We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

United States Plots Conquest of Venezuela in the Wake of Chavez’ Death

Click here to access article posted on Land Destroyer, a blog maintained by Tony Cartalucci who is based in Thailand.

Imperial operatives of the Empire are circling over Venezuela in the hope of finding weaknesses on which to feed their ravenous appetites.

The author identifies key players and networks likely to try to destabilize Venezuela during this time of opportunity.

The leading newspaper in Canada is already celebrating this opportunity for the resumption of exploitation of Venezuela resources for the benefit of Canadian based oil and mining corporations.

The fate of Venezuela ultimately lies with the Venezuelan people. As far as I can see, this very popular leader used his "Bolivarian Revolution" mostly to bolster his own party and influence while leaving the economy under the control of the same ruling class. However, to his credit, he built grass roots political organizations, developed health care and educational programs for the poor, and promoted national and international independence from the Empire. Now we will find out how strong the grass roots organizations are to resist the political assaults on their country that are sure to follow his death. 
The fate of Venezuela lies in its people's hands. Covert destabilization must be faced by the Venezuelan people, while the alternative media must do its best to unravel the lies already being spun ahead of long-planned operations in "post-Chavez Venezuela." 
I also recommend Pepe Escobar's article on Chavez.