I loved visiting Chile back in 2015. The country was lovely, the people were friendly, and the food was not only fantastic but cheap.
The problem is that in Chile, the ghosts of Augusto Pinochet and Salvador Allende are still a presence in the country — the former in country-club toasts like “To General Pinochet: the savior of Chile”, and the latter in the elections such as the last one, which installed a Marxist government.
Speaking of the Marxists, they wasted no time in drawing up a new (Communist) constitution for Chile, which they put up to the vote last week.
Seems as though the Chileans figured it all out, though, because they voted down the proposed constitution, 62%-38%.
Predictably, the Left had promoted the new constitution with rallies in their usual manner, such as this one:
One particularly alienating performance occurred in the city of Valparaiso just a week before the vote at an event in favor of the new constitution when “a drag queen had the national flag pulled out of his rectum while his bandmates encouraged the audience to ‘abort Chile,’” according to the Economist, resulting in widespread outrage.
Valparaiso, lest we forget, is the birthplace of Augusto Pinochet, where women place fresh flowers reverently outside his old house every day. This is not the place for the Left to let their freak flag fly, as fellow-Lefty David Crosby once crooned; but they did, and then wondered why the people told them to jump off a building.
I bet a lot of Chileans would support Lefties jumping from helicopters far out at sea, too.
Like I said, Pinochet’s ghost is never far away.
Update: the Communist Party (U.S. Division) are dismayed at all that democracy.