Re: [OPE] Venezuela is the most democratic country in Latin America

From: Alejandro Agafonow <>
Date: Thu Mar 05 2009 - 08:13:30 EST

Jerry, remember that I repeatedly has recognized the achievements of Chavez, which you and others have pointed out.   I am not attacking this part of your statements, but your tolerance of some steps back only relying on these achievements, which on the other hand are not so impressive.  A. Agafonow ________________________________ De: GERALD LEVY <> Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <> Enviado: jueves, 5 de marzo, 2009 13:58:25 Asunto: RE: [OPE] Venezuela is the most democratic country in Latin America Alejandro:   Diego has already pointed out that _El Pais_ is *by no means* a reliable source on any matter related to Chavez, the Bolivarian movement, and Venezuelan politics. The fact that they supported the 2002 coup is *proof* of this! So, in the end, we see *your* lack of a **critical attitude** since you accept on faith any *negative* stories about Chavez and related questions *regardless* of the source. On the other hand, you simply dismiss any stories which report positively on actions by the Chavez government as being biased: it is *your own double standards* which have become transparent.   How is it possible that a newspaper which supported the overthrow of democratic institutions is able to remain in business with the same people in ownership and control?  I have *no doubt* that if there was a failed coup in the USA, then all of the major supporters would be imprisoned and any newspapers which had supported the coup would be banned or taken-over by the government. The fact that _El Pais_  is free to openly publish and circulate its fabrications is *still more PROOF* that *VENEZUELA IS THE MOST DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY IN LATIN AMERICA*! If you do not see this, it should be clear to all that it is because of your own double standards and lack of a critical attitude.   In solidarity, Jerry       > So this leaves me with only one conclusion: **double standards**.   > The question is how your **critical attitude** is able to leave out this unaccountability,

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