Friday, September 02, 2005

Sep 2/05 - Very briefly on the current state of affairs in Venezuela

PMBComment: In the shadow of the Avila crisis brews anew. The so called "revoluciĆ³n" has to accelerate, or it will lose steam and burn out. The emergence of a "conservative" class among the chavismo is a mortal threat. When I speak of conservatives I do not mean it in the classical sense. In revolutionary Venezuela being a conservative is fighting like crazy to retain the bountiful spoils of one of the most ruinous and corrupt administrations in our, not impeccable, history. When you have been in power for 7 years, you are the status quo, ergo a revolution - by necessity - will grind its own fruit. History will simply repeat itself as has been the case since the beginning of time. PMB