Throughout the last century, socialists have faced an uphill battle within the United States. Unlike other similarly high-income countries, the U.S. has lar Source: Bernie Sanders, Anti-Imperialism and Venezuela
I have been consistently critical of Sanders’ ‘our revolution’ and ‘socialism’ and this article and the issue of venezuela shows the way that a basically reformist perspective gets entangled in contradictions. Instead of too much indignation we should feel sad that ‘socialism’ in quotation marks will have a hard time reaching lift off. The gesture … Continue reading Sanders and AOC flunk the venezuela question….
At the CNN town hall, Sanders opposed U.S. intervention in Venezuela, refused to call Maduro a dictator, or recognize Guaido, but he didn’t call for an end to sanctions – with Jacqueline Luqman, Eugene Puryear, Norman Solomon and host Paul Jay Source: Sanders on Venezuela – Does His Critique of US Policy Go Far Enough?
https://redfortyeight.com/?s=sanders+venezuela We offer no leeway for Sanders or any progressive candidates on the question of Venezuela…let’s just see if any of the new candidates can navigate here… I have been disenfranchiesed by american politics…give me one good reason to vote? We have ten years left and a universal field of ‘citizen’ assholes, ..
Sanders’ statement makes no reference to US economic sanctions against Venezuela, which are largely responsible for Venezuela’s economic problems. For example, the decline in oil production is due to lack of spare parts.This is not to deny that corruption is a problem in Venezuela. But socialists in the US should be focusing on the actions … Continue reading Sanders Statement on Venezuela – Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont
Sanders is worried about the polls and is not further shifting the meaning of the term to serve his own personal interests, grossly unfair to the large sphere of real socialists who are being squeezed out.
We have often suggested a way out of the Venezuelan impasse which is finally a judgment on the left’s inability to specify a real socialist system. The Venezuelan system is overanalyzed: the failure is that of international socialism to offer a viable path to its own definitionless abstraction. The Bolivarian revolution is really a revolution … Continue reading Venezuela blah blah on the left: the need to complete the revolution…//ZCommunications » Explanations for the Current Crisis in Venezuela
The flaw in the faux socialism of much current social democratic thinking become evident in the inability to support, or at least try to understand, the actual socialist experiment in Venezuela. This crippling error will in the end vitiate all claims for socialism by these followers of Sanders… This does real damage to AOC’s ‘socialist’ … Continue reading Venezuela attempts socialism…what of AOC…?//AOC Lines Up with Pelosi, Bolton and Trump in Support of Coup Attempt in Venezuela | Left Voice
We have suggested a dozen times ways for Venezuela to proceed but the problem is the failure of the left to have ever produced a real path to real socialism/communism. The left has no path to socialism and Venezuela reflects that in the way its idles at the threshold, unable to move. If it followed … Continue reading Venezuela needs to finish the revolution, and soon…how about our DMNC? a solution tailormade for the bolivarian impasse
https://redfortyeight.com/?s=venezuela+coup We have tried to suggest how ‘easy’ it would be to create real socialism and that in the context of Venezuela. The charge is laid against Venezuela that it shows the failure of socialism. Nothing could be further from the truth. Venezuela is not socialist, it is capitalist, and we see a spectacular failure … Continue reading Venezuela and the failure of capitalism