The Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle, sends this article out to those who persist in denying the validity of the Venezuelan Bolivarian revolution. We offer here a wise but tough article by one of Venezuela’s most eminent economists who has excellent socialist credentials.
We are quite out of patience with armchair theorists who have always criticized our country and leaders for not being “revolutionary” enough, who still do not understand us or Latin America, yet persist in a condescending manner to be our judges and deny the revolutionary road that Venezuela, in its own self-determination, is forging for itself in a very difficult geopolitical situation; the globe today is not the one in the 1960,70 or 80s. It is not a simple situation Venezuela is facing.
The Venezuelan people are engaged in an authentic anti-imperialist struggle for national liberation defending its sovereignty and seeking social justice in the midst of an interlocking world market system.
The destiny of Latin America is at stake and any possibility of stemming the tide of savage capitalism.
Its revolution is also based on the true respect of Human Rights, that for so many decades were denied to Venezuelans by previous governments.
Venezuela’s is enough of a socialist revolution that it is being fought in the most dastardly manner by the full force of imperial economic forces that have already caused the death of 40,000 innocent civilians – that should say something about its achievements and its meaning.
STEP OUT OF TEXTBOOK FORMULAS AND TIME WARPS, OBSERVE THE REAL SOCIAL AND POLITICAL REALITY VENEZUELA FACES AND THE WEIGHT OF AN EVIL EMPIRE THAT IS BEING THROWN AGAINST HER.
Now if critics would only concentrate on creating their own revolutions in North America and Europe, then socialism would really flourish, as the difficulties of having socialism in only one, or even two, countries would be greatly diminished.
We have EVERY confidence that the Venezuelan people will overcome: they have the solid civil/military union, the workers, indigenous peoples, campesinos and other popular organizations defend their government; they have the full range of help from the amazingly organized grassroots (communal councils, communes and collectives)- and they are not alone as Cuba, Russia, China most of the Caribbean, and the overwhelming majority of the UN members support their legitimate president, Nicolás Maduro.
And most of all, they have right and justice on their side.