Revolutions as a whole don’t always make things better. One of the things about the United States is that it’s revolution was led by people who were genuinely interested in liberty. They wanted it for themselves, yes, but they also wanted it for their fellow citizens. The final words of the Declaration of Independence should be taken literally. I have quoted it before, I offer it again.
“And for the support of this declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”They believed in “Providence”. That means they bought into the Christian understanding of God, what He expects and how He works. They were fenced in by that. It meant that George Washington refused to be made king and that a succession of presidents turned loose of power when they left office. I think we were unique in history because of those leaders. I wish we had more like them today.
I am not sure the revolutionaries in Venezuela understand it that way. I would hope I am wrong but the history of revolutions is that when the dust settles, those with the biggest dust pans start becoming the tyrants they replaced. I am afraid that those marching are simply looking for someone else to step up and promise to make life better with bigger handouts.
I could be totally wrong. I hope so.
homo unius libri