Once there was a guy (I knew from the 1980s) who posted on my Douchebook about Venezuela. While pretending to keep an “open mind” about Chavez (before They eliminated him) , he posted lots of critical sentiments about the man, sentiments which originated with a friend of his… sentiments that supposedly had more weight because this friend of his is an actual Venezuelan. He lives there, he must know… right? But what kind of Venezuelan are we talking about? White, middle class; a professional with a nice villa at which this former Douchebook friend of mine vacationed, occasionally. Yes, just as many Boers were fiercely critical of Nelson Mandela, this authentic Venezuelan with the villa was fiercely critical of Chavez… and the link below attaches to an article that will illuminate the ins and outs of this “afro descedientes”-hating dynamic for you:

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