The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 12
- Juntos Somos Chávez - Es el Momento
The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part
1, 2013 — Sabina Becker
*Burnt-out car on Francisco de Miranda Avenue, Caracas, 2004, after a
“peaceful” protest of the opposition, otherwise known as a
These supposedly spontaneous local protests were directed by Washington via
US diplomatic installations, and were aimed at destabilizing Venezuela so
that then President Hugo Chávez would be forced to resign. None of them
Ah, that peaceful Venezuelan opposition; gotta love ‘em. They set cars on
fire all the time, and we up here in El Gran Norte are supposed to take all
this in stride as just youthful hijinks and legitimate protest against an
elected government which has supposedly gotten all repressive and out of
hand. Anybody buying it?
If you are, *still,* you’re a feckin’ eejit. Especially after
*This Monday, a destabilization plan will take place during a march called
by the ultra-right-wing campaign, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Francisco
de Miranda Avenue and will end in Chacao.*
It was denounced by the host of VTV’s “La Hojilla”, Mario Silva, via his
official Twitter account, @LaHojillaenTV.
“@LaHojillaenTV: We denounce a destabilization plan by the opposition in
tomorrow’s march”, wrote the host.
Silva also informed that the opposition rally will be a “Guarimba”.
“@LaHojillaenTV: TOMORROW’S OPPOSITION MARCH IS A GUARIMBA.”
The state channel’s president, William Castillo, wrote on his official
*“@planwac: This Monday, Capriles called for a march ‘AT NIGHT’, leaving
from Los Ruices for the VTV offices…Beware!”
Now. What kind of “peaceful law-abiding opposition” calls for demos AT
Oh, probably one planning “spontaneous” bonfires that just so happen to
block major roadways, causing chaos and potential riots in advance of the
elections just two weeks from today, when acting president Maduro will
become president elect with a majority between 55 and 60 percent of the
vote. That’s what kind of opposition.
Seriously, guys, you really have to try harder at this non-violence stuff.
Otherwise, Henry Ramos Allup will only look like he has a good
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