The trouble is, Stew, that he was defeated in the streets, too, with pots-and-pans
demonstrations by middle class housewives, ordinary truckers and others, rallied
to protest economic difficulties caused, in part, by the Kissinger-led policies to
weaken and overthrow him. It was that mood of opposition which made it possible
for Pinochet's military murder-and-torture squads to take over without being
stymied by a general strike or even guerrilla resistance, for which Chile is
This is not to disagree with you but to flesh out a very complex situation.
> I visited Chile in the early '70's. Allende was in power. A true Socialist
> president elected and backed up in the streets. It was the crowning moment
> for electoral politics and democratric socialism. It was a very brief moment.
> Stew Albert
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