What is happening in Venezuela?
This is just like Florida 2000, only the contest in Venezuela wasn’t between bad and badder, but between a genuine choice for progressive change to serve as a beacon to the rest of the downtrodden and subaltern in the world versus stagnation and tepidness.
After having initially called the referendum for Chavez, sadly, virtually all of the Western media is now calling the referendum definitively for the ‘no’ side and thus against Chavez.
With Chavez having just, as I write this, apparently conceded defeat, I am reminded of the words of Robert Frost who wrote:
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
May we socialists and Marxists continue to find the strength to pursue, in the words of Walt Whitman, “the struggle ever renew’d” and not be disheartened by this shocking stillbirth.