Manuel Santoro, National Secretary
Advice to the American people.
Thousands of American people are protesting against the election of President Trump. Despite how you might feel about it, the democratic process has done its job and while it is the people right to demonstrate peacefully, it is totally unacceptable to follow billionaires, reverends, organizations with the purpose of fomenting riots in different American cities like many times before abroad.
I believe the American people must not fall in this trap. The American people shall consider the importance and the necessity of the democratic vote.
Thus, I say to the American people to be part of the political environment, to engage into the political arena, talk to your fellow citizens, always, constantly, since this is the only way to learn how your nation changes year after year, month after month. Do not just wake up at Election Day.
Be vigilant of the external powers that surround your vote. It is something we have all seen before.
Democratic elected Presidents overthrown by external forces for economic, financial and geopolitical interests. Many times the same plot have being played in different nations and you, my fellow Americans, were not paying attention. Pay attention now because the same machine that has worked so well abroad in changing regimes, Parliaments, elected politicians, has been started in your own Nation.
Do not follow it. It is something we all have seen before. Just a few examples.
Mohammad Mosaddegh was an Iranian politician. He was the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 until 1953, when his government was overthrown in a coup d’état.
The same happened to Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán, a Guatemalan politician. He was the second democratically elected President of Guatemala, serving from 1951 to 1954. A coup was successful in overthrowing Árbenz in 1954.
Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was a Chilean politician. He was democratically elected in 1970 and on September 11th, same day and month of the tragic Twins Towers attack in New York, the military killed Allende in a coup d’état putting dictator Augusto Pinochet in power.
At last, Jaime Roldós Aguilera, an Ecuadorian politician, was democratically elected in 1979 and in 1981 and Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych, a Ukrainian politician who was democratically elected president in 2010. Both of them were either killed or overthrown.
Thus, I repeat. Do not fall in the trap of rioting against democracy and its results.