First off, Triad, I just want to let you know that I am only responding to parts of your post because, as I told HG earlier in the thread, I haven't had the time to follow Venezuelan politics lately and also don't have much time to do any indepth research in constructing a response. I'm planning on returning to this thread when I have time to respond to everything I miss.
There are various opposition judges that are still presiding over numerous courts. Also, there are opposition members within the parliament as well, obviously. In terms of the police, I haven't seen any information to support the assertion that they are all pro-Chavez, or that the leadership is completely pro-Chavez. I'll get some sources for you later.Which part of Venezuelan political reality does Chavez's party not hold control of?
...the answer is none. He controls all of them.
There is video footage from RCTV in the documentary The Revolution Will Not Be Televised that shows the station's complicity in the coup against Chavez.Who said they where inciting a revolt again?..Chavez. They are also not the only media that has been silenced or intimidated.
This is a very strange article. McClatchy is usually pretty reputable, but unfortunately I cannot find any information regarding this issue outside of Mr. Bridges' article. As for Globovision being the sole television channel that regularly criticizes him, that's simply not true. It might be true that it is the only network TV channel that criticizes him, but that doesn't really matter, considering the fact that there are cable/satellite stations that regularly criticize him (RCTV being the most obvious)...and now he is going after another one.
As for the issue of the Caracas mayor, I will have to look into that further and respond later.
This article, though, doesn't seem very reliable. It's factually inaccurate in some places (one example I pointed out above), and seems to be incredibly biased against Chavez. It doesn't seem to be a very high quality piece of journalism; looking through Mr. Bridges' other articles, it seems that this is the norm for him. Until I can find a more objective, or at least a more informative, source I am going to have to call bull****.
I'll respond to the rest later when I have time.
Meh, I think you have a very narrow and pessimistic view of human consciousness, and look at it in a very static and rigid way, when in reality it is incredibly dynamic and evolutionary.I'm not so sure Agna likes me to much, but I get a long with Khayembii pretty well.
I understand why they want their style of government and I think its very noble of them, I just don't think it will deliver like it says on paper.
You could use a good reading of Marx.