What did Diosdado Cabello say today Friday, April 12, 2024?

The first vice-president of the PSUV participated in the National Youth Forum Becoming Aware of the Events of April 11, 12 and 13
Con El Mazo Dando

Published at: 12/04/2024 07:24 PM

This Friday, April 12, the first vice-president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello Rondón, participated in the National Youth Forum Becoming Aware of the Events of April 11, 12 and 13, where he recounted the events of those convulsive days that were the realization of the strength of the civic-military union that Supreme Commander Hugo Chávez sowed in the souls of patriots, eternal leader of the Bolivarian Revolution.

On this day's story, Cabello reviewed the conditions that preceded Commander Chávez's rise to power, marked by repression, contempt for the people and corruption:

  • “Venezuela was a country of the excluded. More than one young high school student was murdered for thinking differently in the 60s, 70s and 80s. No one is shocked and believes that this is a lie, that is a great truth, this is how those people who wanted to carry out a coup d'etat and who governed this country for 40 years and who betrayed the people in the year 58 acted.”
  • “When we were cadets in the Fourth Republic, they called us' civilian ', because that was an insult at that time and Commander Chávez began to break with that.”
  • “The presidents didn't govern here, families, business groups governed, they put the president in a shambles and controlled him, they appointed the president of the Central Bank of Venezuela, the ministers, the cabinet, they were the ones who managed the resources and when Chávez arrived, they answered, with a flavor of Pueblo.”

He stressed that in the midst of this scenario, the leadership of Commander Chávez emerges, forging the new path of the Fatherland based on civic-military union:

  • “The Venezuelan soldier, the low-ranking officer, found in Commander Hugo Chávez, a connection between the Armed Forces and the People.”
  • “April 11, 12 and 13 are the result of a decision taken by the People of Venezuela in December 98 that led Commander Chávez to the presidency of the Republic.”

He recalled how in the days when this fascist coup took place, his last names came together to silence the voice of the Supreme Commander and the People who defended him, as well as highlighting the wisdom of the leader of the Revolution to decide and prevent a massacre against Venezuelans:

  • “On April 11 and 12, the channels, the media, closed their doors to the people's voice and opened it only to the voice that mattered to them.”
  • “The television channels were so mercenary, they are mercenary, because that can't be cured, that on the 12th in the morning a journalist on a television channel said: 'Here is the President's resignation', he never read it because there was no such resignation”.
  • “He (Chávez) had three options that he evaluated: going to Maracay, as some people proposed to him, but that meant that they would think he was fleeing; two, staying in the Palace and resisting with the people, but that was going to be a massacre because they were willing to do anything (...); and the President decided to surrender because it was the third option (...), because he said: 'I prefer to be taken prisoner and to do what they have to do and we will have time to rebuild our force'; and that's how it was”.

He considered that despite the pain caused by this fierce onslaught of opposition fascism in alliance with imperialism, it was a fact that served to open the eyes of the leadership of the Revolution and the People to the cruelty, absence of patriotism and surrender of the Venezuelan right.

  • “Understanding what happened on April 11 is necessary, because it seemed that it will be necessary, because we had to wake up once and for all, because we were still half asleep, many thought that we could live with those who had destroyed youth and murdered a people.”
  • “It was a historic and necessary event because it allowed us to definitely break with that umbilical cord that united us to the Fourth Republic, it made us understand that with them we are not going anywhere, because they will remain the same as always.”

In view of this, he stressed the importance of maintaining the spirit of combat against fascism that manifested itself that year 2002 on April 11, 12 and 13:

  • “Fascism disguises itself as an upper middle class, as an intelligentsia, it wears up a cassock, some put on military uniforms to show off a monster that we must fight in every trance.”
  • “From the State, we have to be able to guarantee them peace and tranquility. That's only possible in Revolution, that's not possible with a capitalist government.”
  • “If events like those of 2002 happen again in the country, the People and the Armed Forces must teach imperialism and the oligarchy a new lesson.”

Stressing the need to guarantee the continuity of the Revolution, he called on young people to prepare to assume leadership and he asked to be guarantors of the unity of the revolutionary and patriotic forces:

  • “Boys and girls, it will be your responsibility to keep alive the flame of unity, of revolutionary forces; they will never govern again.”
  • “Those of us who are here are leaving soon and it will be up to you to assume this Revolution; in you, you cannot lose your Homeland, you cannot lose our People.”
  • “I ask them for necessary unity, keep training, ask questions, young people are obliged to ask, over and over again, to learn from experiences, the good ones to take them and the bad to discard them. You either learn from mistakes or you pay.”

Finally, he highlighted the value of loyalty to the Revolution and to the President of the Republic and candidate of the revolutionary forces for the presidential elections of July 28, Nicolás Maduro, in the face of the threats that loom over the country from opposition extremism and North American imperialism:

  • “Venezuela is being subjected to very severe attacks and at the forefront of those attacks is North American imperialism, and the fight we are waging is very similar to the struggle of our independence heroes 200 years ago.”
  • “Our loyalty is based on supporting President Nicolás Maduro, without accommodation. Because loyalty is like that, unconditional.”

Mazo News Team