Evo overthrown, but Bolivian Socialism will be victorious!

Andre Vltchek

They pledged to do it, and they did – Bolivian feudal lords, mass media magnates and other treasonous “elites” – they overthrew the government, broke hope and interrupted an extremely successful socialist process in what was once one of the poorest countries in South America.

One day, they will be cursed by their own nation. One day they will stand trial for sedition. One day, they will have to reveal who trained them, who employed them, who turned them into spineless beasts. One day! Hopefully soon.

But now, Evo Morales, legitimate President of Bolivia, elected again and again by his people, is leaving his beloved country. He is crossing the Andes, flying far, to fraternal Mexico, which extended her beautiful hand, and offered him political asylum.

This is now. The striking streets of La Paz are covered by smoke, full of soldiers, stained with blood. People are disappearing. They are being detained, beaten, and tortured. Photos of indigenous men and women, kneeling, facing walls, hands tied behind their backs, are beginning to circulate on social media.

El Alto, until recently a place of hope, with its playgrounds for children and elegant cable cars connecting the once dirt-poor communities, is now beginning to lose its native sons and daughters. Battles are raging. People are charging against the oppressors, carrying flags, dying.

A civil war, or more precisely, a war for the survival of socialism, a war against imperialism, for social justice, for indigenous people. A war against racism. A war for Bolivia, for its tremendous pre-colonial culture, for life; life as it is being perceived in the Andes, or deep in the South American rainforest, not as it is seen in Paris, Washington or Madrid.


The legacy of Evo Morales is tangible, and simple to understand.

During almost 14 years in power, all the social indicators of Bolivia went sky-high. Millions were pulled out of poverty. Millions have been benefiting from free medical care, free education, subsidized housing, improved infrastructure, a relatively high minimum wage, but also, from pride that was given back to the indigenous population, which forms the majority in this historically feudal country governed by corrupt, ruthless ‘elites’ – descendants of Spanish conquistadors and European ‘gold-diggers’.

Evo Morales made the Aymara and Quechua languages official, on par with Spanish. He made people who communicate in these languages, equal to those who use the tongue of the conquerors. He elevated the great indigenous culture high, to where it belongs – making it the symbol of Bolivia, and of the entire region.

Gone was the Christian cross-kissing (look at the crosses reappearing again, all around the oh so European-looking Jeanine Añez who has grabbed power, ‘temporarily’ but still thoroughly illegally). Instead, Evo used to travel, at least once a year, to Tiwanaku, “the capital of the powerful pre-Hispanic empire that dominated a large area of the southern Andes and beyond, reached its apogee between 500 and 900 AD”, according to UNESCO. That is where he used to search for spiritual peace. That is where his identity came from.

Gone was the veneration of the Western colonialist and imperialist culture, of savage capitalism.

This was a new world, with ancient, deep roots. This is where South America has been regrouping. Here, and in Correa’s Ecuador, before Correa and his beliefs were purged and ousted by the treacherous Moreno.

And what is more: before the coup, Bolivia was not suffering from economic downfall; it was doing well, extremely well. It was growing, stable, reliable, confident.

Even the owners of big Bolivian companies, if they were to care one bit for Bolivia and its people, had countless reasons to rejoice.


But the Bolivian business community, as in so many other Latin American countries, is obsessed with the one and only ‘indicator’: “how much higher, how much above the average citizens it can get”. This is the old mentality of the colonialists; a feudal, fascist mentality.

Years ago, I was invited, in La Paz, for dinner by an old family of senators and mass media owners. With no shame, no fear, openly, they spoke, despite knowing who I was:

“We will get rid of this Indigenous bastard. Who does he think he is? If we lose millions of dollars in the process, as we did in 1973 Chile and now in Venezuela, we will still do it. Restoring our order is the priority.”

There is absolutely no way to reason with these people. They cannot be appeased, only crushed; defeated. In Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador or in Bolivia. They are like rats, like disease, proverbial symbols of fascism as in the novel The Plague, written by Albert Camus. They can hide, but they never fully disappear. They are always ready to invade, with zero notice, some happy city.

