Franz J.T. Lee, April, 2006
Goebbels propaganda campaign is the prelude to imminent brutal invasion...
After having looked at seven fascist diatribal video tapes of the CIA and of the "opposition" launched internationally against the Bolivarian Revolution and President Chavez, that were reproduced in the evening program of Mario Silva, "La Hojilla" yesterday, to warn everybody about a possible, imminent, United States military invasion of Venezuela, this time my weekly commentary will really be piquant and bitter.
As a result of colonialism and imperialism what has happened to us over the last five centuries, and in globalization what is really on the order of the day in Latin America, in Venezuela, Percy B. Shelley has described eloquently as follows:
"Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number -
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many - they are few."
Charles Dickens, the famous British author, in his "Tale of Two Cities" ... portraying Paris, the French Revolution, and describing London, the Industrial Revolution ... teaches us what really is happening in turbulent times, during an epoch of intra-systemic social revolutions.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness... "
So begins a story of bourgeois revolutionary Paris and the contrast to smoky, smoggy industrial capitalist London. In Europe it still was a social revolutionary time where the personal sacrifice of brave men like Simon Bolivar, Francisco de Miranda, Babeuf, Blanqui, Bakunin and Marx was still a matter of human honor and loyalty to a revolutionary cause.
It was a time when a capitalist was proud to be an exploiter, where a revolutionary openly declared that he is a social democrat, a communist. It was a time when a bourgeois revolutionary was still reading his Shakespeare, about Hamlet, who reminded Horatio that there are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in his philosophy.
It was not yet the unprincipled age of imperialist treachery, as described by George Orwell and Aldous Huxley in their famous works. Only now, in globalization, in the epoch of "Twin Tower" hoaxes, of information warfare rumors about "terrorists," bloody lies about Venezuela and Chavez, middle class corruption of "chavistas without Chavez," of formal logical, ideological confusion, psychological operations, "psy ops," enter the military, political spheres as dangerous arms of mass destruction.
But it is still a world of religious obscurantism, of erudite professors of law and political science who still kiss the baby Jesus in the "paraduras" of the University of The Andes, of Marxists following the "Passion," with palm leaves in their hands, marching behind the Holy Cross of Jesus Christ, in the spirit of the "theology of liberation," it is an ancient world of staunch Christians hiding with Karl Marx in the catacombs of primitive communism, secretly studying the forbidden gospels of Martion, Thomas, Phillipe, Judas, and even of Mary Magdalena, searching for more messiahs.
It is also the modern era of a wolfish "Adeco" Roman Catholic cardinal appearing in saintly sheep garb and golpista garbage, to tell big lies about Chavez that could open the very flooding bowels of the heavens, and who one day may even become a future pope, the virtual reality of an ex-guerrilla fighter who is now howling with the bloodthirsty werewolves, but who could one day become a future president of Venezuela once we got rid of Chavez, the one and only root of capitalist evil in the whole world, that is, we live in an explosive, contradictory, absurd era where nobody really seems to know anything anymore , seems to be interested in who is who, or what is really going on at all.
Very few still see the writing on the wall of woe, nobody heeds to the warnings of Cassandra! A dangeous carpe diem, a dark HAARP night has fallen on mankind.
Yet, at the end of the 18th century, in the spring of capitalist revolution, a long epoch of European class consciousness and social justice was ushered in, accompanied by a "reign of terror," by the law of the capitalist guillotine, by Hegel's World Spirit on horseback, galloping across Europe, by the Napoleonic Wars, all these also affected Simon Bolivar nd his daydream of a Great Colombia, to emancipate all slaves, to liberate America from the exploitative claws of metropolitan capitalism.
Currently, in our epoch of Yankee world fascism, at best the dialectical words of Dickens portray our revolutionary story, the world fascist North American "plague," the political dilemma of the successors of Simon Bolivar and Karl Marx, of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias and of Cuban President Fidel Castro Ruz:
"... it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."
However, let us update Dickens:
"Today, it's the Dawn, the ALBA of transcendental, historic Emancipation; it's the Aurora of Nature and Society, of Exodus, of crossing the Rubicon. Creatively we are transcending, surpassing, excelling this mode of capitalist universal destruction, of what its noisiest authorities call Globalization."
Jacta alea est -- the dies are cast!
In 2006, finally, we can choose between deepening our revolution, by involving all the workers of Latin America in self-defense, by applying all means necessary, that is, by choosing Chavez, who is neither an angel nor a saint, neither a messiah nor a wild bush fire walking and talking with god, neither a tyrant nor a dictator ... who thus cannot do it all alone or be blamed for everything that goes wrong in the capitalist universe ... and ... losing our revolution, losing seven years of joy and fear, of workers' gains, of victories of millions of impoverished Venezuelans, by returning to neoliberal savagery, by converting the Bolivarian Revolution again into open tyranny, dictatorship and imperialist barbarism. In this case, we will only see our new president on the day of elections, the next day thanks to imported whiskey he will be stone drunk stumbling around in Miraflores (Lusinchi) or like a spoiled brat we will see him again this time playing dominoes with the bored, opulent generals (Caldera).
We have no other choice: world capitalism itself, Bush himself decided: either you are with us or with Chavez.
