- The Facts:Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled national assembly, recently declared himself president of Venezuela, as part of a globalist-backed coup in attempt to overthrow recently inaugurated president Nicolas Maduro.
- Reflect On:What are the ways in which we are continuing to condone these geopolitical activities? Are we having trouble separating Western propaganda from our basic human values?
The attempted coup taking place in Venezuela right now is very instructive for those seeking to better understand the current geopolitical power struggle, as it is one of the most transparent illustrations of the well-worn tactics employed by the forces behind Western hegemony.
Ideologies such as ‘socialism,’ ‘economic growth’ and ‘democracy’ continue to be bandied about in mainstream discourse with the highest degree of distortion. This is often intentional in order to justify political and military action that simply enriches the global elite at the expense of humanity at large. The problem is that much of the general public in the West continue to support these tactics by failing to see the thinly-veiled hypocrisy inherent in them.
What Is Happening In Venezuela
Venezuela under Hugo Chavez (1999-2012) was a thorn in the side of Western globalists, as Chavez became one of the greatest and most vocal critics of Western exploitation of his time. He named Nicolas Maduro as his successor in 2012. Maduro has been in power ever since, winning elections in 2013 and 2018.
While Maduro amassed over two-thirds (67.8%) of the popular vote in 2018, his inauguration a few weeks ago was soon followed by statements from the European Union and others that they did not accept Maduro as the legitimate president based on election ‘irregularities.’
In a move that seems impossible to justify on constitutional grounds, Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled national assembly, recently declared himself president of Venezuela, despite the fact that he did not even run in the presidential election. His actions are described in this Guardian article:
The young politician stood before thousands of protesters in Caracas and swore himself in as interim president – a move that was immediately greeted by the US and Canadian governments. Guaidó first signaled that he was willing to mount a serious challenge to the country’s president in early January when Nicolás Maduro began his second term of office following elections last summer that were widely denounced as fraudulent.
The inauguration was met with a chorus of international disapproval, and Guaidó, just six days into his post, told the world he was ready to assume the presidency until free and fair elections could be held – provided he had the vital support of the military.
Battle Lines Drawn
The parameters of this battle are easily delineated. Those nations under the control of globalists–and we must include the United States in this until proven otherwise–are offering their support to Guaidó. This is simply because support for Guaidó is support for the Globalist agenda, which in this case is bringing Venezuela’s vast resources, including the largest proven oil reserves in the world, under the control of Globalist oligarchs.
The statement of support for Guaidó on the part of the European Union that the voice of the people ‘cannot be ignored’ is particularly hypocritical. If the EU really believed this, why are they offering no support to the majority in France who passionately want Emmanuel Macron removed from power? Simply because this unelected, bureaucratic body advances their Globalist agenda over the welfare of the people every time. Emmanuel Macron is a Globalist, so they will defend his constitutional right to stay in power with extreme prejudice. Nicolás Maduro is not a Globalist, so they will have absolutely no consideration for his constitutional right to stay in power.
Meanwhile, it is those few nations who have resisted globalism that unsurprisingly support the autonomy of Venezuela and hence the constitutional right of Maduro to retain power:
MPs in Russia, a major Venezuelan ally, criticised US moves against Maduro. “The United States is trying to carry out an operation to organise the next ‘colour revolution’ in Venezuela,” Andrei Klimov, the deputy chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the upper house of parliament, said, using a term for the popular uprisings that unseated leaders in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. Another committee member, Vladimir Dzhabrailov, said: “I do not think that we can recognise this – it is, in essence, a coup.”
Turkey and Cuba and Bolivia’s Evo Morales have also offered their support for Maduro. (source)
Anyone who has heard Russian President Vladimir Putin speak about geopolitics is familiar with his opposition to globalism in favor of a ‘multipolar’ global power structure, in which autonomous nations have their say and international matters are dealt with through consensus and agreements. I am not suggesting that Putin or Russia are without fault. What should be clear, though, is why nations in favor of (or at least under the control of) Western hegemony make a habit of demonizing Putin and Russia’s activities in the world. It is because Russia currently stands as the biggest obstacle to the Globalists’ dream of a one-world government.
Nicolás Maduro Is No Saint
Supporting Nicolás Maduro’s constitutional right to serve out his term is not necessarily an endorsement of the man himself, his failed policies, or his allegedly unlawful suppression of dissent. But like Hugo Chavez before him, who espoused a form of socialism in an attempt to address the ills of poverty and economic disparity in his country, we could at least hold out hope that he is a leader with some regard for the welfare of his people.
Perhaps the same could be said about Juan Guaidó. But I want to be clear, this is not a question of which of these two men cares more about their people. This is a question of which one was elected into power, and which one is favored by the globalists. The main push behind this Western-backed attempted coup is the exploitation of a nation, which includes the enslavement of its people.
Yes, Venezuela is currently suffering economic hardship right now, and some blame has to be put on the government. But we should not forget the impact of sanctions from the Western world, who do everything in their power to bring about economic hardship to countries that are not aligned with imperialistic policies. The Globalists don’t want to support oil-rich nations benefiting economically from the oil industry unless they get the lion’s share. Sanctions are usually coupled with the CIA’s clandestine ‘opposition-building’ that they have been perfecting since the Iranian coup-d’état of 1953. This involves organizing and funding supposedly ‘grass-roots’ opposition to stir up the perception that the majority of the country are seeking regime change. This is all done in order to create the desired conditions to allow them to ‘save the day’ with the installation of a hand-picked puppet who is willing to go along with globalist exploitation.
Whether or not the coup attempt is successful here is partly contingent on which leader has the support of the military. But, believe it or not, each of us in the Western world has an impact on this as well.
How We Continue To Enable Western Imperialism
By and large, the Western public continues to turn a blind eye to the attempts on the part of Western powers to use strong-arm tactics to ‘persuade’ countries like Venezuela to fall in line with the way the globalists want their country to operate. Why? Because many of us still believe that our political and economic systems are the best, and are more than willing to disregard the notion that other nations are sovereign if we can be convinced that forcing other nations to do things the way we do them will ultimately benefit us.
Ending this kind of behavior is not founded in defeating the globalists, but rather in gaining enough awareness as a collective to reject the pro-Western propaganda we are being fed. This falls in line with the message of John Perkins, author of the classic ‘Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.’ Aside from providing detailed evidence and insight into Western imperialism from his first-hand involvement in it, he takes great pains to explain why it continues to be condoned as a political and economic strategy:
“It is driven not by a small band of men but by a concept that has become accepted as gospel: the idea that all economic growth benefits humankind and that the greater the growth, the more widespread the benefits. This belief also has a corollary: that those people who excel at stoking the fires of economic growth should be exalted and rewarded, while those born at the fringes are available for exploitation.”
Our Western Powers, as invincible as they may seem, can only continue to perpetrate economic and political intimidation of sovereign nations as long as the majority of people in the West either approve of it or turn a blind eye to it. If indeed we want to create a world in which there is fairness, respect, freedom, and many of the other things that we value, then we have to look upon world events with a discerning mind, seeing through the propaganda enough to become fully aware of when the basic human values that we espouse are not being maintained.