They are always ready to join forces with the West, because their roots are in the West. They think precisely like the European conquerors, like North American imperialists. They have double nationalities and homes scattered all over the world. Latin America for them is just a place to live, and to plunder natural resources, exploit labor.

They rob here, and spend money elsewhere; educate their children elsewhere, get their surgeries done (plastic and real) elsewhere.

They go to opera houses in Paris but never mingle with indigenous people at home. Even if, by some miracle, they join the Left, it is the Western, anarcho-syndicalist Left of North America and Europe, never the real, anti-imperialist, revolutionary Left of non-European countries.

They don’t need the success of the nation. They don’t want a great, prosperous Bolivia; Bolivia for all of its citizens.

They only want prosperous corporations. They want money, profit; for themselves, for their families and clans, for their bandit group of people. They want to be revered, considered ‘exceptional’, superior. They cannot live without that gap – the great gap between them and those ‘dirty Indians’, as they call the indigenous people, when no one hears them!


And that is why, Bolivia should fight, defend itself, as it is beginning to do so right now.

If this, what is happening to Evo and his government, is “the end”, then Bolivia will be set back by decades. Entire generations will again rot alive, in desperation, in rural shacks made of clay, without water and electricity, and without hope.

The ‘elites’ are now talking about ‘peace’, peace for whom? For them!

Peace, as it was before Evo; ‘peace’ so the rich can play golf and fly for shopping to their beloved Miami and Madrid, while 90% of the population was getting kicked, humiliated, insulted. I remember that ‘peace’. The Bolivian people remember it even better.

I covered the civil war in neighboring Peru, for several years, in the 90’s, and I often crossed over into Bolivia. I wrote an entire novel about it – “Point of No Return”.

It was an absolute horror. I could not even take my local photographers to a concert or for a cup of coffee in a decent place, because they were cholos, indigenous. Nobodies in their own countries. It was apartheid. And if socialism does not return, it will be apartheid once again.

Last time I went to Bolivia, few months ago, it was totally different country. Free, confident. Stunning.

Remembering what I saw in Bolivia and Peru, quarter of a century ago, I declare, clearly and decisively: “To hell with such ‘peace’, proposed by elites’”!


None of this is, of course, mentioned in Western mass media outlets. I am monitoring them, from the New York Times to Reuters. In the US, UK, even France. Their eyes are shining. They cannot hide their excitement; euphoria.

The same NYT celebrated the massacres during the 1965-66 US-orchestrated military coup in Indonesia, or on 9-11-1973 in Chile.

Now Bolivia, predictably.

Big smiles all over the West. Again, and again, ‘the findings’ of the OAS (Organization of American States) are being quoted as if they were facts; ‘the findings’ of an organization which is fully subservient to Western interests, particularly those of Washington.

It is as if by saying: “We have proof that a coup did not take place, because those who had organized the coup say that it actually did not happen.”


In Paris, on the 10th November, in the middle of the Place de la Republique, a huge crowd of treasonous Bolivians gathered, demanding the resignation of Evo. I filmed and photographed these people. I wanted to have this footage in my possession, for posterity.

They live in France, and their allegiances are towards the West. Some are even of European stock, although others are indigenous.

There are millions of Cubans, Venezuelans, Brazilians, living in the US and Europe, working tirelessly for the destruction of their former motherlands. They do it in order to please their new masters, to make profit, as well as various other reasons.

It is not peace. This is terrible, brutal war, which has already taken millions of lives, in Latin America alone.

This continent has the most unequally distributed wealth on earth. Hundreds of millions are living in misery. While others, sons and daughters or Bolivian feudal scum, are attending Sorbonne and Cambridge, to get intellectually conditioned, in order to serve the West.

Each time, and I repeat each time, a decent, honest government is voted in, democratically, by the people, each time there is someone who has invented a brilliant solution and solid plan to improve this dire situation, the clock begins ticking. The years, (sometimes even months) of the leader are numbered. He or she will either be killed, or ousted, or humiliated and forced out of power.

