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Venezuela: A Humanitarian Crisis
The Left Couldn’t Care Less About

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Posted By: RockyTCB, 6/17/2019 6:29:05 AM

Try to imagine this scenario. A once-wealthy nation spirals downward over the course of several years into a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions. Starvation and violence are rampant. The economy has collapsed. Millions have already fled. And all the while, an autocratic ruler acts with complete indifference, when he’s not trying to crush dissent and blame other countries for the misery he’s inflicting on his own. Under normal circumstances, there would be regular protests in Washington. Hollywood actors would be busy creating tear-jerker videos and making emotional award ceremony speeches. Musicians would be putting on global benefit concerts.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Clinger 6/17/2019 8:20:02 AM (No. 99817)
The corollary to the left not caring about a humanitarian crisis when it does not fit their political narrative, is: whenever they do claim to care, it is only because it advances their quest for political power, the transformation of our system of limited government and individual liberty into totalitarianism, and the seizure of the outputs of the remaining vestige of that magnificent system. Recall what LBJ had to say about the great welfare state. The downtrodden are nothing but expendable pawns and the well intended common garden variety "liberal" is simply a useful idiot. As Gruber said, the passing of Obamacare relied on the stupidity of the American electorate. I might prefer to be more kind and attribute that to the power of propoganda and the nature of humans to follow.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jacksin5 6/17/2019 8:53:08 AM (No. 99838)
They haven't come up with a narrative that makes it "Trump's Fault" yet.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: LadyHen 6/17/2019 10:59:20 AM (No. 99960)
fta: "The indifference shown by the liberal establishment to what’s happening in Venezuela is disgusting, but it’s also incredibly revealing. Human suffering matters, it seems, only when it suits the left’s ideological agenda." It's always been this way with the progressive left. If Obama's lap dog Rahm Emanuel's maxim "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that [is] it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not before." can not be applied, they simply ignore any crisis until such time and opportunity present themselves. When thing don't fit their narrative, the bide their time until they can present enough lies to change the narrative.... and then the crisis exists and "We must do something!!"
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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono 6/17/2019 12:21:49 PM (No. 100022)
Neither side of the political divide likes to have their side's failures in the headlines, and both contort and distort and refuse to report as each tactic benefits their ideological agenda.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 6/17/2019 3:24:36 PM (No. 100114)
To acknowledge the plight of Valenzuela would require acknowledging yet another failure of Socialism, which they refuse to do.
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