If I don’t finish my article on Venezuela, the libertarian & Stalinist crowd will have moved in the Wahabi/Salafi devotees from Saudi Arabia as the primary movers of protests against a repressive regime & propaganda will get as half-baked as that in Syria where revolution becomes head-chopping stuff. It’s been hard to write since one can’t recapitulate the entire history & misguided strategy of the Bolivarian road to socialism–which is not unlike taking a row boat to the the North Pole to fight global warming. This time I really mean it. I’m on a mission to complete the article despite all the obstacles, including my stalling tactics.