The Truth About Venezuela
Over the past year, the mainstream media has attempted to construct the narrative of Venezuela as an example of the failing of leftist economic policy. They want you to believe that the country has been impoverished as a result of the plague that is socialism. While Venezuela is certainly struggling at the moment, what the media claim to be the source of the problem could not be further from the truth- and sinister motivations lie at the root of this agenda pushing.
A vast number of countries across the world have centrally planned economies that may resemble socialism in one form or another. Many of these countries are prosperous and do not find themselves in the same situation as Venezuela. Couple that with the fact that Venezuela is one of the richest countries on Earth in regards to natural resources and you start to realize that the mainstream narrative of Venezuela simply cannot be. If an explanation seems to simple, it probably is.
What is always conveniently left out of discussion about Venezuela’s struggles are the crippling sanctions levied against them by many of the world’s strongest economic powers, including the strongest one of all- the United States. This is the primary reason why Venezuela’s economy is not doing well- they are under siege. Donald Trump has even threatened military action against them.
This all begs the question- why? Venezuela is led by a leftist-nationalist leader by the name of Nicolas Maduro who, on May 20th, 2018, won re-election in resounding fashion, gaining nearly 68 percent of the vote in a 3 man race. Unsurprisingly, many in the mainstream media have since come out and claimed the election was rigged, despite pre-election polls predicting a fairly safe win for the incumbent.
This electoral trouncing of his opponents by Maduro clear contradicts the attempt by the mainstream media at constructing the narrative of a popular uprising against him. And while it is true that there have been numerous anti-government protests, there are more to these than meets the eye. Significant evidence has come to light linking large swaths of these fascist protesters to foreign intelligence agencies.
Maduro’s policies have been notoriously unfriendly to international business interests. Rather, he believes in the strange notion of putting the interests of his people above those of predatory multinational corporations. Because of this, those corporate interests desperately want him gone and have used their stranglehold on many powerful governments to accomplish their aims. Many of said governments also would not mind a piece of some of Venezuela’s immensely valuable and abundant natural resources.
The mainstream media spinning of attributing the current state of affairs to the leftist ideology is used in large part in an attempt to discredit these ideas. Their hope is that people worldwide will buy into their propaganda and lose faith in that sort of politics. That way, figures like Maduro will hopefully never come to power and actions such as sanctions and the use of military force will be without purpose.
As strange as this might seem to some, it is nothing new. These strategies and courses of action have been implemented many times before. A similar thing happened on the same continent- in early 1970s Chile.
In 1970, Salvador Allende became the first ever elected Marxist head of state. Immediately following his victory, the global financial elite began plotting his demise. The lead up looked similar in many to what is currently going on in Venezuela, ultimately ending in a CIA backed coup d’etat in 1973 in which fascist dictator Augusto Pinochet took control of Chile. I would not be surprised if Venezuela ended up meeting the same fate.
We must recognize that the vast majority of the American media diet comes from the same corporations that have sought to depose these leaders. Trust in mainstream news has been declining in this country for a long time- that is a good thing. So long as they continue to forgo facts and truth for the pushing of their own agenda, we should continue to seek out other sources for our information. Stay vigilant!