in other words, make them available to corporations which, as we all know, have our best interests at heart. It is the same crowd that Castro kicked out of Cuba.

But the people are starving, I hear. Yes, but few mention why. We, the U.S. has launched an enormous blockade of the country, not allowing them to import the needed medical supplies nor food of any type. The only food approved has USA stamped on it and labeled as “Humanitarian." aid. Somehow, the United Nations still considers Morales as the ruler of the country. “But the International Community doesn’t," I hear.

Well, the so-called “International Community, as defined in our corporate press and news media, can be quite accurately defined as the United States and whatever other countries we can force to agree with us. With countries all over the world being taken over slowly by fascist interests, that community is growing and will continue to grow.

You may have heard, although it is only a slight possibility, that sympathetic citizens of this country, mostly women by the way, are currently holding the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington. The question, of course, becomes “why did the country leave the embassy, and the answer is that they cut ties with us some time ago over these crippling and inhumane sanctions. I’ll try to join them, although it is a very long car drive from here.

Another lie that spread was that Maduro was going to flee the country until the Russians stopped him. Hey, the Russians are not much better than us. They have no interest in having more oil on the market either.

A few other notes: Eliot Abrams in now running things for Trump. Now, the Late George Bush, ex-CIA Director, [yes, the same guy who promised never to expand Nato eastward
to fat old drunk
Yeltson] pardoned him, Eliot, for his part in helping ship arms to Iran and money to Honduras. This was illegally done to overthrow the government in Nicaragua. Ollie North, who testified under immunity, orchestrated the deal out of the Reagen White House basement. Ollie is now spokesman for the NTA but have a power struggle with wigged out Wayne.

Never mind. Here is some documentation on Venezuela and also on the hate campaign against Ilhan Omar, duly elected representative from Minnesota who, by the way, got more votes than any other representative elected this time (at last, I can’t think of an exception).

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is claiming to have defeated a coup attempt launched by opposition leader Juan Guaidó, the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly. On Tuesday morning, Guaidó appeared in an online video standing among heavily armed soldiers, calling for the military to back what he called the “final phase” of an effort to topple Maduro’s government. Guiadó appeared alongside Leopoldo López, a longtime opposition leader, who was reportedly released from house arrest by renegade officers. Guaidó has been attempting to topple the Venezuelan government since January, when he declared himself to be Venezuela’s interim president. The Trump administration, as well as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and others, openly supported the coup attempt. Earlier today, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox Business that military action in Venezuela is possible, “if that’s what is required.” We speak to Miguel Tinker Salas, Venezuelan historian and professor at Pomona College.

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