"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Mar 5, 2013

Memoriam

I pity the fate of Venezuela.

8 comments:

RealityZone said...

I am sure the West has released the jackals.

Jack Crow said...

I'd wager they were ready to go, sort of like what's prepared for Cuba, RZ.

RealityZone said...

Absolutely.
I have a feeling they might be getting some unwanted push back from Brazil and the BRICS this time though.

Anonymous said...

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34201.htm

tsisageya said...

Why pity?

Jack Crow said...

tsis,

Because I don't imagine Maduro has the coalition necessary to survive the coming intervention. An election is due halfway through April, and if Carpriles wins, he will begin to dismantle what the Chavistas have spent the better part of two decades building. And given the "basket case economy" assumed by the technocrats (see above post), neo-liberalization, privatization and the restoration of the old Castillo aristocracy are on the menu.

tsis said...

Wow, Jack. You seem very knowledgeable, which I, apparently, am not.

Still, though, why pity?

Jack Crow said...

Just some google-fu and a passing interest in Venezuela, tsis. I do not have a scholarly depth, being hostile to academia as I am.