Everyone Has Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela, by Lee Camp

Why the US coup in Venezuela was predictable.

Rise Up Times

There are three things that seem to provoke the ornery United States into overthrowing or bringing down a foreign government, no matter how many innocent civilians may die in the process

By Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Truthdig

Our American empire knows no bounds to its nation-building (after nation-destroying).(Photo: Shutterstock)

There are three things I know for sure in this fanciful, sometimes inglorious experience we call life:

  1. You will never have a safety pin when you need one, and you will have thousands when you don’t need one.
  2. Wild animals are breathtakingly majestic until they’re crawling up your pant leg.
  3. A U.S. presidential administration will never admit that it invaded another country or backed a coup attempt in order to essentially steal the natural resources (oil) of said country.

This is why it was so very shocking last week when members of the Trump administration admitted…

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5 thoughts on “Everyone Has Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela, by Lee Camp

  1. From the article:

    “So who is feeding the average American the idea that our involvement in Venezuela is about helping people? Only EVERY mainstream media channel in America—from MSNBC to Fox News to NPR to Bill fuckin’ Maher. It’s truly mind-numbing to watch so-called “liberals” march in lockstep with the likes of John Bolton, Elliot Abrams, Donald Trump and every neocon not currently in a coma.”

    This is exactly why I would never get my news from any of the American lamestream media because they are ALL the same. There is no difference between Fox News and MSNBC. There is no difference between Fox News and NPR. There is no difference between Fox News and ABC, CBS, CNN and on down the list. I don’t care how many times Trump screams and yells about ‘Fake News’. They’re all fake news because the owners of the news affiliates are just like the likes of John Bolton and Elliot Abrams. There is nothing democratic about this so-called republic. America is a fascist regime; always has been, always will be. The people don’t count for shit and that is why I refuse to cast a ‘vote’, for what the hell is a ‘vote’? It does nothing. I don’t control where my tax dollars go. I can’t call ‘my’ congress person because I don’t have one and tell him/her that I don’t want my tax dollars going to fund a staged coup in —>insert country here___________.

    Those of us in this shithole are no better off than the people of Venezuela because if we were to take to the streets and fuck up shit, we’d have bombs dropped on our heads, the same as what this fascist regime has planned for Venezuela. I can only hope that other countries will help Venezuela stop this monster in its tracks. Putin has already warned the U.S. against putting missiles in Europe. As far as I am concerned, Putin can just send his Russian missiles on over here and finish laying waste to this shithole!

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  2. My immediate reaction on reading your comment, Shelby, is to realize how lucky I am not to live in the US any longer. They also lie to us here in New Zealand, which is a pretty corrupt country, but at least 1) we don’t go invading other countries or 2) organize coups against democratically elected governments.

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