Am I crazy?

August 4, 2014


No expert, just a little bit crazy. It has now been twelve years writing the Devil

26 Responses to “Am I crazy?”

  1. Carolina Says:

    Happy blog anniversary. Thank you Miguel!

  2. Monk Says:

    I only look forward to this blog ending when a stable, democratic, functioning and freedom giving government is elected in Venezuela and I think you have said you would end it then. It would be sad to see it go, but it will be a happy day because of the reason why it will end.

  3. Boludo Tejano Says:

    Let us pray that the next 12 years will turn out better for Venezuela than the previous 12 years. Thank you, Diablillo, for your contributions over the years.

  4. Anelim Says:

    Not crazy, but admirably commited! Thanks for your efforts.

  5. Roberto N Says:

    Keep on keepin’ on, Diablo!

    Thanks for the dedication!!

  6. moses Says:

    Keep on walking (Blogging) Like Johnnie W.. !

  7. Tomate Says:

    Miguel, thank you for the time and effort that you invest in this blog. It has help me better understand the crazy day-to-day of the of today’s Venezuela. And yes, you are an EXPERT!

  8. metodex Says:

    I don’t think we need to remind you bloggers how much some of us need to read you guys to keep us from going insane, and also to understand topics of a certain nature wich may be difficult to understand otherwise. But in case you do:

    Thank you Miguel! I am still looking forward to the day when we free ourselves from the red claws of chavismo and we can finally see a different kind of posts….

    I just hope we’re not stuck on the perpetual wait of the cubans.

  9. Juan Cristobal Nagel Says:

    Congratulations Miguel. You are a role model.

  10. Jeffry House Says:

    Looking forward to the day when Diablismo replaces Chabismo in Venezuela; till then, keep these informative posts coming…and thanks.

  11. Phil Says:

    There is no other blog that I have followed over the last 7 years like the one you write. But as much as I enjoy it, I can’t see an end to the destruction of a country in such a pointless manner.

  12. Dr. Faustus Says:

    One of the many advantages for those dedicated to reading/writing on this blog:

    128) Unlikely to contract ebola while typing a clever response to a given post….


  13. Fosforito Says:

    Mas sabe el Diablo por viejo que por Diablo. Gracias por todos tus efuerzos Viejo!

  14. N Smith Says:

    Congratulations Miguel!

    Elon Musk also admits to being a little crazy. You´re in good company.

  15. Island Canuck Says:

    I’ve enjoyed every post.
    Keep up the good work Mighel.

  16. firepigette Says:

    Amazing job in so many ways…thanks

  17. Avila Says:

    The Devil is in the details…you have done an exceptional job cataloguing and providing insight into this Robolution. I know it breaks you heart and you would rather tend to Orchids. But for those of us from far and wide that care about Venezuela, you have been an ever faithful friend. Thanks.

  18. Dean A Nash Says:

    First, thanks for your tireless work.

    Second, it’s not the blog that makes you an expert, it’s your years of wisdom, your rational mind, and proximity to the subject matter. The blog is merely the medium.

    Third, as fate would have it, earlier this morning I had a couple of hours of solitude to ponder Venezuela’s future. The main thought that occured to me is that nothing is inevitable. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans in Miami thought it was inevitable that Castro would fall sooner than later – it never happened. Next, they thought that when he exited the stage, that would be Cuba’s liberation. Again, never happened. The parallels for Venezuela are ominous.

    If my understanding of the laws of physics is correct, they demand that something stay as it is until something else changes it. Who or what will be that change in Venezuela?

    Miguel, you’ve long stated your primary goal is to document the story, and you have far exceeded this goal. But I know that you also love your country and as with all of us, you would love to see something (anything) interact with the country in order to change it positively. However, perhaps it’s best if we follow Chavez’s example. In ’91 (or was it ’92 – God how long ago), when Chavez attempted to overthrow the government, I believe that his primary goal wasn’t to gain power (realistically, what were his chances?), but rather, to stir the pot. Likewise today, I dare say that any change in Venezuela would be a positive one, even a non-benevolent dictator. Because the status quo (Hell) can continue for multiple lifetimes, as witnessed by the Cuban diaspora.

    Nothing is inevitable, including that this cancer, Chavismo, will collapse on it’s own. Venezuela isn’t rich, you’ve proven that on numerous occasions, but there is plenty of money to keep the despots in comfort (and power, via repression) for several lifetimes.

    I apologize for hacking your post Well done, Miguel, very well done.

  19. Gustavo Says:

    Almost a teenager!!! Congrats !!!

  20. Long time, my devil friend. I need to congratulate you sincerely. I don’t think I’ve missed an article in the last eight years that I discovered your blog.
    It is a real treasure!

  21. xp Says:

    Thank you.
    Shoving my pedantic side forcibly off the table,
    I found your blog to be NOT about our country.
    It was not about this nation. Not about the dreams.
    It was all about YOU. How does a sensible person
    cope and survive?

    Congratulations on a job well done. xp

  22. It’s been a slow motion train wreck! Que tragedia!
    Anyway, thanks for the input and analysis. You have made some sense of some of the most senseless policies and politics in recent global history.
    Keep up the good work

  23. Cal Says:

    Congratulations and thanks for the great work. With mainstream news sources owned or cowed by the government, blogs like this one are more valuable than ever before.

  24. Helen Says:

    Look forward to the next 12 years….

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