Some party hack decreed that the people
had lost the government’s confidence
and could only regain it with redoubled effort.
If that is the case, would it not be be simpler,
If the government simply dissolved the people
And elected another?
“Everything began to change in 2002, when Hugo Chavez nationalized the oil industry, changed all contracts with multinationals, demanding that they pay taxes and that the profits are shared. The following year, $11.4 billion of government money was spent on social programmes, health care and education for all, a doubling of minimum wage, support of cooperatives and small businesses that created jobs. In Bolivia, Evo Morales has done the same. And other countries in the region are following their example. If the revolutions in the Middle East are successful, we could witness something similar here.”