Great piece by Guy DeBord’s Cat on another rather important 9/11 anniversary. The blood-drenched overthrow of the socialist Allende government, and the horrible neo-liberal experiment that followed it in Chile, was one of the great tragedies of the 20th century. Something to bear in mind when those revolting shits over at Guido Fawkes are defending Pinochet’s rule.
Originally posted on Guy Debord's Cat:
The purpose of this blog is not to denigrate the memories of those who perished in the destruction of the Twin Towers on September 9, 2001. Nor is this an attempt to offer conspiracy theories about the so-called ‘truth’ behind 9/11. This is a blog about the other 9/11. This is the one that doesn’t get mentioned on television news or anywhere else. It’s almost as if there was a concerted effort on the part of the news media to keep others from knowing the truth behind the Chilean Miracle.
In 1970, the Marxist Salavador Allende was elected president of Chile. Allende was at the head of the Unidad Popular (Popular Unity), a coalition of left parties that included the Socialist Party, the Chilean Communist Party, the Radical Party, MAPU (Movimiento de Acción Popular Unitario or Movement of United Popular Action) and the Christian Left, who joined in 1971.