The apparent winner of the Peruvian presidential election, socialist Pedro Castillo, is for giving the Peruvian government control of all mining operations, but as this WSWS article shows(LINK) more than halfway down, he may not be for real. Kyle may not have been aware that his recently appointed economic adviser pledged that a Castillo government would respect a market economy, whatever that means, but US News was treating it as a move to placate the Western financial oligarchy(LINK).
So I’m not going to jump for joy just yet.
He’s also anti-gay marriage, anti-abortion, and anti-pot legalization. But so are the overwhelming majority of Peruvians. And the alternative is Keiko Fujimora, the daughter of the former dictator who is now imprisoned for corruption. And she’s an out-an-out Fascist who would impose hardcore neoliberal austerity. IOW, she’s the CIA candidate.
There’s no way I can blame Peruvians for voting for Pedro, not in these circumstances, and not without me morally judging their culture. There’s just no point in going there for me, but if you would like to play Kyle’s academic debate game on what are red lines for you when it comes to voting please have some fun with this.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton