It is hard to determine the real facts on the ground in Venezuela but one thing clear: an absurd figure like Guaido could never have any legal foundation if he did gain power. As the most ridiculous figure of a plant/stooge his position is laughable and could never achieve any legitimacy beyond that of fascist caudillo. The ridiculous pouting of slogans of democracy is self-parody and a mockery of constitutional legitimacy. The US has goofed repeatedly since the beginning of the year, and seems to be staging an unintended expose of its imperialist stupidity. This takeover could finally succeed, at the price of the final eclipse of US pretenses toward democratic (read neo-liberal) refoundation.