The country then goes back to, literally, shit, as has happened just recently to Ecuador (under Moreno), Argentina (under Macri) and Brazil (under Bolsonaro). The brutal status quo is preserved. The lives of tens of millions are ruined. “Peace” returns. For the Western regime and its lackeys.

Then, as a raped country screams in pain, countless international NGO’s, UN agencies and funding organizations, descend  upon it, suddenly determined to ‘help refugees’, to keep children in classrooms, to ‘empower women’, or to fight malnutrition and hunger.

None of this would be needed, if the elected governments which are serving their people were to be left alone; left in real peace!

All this sick, pathetic hypocrisy is never discussed, publicly, by the mass media. All this Western terrorism unleashed against progressive Latin American countries (and dozens of other countries, all over the world), is hushed up.

Enough is enough!

Latin America is, once again, waking up. The people are outraged. The coup in Bolivia will be resisted. Macri’s regime has fallen. Mexico is marching in a cautiously socialist direction. Chile wants its socialist country back; a country which was crushed by military boots in 1973.

In the name of the people, in the name of the great indigenous culture, and in the name of the entire continent, Bolivian citizens are now resisting, struggling, confronting the fascist, pro-Western forces.

Revolutionary language is once again being used. It may be out of fashion in Paris or London, but not in South America. And that is what matters – here!

Evo did not lose. He won. His country has won. Under his leadership, it became a wonderful country; a country full of hope, a country that offered great prospects to hundreds of millions all over La Patria Grande. Everyone south of the Rio Grande knows it. Marvelous Mexico, which has given him asylum, knows it, too.

Evo has won. And then, he was forced out by the treasonous military, by treasonous business thugs, feudal land owners, and by Washington. Evo and his family and comrades have been brutalized by that extreme right-wing paramilitary leader – Luis Fernando Camacho – who is calling himself a Christian; brutalized by him and by his men and women.

Bolivia will fight. It will bring back its legitimate President where he belongs; to the Presidential Palace.

The plane which is taking Evo to Mexico, north, is actually taking him home, back to Bolivia. It is a big, big detour. Thousands of kilometers, and months, perhaps even years… But from the moment the airplane took off, the tremendous, epic journey back to La Paz began.

The people of Bolivia will never abandon their President. And Evo is, forever, tied to his People. And Long Live Bolivia, Damn It!


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Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz
Nov 21, 2019 4:33 PM

Meanwhile Human Right’s Watch just can’t seem to muster anything even resembling a critique, or to use the word “coup” – much less “military coup”- in reference to Bolivia:


Perhaps the OPCW and Amnesty International can do some cleanup work here and carry out a joint visit to Bolivia (hosted by the new “christian crusaders”of course) – and conveniently “discover” that Evo had perhaps been “secretly building a stockpile of chemical weapons,” and was “planning a genocide,” of, well, who knows, some sort or other. In the end of course – “reality” – really doesn’t matter in such matters – as only the lie will be repeated ad nauseam.

We have obviously quite clearly arrived at former CIA director Bill Casey’s longed for state of affairs – at least here in the U.S. –

(“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”) – CIA director William Casey February 1981 cabinet meeting.

Nov 20, 2019 12:52 PM

So far at least 27 Bolivians have been shot dead in anti coup demonstrations.
The racist, religious nut job bitch who has emerged as coup leader took time off from expelling Cuban doctors and nurses to give the army a licence to kill.
Gotta put that School Of The Americas training to good use!
And 22 in protests against Washington’s darling in Chile.
Whatever the true figures are.

But don’t worry, we can all rely on the state controlled BBC and our chums at the Guardian to carry on hyperventilating over a rioter shot and wounded in Hong Kong after attacking police.

Stomper of fuctards
Stomper of fuctards
Dec 27, 2019 4:38 AM
Reply to  mark

So your antidote is to mindlessly believe whatever the Chinese government tells you? Logical fallacies much?

