When a Wall Street propaganda media titan like the #WSJ publishes an opinion piece titled “Chile Slides Toward Constitutional Suicide,” you know you’re doing something right.
Just reading the critique in the first paragraph reveals the magnitude covered by this new constitution. “After more than 10 months at work, Chile’s constitutional convention recently finished a draft of what it hopes will soon become the highest law in the land. The document removes the certainty of personal choice—including in healthcare, pensions and education—weakens property rights, increases the role of the state in the economy and moves the country away from representative democracy and toward mob rule.”
The #WhiteWest will do anything to protect the constitution created under the regime of Augusto Pinochet, an authoritarian military dictator who ruled Chile for seventeen years, between 1973 and 1990.
The question now is whether the U.S. is too busy developing its military operations in Europe and Asia to interfere in the September 4 plebiscite. If passed, this new constitution will be the most modern and democratic constitution in the world today (more about the new Constitution).
For those old enough to remember, the last time Chile moved in a progressive direction the #WhiteWest reacted with violence to regain control of the situation. Here are just three paragraphs from Wikipedia about President Salvador Allende‘s presidency:
United States intervention in Chile: The United States’ opposition to Allende started several years before he was elected President of Chile. Declassified documents show that from 1962 to 1964, the CIA spent $3 million on anti-Allende propaganda “to scare voters away from Allende’s FRAP coalition”, and spent a total of $2.6 million to finance the presidential campaign of Eduardo Frei.
The possibility of Allende winning Chile’s 1970 election was deemed a disaster by a US administration that wanted to protect US geopolitical interests by preventing the spread of Communism during the Cold War. In September 1970, President Nixon informed the CIA that an Allende government in Chile would not be acceptable and authorized $10 million to stop Allende from coming to power or unseat him.
1973 Chilean coup d’état: In early September 1973, Allende floated the idea of resolving the constitutional crisis with a plebiscite.[D] His speech outlining such a solution was scheduled for 11 September, but he was never able to deliver it. On 11 September 1973, the Chilean military under general Augusto Pinochet, aided by the United States and its CIA, staged a coup against Allende.
Now, we can’t let the #WSJ call the shots. This new constitutional process and its development is very important for the whole world, not just for Chile. Everyone will gain if Chile moves away from its old supremacist mentality and embraces a more robust democracy.