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Roger Waters says Bernie is wrong about Venezuela ... and he is right!


On this episode of RT's Going Underground, legendary former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters discusses Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's latest extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court. Waters explains why it makes him ashamed to be English, why he believes the UK and US are attempting to kill Julian and why the extradition case shouldn't even be happening and is a mockery of British justice.

Waters also feels optimistic about the rise of Bernie Sanders and the wave of young progressives that could transform the Democratic party. A process that could radically change the course of the destructive war-guided US foreign policy towards a progressive policy of peace and stability.

Yet, in some issues, the progressives are not taking the right positions because probably are heavily misinformed, or afraid the cruel response of the US deep state propaganda mechanisms. Such an example is Sanders' position on the situation in Venezuela. 

Waters explains:

Any movement away from where we are now is a good thing. So, I don't have a great deal of faith in the Democratic Party in the United States of America. But having said that, I have a lot of faith in some of the young Congresswomen who are there now.

I see that AOC has just endorsed Sanders officially. 2020 is going to be a monumental year in American politics. And we can all absolutely accept the fact that American politics affect us all. And their foreign policy affects everyone in the world in a very negative way at the moment. But it might be that if they get a more progressive system of government in the United States they may start being able to affect the world in a positive way.

I'm sure Sanders is a good man. All he was doing about Venezuela when I berated him, was trotting out the mainstream media mantra about the dictator Maduro and the shining light Guaido. Which was complete nonsense as has been shown and as we all know now.

So that was just him being ignorant and not bothering to take the time to actually speak to people on the ground. And to find out what was really going on in Venezuela. And what the Venezuelan people actually think about the Bolivarian revolution and about the legacy of Hugo Chavez. They are deeply, deeply attached to it. 

You have to remember that before that, they lived in a post-colonial system of rich people and slaves.



Waters is right. As we previously pointed out:

Bernie Sanders needs to review some of his positions, especially on foreign policy matters. In some cases he adopts many of the most hawkish neocon, pro-intervention positions, also fully adopted by Trump administration.

Latest disappointment, his answer during the recent democratic debate concerning Venezuela. Bernie disorderly retreated against the attack of the anchor who made the question quite aggressively and actually demanded from Bernie to admit that Nicolás Maduro is a dictator.

Bernie did something even worse. He called the legitimate president of the country a "vicious tyrant". 

Instead of retreating to the establishment pressure, adopting the US imperialist propaganda, Bernie should clearly denounce Trump's policy on the country, suggesting a path towards peaceful cooperation.

And all the progressives should be properly-informed on these issues. There are truly independent journalists, among them several Americans, who give the real picture, reporting on the ground, contrary to the corporate media propaganda. Progressives should start get informed from these sources, otherwise they will end up crawling behind the US deep state imperialist agenda.

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