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  •  You are right (1+ / 0-)
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    You are right; many here did try to make him out as some sort of hero.  He was not; he was a self-styled cowboy and you would think that people in this country above all would know what it's like to have a cowboy president.  Micheletti was no better - really, they were two peas in a pod as far as I am concerned, but both are now off the stage.
    If people really want to make a difference in someone's life in Honduras, I would suggest spondoring a kid with a secular organization like CI.  $22 a month makes a huge difference.

    •  2 peas in whose pod. Zelaya helped the poor alot; (1+ / 0-)
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      Phoenix Woman

      He was transformed like Bobby Kennedy when he saw how the poor suffered.

      •  Ug (2+ / 0-)
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        moondance, erush1345

        Bobby Kennedy just rolled over in his grave.  I do not think he would find that comparison flattering at all.  What, do you think Zelaya had been living in Honduras for all those years and he never noticed the poor before?  As another poster said, some on this site wanted to view Zelaya as a hero; he was not.  He was simply power-hungry and wanted to try to remain in power using a familiar playbook.

        •  Bobby Kennedy apparently lived in the (1+ / 0-)
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          Phoenix Woman

          US his entire life and only started to notice the systematics of the system right toward the end of his life.

          Everyone is "simply power-hungry" if you want to reduce it to those terms. The story repeats exactly like that -- if you want to play that game, you can reduce Lincoln to a caudillo who happened to produce the side-effect of ending slavery.

          No one has good intent who rises to power, by your standards if applied fairly to every society. The point is structure, not personal morality.

      •  He grew up around the poor. (4+ / 0-)
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        Phoenix Woman, melo, SLKRR, greatdarkspot

        It's not as if he lived in a mansion and one day ventured out to the poor side of town.  There is hardly a road you can walk down that poverty doesn't smack you upside the head.  

        I have to say that Honduras is a most beautiful country, and its people are kind and gentle of spirit.

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