Revolutions, imperfect social and economic events led by imperfect people.
Venezuela’s revolution and the deceased Hugo Chavez fit the bill.
I detest Venezuela’s crime rate and violent jails.
But I recall a former student, an upper middle-class Venezuelan woman, who had a telling reply when I asked her why she hated Chavez.
“It’s because after the revolution you would see people in restaurants, dark people, who would have never been there before.”
I had my answer.
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky,. Brownsville
Author: Gene Novogrodsky
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, a Brownsville resident for nearly three decades, writes North American border slices, from eastern Canada to central Mexico, and in between. He is one of the founders of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Writers Forum in San Benito. He sometimes participates with the informal Resaca Writers Group in Brownsville. He prefers, however, to read to two or three attentive listeners – when asked!