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Monday, June 26, 2017

“Democracy has been suspended here”: Where? Who Said It?

By Nicholas Stix

That was foreign media activist Phil Gunson to Duranty-Blair laureate Jim Sciutto on CNN at around 5 p.m. today, about Venezuela.

Gunson said that the Venezuelan prisons are “hellholes,” with the torture of prisoners. He quoted one woman as saying that she’d kill herself, before she’d go back to a Venezuelan prison.

In other words, they’re not the felons’ paradises that American.

Gunson gave no context to the woman’s hyperbole. What had she been in for? In how much danger was she of being sent back?

All over the world, women get huge affirmative action advantages in the criminal law, in practice, such that they practically have to commit genocide, before being sent to prison.

Sciutto: “Do the demonstrators have any chance of bringing down this government?”

I couldn’t hear Gunson’s response, but why would that be Sciutto’s automatic question? Haven’t we already seen this picture, in the Mideast. It was called the “Arab Spring.”

Democracy hasn’t been “suspended” in Venezuela, because it either never existed (in the form Americans mean), or it did so a long ago.

There was no “democracy” under dictator Hugo Chavez, but CNN didn’t talk about it being “suspended,” or ask how he could be brought down. Ah, but prisoners are being “tortured.”

I guarantee you that Chavez treated prisoners as badly or worse than the present regime does.

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