[Marxism] Venezuela’s State Elections: When Winning Comes before Revolution

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 00:53:05 MST 2012

Tamara Pearson, Merida

“We’ll deal with it when the state elections are over,” a comrade said to

“Ah, but then there’s the mayoral elections in April,” I replied.

Internal debate and criticism of the PSUV and its current state election
campaign, as well as proper grassroots involvement would be put off, and
put off, because in this incredibly democratic country there is always some
kind of election coming up. Yet for how long will such sacrifices be made
in the name of defeating the capitalist opposition?

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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