Venezuela: Indigenous Shamans Invoke Ancient Curse Against Socialists in Amazon Protest

Venezuela: Indigenous Shamans Invoke Ancient Curse Against Socialists in Amazon Protest, by Frances Martel.

The governor of inland Amazonas state, Venezuela — who the socialist government has attempted to strip of his title — has organized a protest against socialism Wednesday led by indigenous shamans and launching the opening salvo of “the curse of Dabukurí.” …

Guarulla — who … the socialists have barred from public office for 15 years for opposition to the government — accused the socialists of having a “racial discrimination problem” against indigenous Venezuelans and asserted that the socialist presidents “haven’t won an election in Amazonas in 18 years, neither the living nor the dead one,” referring to late dictator Hugo Chávez and his successor, Nicolás Maduro.

This may seem like a bit of a joke in the West, but there is a deep, deep well of superstition in South America. This will cause enormous unease in the rank and file military and police who are almost solely drawn from poor and impoverished (therefore largely ignorant) families. The Venezuelan socialist paradise could be in its last days. What gives me optimism is that they are specifically targeting socialism, not just the individuals who have imposed it. South America may finally be ending its Peron inspired love affair with socialism.

hat-tip Philip Barton