Capital hates universal dignity, M’membe

By Staff Reporter

The Socialist Party (SP) in Zambia has observed that capitalists abhor governments that empower citizens.

Congratulating Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on his second term of office, the party’s 2021 presidential candidate and deputy general secretary Fred M’membe encouraged him to continue working for Venezuelans.

Maduro is due to be sworn in for a second term today.

‘’ Comrade Nicolás, receive our warm revolutionary congratulations from the Socialist Party (Zambia) on this day when you are assuming reigns for the second term of office to lead the great nation of Simon Bolivar,’’ Dr M’membe said in a statement.

‘’Capitalists abhor governments that empower citizens, administrations that put man at the centre of any developmental paradigm. The anger coming from transnational corporations and their fronts in Washington is nothing but a result of frustrations and hunger for Venezuelan natural resources that have been socialised/nationalised by the Bolivarian Revolution.’’

He highlighted how the Venezuelan revolution has transformed citizens’ lives.

Dr M’membe stated that under a capitalist regime the country could not achieve what it has achieved today.

‘’Global capitalists loathe initiatives that make man strong. Capital hates universal dignity, it discourages any attempts at distributing wealth to all because such destroy niches that imperialists depend on for survival and exploitation,’’ he stated.

‘’At the time when global petroleum prices rose beyond US$100 per barrel, the Bolivarian Revolution opted for solidarity measures through PetroCaribe and PetroSur, to cushion Caribbean and Central American nations that depend on oil for all forms of energy requirements. This included subsidising US citizens during harsh winter days. Without preferential oil trade for the Caribbean region and parts of South America, on top of dwindling remittances, none of those almost 20 countries would have a semblance of an economy during and post 2008 global financial and economic meltdown that originated in the US.’’

He stated that America and other powers would never recognise and appreciate successes scored by the socialist government in Venezuela.

Dr M’membe stated that apart from the noble citizens of Caribbean and South/Central American states, no one wanted to laud Maduro’s priceless gesture to humanity.

‘’We have followed the Bolivarian Revolution’s path towards Western Hemisphere integration, right from formation of UNASUR to founding of the Community of Latin America and the Caribbean States (CELAC), the only body for independent hemispheric States excluding the US and Canada.

The significance of Venezuela to the stability of the Americas is huge,’ stated Dr M’membe.

‘’As we join you and the Venezuelan people on this inauguration day that is being celebrated by all progressive movements and leftist parties around the world we are reminded of Comrade Raul Castro’s words at the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution that: ‘The greatest lesson that revolutionaries and progressive movements can draw from the situation that has shaped is that of never neglecting unity with the people, and not desisting in the struggle in defense of the interests of the oppressed, however difficult the circumstances.’’’