Nov 20, 2019 9:55 AM

espartaco…….………People such as yourself are the problem the world over. Please remember before you open your fat mouth and write such drivel that your beloved USA is founded on genocide and slavery.

Nov 20, 2019 10:09 AM
Reply to  Grafter

It is Mr Vltchek, not us, the one that ASKED OR BEGGED to be a citizen of the United States of America… your IMPERIALIST WESTERN POWER… the same you are always ‘criticising’ and INSULTING… GOD BLESS AMERICA…!!!

Nov 20, 2019 10:45 AM
Reply to  espartaco

Coward America, you won’t take anyone on who will fight back,( North Korea , Iran ) you only ever fight weak and defenceless countries, out of 340 years since it’s inception, shithole America has been at war with someone for 224 years, that’s not a bad record. one Tim, nice but dim would be proud of , he loves fighting on the behalf of the wealthy

Nov 20, 2019 11:11 AM
Reply to  Geoff

Why… then you should ask why Mr Vltchek wanted to become a citizen of such a ‘criminal’, imperialist, racist, christian, WESTERN, country…???!!! Why he did not choose to be a citizen of China, Bolivia, Cuba, Venezuela…??? Oh why, oh WHY…!!!???

Stomper of fuctards
Stomper of fuctards
Dec 27, 2019 4:39 AM
Reply to  Geoff

You’re saying that the Vietnamese didn’t fight back?

Dec 27, 2019 10:27 AM

Of course they did , but it wasn’t as easy as they thought it was going to be, and since they choose to destroy countries from 36.000 ft in the air

Nov 20, 2019 3:35 PM
Reply to  Grafter

But we’re exceptional, buddy!
We’re indispensable!!
The sun shines out of our assholes!!!

Nov 20, 2019 4:32 PM
Reply to  mark

So it seems…!!!

Nov 20, 2019 8:50 AM

This racist bigot, must think that we are all idiots and believe, like him, that ‘socialism’ is like wine and can have a different taste depending on the soil and the type or ‘race’ of grapes with which it is made. Since Mr. Vltchek, this supremacist author, is prepared to go the racist, ethnic and nationalist way, it will not be out of place to remind him where his fatuous and asinine ideas will, necessarily, lead him.

According to his own foolhardy ideas, André Vlchek, that most Russian or Slavic name, of one of the most ‘racist races’, the Slavic ‘race’ (Or is it ‘Pan-Slavic’…???!!!), cannot possibly be qualified to criticise the ‘Spanish Conquistadores’ or their descendants, let alone the European ‘gold-diggers’, specially when he himself has shown where he really stands by becoming a citizen of that most Imperialist of the Imperialist powers in the Americas… the USA, that most Christian Power.

Not happy with his U.S passport (GOD BLESS AMERICA…!!!), Mr Vltchek writes in ENGLISH, that IMPERIALIST LANGUANGE, instead of writing in those most revolutionary and socialist languages, Aymara and Quechua, that not even that crook and moron of Evo Morales uses to spread his lies, either in Bolivia or in the World at large.

But, apart from the racist blubber of this reactionary Slavic, European and ‘Yankee’ author (Yankee Go Home, they say in South America…!!!), if Mr Morales presidency has been so successful and wonderful, why, after so many years in power there are still ‘Spanish Conquistadores, European gold-diggers, Christians (like Chávez and Maduro en Venezuela) or Spanish speaking people’… why is there such a powerful opposition… why the army and the security services have not been cleansed of all those ‘Russian’ Oligarchs that destroy Bolivia…???!!! It is clear that our NEW, U.S racist citizen, a ‘Soviet’ defector and renegade, will find it quite difficult to answer…!!!

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Nov 20, 2019 12:56 PM
Reply to  espartaco

How’s the Spartacist League going Espartaco? Do you have any protests planned soon? What are you lot doing to support Julian Assange? Any plans to protest the Christian Fascist takeover of Bolivia, and the impending murder and torture of many indigenous people there. Its actually already begun in fact.

