Influencing The Outcome Of An Election…In Venezuela

by William Skink

How can politicians and media figures who have spent the past two years hyperventilating over Russia’s supposed influence over American elections shift so seamlessly to recognizing the unelected opposition in Venezuela?

I truly don’t understand how the cognitive dissonance doesn’t produce some physiological effect, like the exploding of a head or two.

There has been no objective, third party assessment of the validity or corruption of the Venezuelan elections that reelected Maduro. And there will be no significant political cross-winds in America to stop Trump’s deep-state handlers from doing something militarily stupid to assert the selfish interests of their oligarch/corporate funders.

Will Trump’s base absorb another glaring example of how their boy allows himself to be led by the interventionists he campaigned against during the 2016 election? Doubtful. Trump playing 4-D chess as “reported” by Q-anon is an easy, albeit deranged, rationalization over clear evidence Trump won’t oppose the bottomless appetites of empire.

And how about those Progressives? Will they even blink over another coming interventionist disaster, or are they too busy already worrying over party unity for 2020 to care about how Democrats and Trumplicans merrily walk hand-in-hand when it comes to bombing other countries that don’t bend to our imperial will?

I heard NPR casually report over the weekend how America is trying to play “king-maker” in Venezuela. Were the passengers of Suburus going out to recreate in our snowy wonderland (if you can afford it) alarmed at what could transpire?

Will it take a hot war and expensive gas prices to get Americans to pay attention to how America continues to steamroll non-aligned countries with lethal sanctions before trying to overtly capitalize on the chaos our policies help create?

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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5 Responses to Influencing The Outcome Of An Election…In Venezuela

  1. dpogreba says:

    Thanks for reading!

    I know this blog post will stop American militarism in its tracks. Well done!

    • Big Swede says:

      And thanks Don for always checking in here.

    • and your blog post will almost certainly unify Democrats, empower progressives and lead to an amazing victory of decency and democracy in 2020. I’m just jealous of your persuasive powers. I mean, look how far Democrats have come in Montana since you’ve been blogging?

  2. Big Swede says:

    ‘Look at Venezuela and understand that you can vote yourself into socialism, but you have to shoot yourself out of it.” -John Hayward

  3. Big Swede says:

    By the way, this is how I define “intervention” in other countries affairs.

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