[Marxism] Those Who Search for Dawn Don’t Fear the Night; Nor the Hand that Holds the Dagger

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Dec 19 08:25:31 MST 2019

Jeanine Áñez, the ‘president’ of Bolivia, walked into the Burned Palace 
(Palacio Quemado) with an enormous Bible in her hand. ‘The Bible has 
returned to the Palace’, she said as she seized power. Áñez’s Party – 
Movimiento Demócrata Social – won only 4% of the vote in the 2019 
presidential election, and she is not in the direct line of succession. 
The Movement to Socialism (MAS) controlled the majority in parliament, 
and its speaker – first Adriana Salvatierra and then Mónica Eva Copa – 
stood ahead of her in the queue. Nonetheless, as MAS officials stayed 
home for fear of their lives, a parliamentary vote that excluded the 
majority party took place in which Áñez took power. The military backed 
her. Very soon thereafter, the United States and Brazil sanctified this 
Christian fundamentalist right-wing politician as the president.


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