There are none so blind as those who will not see.
The depiction of the US as a benign pillar of freedom, democracy and human rights in the world is the acme of false consciousness. A history of carnage, chaos and super exploitation can’t simply be wished away, however. And the idea that Messrs Trump, Bolton, Pompeo and Abrams give one whit about the welfare of the Venezuelan people is akin to suggesting that the cure for a broken leg is cancer.
As Malcolm X once said, “You can’t understand what’s going on in Mississippi if you don’t understand what’s going on in the Congo.”