The Myth: It’s kind. Gentle. Prosperous for all. Benevolent to those in need. Free education. Free health care. Pensions for everyone. Guaranteed income for everyone. Affordable housing for everyone.
The Facts: It’s brutal. Violent. Poverty for all*. No benevolence*. Poor educational opportunities*. Poor healthcare, if any*. No pensions*. No guaranteed income*. Decrepit housing for all*. Lower standard of living*. Everyone is equally hungry and poor*.
*=Except for the Socialists
And Maduro, the Dictator of Venezuela is one of Bernie Sanders’ favorite world leaders. He’s never without a kind and supportive word or words for Maduro and his “kind and gentle” Democratic Socialism. “These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela
And then there is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the self-proclaimed new “Boss” of the Democrat Party who thinks that since their form of government doesn’t seem to be working, they should try good old fashioned Socialism. Hellooooo
Since the entirety of the American Left has now grasped Socialism as their mantra and is calling for a radical transformation, within 10 years, to an all-out Communistic/Totalitarian society, maybe they should actually take off the rose-colored glasses and see Venezuela for what is it, another failed Socialist state.
But this time we’ve seen Venezuela decline step by Socialist step into poverty, violence, and anarchy and it’s not a pretty sight. And this happened without the influence of open borders and unfettered immigration as the Socialists in America are clamoring for.
Yet, while daily average Americans see the disintegration of Venezuela on the TV daily, our professional class of politicians don’t seem to have the same channels we do. They see Venezuela as a model for the future. A vision to build on. With Obama at the helm.
There is really no reason to even go through, once again, exactly how Venezuela went from the richest country in South America to the poorest in 20 years. We’ve seen it happen before our very eyes. SOCIALISM is the reason.
You can read several earlier articles we’ve written about its demise and the myriad of causes, all of which could have easily been avoided. Man’s greed and vanity again wreaked havoc on an entire population of people. When will humans learn?
One question: If Socialism is the answer, how stupid was the question?