Now we have a new generation of politicians and voters who are not afraid of the "S" Word, and they won't be cowed by conservative clatter about creeping socialism.
U.S. goals are clear. A U.S. friendly administration in Venezuela is a huge strategic advantage in the region. It's also good for business.
This incident struck a chord because it presented a microcosm of the underlying conflicts of American culture.
There is a huge caravan of refugees on their way to the United States, fleeing social conditions that the United States was instrumental in creating. What is our moral responsibility in preserving the basic human dignity and secure the fundamental human rights of these people? And how do we prepare ourselves for doing just that? This is the real issue, and this is exactly what we are not talking about.