11. Oh, I'm quite familiar with neo-Trots who pretend to be paragons of truth.
I do not consider Peace Patriot one of them, though. I think they're highly misled by propaganda and just don't know better.
I think Venezuela is very democratic, and I think it is somewhat progressive. I think that trading violence for economic justice is not necessarily a good trade, though. I think that mismanagement is paramount in Venezuela and I think that people in Venezuela want to see things get done as opposed to things being talked about being done. People wanting those homes, the electricity crisis, the current water crisis, it's all something that should never be an issue in an oil rich state where oil is over $100 a barrel. You want economic justice but at what price? Would we look at Saudi Arabia with its brilliant, magnificent cities and services, and then announce that their culture is an ideal? Everyone gets a stipend, but speech rights are limited, women must wear a burka, etc, etc.
Economic justice is not the sole purveyor as to whether or not you are progressive. You must also provide social justice.