triumph of Hilarious have been worse? I don’t know since I haven’t seen
the other one in charge yet but I do know it would have been catastrophic. What
she and her ilk did is unspeakable but let’s call a spade a spade. It’s
state-sponsored, rogue neoliberalism. I don’t like beating around the
Cameron, Obama, Hollande, Santos, Kuczinsky, Peña Nieto, Temer, Macri – need I
go on? You already know how badly they govern. They have at least three core
allies: the media; the banks and the military industrial complex. They are
totalitarian and therefore are simply devastating.
attack first. You know where the shots are coming from, at least literally when
they go after someone or something like hysterical maniacs. And in the same way
they forget it or just turn it around. They dedicate odes to freedom fighters,
as Reagan called them - those who heroically resisted the Soviet occupation of
Afghanistan and were suddenly transformed into the Taliban. They were so
powerful that they felled the Twin Towers commanded by Bin Laden, the world’s
most evil bandit, who ordered the destruction of these skyscrapers from some
mountain top where sheep breeders live, in the strangest terrorist act known
and about which there are more questions than answers.
Rio Olympics the media obsession was zika, zika, zika. Suddenly it was Putin,
Putin, Putin. And then it was Venezuela, Venezuela, Venezuela. This is very
dangerous because after Libya, Libya, Libya, came devastation and destruction –
the rest is silence. The Holy Trinity was operating there: the media, the banks
and the military industrial complex. The brazenly grabbed $200 billion of
Libya’s international reserves.
pushed Europe into a state of desperation because everything is for the banks.
All the power is for the banks that launder drug money as there are no
resources that should not be offered up as only the banks can save. According
to the media you will be saved when the banks invest more. Then there will be more
jobs and everyone will be happy, life will flourish, there will be no suffering
according to the financial gurus. The Chicago Boys will spout the dogma and the
Talking Heads will repeat it. Then come the political wimps and after that the
bombers that pay millions to the military industrial complex for each missile
leaving Obama renewed his decree saying that “Venezuela is an extraordinary
threat to US security”. We’ve been saved from this so far and now we’ll have to
see what comes with the next one………..
Montoya (@rhm1947) is a Venezuelan intellectual, author, TV presenter, humorist
and since 2001 is the president of the Romulo Gallegos Center for Latin
American Studies (CELARG) in Caracas. This Center – along with the Miranda
Center - is one of the most important and active cultural centers in Venezuela
with seminars, theater, movies, documentaries and meetings of intellectuals
held on a regular basis.
Roberto is multilingual
and is probably best known by the Venezuela public for his TV and radio program
“The Robertos” which he presents in conjunction with Roberto Malaver and where
they take a critical and humorous look at the ridiculous antics of the
translated from Spanish by Arturo Rosales