Sunday, September 30, 2012

Liberals are freaked out over Chavez as usual

If you get bored, here's a fun little thread over at the Great Orange Satan. The "mistake" the diarist made was pretty typical - assuming that liberals/progressives/whatevers cannot stand leftists - and make no mistake, there is a difference. Chavez' experiment with 21st century socialism has been one of those flickers of light for those of us who make up the anti-capitalist left. Suffice it to say, the Bolivarian revolution (which is really more reformist than anything) has been a thorn in the side of US imperialism since the late 1990s. That seems to be the one thing that American Exceptionalists of liberal, moderate, and conservative flavors can agree on: Chavez sets an inconvenient counter-example, and is a "threat" to US domination of the Western Hemisphere. So no doubt, another diarist will be subject to another flamefest. Pass the popcorn.