One of the human beings I most respected has just died. I could have written an obituary but for once, words did not express what I felt. So I will let Chavez himself and the people of Venezuela show you why Hugo Chavez was worth respect.
The video, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Chavez: Inside the Coup, below will show you the love Venezuelans had for Chavez and what they achieved by using their vote and joining in peaceful demonstrations.
It also shows the exact same strategy used in Libya, Syria and Iran, of organizing counter demonstrations and employing snipers to kill protesters. There must be a manual called “How to destroy really popular elected governments that don’t do what America tells them to”.
After the video is James Petras’s essay on the political, social, ethical, national and religious thought of Chavez and how he created a unique form of grass roots true democracy in Venezuela. It is well worth reading.
President Chavez: A 21st Century Renaissance Man
An essay by James Petras http://petras.lahaine.org/?p=1932