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The Issue of Pursuing Justice in Venezuela After the End of Tyranny

Luis Orozco

Posted on March 14, 2019 11:42

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If many bought the insane idea that the Venezuelan opposition was nothing more than a group of right-wing extremists, it would be incredibly easier to sell a victimist narrative where a bunch of imperialist lapdogs are persecuting a group of people because of their socialist ideas.

Over the last few years, one of the many problems that Venezuela has experienced regarding the international community is its unwillingness to take hard stances against the genocidal tyranny of both Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. Lamentably, one of the main elements that explain this reality has been the fact that a leftist regime is always seen with more compassion than a right-winger.

Unfortunately, the international community decided to ignore the horrors that were taking place in Venezuela for years. The only reason why there has a been a more active role of the U.N. is not only because of the fact that the Venezuelan crisis has reached an unprecedented point with the mass migration but also because the United States decided it was time to solve this issue.

So far, the main debate is whether Maduro should go through peaceful negotiations or a military intervention. In a previous article, I explained why the second option would be the best, considering the problems that a peaceful transition would find difficult to solve. However, there’s a major one that each of these types of solutions would find almost impossible to handle, which is the way that the international community will probably represent a huge obstacle in the pursuit of justice.

Considering the incredible amount of crimes that almost every single member of the socialist regime has committed over the last two decades, achieving the proper justice would mean such an incredible amount of people going to jail that it would be extremely easy to sell the idea of a witch hunt.

 If many bought the insane idea that the Venezuelan opposition was nothing more than a group of right-wing extremists, it would be incredibly easier to sell a victimist narrative where a bunch of imperialist lapdogs are persecuting a group of people because of their socialist ideas.

Almost every media outlet in the world would have a great time spreading this false narrative and avoiding to point out its infinite flaws. In fact, it would be unsurprising if these try to show the same irresponsible neutrality as the one that everyone has shown on the trial of the Catalonian independentists.

Considering the leftist bias that the mainstream media, the human rights organizations, and the U.N. has always displayed, it would be quite difficult for Venezuela to make justice considering that these institutions would push for negotiation and democratic coexistence in the name of peace. After all, unless we’re talking about real right-wingers as the faction that violated all human rights, the international community will always try to save the left by distorting the terms and describing justice as a persecution that would only exacerbate tensions.

It’s curious how this didn’t happen with the Nazis, or Mussolini, or Pinochet, or Videla.

Once again, Venezuela could get fooled around by an international community that always looked the other way while a leftist regime was doing the unthinkable over and over again.

Luis Orozco

Posted on March 14, 2019 11:42

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