So, just as expected, President Nicholas Maduro’s United Socialist Party (PSUV) won 17 of the 23 governorships that were up for grabs in Sunday’s gubernatorial elections in Venezuela.
The Western ‘international’ media might be able to fool people outside of Venezuela with their psychological warfare propaganda, but they cannot fool the people who actually live in Venezuela and know firsthand what is going on.
The reality is that the white, elitist, fascist opposition overplayed their hand and woke up the masses of working class Venezuelans. Their campaign of orchestrated violent street protests, orchestrated shortages of a number of consumer items, and treasonous calls for the United States of America to strangle the Venezuelan economy, backfired.
They so turned off the working class, that on July 30th, 2017, over 8 million adult citizens defied the opposition boycott and their intimidatory threats, and voted for the establishment of a National Constituent Assembly to discuss and analyse all the current problems and predicaments facing the country, and to devise new governance structures and policies to respond to their problems and predicaments.
This was a sure signal that the working class (a significant number of whom had refused to vote in the 2015 National Assembly elections, thereby permitting the opposition to win control of the National Assembly) were once again energized and would support their party– the PSUV– in the gubernatorial elections held Sunday October 15th.
So the socialist, anti-imperialist PSUV is back on track with their Bolivarian Revolution. And it is onward now to a re-election victory for President Maduro in the presidential elections of 2018.
In the immortal words of former Prime Minister of Barbados, Erskine Sandiford, the American government and their puppet news media could “like it or lump it”. Venezuela does not belong to them; it belongs to the people of Venezuela.
Gerald A Perreira
Network in Defence of Humanity