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.
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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.
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.
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?
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…
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.
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?
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.
Bernie Sanders, an “independent socialist”, is running for the Democrat nomination, and currently drawing huge crowds of the party out to see him. Like most socialists (who always advocate for white people socialism rather than brown people socialism), he doesn’t seem to care when people die, has close connections with graft, rails against money while collecting it, was a fan of the genocidal Soviet Union and their numerous puppets, and would rather redistribute the existing wealth than grow more wealth.
Socialism. Every time.
Note that those who consistently express concern about the gap between the wealthy and the poor have been running this country for almost a decade now, and the gap is much worse. Also note that those who express concern over the income gap never seem to care about how the poor are actually doing, only about how the rich are doing relative to them.
And remember, it was just a few years ago that Democrats and the rest of the left were heralding Chavez’ policies as the new best thing.