La memoria es frágil, infiel y tendenciosa

The above video is of Manuel Rosales’ closing march in Caracas, in 2006. It was a memorable, heavily-attended apotheosis of people.

A few days later, Rosales lost the election by twenty-six points.

Look, we all love a march, and today’s was a beauty: full of enthusiasm, and with a great speech from Henrique.

But let’s not get carried away.

At this point in time, after April 11th and Llaguno and countless elections … well, what do marches really mean? I dunno.

Let’s keep our eye on the prize and our feet on the ground.

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