From The Idiot Factor:
under President Donald Trump, has worked hard to try and remove President Nicolás
Maduro, of Venezuela,
and replace him with a puppet regime under the leadership of Juan Guaidó. Guaidó has never been
elected president. Originally Maduro was elected president several
Several months ago, Trump tried to foment a coup, hoping he could persuade the military into rebelling against Maduro. So far it has not worked.
To punish Maduro and all of
Venezuela, trump put sanctions on
the country, trying to choke Maduro's socialist regime. Trump hates socialism
and seems to believe he can overthrow the regimes in Cuba,
Nicaragua and Venezuela, with
sanctions being his main weapon.
Now, according to Vox news:
"President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Monday that freezes and blocks the transfer of all Venezuelan government property and assets in the
States; importantly, the sanctions apply not only to
Maduro’s government but also to any individuals or entities that try
to do business with it." US
This whole policy is nothing more than pure arrogance on the part of the
has no right or authority to demand that an elected president of a country
resign or step down. Much of this is just prejudice against country for not
embracing capitalism. I have just returned from a trip to Cuba where I
saw first hand a socialist and Marxist country. That system worked, despite
having an embargo against it, which is nothing more than an attempt to economically
strangle that nation. The US,
under Trump, wants the world to believe that socialism doesn't work and
socialism has ruined the economy in both Venezuela
But the truth is the sanctions have prevented both countries from getting badly
needed foods and medicines. The results of these sanctions and or an embargo
punish the average citizens. They are the ones who can't get the food or medicines
they need. These people go without their needs met due to The US' attempt to
end these non-capitalist systems.
It should be pointed out that Trump has the backing of all Republicans and most Democrats. So this is not an issue that is being debated in congress, with the exception of just a few Democrats such as Ilhan Omar.
This arrogance is mainly to protect greedy $millionaires and $billionaires such as Trump, as well as other well paid journalists, pundits and politicians who profit well off of the capitalist system, at the expense of many working poor people. I have seen socialism at work in
Cuba. The main
opposition to it is by greedy wealthy people who believe they deserve privileges
that socialist countries don't grant them. In other words this is never been
about human rights. It is about political leaders who believe they have a right
to be rich and greedy.
"The time for dialogue is over. Now is the time for action,”
declared, spurning Norway-sponsored negotiations that have been taking place
between representatives of Maduro and his US-backed challenger, Juan
But experts questioned the impact and wisdom of the measures, which Maduro’s administration and its Russian backers branded “economic terrorism”.
Some fear the latest sanctions will further aggravate an already dire humanitarian situation which has already forced millions to flee Venezuela, while others believe they will alienate Guaidó’s European backers who believe a negotiated solution is possible.
Christopher Sabatini, a senior fellow for
America at the Chatham House thinktank, said Trump’s latest gambit
was designed to achieve nothing but Maduro’s immediate downfall.
“This is intended to bring this government to its knees and to bring in Guaidó. That’s it … But it will not work. It will actually make Maduro’s government what it always wanted to be: a martyr,” Sabatini said.
Farid Kahhat, a professor of international relations at Lima’s Catholic University, said that while Maduro was to blame for Venezuela’s economic meltdown, “what the US is doing is making things worse – at least in the near future”.
Trumps' attempts at regime change may not work after all. Stamping out socialism is turning out to be harder than Trump thought it would be. Trumps efforts deserve to fail. The
has no business deciding who can and should run the nations in Latin America. A triumph for socialism is a triumph for
poor and working people. Such people deserve to win, especially after years,
decades and centuries of being servants of the wealthy minorities.