Venezuela is no longer a country with a government, institutions and a civil society. It’s a geographic area terrorized by a criminal enterprise that pretends to govern, with a civil society made up of two sets of people: accomplices and victims. More than 30 million of the latter. The Hugo Chavez-led looting spree began in 2000. By “looting,” I mean fraudulent government contracts, a celebration of bribery, phantom payrolls across all government ministries, bogus government-grant programs, the sacking of Venezuela’s gold reserves and a massive currency-exchange scam. More than $1 trillion has disappeared — some of it wasted on social programs that produced
Comments: Corrupt. Socialist. A redundancy. What barbarism and piracy look like. Superb, superb piece.
More liberals so eager to "take care of us" but really taking care of themselves.
Every Socialist regime falls into this state. Were the Castro brothers living in poverty and a crumbling infrastructure like the average citizen? While the average citizen in the USSR scrounged for toilet paper and ill fitting shoes, the party leaders ate caviar.
"Taking care of ourselves" the US has become the strongest Country in the world. The liberals would tell you government needs to help us but government is nothing but a leech on people, sapping strength and will and condemning those dependant on it to life at the bottom.
My dad used to say, "they may be sincere, but they´re sincerely wrong." Now, in the light of events since the beginning of the Clintonistas, I modify that statement thus: "they may appear to be sincere, but they are sincerely evil." I haven´t given liberals/leftists the benefit of the doubt about anything, starting with Bill Clinton and his medusa spouse. I thought Carter was simply a misinformed goof, but Bill was the first I saw as actually criminal. That goes for all the other God-forsaken socialist hardcores abroad. Venezuela has gone to hell.
When in power, leftists do everything that they falsely accuse their enemies of doing, and ultimately leave in the mire their useful idiot followers who can never bring themselves to admit they were duped. Same with the obama years, with $10 trillion more debt and nothing to show for it.
This is an (almost) unbelievable tragedy. And yet, except for a few conservative-leaning outlets, no mention is made of it in the national news media. Why? Because Hugo Chavez and his goons, and Chavez´s tinpot successor, are Barack Hussein Obama´s idols and BFF´s.
The American socialists, of which King Hussein and Queen Clinton are key players, tried the same thing here but were too stupid and clumsy to pull it off. HRC has tens of millions of dollars that will soon be taken away from her and Obama´s shenanigans will come to light as soon as he loses his magic negro status. They tried their best with their limited abilities but the only thing standing between us and Venezuela are a few million firearms and a taste for freedom that will not go away.
If any country was an airplane, the first thing a socialist pilot does when gaining control is to open the throttles and push the stick forward than lie and claim that they are flying straight and level.
Sounds exactly like the USA with demonrats in charge. The Butcher started the looting with the approval of the putz in the WH and she was hoping to finish it by being elected. Trump has no idea of the scope of the cesspool he has to clean out.
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#4, that´s why the Founders gave us the 2nd Amendment...and why so many of us vigorously defend our right to defend ourselves from our own enemies, foreign AND domestic.
The end game model of the socialist utopia is on display every day, yet the DNC keeps selling the dream in spite of the harsh reality. Good that we have a model to witness. Bad that a lot of good people are suffering the consequences.
I live in Colombia and people here are mortified. Women crossing the border to sell their hair for hard currency, stuff like that. Every formerly Socialist or Communist country I´ve ever visited (e.g., Russia and Cambodia) was a disaster.
The one Socialist country I´ve lived in, Ecuador, was a disaster in the making. Every time I´d see a "Viva la Revolución Socialista" placard, I´d cringe. People there are getting more worried by the day. Sad.
Mrs. Thatcher was right: Sooner or later you really do run out of other people´s money.
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