Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Exporting the coup

As from 07Aug wikipedia doesn't list the Honduras coup as a coup anymore but as "Honduran Constitutional Crisis" which if i'm not mistaken is what the junta's progadanda is trying to persuade the world about.

Its neutrality of course is disputed due to the corrective mechanism of wiki, still... "constitutional crisis" is hardly a title under which both parts of the dispute could feel comfortable if you bare in mind all the international condemnation the military action provoked.

In the same time under "constitutional crisis" you can read a vast list of crisis of all times and places, still, except Caesar's coup (Doh?!) and Micheletti's -of course- when the use of the armed forces occured it was called with its correct name -exactly- a COUP. Plus, oddly enough the elected president Zelaya results "arrested" insted of ousted...

Under the Coup d'état article, on the other hand, we (still?) can find a "step by step" description of what a coup d'état consists in. And, since it efficently describes as well the case at hand, you can find Honduras listed.

Eventually all definition concerning the case will slowly be changed...
Why? because they'll be disputed.
Why? because the Junta's propaganda mechanism have both knowledge and means to challenge not only Wikipedia but all who bare witness.

The thing is, wikipedia, as we speak, is being Condorized and someone should point the finger and scream: "RAPE!"

Retrospectiva: On March 24, 1976, Videla led the military coup which ousted the ineffective president, Isabel Peron. Though armed leftist groups had been shattered by the time of the coup, the generals still organized a counterinsurgency campaign to eradicate any remnants of what they judged political subversion.

Videla called this "the process of national reorganization," intended to reestablish order while inculcating a permanent animosity toward leftist thought. "The aim of the Process is the profound transformation of consciousness," Videla announced.

Along with selective terror, Videla employed sophisticated public relations methods. He was fascinated with techniques for using language to manage popular perceptions of reality.

The general hosted international conferences on P.R. and awarded a $1 million contract to the giant U.S. firm of Burson Marsteller. Following the Burson Marsteller blueprint, the Videla government put special emphasis on cultivating American reporters from elite publications. "Terrorism is not the only news from Argentina, nor is it the major news," went the optimistic P.R. message.

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