It’s generally the left who insist upon the legitimacy of the international community. You know, binding international law and all that, we get to tell others what to do:
Venezuela’s political crisis was turned on its head on Wednesday as a succession of world powers declared they were recognizing the opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the South American country’s rightful interim president.
“The citizens of Venezuela have suffered for too long at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime,” Donald Trump tweeted as he announced what some believe could prove a game-changing decision.
Soon after, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Paraguay and Costa Rica said they would follow suit – although Mexico’s left-leaning government said there would be no change of policy for now and Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, attacked what he called an imperialist assault on South America’s right to democracy and self-determination.
Now that the international community is insisting that Bolivarian socialism is a crock, what’s a good lefty to do?
Side, as normal, with the international community? Or with socialism?
Yes, of course we know the answer. But fun to watch the squirming all he same.