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Fri May 21, 2021, 11:13 PM

Chile Is Reborn By A (Political) Earthquake That Emerged From The Streets - OpEd

May 22, 2021 COHA
By COHA


By Patricio Zamorano*

What happened in Chile this past weekend seems to be one of those historic events that cannot but follow its inexorable course. It is like an enormous, powerful tsunami wave whose size cannot be appreciated on the high seas, until it comes crashing into the coast, stunning everyone with its massive strength. This happens with processes of change from the left and the right, in times of democracy and times of dictatorship.

Could any human force have stopped the inexorable onslaught of that immoral showman Donald Trump on his path to the U.S. presidency? Who would have believed that someone so dysfunctional on so many levels could have governed the most powerful country on the planet for four years? He got more than 70 million U.S. votes, making him the Republican to win the most votes in history, legitimizing his political and pseudo-ideological platform, whether we like it or not. His rise to power was unstoppable.

Fidel had the same telluric force of history behind him when 12 disciples of JosÚ MartÝ, decimated by the disastrous landing of the Granma, carried out an impossible revolution from the Sierra Maestra in just three years. This feat has stirred the passions of revolutionaries and reactionaries alike for some 60 years now.

Some political processes are simply unstoppable.

What just happened on May 15 and 16, 2021 in Chile has the same air of the refounding of an entire nation. It means the end of traditional party politics and the establishment of collectives with diverse origins. These collectives are focused on contemporary issues such as the environment, gender equality, a focus on local issues against capital centralism (Santiago), and the demands of other sectors.

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https://www.eurasiareview.com/22052021-chile-is-reborn-by-a-political-earthquake-that-emerged-from-the-streets-oped/

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regnaD kciN May 2021 #1
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Sat May 22, 2021, 12:50 AM

1. They lost me at...

He got more than 70 million U.S. votes, making him the Republican to win the most votes in history, legitimizing his political and pseudo-ideological platform, whether we like it or not.


Legitimizing it when his opponent got millions more votes than he did in both elections???

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Sat May 22, 2021, 06:28 AM

2. I agree, it ticked me off, too. It also was offensive in placing Donald Hump in the same league

with Latin American leaders who were trying to lead their massive poor populations out of the endless suffering they had endured at the hands of a very tiny European-descended people who put the interests of the industrialists, huge landowners, and foreign political and neo-liberal, even fascist organizations first, at the top, and sold off the natural resources of their countries, and turned their own populations into desperate cheap-laborers.

Why fools repeat Donald Hump's gibberish about having a vast number of votes is vile. If he had enough votes, he would have won.

I went ahead and posted the whole article because US Americans never seem to grasp how badly Latin America has needed a way OUT of bondage to the U.S. right-wing's attempt to control the world, and mold it to serve the US right-wing and the whores in other countries who will sell out their people to please them.

I really long for the time when the majority of people in this country finally figure out what has been happening all this time when they thought they really should control the world, no matter how much it hurt people of other countries who are forcibly exploited to make it happen.

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