|THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED|
DIRECTED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY
KIM BARTLEY AND DONNACHA O'BRIAIN
IRELAND, 2003, 74 MINUTES
IN SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
HUGO CHAVEZ ELECTED PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA IN 1998, IS A COLORFUL,UNPREDICTABLE FOLK HERO,beloved by his nation's working class and a tough-as-nails, quixotic opponent to the power structure that would see him deposed. Two independent filmmakers were inside the presidential palace on April 11, 2002, when he was forcibly removed from office. They were also present 48 hours later when, remarkably, he returned to power amid cheering aides. Their film records what was probably history's shortest-lived coup d'état. It's a unique document about political muscle and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal credits with making Venezuela "Washington‚s biggest Latin American headache after the old standby, Cuba."
The Question is, did George Bush try to kill the first African Latino President in South America and "re- enslave" his people? If so, why? If this was done and the American people did not know about it and approve it, is it treason or otherwise against American law?
I wrote this back in 2002 but did not publish it. I thought today "Columbus day", was an appropriate time to revisit this indigenous people of Turtle Island issue. We should move to replace the Culturally unhealthy Columbus day with Native American day honoring our first citizens. This would begin to heal America's World War Zero crimes against humanity. Acknowledging our original sins is a minimum for moving our country forward beyond tolerance to harmony.