Such is the state of the country’s democracy that not even the
National Assembly is capable of either giving or guaranteeing the
rights of the people in its own events.
Today a group of students showed up
to the meeting at Caracas’s major theatre to “openly” discuss the
proposed Constitutional Reform. They were initially told that they
could not go in because there was no space inside, which turned out to
be a major lie. Then, they were finally allowed in, which proved they
simply did not want them there. While the various articles were read,
the students applauded or booed, according to whether they agreed with
them or not. But when the now controversial Art. 337 was read, which
would eliminate due process or the right of information when a state of
exception is declared, the students booed in loudly and in unison. At
this point they were aggressively and violently attacked and forced to
leave the locale where these pseudo-democratic discussions were taking
place, showing not only what a sham the whole process is, but also what
fascists Chavismo has as leaders in the National Assembly.
course, as usual, the cynical President of the National Assembly tried
to turn it around, calling the students “coup plotters” and fascists in
an attempt to hide her own acts in being unwilling and incapable of
guaranteeing the most basic democratic rights to Venezuelans. Because
we know where the fascists and coup plotters and murderers are, and
they are all in the Government.
Today, was another clear example of that…as they took advantage of it to also attack representatives of the media.
clearly shows hat this Government is not willing to discuss the
proposed Constitutional reform with anyone but those that fully support
and back the Government and thus will back whatever is proposed. Much
like the way they bypass the rule of law, they want to go through these
motions of “discussions” and “presentations” so that they can argue
that this improvised and illegal reform of the Constitution has been
amply discussed with the population. Instead, they prove once again
that this is simply an illegal sham to allow Chavez’ wish to hold the
Presidency of the country indefinitely.