While it is to be hoped that a nonviolent approach to change may occur in Honduras, the historical record in Central America suggest it is unlikely. While one hopes that the use of force will not be necessary, one should not expose all of the movements leadership up front in these demonstrations. Many political movements have a political and military wing that are not formally connected. Speaking academically, while terrorism can kill many people, it is still basically theatrical and immoral. However, economic targets are more effective and hit the economic elites in their pocketbooks, which they value over people's lives.
Progressives in America can put some pressure on a Democratic administration supporting democratic change in Honduras.
Pervis James Casey
Mar 23 2010 - 3:41pm