The Left has tried everything to defend the Socialist narcotyranny in Venezuela that has robbed its people of food, water and medicine, and reduced them to hunting zoo animals and herds of wild donkeys, that has sent millions of people fleeing the country.
I wondered when they would try racism.
And Greg Palast at TruthOut has finally stumbled on the great secret. If you oppose the Socialist tyranny murdering political dissidents an starving its own people to death... you're a racist.
I can explain what’s going on in Venezuela in three photos:
First, we have Juan Guaidó, self-proclaimed (and Trump-proclaimed) president of the nation, with his wife and child, a photo prominently placed in The New York Times.
…especially when compared to their political opposites in the third photo, the congress members who support the elected President Nicolás Maduro. The Maduro supporters are nearly all of a darker hue.
This is the story of Venezuela in black and white, the story not told in The New York Timesnor the rest of our establishment media. This year’s so-called popular uprising is, at its heart, a furious backlash of the whiter (and wealthier) Venezuelans against their replacement by the larger Mestizo (mixed-race) poor.
Four centuries of white supremacy in Venezuela by those who identify their ancestors as European came to an end with the 1998 election of Hugo Chavez who won with the overwhelming support of the Mestizo majority. This turn away from white supremacy continues under Maduro, Chavez’ chosen successor.
The actual differences in the photos have something to do with lighting. While Maduro (see above), Venezuela's dictator, claims to be mixed race, he looks no different than most and would blend in perfectly well on a Spanish street. (Ditto for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, who claimed American Indian descent.)
But sure, spin the revolt by starving people who lack medications and drinking water as racist.
Everyone knows that only racists want to feed their families.