Eeey!! Abre los ojos!

When Lunghu remarked a six weeks ago that “armed rebellion counts as a democratic expression of the People’s Will,” his intention was to be ironic, sarcastic, and acerbic rather than prescriptive.   Let’s not forget that he was using Kyrgyzstan as an example of Russian-style democracy in action, not pointing out a timeless model of the political form itself.

Therefore, Quito’s recent Golpe de Canteros should not, in Lunghu’s eyes, be considered as anything other than an all-too-traditional armed intervention inspired by entrenched economic interests.   With a little help from their friends.

Comenza la busca por los delantales enlodados y las llanas sucias.

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