Nov 20, 2019 1:14 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

Thanks for the interest. We are in permanent protest, so we do not need to organise any. Assange…??? That poor retarded man is a Bolivarian that supported Trump, did you know that? By the way, we DO support Trump in many things. Christian Fascist takeover of Bolivia? Not too much of a change there… from the Christian Racist regime of the New Inca Coca ‘Emperor’ Evo Morales (the coca planters are his major support…!!!)… They wanted to be racists and sell drugs? They should abide by the consequences of their foolishness…!!!

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 20, 2019 4:22 PM
Reply to  espartaco

“We are in permanent protest, so we do not need to organise any.”

I’m intrigued. Are all of you constantly exploding all over the place?

Nov 20, 2019 5:50 AM

Andre’s message, as I understand it, is a quotation from the darkest days of Nazi occupied Europe: “Hope is to the human spirit what petrol is to the motor car — keeps it going”.

Faith, Hope and Charity — the Three Mighty Men of Christ — and the mightiest of these is Charity.

Basher, Grabber and Holdfast — the Three Mighty Men of Mammon — and the mightiest of these is Holdfast.

Nov 20, 2019 1:57 AM

Evo overthrown

‘Overthrow’ = Illegal.
‘Illegal’ = ‘Invalid’.
‘Invalid’ = Evo Morales is the legitimate President of the Bolvarian Republic Bolivia. His resignation was forced and the entire society connected to Evo Morales was threatened, harassed, brutalized and violated.

The majority of the Bolivian Indigenous population does not accept Evo Morales’ resignation. For this majority, he is still the president and for this majority he will be the president again. Because the majority of the people has done much better under Evo Morales than ever before under christian rule.

It eludes me that this fact does not receive more attention. The lithium/impeecement distracts from the fact that the Vatican has not yet declared the illegal overthrow by catholic taliban in Bolivia for illegal and void. That for the Catholic Church only a democratically elected government can replace a democratically elected government.

But this is a case of a catholic-fascist regime taking over the nation of the democratically elected Indigenous government of Bolivia.

Therefor, anybody who accepts this catholic-fascist takeover, prominently reveals their fascist nature. Which does not really seem to pose a problem at all, actually. Democrats spending billions on fascists in Ukraine already works like a charm.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Nov 20, 2019 2:56 AM
Reply to  nottheonly1

I renounced my Catholicism the day I turned 18. How much power does Opus Dei weild in the Church? Some more fascists right there masquerading behind a religious cloak, N.
As Marx said “religion is the opiate of the masses”. Sadly tho, the fascist slime running this planet disagree with you & I, and all the other commenters here and other independent sites.
Think of all that money to be made from the Lithium…. $$$.

Nov 20, 2019 12:45 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

On my birthday. The eighteenth birthday is the first day you can leave organized religion in Germany of old. You will then not pay church taxes any longer either.
On day two, our priest called me and gave me an hour long speech about the consequences of me not belonging to ‘christ’ any longer. He was however not prepared to run his religiously deluded ship onto my beach.
First, I told him, I’ll get cremated and not buried. My ashes be thrown into every element on Earth. Some into the air, some into the soil and some into water. I gave him the extended version of what I think about a religion that sends homeless people away at 4 am in December, when they were looking for shelter.
Alone the part where he vehemently denied to have any closer affiliation to the nazis than the catholics. To which I (as always) replied that it matters not to me if there is a wooden or a metal cross with a dude nailed to it in the same office that had an image of Adolf prominently displayed as the greatest führer of all times next to the nailed man. The collusion of both protestant and catholic communities with the most efficient bureaucracy ever – just read the rules and regulations regarding the operation of a forced labor camp – has always been unforgiving to me. From there it only went deeper into the abyss of what displays itself as rabid and fanatic delusion of what is okay and what is not okay in the eyes of the deluded. Collaborating with fascists was never a problem for organized delusion.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Nov 21, 2019 7:28 AM
Reply to  nottheonly1

