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    Monday, June 07 @ 20:48:36 UTC

    By Franz J. T. Lee

    Methodological Approach
    One thing is the Bolivarian Revolution in process, another thing is to make and think the Bolivarian Revolution, to win, to globalize the Bolivarian Revolution. Over the last centuries, the bourgeois, capitalist, democratic classes won their French Revolution, by globalizing it. We have to be victorious on a global scale, have to excel democracy per se, their mode of production. This is what is at stake currently in Venezuela and the rest of the world. The next months are decisive for the Venezuelan revolutionaries to prevent Corporate America and its local lackeys from "nipping the revolution in its bud". In the coming Referendum, Democracy itself, the very Constitution (Article 72), could become the very Achilles' Heel of the Bolivarian Revolution.

    Hence, scientifically, that is, praxically, we have to identify, to affirm our object of investigation, for example, ideology, democracy or revolution. In formal logics, this implies the application of the main law of identification, "A equal to A", and to nothing else, not even to its opposite, "Non-A". In metaphysics or theology, "good is good" and "evil is evil", there is nothing like an evil good or a good evil, a good devil or a devilish good. Identification gives the specific, special contents, the objective attributes to a thing, whether it is cosmic, ontic or transcendental. In language, this is the function of an adjective; it is simply unscientific to identify something as its opposite, as that, what it is not, as something completely different to itself. For example, it is unscientific to identify Reform as Revolution, a "rich man" as a "poor man", and thus coin such nonsensical, ideological, "concepts" like a "poor Croesus" or a "rich Lazarus", a bourgeois proletarian" or a "proletarian bourgeois", a "bourgeois democracy" or a "proletarian democracy". Surely, Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky called themselves "Social Democrats", and the current "oppositionism" in Venezuela also calls itself "democratic". For this very reason, we warn that we should be precise and concise, and not prostitute our language and conceptual tools.

    Generally, this is how 99% of the world population "think", how they have been manipulated. According to official world opinion, here in Venezuela, Chávez is a "tyrant", a "dictator", hence he can never ever be a "democrat". Worse even, according to metaphysical, ideological, dualist and formal "reasoning", ignoring dialectical logics, that is as old as mankind, there exists something like proletarian democracy and bourgeois democracy. Surely, to be tautological, Light is that what illuminates, a Revolution is that what revolves, derived from the verb "revolvere"; and applied to the physical world, for example, denotes the revolution of the earth around its axis or the revolution of the propeller of a warplane. However, applied to society, revolution is something very specific; the bourgeois thinkers´ took centuries to evolve their specific concept of revolution, "rivoluzzione". Already way back then, in their theories of the coming bourgeois State, they betrayed their revolutionary associate, the proletariat, which got assigned an inferior, servile role in Democracy, in the tricolour of "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity" -- this happened in all bourgeois, democratic revolutions ever since. Ideologically, the proletariat was led to believe that it participated in a representative democracy, when in reality it only played a subservient role in a democracy that economically exploited it, dominated it via the State, discriminated it socially via virulent racism, assassinated it literally by means of military genocide, and finally dehumanized it by means of global, globalized alienation. The global modern slaves were not left even a crumb of bourgeois, capitalist democracy.

    The democratic revolution within the global, bourgeois, capitalist system

    Precisely because of the above, because the modern working classes were part and parcel of the revolutionary subject and object of the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, in a dialectical sense, they form part and parcel of the internal, intensive, systemic changes within the status quo, of the revolutionary changes, that have converted themselves into reformist face-lifting and window-dressing par excellence.

    In other words, applying formal logics, in "A", in the capitalist mode of production, in its democratic world system, the revolutionary workers, movements, countries and continents, were condemned to survive as an excluded "Non-A"; as a result, they demand the completion of the French Revolution, the complete "revolvere", the true participation in global democracy. As history has verified over and over again, this was never intended by the French Revolution, by the Industrial Revolution, by Democracy. The latest proof of eating this democratic pudding is precisely Venezuela. Chile, Cuba and other countries already had their turn. You just cannot poison, cannot annihilate the corporate serpent with its own democratic venom. This is a bitter lesson that we have to learn here in Venezuela. Democratically, no ruling class in history ever stepped down peacefully from its Croesusean throne. Venezuela will not and cannot present the exception to this golden global rule.

    At present, after all the golpista wind that has been sown by the "democratic oppositionism", in reality, by its masters in Washington and elsewhere, the times stand on storm, on violent Fanonian Self-Defence. !!Jacta alea est!! However, there is still time to revise, revaluate our praxical and theoretical arms, to define scientifically our "revolution", our "democracy", our very "Constitution", to understand what is "justice" and "peace" in an Orwellian World that is threatening the whole Bolivarian Project, the expectations and daydreams of billions across the planet.

    One thing is sure, no social revolution has ever occurred under a peaceful flag and avoiding the class conflict. Not even the very democratic French Revolution was just or peaceful. Many aristocratic and clerical heads were rolling on the public squares, there was no impunity. Furthermore, a social revolution is never on the order of the day, unless all its conditions for victory are present. If not, it is not a revolution. How many subjective, objective and transjective conditions do we still need to direct the Bolivarian Revolution towards its global transcendental Exodus out of capitalism, imperialism, corporatism, world fascism?

    Also, all social revolutions are class struggles on various levels, degrees and mensions, hence, we have to verify our language tools, like "the people", the "sovereign", the "opposition", the "escualidos", the "oficialismo", etc. If not, the final battle will be a total confusion, serving all ruling classes that want to sow pillage and rampage in Venezuela again. It is not a matter of winning another battle, what is now on the order of the day is to win the Global "Class War", the very Bolivarian Revolution itself. Now, the legitimate auto-defence of the Revolition has to be organized with all means necessary, should it be imperative, even with a total armed revolution. Millions of Venezuelans have a whole world to lose!

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