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Monday, June 28. 2010
Venezuela’s Chavez and Trotsky, and Oliver Stone
Ron Radosh, as well as other knowledgeable or honest critics, recognize the “travesty” of “Oliver Stone’s new documentary, South of the Border, his ode to Hugo Chavez and South and Latin America’s new quasi-Marxist and not so quasi dictators.”
For some background into useful idiot Oliver Stone’s “standard far-left narrative that is part of a long line of propaganda films, a modern American version of the old agitprop”:
From the BBC report and from Robert Service’s bio of Trotsky, will the real Chavez and Trotsky please stand up or be excused by ignorant fantasist rationalizers of tyranny?
First the BBC:
Now, Service’s bio of Trotsky: (recognized as best yet)
Pages 351-6 of hardback edition
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Bear in mind that Thugo is not a theoretician. Trotsky, Schmotsky. It is a good cover for accumulating power. His multimillionaire even billionaire friends who were penniless before Thugo took power. If you support Thugo, it is all good. Like Fidel said, within the revo: everything; outside the revo: nothing. Thugo is more tolerant of others having wealth than Fidel. As long as you support Thugo, wealth is fine by him.
Any chance the joys of 21st century socialism will finally cause Venezuela to change?
I've seen polls that say Chavez is unpopular, even moreso as his statist economy crashes. But, lack of popular support didn't stop the Soviet or Chinese or East European communists. Ultimately, it will take overwhelming economic collapse combined with popular revolt, armed revolt probably.
Miss the '50s? With US help, he'd be gone by now.
Then, we'd also provide employment to leftists explaining why that is such a bad thing!