Those damn Americans will have their way with them, and if they can't get their way they'll pour more money and manpower in until they do. It is imperative that Chavez win the vote on DEC 02.
Pray that they succed and stop the hegemonic march for world $lavery the tyrants want to impose on another poor country, trying to show us American's that there is real democracy at work in this world.
The outcome of the Referendum of December 2 is a major historical event first and foremost for Venezuela but also for the rest of the Americas. A positive vote (Vota 'Sí') will provide the legal framework for the democratization of the political system, the socialization of strategic economic sectors, empower the poor and provide the basis for a self-managed factory system. A negative vote (or a successful US-backed civil-military uprising) would reverse the most promising living experience of popular self-rule, of advanced social welfare and democratically based socialism. A reversal, especially a military dictated outcome, would lead to a blood bath, such as we have not seen since the days of the Indonesian Generals' Coup of 1966, which killed over a million workers and peasants or the Argentine Coup of 1976 in which over 30,000 Argentines were murdered by the US- backed Generals.
A decisive vote for 'Sí' will not end US military and political destabilization campaigns but it will certainly undermine and demoralize their collaborators. On December 2, 2007 the Venezuelans have a rendezvous with history.
A very important election that the people will win, because the real strength of a democracy is its people, not its leaders.
America doesn't want us to see how easy it would be for regime change here and so will do whatever they can to end this before it begins. just imagine the idea of redisribution of not just land but the wealth of America being distributed and shared among the poor and helpless here and the rich becoming the nouveau poor! What a conundrum- what a juxtapposition. New slaves for the salt mines and no blisters- yet!
Thanks nathaniel for following up on this story.