My ‘talking too’ by the local priest was about 3 days after I made the announcement to my parents (from memory). I sat and listened, and when he was finished just went ‘Thank you for your time Father’ and never went back.
I saw and heard too much. In a word – hypocrisy, and the fact that apparently a mythical being was watching our every move, which I didn’t believe.
But probably the biggest reason I left was my sexuality, which back, circa 1980, was a big no no in the Church. Often heard, people like me would burn in hell, were mentally sick, that homosexuals were evil, etc etc. I knew I wasn’t evil, so I left.
As I’ve told you before, my spirituality derives from Nature, from Mother Earth, from the ‘Universal Spirit’ if you will. And to treat others how you’d like them to treat you. Tho, er, that can be a tough one.
I see these people in the photos proclaiming they are Christian. You pretty much nailed it: Bolivian Taliban, tho I think they’re rather Pentecostal and not Catholic.
That’s a quibble because we know the full support the Catholic Church gave to Fascist junta’s all over Central and South America, and Franco’s Spain and Salazar’s Portugal, and the hatred it had for Liberation Theology.
Many priests who espoused Liberation theology were defrocked. The threat of a good example N. Hope your week has been going well, cheers…

Nov 20, 2019 1:01 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

I’ve known many decent Catholics and that includes priests.
But if you look at the Vatican and its behaviour over the centuries, its corruption, tyranny, worldliness, criminality, its involvement in dirty politics, dirty banking and finance, even ignoring endemic sex abuse, then any good it has done is far outweighed by its record of evil.
It certainly qualifies as the false religion “Whore Of Babylon” in Revelations.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Nov 21, 2019 7:50 AM
Reply to  mark

Cheers Mark. No more organised religion for me! Granted, there are very decent individuals within the Catholic Church, tho lord knows why they stay after the horrific tidal wave of child sex abuse cases, and the many deliberate attempts to cover it all up, and bribe victims into silence, and show no remorse for abuse victims who committed suicide, and allow paedophile priests to continue serving with access to children, FFS.
And of course the Banco Ambrosiano scandal and much more as you say.

A. Scott Buch
A. Scott Buch
Nov 19, 2019 11:34 PM

I love a good polemic. But how elitist to claim there is a “real” Left, which couldn’t possibly be anarcho-syndicalist.

Nov 20, 2019 1:00 AM
Reply to  A. Scott Buch

Bakunin would be growling in his grave, as would the descendants of the brave (and fallen) fighters against Franco’s Fascist beasts in the Spanish civil war. The Anarchists survived and thrived until their Communist “allies” betrayed them and and joined Franco. The pen was not mightier than the sword, though it wrote beautiful, inspiring words.

A. Scott Buch
A. Scott Buch
Nov 20, 2019 8:05 PM
Reply to  Jack_Garbo

Brilliantly put.
One may be mightier, though both are certainly needed. And unless history one day ends, which is impossible, then there will always be room to criticize that ends justify the means.

Fair dinkum
Fair dinkum
Nov 19, 2019 9:13 PM
John Deehan
John Deehan
Nov 19, 2019 8:19 PM

It has already been scrubbed from the collective memory of the ordinary people of England the fights and struggles which our forefathers fought to obtain the most basic of human rights. For example, being thrown into the workhouse because the breadwinner couldn’t work. No NHS so if you couldn’t pay for treatment you died. Houses which were no more than hovels. Children suffering from malnutrition and all the diseases which sprung from it. However, it appears the reappearance of : destitute families, people dying of starvation and causes attributable to austerity , working people so poor they cannot afford to feed their families. Yet, the very same class which enslaved the peoples of the third world, wants to return to a feudalistic rentier parasitical paradigm. Moreover, its worth remembering that when Pinochet was murdering the trade unionists in Chile, the trade unions of the U.K. offered sanctuary and sustenance to their fellow workers there. The desire to smash the Trade unions of the U.K, aided and abetted by the very same people who are attacking Corbyn, was no coincidence. International solidarity with fellow workers from the industrialised world was always a bone of contention from the elites. The problems of Bolivia, Chile, Venezuela or any other oppressed country are the oppression which the workers of the West are again facing. Some might say they have not been murdered or shot as in Bolivia. The people of Northern Ireland might beg to differ.

