“If we want an endless supply of political hypocrisy, all it takes is the US State Department.”Miriam Amancay Colque
If we want an endless supply of political hypocrisy, all it takes is the US State Department.
The United States government complains about the far-right white supremacists who stormed the Capitol, yet it encourages exactly the same activity in Latin America against governments that do not agree with its rules of their game and continues applying the Monroe Doctrine, treating us like uncle Sam’s backyard.
The US Secretary of Estate Antony Blinken complains that the Bolivian government of Luis Arce ‘politicizes its legal system’. But the United States did not complain when the paramilitaries, the police and the army applied an arbitrary and lawless process to crush a democratically elected government in Bolivia.
Evo Morales, the first indigenous president whose government was democratically elected, was overthrew and threatened to kill.
The Jeanine Anez de facto regime installed by this coup with its fascist, racist, looter, arsonist and torturer supporters, was received with open arms by the United States government.
Now that the coup plotters are out of power and are being prosecuted for their crimes, with sovereign Bolivian judicial Laws and following due process, the United States government comes out in defense of its partners who committed crimes against humanity.
And why this reaction? Are they afraid that the dirty deals of their ‘intelligence’ agencies will be exposed, as it happened in Chile, Argentina and all the web of what was Operation Condor?
At least they are consistent in their belief in impunity.
In just one year, Ánez and company murdered 37 indigenous brothers, left more than 800 wounded and put thousands men and women in jail after torturing them. It was like living under the Bolivian KKk.
Nothing strange for the country of the North where police have killed African-American brothers in a growing wave of racism, discrimination and white supremacy.
The problem for Mr. Blinken is that they are doing it to his ‘good friends’. Perhaps then he should join his ‘true friends’ in the far-right militias that climbed the steps of the Capitol?
And we have the chorus of the ‘great and good’ lining up to join the hypocrisy including in the Roman Catholic Church.
So, what morals do they have for wanting to give us lessons on how to govern our country, when they are skillful in meddling in internal affairs, invading countries, sowing hunger, death and destruction?
The Bolivian people cry out for justice for their dead, wounded, imprisoned and disappeared. Mr. Blinken only has to put himself in the place of the relatives of the victims who mourn for their dead, caused by his associate Jeanine Anez and her accomplices.
The Bolivian people united, recovered democracy in October 2020 with the re-election of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) and as such we will defend our democratic rights, our free expression, our natural resources against the anti-democratic neoliberal and violent forces that seek to destabilize the country and reinstall despots again.
- By Miriam Amancay Colque, Bartolina Sisa Reistance spokeswoman & Longstanding Bolivian Activist – follow @BartolinaLives
- EVENT: Bolivia – People Power, Hope & Solidarity
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With: Eyewitness speakers from Bolivia including journalist Ollie Vargas
Plus: Jeremy Corbyn MP, Miriam Colque (Bolivian activist in London), Claudia Tuberg-Defor (Wiphalas Across the World,) Alex Main (US based Director of International Policy at the Center for Economic & Policy Research). Chair: Christine Blower (Labour Friends of Progressive Latin America.)