Wednesday, September 28, 2011

When "revolutions" die

All revolutions die, eventually, and the more so if they are fake revolutions.

The "bolivarian" one started its demise the day it lost the students of Venezuela, the very group that should have sustained its, intellectually.  Since then it has been a long drawn agony, marked by increasing violence, corruption, drug trafficking and what not, to become what is today a mere narco-state in the making.

It is thus only fitting that the other "revolution", the one that was propped by Chavez, the one that actually had at least some genuine revolutionary pretense, the "indigenous" revolution of Bolivia would find its demise in the repression of indigenous people.  What they did to the Amazon natives in Bolivia who protested on ecological and native rights, has no name.  It is not that so far it has caused the resignation of several high ranking officers (at least in Bolivia they still have enough shame that they resign), it is that an indigenous president is at the helm when indigenous folks, not of his tribe, are repressed.

It does not matter what Evo Morales does from now on, he might close all media in Bolivia if necessary, his revolution is near dead.

8 comments:

  1. 1979 Boat People1:17 PM

    Should the title be:

    "
    When "SCAMS" die
    "
    ?

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  2. Anonymous2:52 PM

    Should the title be:"When "SCAMS" die"?

    No. Scams have goals and coherent procedures in place to accomplish their well-defined goals, and have a great understanding of human nature and how to manipulate it.

    Revolutions have none of those.

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  3. 1979 Boat People4:41 PM

    What I really meant was

    "BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION"="SCAM"

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  4. oso negro9:22 PM

    A friend and I call it the Photoshop revolution because all the propaganda is obviously Photoshopped and poorly done at that. Everything is so fake.

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  5. Anonymous10:12 PM

    Seems strange that an indigenous individual becomes president, yet attacks the same people?

    Same here in Ecuador! Natives are protesting that Correa's government wants to take ownership of their water, mining for gold, etc. When in his new constitution he says indigenous people have land and water rights! Since the indigenous people have been protesting he now calls them 'terrorists'!


    Go figure!

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  6. Boludo Tejano12:22 AM

    Sin Nombre:
    Seems strange that an indigenous individual becomes president, yet attacks the same people?

    But they are NOT the same people. Evo Morales is an Aymara from the arid highlands,from a village with an altitude of around 3800 meters. The Amazon Indians are from the jungle, hundreds of miles away and about 150 meters in altitude. Higlanders and Jungle dwellers are equally uncomfortable in the other's environment.The highlands are asphyxiating to the jungle dweller. The jungle is suffocating to the highland dweller. Nor do highlanders and jungle people have the same indigenous language, though both may speak Spanish.

    Regarding Evo's treatment of Amazon people: what can expect of soenone who knees an opponent in the goin in a fame of futbol/soccer?( Evo is #10) You get what you pay for.

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  7. The concept of "revolution" has rebellious, aggressive and violent connotations. It's supposed to be a boom! with life-changing implications. Doesn't last 12 years or more. In Venezuela it's just a catch phrase used to captivate the ignorant masses.

    Indeed, we know all too well it's not even a slow evolution, it's a surreal regression, an undeniable worsening of most private and public affairs, nearly a catastrophic nightmare for most people, to say the least. (feeling poetic today.. :--))

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  8. Anonymous1:13 PM

    As a Bolivian citizen, and who has always opposed Evo Morales, I can't help but say that there is a great amount of political expediency being passed around right now, just like in Porvenir a couple years back, and around Santa Cruz in 2007. After you screw up the economy and the markets, what resources do you have left other than to ask Brazil for opportunities through that wonderful highway?

    But that's nothing new I suppose.

    Still, after watching all of the resignations and denials from el Ministerio del Gobierno, I have to say that finally the opposition, both from the east and the west, has found the point upon which it can really go upon the offensive against the MAS.

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