Nov 19, 2019 7:09 PM

Bravo Andre!

The world has had it’s first ‘e-tech’ corporate counter-revolution: as it seems this is a ‘green’ lithium coup (see OffG’s previous “Coups-for-Green-Energy …”). The GND ‘fourth industrial revolution’ has had its first power struggle (see Engdahl link): and Evo was the victim.

And we in the global consumption/pollution bourgeoisie are the green imperialists. As I explained in the previous forum: this is the literal tip of the iceberg. As soon as we commit to going ‘green’ at the next election – and implementing the GND: the proxy wars, coups, extractivist rape and pollution, WWF and corporate mining indigenous murders, green bond hyper-financialisation and biodiversity offsets will really kick in. All so we can have bad faith bourgeois socialism and drive shiny new EVs as we go clean …everything else dies.


I already tried to put some perspective on the hyperscale. In the UK: we need 264,600 tonnes of lithium just for EVs alone. Which, when I fact checked seemed like several years supply. For a relatively small country. When you factor in the 100% decarbonisation of the National Grid; the rest of the world’s demand; the battery storage – which, for one day in America would require an Li-ion battery which would cost $11.9 trillion dollars, take up 345 square miles, and weigh 74 million tons [DEA/Friedemann] and they need 180 (six months worth) …it is not too hard to see that the 365 years of known lithium stocks could be consumed in little more than a decade.

The lithium shortage is a serious issue: just search for it. Everyone is looking for lithium. It is the new ‘White Petroleum’. It is only commercially viable to process it from salt flats. Seawater is too dilute. Even the UK has Cornish Lithium ‘set to drill in weeks’. The new lithium ‘white gold’ rush is on.

Where Andre is completely wrong: is that the Western imperialists and bad faith bourgeois socialists have not even noticed. They do not know what the GND is; its implications or knock on effects. Nor do they want to know: because I would certainly like to tell them. This is the green Hobbesian *bellum omnium contra omnes* for the control of e-tech minerals. So we can have an isomorphic 1:1 ‘just transition’ from driving lethal petrol/diesel vehicles to driving hidden lethal EVs …for whom you have just had your first coup.

And I do know Labour want to reduce overall EV usage by investing in public transport. That has a knock on effect on the intensification of resource extraction; embedded energy etc. And there are no replacements for electric trucks and vans as current. Unless you believe the propaganda of the ‘Electric Jesus’ Musk. He has a bullshit solution for everything. The sooner he fucks off to Mars, the better.

So: the hidden implications of the green corporate finance capitalism front – the Labour GND – became apparent before the election …and no one really noticed. Only to blame ‘America’ for their own bad karma. How many more coups and murders must be denied before we enter honesty and self-responsibility? Because this is just the beginning of the end.

According to LabourGND’s own demographics: there are 5% of ultra-high global consumer/polluters; 15% of high global consumer/polluters; and 80% of low to very low global consumer/polluters. This is the global consumption/pollution class structure. The 5% of the haute-bourgeoisie will never change their habits. The 80% of the global proletariat/lumpen proletariat cannot. That leaves the 15% of the global consumer/polluter bourgeoisie – of which 93% of us in the UK are in. We are the only demographic group that can effect real change. And most of us are in denial that we have any intentional responsibility invested in this coup. Maybe, if you live under a bridge or in a Shetland cave.

If you back the green finance capital’s GND: or just Labour’s ‘socialism’ …welcome to your first co-responsible karmic coup. Actions have consequences. If you defer your decision making to someone else in a ‘representative democracy’ …you are still co-responsible for the subsequent deferred and displaced decisions. Even if you do not approve: you gave your responsibility away to someone who was not trustworthy …you are still at least being so foolish as to trust a dislocated decision making system. And we haven’t even had the election yet.

