By Adriaan van Ginkel
Pictures speak louder than words. I kindly invite you to watch this video on YouTube before going on reading:
Have you watched it? Then you will understand what I am about to tell you. First, I agree with the contents of the documentary. It resumes everything we are living in Venezuela – “we” being the ones who refuse to be squashed into the mud by the totalitarian system being put in place. 1984, a book published by George Orwell after his return from many years in Stalinist Russia and subsequently forbidden in all Soviet-ruled or influenced countries like the tropical island of Cuba – I reckon it’s still prohibited there for obvious reasons – was meant to be a warning to humanity about the inhumanity of totalitarian regimes. It now has turned out, as I see it vividly in Venezuela, to be a very useful manual for subduing whole populations into brainless slavery. I thought it was an ironic joke by the Venezuelan government last year to change the name of the Ministry of the Interior and Justice to that of Interior, Justice AND PEACE, and create a vice ministry for Supreme Happiness. Now I know it wasn’t a joke. This is for real.
We in Venezuela are completely forgotten by the outside world after the bloody student unrests of 2014. The country itself hasn’t been forgotten. A territory holding the world’s largest oil reserves as well as the biggest gas reserves on the Western hemisphere, is simply too important to be overlooked. As you can learn from the documentary, he or she who controls this country controls a big part of the card deck of world politics. And since the US permitted themselves to be kicked out by Hugo Chávez, the others came in and set up their tents. Who “the others” are, you’ll know after you’ve seen the video. I won’t spend any more words on that. Only this: I completely agree with what it says, because it confirms everything I’ve witnessed personally since 1978, when it occurred to US president Jimmy Carter to kick faithful US ally Iran down the stairs and right into the 7th century AD. I was in the country back then, so no one needs to tell me otherwise. Watch the video and see what fine role the octogenarian Carter is still playing when it comes to setting up the New World Order.
As a historian, I recall the Abyssinian War of 1936, in which today’s Ethiopia was savagely attacked and invaded by fascist Italy. Ethiopia, as it turned out, was sold out by France and Great Britain to an increasingly warmongering Mussolini, promising help but doing nothing in the end. Because it was never the plan to aid a seemingly poor backward country and risk a minor European war with Italy. Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie I, today’s idol of the Rastafarians, fled his destroyed country in 1936 and appeared before the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, the precursor of the UN. He held a memorable speech that has slipped into oblivion nowadays, but that back then was seen as a slap in the face of the all-powerful Western colonial powers. He concluded his speech with the following prediction: today, it’s us [who are being attacked]. Tomorrow, it will be you. In 1939, his prediction came true.
Today, we are commemorating 70 years of the actual end of that war that started in 1939. But it seems that, although we have learned in the past seventy years to hate everything Hitlerian or fascist, we have forgotten about the other side, i.e. the Soviet Union, its allies and offspring. And after apparently being defeated and pushed aside when the Wall came crashing down in 1989, that other side came back with a vengeance. They have made use of the lack of vigilance of the free democratic world, perfectioned their way of working themselves into power, and they are busy spreading their system of total rule all over the world. Winston Churchill once said that the anti-fascists of his day would become the fascists of tomorrow. Another prediction fulfilled, apparently. Because fascism, Nazism and communism share one common side of the medal, and that is Total Control. Over me, over you, over us all. And for all eternity.
Till now, Venezuela’s experiment has turned out to be successful. The people I witness on the streets stand numb in the queues in front of shops, barely coping with the scorching heat of these last days. The students are only on the streets of the Western state of Táchira, but news about that ongoing unrest is blacked out by the total government control over the media. How can you tell a government-controlled newspaper from a free one? The free one, if it’s still being published, has hardly any paper, four to six pages at the most, while the controlled newspapers are still thick with paper thankfully supplied by a regime in exchange for self-censure and total submission. We only know of the Táchira students thanks to Twitter and the few independent media struggling with bankruptcy. But if you follow the news on the national media, there is nothing going on over there. So Venezuelans and residents like me have no real clue what is going on in the country. We all know that it’s getting harder and harder to cope with daily life, but many of us have no real idea why. It’s like the matter of the Holocaust and how the Nazi-era Germans coped with it. Many knew about it through own observation and information from others, but in the end, most discarded the horrific news as being “too huge, too improbable” to be a mass-murder run by their own state. And the same is now going on here.
It’s so hard to make a true Chavist, a believer in the Bolivarian Revolution, connect the dots he or she sees, and let them look at the whole picture. Most of them I talk to just refuse to draw conclusions and see that they are being run by a bunch of true gangsters posing as a government, stealing the oil revenue, living from it in Rockefellerian wealth or channeling the billions to anti-US groups with likewise goals as the regime in Caracas. I dare to make this statement, because even the biggest stealing criminal will at some point come to a point of saturation and say “it’s enough grabbing now”. If the oil revenues of Venezuela do not end up in bank accounts in Switzerland, Andorra or the Cayman Islands, then where do they go? We in Venezuela are living like the country is exporting only sand and mud, while we are sitting on the biggest oil reserves on planet Earth. More and more hospital wards are closing down because there is nothing to treat patients with. This has never happened before in this country. Haiti and Venezuela can shake hands now.
Like in 1936, the world looks away at the disaster unfolding in Venezuela, made by her own government. There are too much interests, too many interested, wanting to pick a bone or two from the carcass that has become this country. And like in 1936, although I’m no emperor myself, I can tell you all from Venezuela: Today, it’s us. Tomorrow, it will be you.
And this concludes my news brief. I was happy to see that my blog was read on all continents, especially in the US, but no one of you has made any effort in following me all these months, making it clear to me that the topic Venezuela raises few eyebrows – like it was stated in the video. I would have been happy with some questions, even some bad comments, but I’m sorry to say that none of you who might read this blog, has made that effort. I spend a lot of energy and quite some precious time on my notebook to present a readable report on an ongoing situation that could well one day affect the situation in your own country. What is happening in Greece at this very moment and what might happen in Spain soon, is connected by strings to Venezuela, believe it or not. Although Cuba has capitulated to the Evil Empire, and Venezuela is a sinking ship, lab rats are busy transplanting this system to new host countries. One of these countries might well be yours. So, never say you weren’t warned!
Thanks for your reading. I hope one day to resume this blog, it was a pleasure writing it and noticing it being read through the statistics and some fine comments from friends. Till then, take care! From Venezuela, signing off…