The ultima ratio of Bush: If you are against us, we will invade you, destroy everything that you have, torture you, murder you; historically, we capitalists have magnificent experience in physical conquest and mental holocaust. What Hitler did with the Jews, communists, "niggers" and gypsies will be small fry compared to what we are doing already in Afghanistan and Iraq, to what we plan for Iran and Venezuela.
And, just imagine all the coming surprises of weapons of mass destruction that we have in mind for hundreds of millions of obsolete physical labor forces.
Here, in globalization, really, the ancient words of the biblical Jesus Christ become true: Many revolutionaries are called, few are chosen. Not everybody that shouts Chavez, Chavez, will enter emancipatory socialism of the third millennium. In fact, especially in Zulia, many "new rich" are already jumping the boat, are desperately swimming towards the haven of wanted criminals in Latin America, to Miami.
Never ever on earth occurred a "peaceful revolution"; historically, no ruling class ever stepped down peacefully from its golden throne. Thus, entering the military stage ... that Frantz Fanon already has predicted long ago in his "Wretched of the Earth" ... in emancipatory self-defense, the true Bolivarian Revolution really begins.
The global war against world fascism will be the most violent, most bloody class war that the world ever has experienced. The currently hottest tips of this violent iceberg are Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Libya, Nepal, Colombia and Venezuela.
It would be highly irresponsible, would be mortal, not to begin to organize our self.defense immediately, in fact, it may be too late already.
However, revolutions are not one day flies, only peace time pastimes. They are permanent, they flame in periods of war and of peace, hence a revolutionary does not go on vacation when a Yankee military invasion is being constructed in front of our very door. Faced by war, a revolutionary does not sack his commander and replace him with a bush cannibal. 24 million of us cannot emigrate to the "Friends of Venezuela," here, we will have to fight violation, rape, torture and murder of our beloved ones.
So, we better be well-prepared, psychologically, praxically and theoretically, just study what Israel is doing in the Mideast, what the Yankees are doing in Afghanistan and Iraq, what Pedro Estanga and consorts had and still have in mind for Venezuela, to know what is coming.
In fact, only real revolutions are being attacked heavily by imperialist invasions, see what happened in Russia, in a world war, over 20 capitalist states invaded the Soviet Union. What happened in Cuba, Chile, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Algeria and now Nepal?
Revolution is not a Christmas gift ... if you really want to make revolution, buy a gun, weapons of mass defense, otherwise, buy a computer, calculate prices, equivalents, your money, your debts.
Military invasion is part and parcel of socialist revolution.
Who wants to make a socialist revolution, and fears foreign imperialist invasion, should really retire to the North Pole, and in the Swiss cheese holes of the ozone layers should search for Father Christmas and his reindeer stagecoach, instead of trying to attack the huge bloody corporation Coca Cola, by just peacefully picketing and shouting: Hands Off our Water Resources!
The fact that Yankee military invasion is imminent precisely proves what is happening here: a dangerous social revolution against world imperialist fascism is taking place in Latin America. If we are not careful, it will be nipped in the bud. If we do not know it, well, then the industrial and military complex around Bush and Rumsfeld surely does.
Now we can decide what and who we really are: social reformists or socialist revolutionaries, bare-faced cowards or principled human beings!
To betray the revolution, by demanding that Chavez should vanish into thin air, is simply tantamount to having the memory of a stone, of committing high treason to all that is humanly sacred, near and dear in Venezuela.
This applies to everybody that is participating in the world revolution, who wants to save humanity from extinction, also to Chavez himself.
As stated above, clandestine CIA authors (including their local lackeys in the private TV stations) currently are promoting fascist diatribal ideas, as expressed in a series of video clips of information warfare ... agents from Tampa, Florida, who probably are also the originators of all the Osama Bin Laden video tapes ... are totally disfiguring Venezuelan reality, are telling highly concentrated big lies to a vulnerable world public. They are simply dangerous war criminals. To support this is to participate in genocidal murder and world fascism.
Studying previous military invasions, as Eva Golinger warned, this Goebbels propaganda campaign is the prelude to imminent brutal invasion.
Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution did not fall like manna from heaven, they are historical creations, hence there are tons of things about them to be criticized constructively, that is, in a human, humane, humanist manner. To do this one does not need heinous lies. To err is human, this is also valid for someone with a very high degree of popularity in the country, for Chavez, but also for a farce, for Bush, who two times came to political power in fraudulent, undemocratic elections. However, this has nothing to do with divine forgiveness, rather it concerns catastrophic errors that should be avoided at all costs. Anybody has the right to point out any mistake but this should always happen in the upright, straightforward spirit of world revolution, of human emancipation.
The Goebbels video tapes are just spewing fascist lies, ideological strychnine, class hatred, high treason and massive genocide.
To tell the truth that anytime and anywhere can be verified scientifically and philosophically, this is what Orwell called a revolutionary act.
Surely, in this way, and only in this way, we could excel Chavez, will create a better Chavez as future President.
To return to ad hominem back-biting, to flipping lies, street corner gossip and werewolf rumors of yesteryear surely will be fateful for the whole American continent, for humanity in its entirety.