Only by brutal honesty and actual self-responsibility for our actions can we really change the world. What point is their in a socialism that actually costs the Earth? If we want Evo back: and restore indigenous rights, practices, customs, and languages as co-equal as our own (where they ever anything less?) …we have to understand the hidden eurocentric racism and green imperialism hidden in the GND …and totally reject it and its backers and corporate green finance supporters.

For us to go ‘clean’ and drive EVs: our Aymara and Quechua brothers and sisters must suffer. To meet the full Labour GND: the whole world must suffer ‘e-tech’ green conflict mineral coups and proxy wars …for clean actual zero bad faith bourgeois consumption/pollution ‘sustainable’ growth fantasies. Time to wake up and smell the karmic ‘fair-trade’ coffee? Or just time to wake the fuck up to who we really are and what our knock-on aggregate demand and resources actually means for the indigenous world.

anonymous bosch
anonymous bosch
Nov 19, 2019 9:51 PM
Reply to  BigB

Your proposals for the removal of Musk – from the blue planet to the red planet – are greatly appreciated – by the way have you heard about his proposals to fill the space surrounding our planet with satellite junk serving his empire – these people must be stopped in their tracks. . . . . . . .

Nov 19, 2019 6:50 PM

The lesson is clear.
The reactionary, treasonous, quisling comprador elite cannot be left in place to scheme and plot, to betray their country yet again at the first opportunity in the service of globalist corporate interests.
No accommodation is possible.
They have to be smashed forever into a thousand pieces, broken, dispossessed, brought firmly to heel, and made to realise that if they even consider resorting to violence and coups they will be crushed ruthlessly. They need to be brought to a state where they are terrified of their own shadows.
The disloyal armed forces need to be simply disbanded and replaced with a trustworthy citizen militia that can be mobilised en masse at a moment’s notice.
Like Iran in 1979.
The same applies to police and intelligence services which cannot be trusted.
They contribute nothing to the state. They are treacherous parasites.
The big landowners, the oligarchs and monopolists and media moguls, have to be cut down to size.
By legislation and progressive taxation.
The US embassy has to be closed and all foreign NGOs listed as terrorist organisations and treated accordingly.
Otherwise all progressive administrations will always be overthrown and the good work they have done will be reversed.
Nothing else is sufficient.
The same ruthless brutality appropriate in wartime and routinely employed by the reactionary elements themselves, should be turned against them.

anonymous bosch
anonymous bosch
Nov 19, 2019 4:21 PM

Well done on writing yet another accurate and penetrating article, Andre. I am always inspired by your writings as I have read your work already including “Revolutionary Optimism” It is ominous that after a period of 80 years, so many have lost their memories of the defeat of fascism in Germany, Italy and Japan. However, there is hope for Latin America as its nations rise and the North American Empire falls. 2020 will be a decisive year in many respects.It will be a new beginning – I look forward to meeting you and I thank you for your correspondence.

Nov 20, 2019 1:24 AM

…the defeat of fascism in Germany, Italy and Japan.

Fascism was never defeated, because there was no need to do that. It would have been counter productive to the ensuing anti-communist crusade.

What was defeated – with the majority of the task performed by the Red Army – was the German Wehrmacht, the Italian Black shirts and the armed forces of Emperor Hirohito.

It should be obvious that fascism has the time of its life as I type.

anonymous bosch
anonymous bosch
Nov 20, 2019 1:36 AM
Reply to  nottheonly1

Thank you for pointing that out to me – maybe I should replace my use of the word “defeat” with the words “the fight against” – you have made a valuable point there which is appreciated.

Nov 20, 2019 6:15 PM

Yes, when it comes to the mind, even small details can make a big difference. We – as humanity – need all sane hands on deck now. Let’s reject the “history according to wikipedia” and steadfastly replace it with the truth.