Cuba’s criminal Castro dictatorship is without a doubt the master of using disinformation to not only maintain power and control but to gain more of it. On their own and with the generous aid of both useful idiots and willing accomplices, the brutally repressive and murderous apartheid regime of the Castro brothers has managed to cast itself as some type of benevolent dictatorship that just wants to help the downtrodden.
Now that it has managed to take complete control of Venezuela’s government, they are launching a new war of disinformation in an attempt to maintain their ownership of that country, allowing them to enslave millions more and plunder its rich resources.
Disinformation war in Venezuela
Since Maduro followed through with orders from his Cuban handlers, to send heavily armed thugs and Venezuela’s National Guard to kill, torture, terrorise, and arrest people participating protests in Venezuela, a different battle has been raging. A disinformation war of sorts, where we have the official BS aired in places like the New York Times or The Guardian, and then, well, reality, published pretty much every else by casual observers, reputed human rights NGOs, multilaterals, democrats from around the region, governments, The Church, music legends, independent media, etc., etc., etc.
Maduro and his Cuban handlers are not about to take the absolute unmasking of the chavista revolution sitting idle. There’s far too much money at stake. Perhaps Maduro said it best the other day, when he referred to 18 nations in the region whose “stability” (whatever that means in chavista speak) depended on Venezuela. It’d be easy to come up with a list of nations, specially in the Caribbean, whose economies would be negatively impacted if Venezuela were to shut the spigot tomorrow. A chavista mouthpiece, infamous Minister of Housing Ricardo Molina, said, from Cuba of course, that there were two Venezuelas. In that, he is absolutely right. Indeed there are two Venezuelas: the imaginary one that exists only in chavismo’s ethereal world, and the other one. There’s no doubt, or disagreement about that. Maduro “lives” in a Venezuela where everything is rosy. So do his henchmen and cronies. Every other one of the 29 million Venezuelans, lives in a Venezuela of scarcity, uncontrolled crime, unemployment, abuse, corruption, uncontrolled inflation, crumbling infrastructure, and a long list of etceteras. I think one example will suffice to illustrate this point: in chavismo’s world, Hugo Chavez was “infected with a brutal and aggressive cancer in 2011?”; in the real world, well, you get the point.
So while Maduro and the MUD sit through a dialogue meant to take Venezuela out of its current predicament (good luck with that), a fierce disinformation war is going on, one in which no one, nowhere, will be able to mediate in. One in which the two “warring parties” (chavismo and reality) are so at odds with each other that reconciliation is just unthinkable. For the deranged, as for religious fanatics which is what chavismo amounts to, can’t be convinced, are unwilling to be convinced, in fact, they take any word different from their dogma as an insult, and therefore the two positions are irreconcilable. The Middle East is a good example.
Images and videos of Maduro’s National Guard viciously beating a harmless, partly disabled woman, have shocked the world. Similarly, account of an arrested young student being sodomised with a rifle, or peaceful protesters having been shot in the head and killed, continue to shake the disinterested about Venezuela’s reality. So to you, reading this post, such acts of brutal repression have no place in civilized society, and those who execute them should be prosecuted without delay. But Maduro see things differently, you see. For him, what was done to Marvinia was totally fine. Marvinia’s attempt to reason with the National Guards that were attacking people in her neighbourhood was an affront that could only be dealt with in the way it was dealt with. That’s it, end of. Any behaviour that departs from chavismo’s dogmas is an assault on its system of beliefs. There’s no possible dialogue about it, the one going is just for show, so that the world can see that chavismo “means well”. Dialogue in 2002 – 2003 left Venezuela with a wound that hasn’t healed yet, and 12 years to the day when 19 people were killed in downtown Caracas, we are still to hear results of the previously assembled “truth commission”.
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