VENEZUELA AND PRESIDENTIAL LEGITIMACY
by Mumia Abu-Jamal [col. writ. 1/24/19 © 2019 Mumia Abu-Jamal]
Now the US President (Donald Trump) has decided that he will determine who is, and who isn’t, the legitimate leader of a foreign country.
He has said that Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, was illegitimate, and he supported Maduro’s opponent for national leadership of the country.
What if Maduro declared that Trump, who received some 3 million less votes than his opponent, Hillary Clinton, was illegitimate?
Who would listen?
For, in truth, Trump sits in the White House only because of the slavery-era artifact known as the Electoral College–an institution designed to deny democracy to millions of Africans, and to assure Southern hegemony.
Isn’t the so-called Electoral College fundamentally illegitimate?
The Electoral College should be immediately abolished.
[As reported] in a Sept. 9, 2018 edition of the New York Times, Trump officials touched base with Venezuelan military officials to support a coup against Pres. Maduro.
For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, the US decided who should rule in Latin America, based upon such nonsense as the Monroe doctrine, a pretext for American imperialism.
Lest we miss the play, Monroe is back.
What a shame!