As you might have guessed from our previous posts: The ultra-right wing gringos are on the march in Panama. They form militias, have gun seminars and training, advocate lynch mobs against locals, shoot and kill "intruders", and join groups to stop Panama's indigenous people from defending their land.
They voice their opinions - if you can call them that - on Yahoo groups, ning boards and other online outlets. The biggest of them all is Don Winner's Panama Guide, a website that publishes raucous fascist bile in between promoting a myriad of scams and frauds. Don Winner also sells stun guns to the expat militia types and works as a PR flack for a group of Panamanians who sold arms to Colombian paramilitary death squads.
Naturally, this guy has groupies. They know that everything he writes is a lie, but they cling on to him as if he were some spiritual leader - a psychiatric phenomenon that for sure deserves further investigation.
Guberman is a hyper-active member of a plethora of Panama Yahoo groups and message boards, posting incessantly about anything vaguely Panama related. A retired lawyer, she runs her own Panama law yahoo board.
She will also call any and all criticism of Don Winner and his criminal antics a "vendetta". She wrote us, for example:
"Okke, you are full of crap. I am a 64 year old retired professional woman and nobody’s “groupie.” You may want to rethink your attitude towards women. We are not just walking uteri, we have brains too, and are quite capable of forming our own opinions without deferring to a male."
Thing is, we never even alluded anywhere to Mrs. Guberman being a woman or that having anything to do with her admiration of Don Winner. In similar fashion, she accused our friend and colleague Eric Jackson on Facebook:
"Of course, I am a Democrat, but that doesn't keep him from attacking me, because I dared to suggest that his vendetta against Don Winner was making him look silly (...)"
Indeed, Guberman is a Democrat. Not that we really care about that, by the way. In our view, the US two party system is just one hydra with different heads masquerading as a democracy, and no matter which head wins the Hollywood themed election campaign, the war mongering, slaughter, human rights violations, corruption, drone wars and other such crimes against humanity just continue without a hitch. Any other country (preferably with oil) that would have such a system would face American plotting and demands for regime change, but back home these gringos seem perfectly happy with it. If Americans are dumb enough to become activists within that crazy system that's their problem.
Case in point. If these Democrats really allow a groupie and serial defender of Don Winner's ultra-right wing bile, his blatant promotions of scams and frauds and his paid work for arms traffickers to extreme right paramilitary groups to be on their board, that only illustrates that it doesn't make one bloody difference what party you're with in the US of A.
So let's do a typical folkloric all American campaign thing here, and demand that Guberman distances herself, in a statement or better still, in a speech with flags and cheerleaders, from Don Winner and his shadowy activities and policies. Or else we'll start a campaign, just because we can, along the lines of Bill Ayers or Bain Capital, and robocalls to all 74 (!) members of the Dems Abroad and attacks spots on the YouTubes. You want American politics, Guberman, so you get American politics!