One of the last remaining loose ends for the Venezuelan opposition is explaining that pesky 2002 coup, where Hugo Chavez was kidnapped, for democracy, while some skinny white guy from the local chamber of commerce declared himself "president." When this Einstein's first act was to dissolve the constitution, congress and the entire judiciary, even the Bush administration had a hard time defending him publicly. And after nationwide protests swept Chavez back to power three days later, the opposition's claim to democratic legitimacy was pretty much flushed down the toilet, forever.
So you can imagine how hard they've been trying to re-imagine the story of the coup for international audiences. For years, Clintonite douchebag Doug Schoen has been paid to float alternative storylines on the Fox News circuit, and even famous Venezuelan plastic surgery tragedy Maria Conchita Alsono has been trying to scrape together funding to make some half-baked revisionist movie.
In this proud tradition comes Brian Nelson, some professor from Miami University whose new book "The Silence and the Scorpion" promises to tell us the "truth" about the coup (hint: it was the brown peoples' fault). This masterpiece is so unsubtle that even Publisher's Weekly, the book industry magazine that likes everything, warned:
"For a fuller and fairer picture of the events, the book should be read in conjunction with other accounts of the coup, since Nelson is admittedly biased"
Wow, sounds awesome
. But you know who absolutely loves this book? Some anonymous reviewer
from The Economist (Phil Gunson) who seems very, very excited that the story not only blames Chavez and the poors for all the violence, but also "exonerates the United States of direct involvement" in the coup, hooray!
The, uh, "book review" concludes with this important literary point: "Those who truly care about human rights may hope that one day Mr Chávez will face trial for his role in the bloodshed of April 11th," THE DAY HE WAS KIDNAPPED. The Economist has officially been taken over, by retards.