Truly, then, the revolution Chavez led in Venezuela is, without exaggeration, the most benevolent one in human history. Unlike all major social revolutions which had come before — the French, Russian and Chinese revolutions come to mind – neither the real nor proverbial guillotines were ever brought forth by Chavez. And, the U.S., along with the Venezuelan oligarchs, have attempted at every turn to exploit the kindness and restraint of Chavez’s revolution to undermine it. And still, Chavez never stepped back from the democratic path. In other words, Chavez would not only see the antes of the revolutions that inspired his own, he would raise them.
Monday, May 06, 2013
A Point About Hugo Chavez
From CounterPunch. An aspect of Hugo Chavez's rise that I hadn't really considered: