Tag Archive: Socialism

And how it’s turned out for them.


How recently was the left applauding the measures Venezuela was taking?

Instead of the courts.

What Venezuelans aren’t starving in the streets are actively fighting the socialist dictatorship and it’s death squads, while it rewrites the constitution.

Opposition leaders are being arrested and then disappearing from prison.

After seizing assets such as the oil industry and General Motors plants, the country is now dirt poor, once the richest on its continent.

Particularly deranged liberals such as Rachel Maddow are trying to allude that Venezuelans are upset about Trump. The rest of the left is avoiding mentioning the word “socialism”, and trying to pretend that they didn’t praise Chavez’ actions all those years ago. Bernie Sanders still lists Venezuela as a model to follow.

The Wonders Of Socialism

Venezuelans are literally starving to death.

Remember how much Democrats liked Chavez and his policies back when he was getting started? It’s just like all the other failed socialist states they’ve also worshipped over the decades.

Socialists never learn from their failures.

Forced labor camps (just like always), arresting the employees of any business that goes under, 1600% inflation, mass exodus, military-controlled food, food lines, looting, tanks turned on civilians, shortages of medicine and basic medical supplies, scapegoating of capitalism…and massive parties for the rulers of the nation, all in a country with some of the richest natural resources.

All while the left pretends that they didn’t gush over the steps Venezuela took to get to this state and ignores Venezuela as they seek to do the very same things here.

2-Day work weeks for government workers, and rolling blackouts across the country.

Ah, socialism.

Yes, it can happen here.

The Core Delusion Of The Left

That central planning ever works better than markets and freedom. It’s an idea that has proven false as many times as they’ve tried it.

Google filters are picking them up as phishing scams.

Well, they are. He’s promising that we’ll end up looking like Norway and Sweden (which have school choice and lower corporate taxes) if we follow the economic policies of Venezuela.

That’s what it is. And note that Bernie always claims he wants the socialism of the nordic states – but they have things like school choice and lower corporate taxes, and the policies he advocates for are the socialist policies of Venezuela – where they have trouble buying toilet paper, and class based violence in the streets – just like the Occupy crowd causes.

I got to the link from a page where you can also watch college students try to explain Socialism.

Is there any other kind socialist?

His campaign constantly uses Uber, yet he considers the company a serious problem because they’ve broken free of so many taxi regulations.

Increased political repression.

Gee, it’s almost like the problems of Cuba are caused by a brutal socialist government that we shouldn’t help out in any way, rather than us…

Across the board.

It’s almost like Obama’s promise to raise taxes even if it makes the economy worse and government gets less money “for purposes of fairness”.

There’s nothing cool about Socialism. It relies on force and theft. The hundreds of millions dead from Communism and Nazism are no accident.

Ah, the joys of socialism.

Their currency is now hyper-inflated so much that napkins are worth more. But at least Hugo Chavez’ family are now billionaires (measured in U.S. currency).

Just like animal farm:

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

Remember when Democrats used to lavish praise on the Venezuelan regime?

Their prosperity precedes their socialism, and has far more to do with good work ethics.

Oh, and on a related topic – they have school choice in their education systems.

He recently received several communist symbols as gifts while visiting Bolivia, and praising Morales for his socialist reforms. Just a reminder, the black book of communism lists the death toll at 94 million. Socialism is not an ideology of freedom and life.

He’s also recently bought into certain watermelon environmentalist views on global warming and the environment, urging for prayers for the UN Climate Treaty to pass, hypocritically railing against life-saving inventions such as air conditioning, and claiming we’re turning the earth into a pile of filth. Hint: socialists are way worse at the environment than the capitalists he’s complaining about. To further drive home just how wrong Pope Francis is on these issues, Bjorn Lomborg has yet another article pointing out that the policies Francis is espousing are most damaging precisely to the poor.