I just finished watching The Revolution will not be Televised. This was supposed to be a simple documentary on President Chavez of Venezuela, illness but the documentary crew got caught in the middle of a coup against him and how it failed.
It really shows how history repeats itself. Chavez was trying to nationalize the oil industry and share the wealth with the people. Same as Mossadegh the elected Prime Minister of Iran tried to do in 1950s but had the CIA come in and have him thrown out and that nationalization reveresed. Yet it didn’t work this time and Chavez got his presidency back. I guess the CIA coup machine doesn’t work as it used to, bronchitis and Bush’s talk of democracy is just when it suits his benifit.
This documentry may not show the full and whole truth of what happened before, case during and after the event. I am sure there are lots of misconceptions and staged events, but either way I am quite impressed with this documentary. Cause it shows that sometimes democracy just doesn’t work as it is planned, but if your going to use it you better stick with it or the people who voted for that elected president or passed law are going to get pissed.