Venezuela’s Insane Socialist Leader Denounces Right-Wing Electrical War


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At the rate Maduro is going, Venezuela will be North Korea in a matter of years. Despite its oil reserves. Now it’s time for Maduro to go Full Stalin and begin rounding up electrical fascist saboteurs to protect Socialist electricity for the Bolivarian revolution.

Venezuela’s second massive power outage of the year plunged much of the nation into darkness on Monday night, prompting renewed talk of sabotage from President Nicolas Maduro’s government and cries of incompetence from its foes.

Monday’s outage appeared similar to a massive September 5 blackout that was one of the worst in the South American OPEC member’s history

Maduro was giving a live address on state TV when he was abruptly cut off.

Maduro, a 50-year-old former bus driver who narrowly won a presidential election this year after the death of his mentor and former leader Hugo Chavez, accused the opposition then of deliberately sabotaging the power grid to discredit him.

His powerful ally and National Assembly president, Diosdado Cabello, repeated the same accusation after Monday’s blackout that affected more than half of Venezuela.

“I have no doubt that today’s electricity sabotage is part of the right-wing’s plan,” Cabello said on Twitter.

“Be strong against this electrical war that yesterday’s fascists have declared against our people,” Maduro said in another address to the nation.

Sure. Sabotage. It can’t be the whole lack of money and lack of competence issue. It’s the reactionary forces of electrical warfare.

Since winning office in April, Maduro has accused political opponents of conniving with wealthy businessmen and their allies in the United States to undermine his government.

As well as accusing them of sabotaging the power grid, he has alleged plots to assassinate him and to destroy the economy through price-gouging and the hoarding of products.

Venezuelans are suffering from a 54 percent annual inflation rate, as well as scarcities of basic products from flour to toilet paper.

There’s only one answer. Maduro has already tried to nationalize paper factories and electronics stores. Now he must nationalize electricity. Not power companies. Electricity itself.

Maduro blamed the three hour outage Monday night on what he said were “conspiracies” ahead of the country’s December 8 municipal elections.

Electrical engineer Jose Manuel Aller told AFP that the government’s explanation was dubious.

“Just before the blackout there was an oscillation in the network, which generally occurs when transmission limits are exceeded, causing a failure that activates the security systems,” he said.

“These sectors of fascism are getting desperate, because they know a defeat is coming,” Maduro said in remarks that last four hours, according to the Associated Press.

Maduro confuses electricity, and other forms of reality, with fascism. And reality always wins in the end.

  • A Z

    Venezuela may not be able to limp along like North Korea. North Korea has China to bankroll it.

    Venezuela has oil wealth which can string it along for a while but they are squandering it fast. Iran has to support Syria and Hezbollah so it may have its’ hands full.

  • DogmaelJones1

    “Maduro confuses electricity, and other forms of reality, with fascism. And reality always wins in the end.” Love it. Reality always trumps fantasy and political mirages. But first they’ll blame right-winger conspiracies and claim that reality is really a plot to scuttle the “revolution.”

    • Monica Yriart

      Bet you never met a Latin American fascist. Or bunches of them. They’re real, friend. They have money and travel, are always up for a golpe, and make friends in high places around here. They could not be more real. They have nice suits and hair cuts.

  • Monica Yriart

    The author resides in Wonderland. Historical context grounds Maduro’s viewpoints in a plausible reality. Having no local history, the author flies “round the world” to pick up grossly misfitting analogies in an inflamed fantasy land in his head. Study the history of Latin America and of Venezuela, and spare us the mish-mash of your political imagination. It barely touches the ground. If its cynical – inflamed to sell, shame on you. If it’s earnest, the product of our failed education system, read serious study and lay off the screamers.

    • Biff Henderson

      Dead friend’s talking through a bird? The wheels on his bus have stopped going round and round for quite some time.

      • Monica Yriart

        History. Culture. Religion.

        • Biff Henderson

          They all speak of communing with talking parrots? Who knew…

          • Monica Yriart

            “We all” are different.

          • Biff Henderson

            A few years back I witnessed a shirtless vagabond rant as he recklessly waived a handgun on a bustling, downtown street corner while a policeman weighed the value of his life with that of the crowd. In the light of reflecting on this incident how should I interpret “We all” are different? How in any real sense are Maduro’s actions any different from the wild-eyed crazy man on the street corner? He has destroyed lives whereas the lone gunman in the end was safely tucked away.

          • Monica Yriart

            1. How has he destroyed lives?
            2. Our own Presidents have burned and maimed.
            I don’t know why I am writing here — this is a kookie publication with few ties to the planet. The mainstream is weak enough.

          • Biff Henderson

            The failings of Obumbler absolves Maduro? Talk about not having a ties to the planet or to common sense. When the uneducated seize the reigns the Peter Principle comes into play. Venezuela’s economy isn’t on a slow decent. It has been grossly mismanaged and its rapid decent destroys lives that cannot adapt to an infrastructure that is destined for failure. Why are you writing here? What insight have you provided? Heck if I know…