In a progressive utopia like Venezuela, the selfish are never allowed to withhold from The People precious rare commodities like toilet paper:
Police in Venezuela say they have seized nearly 2,500 rolls of toilet paper in an overnight raid of a clandestine warehouse storing scarce goods.
The Thursday announcement on Twitter said that the officers raiding the garage in western Caracas also seized about 400 diapers and 7,000 liters of fruit juice.
Police chief Luis Karabin told Venezuelan news agency AVN that police, acting on a telephone tip, found “merchandise that we know is scarce on the shelves and doesn’t reach the people.”
Toilet paper is hard to find in Venezuelan grocery stores, as are staple food items such as sugar, milk and cooking oil.
Why are even these basic staples rare in a country floating on a lake of precious oil, a country that if free would be luxuriously wealthy? Because under socialism, the only things that aren’t scarce are taxes, coercion, and misery.
Yet we shamble toward it, like idiot cows being led to a slaughterhouse.
On a tip from Wiggins.