You seem well-intentioned. However, everything you've stated is simply regurgitated imperialist propaganda. Try reading the sources in some of the hyperlinks I provided. Venezuela has one of the best electoral systems in the world. I don’t have time today to deal with all the lies and fascist rhetoric in your response, but if you truly care about reality, you could look into the history of U.S. imperialism in Latin America and the Caribbean (which is generally justified with various fabrications). Here is a list of sources I compiled once on Venezuela specifically:
Here is a quote from one of my recent articles illustrating the ubiquity of this phenomenon:
On October 10, 1990, a shocking testimony was given to the Congressional Human Rights Caucus by a 15-year-old girl named Nayirah. The distraught teenager recounted an event she said she had witnessed as a volunteer at a Kuwaiti hospital after the Iraqi invasion earlier that year. “While I was there I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators and left the children to die on the cold floor. It was horrifying,” the girl proclaimed. Although it was partially used to justify the Gulf War, the story turned out to false, just like the narrative that was used to justify the subsequent 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Iraq is not unique. Imperialist lies have also been used to justify American aggression in Libya, Syria, Venezuela, and countless other sovereign nations around the world. Even the justification for the Vietnam War turned out to be fabricated. Such falsehoods have allowed the American empire to violently ravage the globe for decades to protect its so-called economic interests.
Here are a few more I’ve written that might be helpful:
The Ballot and the Bullet: Building Socialism in ‘America’s Backyard’
In the face of persistent neo-colonialism, Cuba and Venezuela have stood their ground.
Lessons in Confronting America’s Anti-Cuba Political Dogma
Bernie Sanders is expected to walk a fine line between honesty and the unmentionable
Reflections on the ‘You Don’t Live in Venezuela’ Fallacy
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Dr. King was a complicated historical figure and our collective understanding of his legacy is oversimplified.