There’s all those revolutions – – the Russian Revolution, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, Revolutions in China that we know nothing about, the Cuban Revolution, Revolutions in 1848 all over Europe, the Haitian, the Iranian, the Industrial Revolution, Orange, Green Revolutions, the Civil Rights Movement was a Revolution, so was the Women’s Movement. There was the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
Maybe that’s why Canadians think it’s been the ideal of “peace, order and good governance“. We keep quiet and we forget: The “On to Ottawa Trek / Regina Riot” in 1935 was a Revolution.
“We were pretty militant, but we had a reason to be,” says Llewellyn. “If you were going hungry in the richest country in the world you would have done it too.”
Prime Minister R.B. Bennett , blaming the riot on communist agitators (who else?!), endorsed an inquiry that whitewashed the authorities of any wrongdoing. According to Waiser, a University of Saskatchewan history professor: “In truth, it was a police-provoked riot. They raided a peaceful meeting and the people fought back.”
NOTE THE CONTEXT: The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) was founded in Calgary in 1932 as a political coalition of progressive, socialist and labour groups that wanted economic reform, to help Canadians affected by the Great Depression.
Three years later “exploitation” had only become more apparent. Starting from B.C., men set out to “ride the rails” more than 4,000 kilometres to Ottawa. From Ottawa you can see the army coming from a long way off, gathering momentum and members as it hurtles down the tracks at the target.
But what in hell is the Bolivarian Revolution? And why is it important to understanding how it comes about that Canadians are threatening military action against Venezuela?
Corporate media hides that the crisis in Venezuela is a class struggle, and whatever its faults, the Bolivarian revolution is a struggle for equality and democracy, a quote from:
With thanks to Wikipedia (I need to, and will send them another donation):
The Bolivarian Revolution is named after Simón Bolívar, an early 19th-century Venezuelan and Latin American revolutionary leader, prominent in the Spanish American wars of independence in achieving the independence of most of northern South America from Spanish rule.
(Today) According to Hugo Chávez (former President of Venezuela) and other supporters, the Bolivarian Revolution seeks to build an inter-American coalition to implement Bolivarianism, nationalism and a state-led economy.
On his 57th birthday, while announcing that he was being treated for cancer, Chávez announced that he had changed the slogan of the Bolivarian Revolution from “Motherland, socialism, or death” to “Motherland and socialism. We will live, and we will come out victorious“.
To me, that explains pretty well why today the North American imperialists and other Powers of Exploitation (transnational corporates), mount counter-insurgency attacks triggered by dirty words and leaders like “Bolivarian”, Rafael Correa (former president of Ecuador). God forbid SOCIALISM! COMMUNISM! Che Guevara, Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange . . . Venezuela has a democratically-elected Government. But the Government is “Bolivarian“. It needs to be overthrown. Canada will assist.
HOWEVER, it appears to me that the attempted coup may have been thwarted.
How? Why? Outrage has been high. North American mainstream media has not been able to control the narrative.
TOO MANY people and countries understand and can identify the tactics used to overthrow Governments and establish puppet regimes willing to sell out their people for power and wealth. It’s then that the exploitation of resources (oil in Venezuela), suppression of human rights and brutality really set in. Too many people know the pattern.
How do we understand the Canadian role, now that we are integrated with the U.S. military-industrial complex, thanks to our Quisling Government, “The Generals” and “The Collaborators”? Using as a reference point,
The Venezuelans are in a fight to regain democracy. In the media of the Empire, they are cast as bad guy “insurgents”. Dirty socialists, communists, BOLIVARIANS.
It’s fascinating to watch the messaging, and then be able to access an explanation from these “freedom fighters”. The manipulation of images and stories by The Corporatocracy doesn’t fail to astound. It reminds me of that Hill & Knowlton creation of heart-wrenching, but totally staged – – Hollywood at its best – – testimony:
The Corporatocracy wants to re-assert its power and control over Venezuela. They want the oil and other resources on THEIR TERMS. Canadians are threatening to go into Venezuela on behalf of the Corporatocracy. So we Canadians are “countering” the Venezuelan people, the Revolutionaries or Insurgents or Freedom Fighters, whatever you wish to call them. (The phrases counter-revolutionary and counter-insurgency refer to the same people – – the ones trying to take over control of the country from the people who live there. Most often it is done to ensure access to the country’s resources. The “counter-revolutionaries” in this case are once again the strong men for the Big Corporates – – the American-Canadian military and surveillance forces.)
So then, what am I? There has been a coup d’etat in Canada, the most recent evidence of which is SNC Lavalin. I want Canada back – – what I have discovered is actually a MYTH of what Canada is. Never mind that it’s a myth. The reality is destroying the Planet. I will not stand by and see the beauty, awe and wonder destroyed. I’m firmly against Canada’s counter-insurgency role in the world. I am a Bolivarian, a revolutionary.
As I wrote in
Chelsea Manning and then
lead me to say:
I’m out of the closet: I’m a revolutionary.
The United States brought about my conversion.