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TheHarahanian
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Propagandists at work: Bolivia
Leftist President Evo Morales of Bolivia was run out of the country in the last few days. Bolivians have described his ouster as a freedom movement and a return to democracy.

Here's the headline msn.com ran.



TrueTiger
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re: Propagandists at work: Bolivia
Are they being serious??


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chalmetteowl
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re: Propagandists at work: Bolivia
Don’t know... was he legitimately elected?


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was he legitimately elected?


No. Hence being run out of the country.

ETA: And why are any of you surprised by that headline? Authoritarian leftists defend other authoritarian leftists.

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re: Propagandists at work: Bolivia
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was he legitimately elected?


Disputed election. Apparently there were irregularities.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Propagandists at work: Bolivia
my progressive pages are PISSED at this

this is a "CIA-backed coup"

there are also a group of people who laugh at Tumpkins' comments about the "Deep State" as well


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And why are any of you surprised by that headline? Authoritarian leftists defend other authoritarian leftists.


Bernie and Omar both are blaming Western imperialists and are defending him and against the coup. That's all I need to know about this guy.


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TheHarahanian
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my progressive pages are PISSED at this


And that's a key difference between the left and right.

I took note of the activity in Bolivia, and I see the propagandists doing what they do, but I couldn't care less if Bolivia is run by socialists or not.

Leftists, however, are outraged when a leftist is removed.



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deltaland
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re: Propagandists at work: Bolivia
I feel like South America has become woke recently


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re: Propagandists at work: Bolivia
Morales tried to run again, when it was explicitly not allowed by the Constitution. A court ruled that running for office was a human right, and therefore the section of the constitution was invalid. Morales ran again, and won by a large percentage of the vote, but the percentage by which he won changed from 7% when 80% of the votes were counted to 10% after a certain number of days (I forget the exact details). I think the 10% threshold related to whether there would be a run-off.

Regardless, whoever is the leftist candidate in the next election has a high likelihood of winning, because there Morales was extremely popular among the working-class in Bolivia. Despite being a socialist, Bolivia's GDP grew by upwards of 200% since Morales took over, and the poverty level decreased by 10% or so. Bolivarianism will remain extremely popular in Latin America for some time, in my view, as the disconnect between the rich and the poor is so extreme that anyone who even expresses passing interest in the working-class will be popular.


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Despite being a socialist, Bolivia's GDP grew by upwards of 200%


I am going to look into this. My guess is they printed pesos for the people, and that never ends well.


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Huge Richard
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Bernie and AOC are pissed, so must be a good thing


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Zach
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I feel like South America has become woke recently


Well, Argentina just elected a commie.


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blueboy
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re: Propagandists at work: Bolivia
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Don’t know... was he legitimately elected?

Not only wasn't he legitimately elected, he'd packed courts with puppets who allowed him to remain in office despite his term limits running out.

When he then didn't get the votes necessary to win, he froze the election long enough to pack the ballot boxes before declaring himself the winner.


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