Since opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, and Venezuelan students went on a hunger strike "demanding" the regime to choose a date for the National Assembly "elections" (we now have one, Dec. 6; and they stopped the strike) I have been wanting to write about how that works in a fascist/totalitarian (yes I know . . . Venezuela has many adjectives . . .) regime.
How can some still believe that the way out of this is through a democratic solution like voting? We don't have a president because he wasn't born in Venezuela. Besides not winning in the past "elections," that there's no division of power, they control everything; that the Castros invaded and rule; that they have cheated in the majority of elections, be it giving passports to Cubans, Colombians, Iranians, etc.; multiple IDs to one person; dead people voting, and the voting machines fixed.
Democracy died with Chavez 17 years ago; he is to blame for it all.
I wanted to write about elections in Venezuela, where most members of the MUD Party (opposition party, although they say they are not a party) are in bed with the regime, knowingly doing the country wrong by lying.
But no, I want to write about what goes on with the opposition (divided into those who sold themselves to the regime and the honest ones; believe in elections) and the resistance (don't believe in regime, opposition nor elections). About the wrong interpretations, confusion, egos, make up stories that surround us. In the social media.
You see, the situation in Venezuela is very complex. Over there you get punished for following the law and praised if you are bad. Chavez armed thousands of thugs, who, protected by the National Guards, attack people. And the MUD plays games.
At hand with the regime, who need "elections" for their propaganda to work, they assure you that that's the only way out when all it does is lead the world to believe that Venezuela is a democratic country because oppositors also "win" (with no power afterwards) legitimating the regime.
The honest oppositions clash, or crash with each other. We all want the same, the Venezuela we had, a better one, but how to get there is a different story, as we believe in different paths. Some know how to handle it; others, because of their ego, misunderstandings, jealousy, power or future interests, make up stories that are far away from the truth.
Calling each other "infiltrators" if not agreeing with their proposal, spies from the Cuban G2; bombing Twitter with false accusations because many are paranoid, as they should be, that there is a spy among the groups, and there have been.
There are mild and heavy discussions in chats, as well as respect, but the opposition is very much divided, and as long as we continue believing their propaganda, that of the regime and MUD, communism will stay, and it will expand; Venezuela will have, as long as Castro wants, a Colombian president as his puppet.
Unless they have a plan (regime and MUD), allowing an opposition candidate to win the presidency. But of course, any plan must include Cuba in charge, behind closed doors.
One of the reasons why I don't believe in most of the politicians from the "opposition" is, if there's proof that your president was not born in Venezuela, why don't you concentrate on demanding the birth certificate and/or "kick" all of those Castrochavistas out? They have not respected the Constitution that says you cannot be president with double nationality.
But no, they call for elections because they live well, travel, are protected, and couldn't care much about the pain of others.
If I could go back to Venezuela, I would organize citizens in every state on election day and tell them not to vote. I would direct them to stay in one place — for days if necessary — to show the world how many people don't believe in the elections, to show that the majority of the country is against this abusive regime. Together we would show how the regime has cheated the elections with dead people voting, multiple votes for one person, and people voting with fake IDs.
We would show that we don't believe in elections until we see Nicolas' birth certificate, the Castro/Chavistas/Maduristas gone, until there are no political prisoners, no more media censorship, power is not concentrated in just one hand, and that peaceful protests are not criminalized. But I can't go back . . .
Do you really think that, through democracy, they are going to step down from their throne? That the USA is going to go in and arrest the drug lords, killers, and terrorists?
You see, life is good being a socialist in the 21st century.
I am #Resistencia, and proud of it.
Maria Conchita Alonso is one if the biggest names in the Latin industry. She is an actor and a singer/songwriter who has contributed to the entertainment industry in over 60 films and in over 100 episodes of television on HBO, Showtime, NBC, ABC, CBS, Hallmark and Lifetime to name a few. Alonso was named "Hispanic Woman of the Year" by the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation in 1990. For more of her reports, Go Here Now.
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