Venezuela Burning Down: Progressivism (Socialism) is the Cause
With all the coverage of the current US political race, many people may be missing what's happening on the international front. What is happening in Venezuela is of direct significance to the future direction of our country, the USA. Progressives are really just socialists with a new name. We've covered that in other articles on this site. Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world according to the BBC. Being the richest oil country on the planet, one would think that Venezuela would be in decent financial shape. But its not. US News says the country is burning and nobody is paying attention to the real cause. The country is ready to implode and its Socialist government is under extreme stress with the opposition ready to throw its leader out either through legal means or a populist uprising of the people. There are shortages of toilet paper and medical supplies for hospitals. Power outages are common. Inflation is over 700% and is projected to rise to over 1,600% according to the BBC. Infant deaths are rampant due to lack of basic supplies and power outages. The murder rate in Caracas is the highest in the world.
Andres Malave is a writer from Venezuela. He states it clearly: The force driving Venezuela into the ground is socialism.
Malave is shocked that with this absolute case study in our face, Americans are for some reason gravitating towards socialism like it's "some natural force for good." Malave points out that socialism is not compassionate and is not a force for good at all. It always operates under the assumption that an insulated leader and his legion of bureaucrats are the best judges of what people are worth, who gets what and why, and how the resources of the country are to be owned and distributed. It assumes that the government officials know best, are smarter than the people, and therefore can make all your decision for you. Sounds a lot like the Progressives in our country, does it not? A forced healthcare system. The government FORCES you to subscribe to healthcare, and if you don't sign up, the government can come after you - the IRS - and force you to pay. Garnish your wagers. Take away your home. Sweep your bank account. The Government also tells you what doctors you can see and when even though Obama and hillary promised that if we liked our doctors, we got to keep our doctors. Probably the biggest political lie pulled on the American people in a century. It is not only socialistic in nature, it makes Obama the only President in US history to FORCE the people of America to buy what he tells them to buy, and penalize them if they DONT buy it using the power of the Government to PUNISH you if you do not comply. This is a hallmark of fascism. And this is just the beginning.
"Socialism deprives individual choice and crushed ambition...instead to pursue a uniform, unfulfilling and arbitrary definition of equality" says Malave. And it does it with an insidious message of doing it for the benefit of "the greater good". This is the con. This is the con that Hillary and Obama and George Soros and the Progressive and political elite class wants you to buy into. This is all for the greater good. This is the EXACT same lie that was told to the Russians. They watch us right now and they laugh that we can't see through this lie. They lived through the abject failure of Communism - which is all that Progressivism really is, just with another name. Communism, Socialism, Progressivism - they don't work. They have failed over and over again in the real life laboratories of Russia and Venezuela. How is it possible that intelligent Americans can be buying into this con? Simple: They're young. Many voters are too damn young to remember the horrors of Russian Communism. The young have not read their history. They can't read anything longer than a tweet, so why are we surprised that they have been easy to con? Maybe they should go to Venezuela right now and see how well Progressivism is working there.
As Margaret Thatcher once said, "The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." Venezuela is burning down. It has run out of other people's money. Do we want our country to go the same way? Because it is...and the sheep in this nation, the sheep that follow Hillary and the Progressive Democrats are taking us there. We cannot allow Hillary and her progressive takeover of America to occur. God save us if she wins. God save all of us.
UPDATE: 11-4-16 Venezuelan Military takes over distribution of medical supplies to the country. 1 of every 3 people admitted to hospital died last year. http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2016/11/03/venezuelan-military-to-take-over-distribution-medical-and-surgical-supplies/
UPDATE: 12-28-16 Government workers in Rio have not been paid, so they are lining up for handouts from government bread lines. A nation with the largest oil reserves in the world and they can't pay their government workforce. How is it that Socialism is good for the people again? You might want to ask the people in the breadlines in Rio.