New CPN Video: Is the United States in a Civil War?
I have posted a two-part video at the CPN You Tube page on why I believe that the United States is in the middle of a non-violent civil war. I point out that radio talk host Dennis Praeger agrees with me.
In the videos, I try to make the point that the false accusations made by the Left,directed at conservatism and the tea parties, reveals a barely concealed contempt that goes way beyond the usual partisanship. In fact, I conclude, when U.S. Congressmen use their position and government power to further denigrate their opposition with these same false accusations, we have entered different territory; we have gone to a place where one group in our society sees it as ideal and well within its rights to prevent its opposition from entering the public square.
In the videos, I also mention the 2002 coup in Venezuela. I have included a movie in this post that dissects the misinformation contained in the pro-Chavez movie The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. If you watch the movie, you will see how an already volatile situation is exacerbated by Marxist lies, and how no matter the effort put forth by the other side, the Marxist holds fast to his position.
At the time this film was made, many people felt it was important to refute the falsities contained in the Revolution Will Not Be Televised, because it was the only documentary that was being shown to audiences around the world about the Venezuelan coup.
The amount of effort and intellectual energy that was devoted to deconstructing the fallacies contained in the pro-Chavez, Marxist documentary, reminds me of the efforts by conservatives today in the United States who are tasked with constantly refuting the whimsical charges lobbed at them from the Left.Vodpod videos no longer available.
If you have any further interest in the 2002 coup, I have found a a good, objective summary which tends to reveal Chavez’ role in the coup, who for the most part has claimed he was the victim of it all.
And just for fun, here is a report from 2006 listing the American Friends of Hugo Chavez. Showing, I believe, that for one thing, talking about socialism in America is not irrelevant. In order to understand Code Pink, Cindy Sheehan, and Sean Penn for instance, you have to understand their ties to the international socialist movement. And that runs straight through to Chavez.