Venezuelan Direct Democracy Translates as “Dictatorship” For Frightened Elites

This is a very good half hour video summary of the pros and cons of the coming constituent assembly next week. What is interesting is that although the elites claim to have the majority of Venezuelans behind them, they don’t plan on voting, but instead are advocating boycotting the vote and going into the streets. On the other hand, one historian interviewed said it is not a revolutionary constituent assembly in terms of content. But no matter what its content, the process of direct democracy is revolutionary.

Read in Venezuelan Analysis

Image from teleSUR

About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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