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Dec 23 2016

In Venezuela There Is Nothing

Let Big Government grow large enough to impose “economic justice” on a country extremely rich in resources and this is what you end up with:


Thanks to succumbing to socialism, the erstwhile wealthiest country in Latin America is now a failed state characterized by rioting and looting driven by desperate poverty.

This isn’t the first country collectivism has ruined. You would think people would eventually learn.

On a tip from Torcer.

16 Responses to “In Venezuela There Is Nothing”

  1. chuck_in_st_paul says:

    I am constantly amazed at the hubris and/or blind ignorance of leftards. The idea that something fundamentally flawed due to human nature can be ‘made’ to work because ‘we’re smarter’ or ‘they didn’t put enough [fill in the blank with your favorite’ into it’ just floors me.

  2. Take The Red Pill says:

    You can’t fix ‘stupid’ — or willing self-deception, either.

  3. Take The Red Pill says:

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take away everything that you have” — attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but found to have appeared in print for the first time in 1953. It DOESN”T make it any less true, though; Venezuela is just the latest in a long line of examples.

  4. chuck_in_st_paul says:

    we are getting HOURLY evidence of that these days!

  5. Torcer says:

    A Weekend in Hell: I Witnessed The Sack of Ciudad Bolívar
    A Bolivarense sends us his first-hand account of his town amid a spasm of violence, with all the norms of society collapsing and a Hobbesian nightmare afoot.
    Day 1: Saturday

    Following a first outbreak of looting on Friday, rumors started to go around my area on Saturday that the neighbours would loot all Chinese-owned businesses along the avenue where I live, in Urbanización Los Coquitos, which connects three other neighborhoods and several slums.

    There’s a sizeable community of Chinese traders here in Ciudad Bolívar. There are about four Chinese shops, bakeries, butcher’s shops and drug stores along Los Coquitos’ main street, where I live, and other stores in the nearby areas, of course.

    Amidst the chaos, I could see friends and neighbours, people in need who have lost weight for lack of food, while others were simply taking the opportunity to rob and destroy everything.

    In the heat of the looting, people broke into a Chinese shop through a hole they’d torn in the wall, and they were making away with everything they could carry, and I do mean everything: a woman I know took some cash, while others stole cash registers, air conditioners, computers, even the shelves themselves.

    The news spread like wildfire all over the area and adjacent sectors. More people kept coming with bags, some were barefoot and wounded, but they didn’t care; some were laughing, seemingly enjoying the mayhem. The National Guard never showed up.

    As far as I could see, there were two groups of people: those who really needed to buy food but had no cash, and hooligans (even women) who wanted to steal, destroy and burn whatever they could.
    Day 2: Sunday

    As dawn breaks on Sunday, nobody knows for certain what may or may not be happening. The traditional media is reporting nothing, information is flowing only through social media: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp.

    So I went out to have a look at the city after the previous day’s looting and mayhem. I got going early, phone in hand, eyes wide open. It’s like an episode of The Walking Dead: streets strewn with garbage, debris on the ground, on the sidewalks, on the roads, a sea of paper outside shops — receipts thrown to the wind, I guess.

    It’s Sunday and the city feels enveloped in chaos. Whatsapp chains churn ceaselessly with chatter about private homes being looted in the better off areas, or what’s left of them after 18 years of revolution. People who’ve worked their whole lives seeing everything they have snatched from them in an instant.

    Like in a movie, Bolívar State is convulsing and imposing a new reality. A reality that maybe we’d been ignoring, looking away from, hoping to be proven wrong. Today, with the city breaking apart, with anarchy, impunity and chaos triumphant, we salute the birth of the New Man.

  6. Take The Red Pill says:

    Ain’t THAT the truth!

  7. SNuss says:

    Sounds like the Left has established their “Utopia” in Venezuela. As Tocqueville so accurately opined: “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude”.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thank God for Trump winning. Hillary would’ve been happy to have that for us as long as she got to keep her stuff.

  9. Torcer says:

    Yes, and keep in mind that “Utopia” literally means ‘no place’:

    Full Definition of utopia
    1: an imaginary and indefinitely remote place
    2 often capitalized : a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions
    3 : an impractical scheme for social improvement

    Did You Know?
    In 1516, English humanist Sir Thomas More published a book titled Utopia. It compared social and economic conditions in Europe with those of an ideal society on an imaginary island located off the coast of the Americas. More wanted to imply that the perfect conditions on his fictional island could never really exist, so he called it Utopia, a name he created by combining the Greek words ou (meaning “no, not”) and topos (meaning “place,” a root used in our word topography). The earliest generic use of utopia was for an imaginary and indefinitely remote place. The current use of utopia, referring to an ideal place or society, was inspired by More’s description of Utopia’s perfection.

    Origin and Etymology of utopia
    Utopia, imaginary and ideal country in Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More, from Greek ou not, no + topos place
    First Known Use: 1597

    And that this year is the glorious 500 th anniversary of the basic concepts of Socialism:

    The Communist Manifesto after 100 years [published August 1949]
    “The first theoretical expression of a genuinely socialist position came in Thomas More’s Utopia, written in the early years of the 16th Century.”

    The left’s socialist ideas are as old as dirt (but not worth as much) and contrary to one of their more pernicious lies their ideas have been tried and failed down through the centuries, such as with the ‘new world’ in the 1600’s

  10. Torcer says:

    One can only shudder at the thought of Comrade Clinton winning….

    Think of the fall of Rome with the added excitement of nuclear warfare.

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  12. ZZMike says:

    They’ve finally achieved true equality: nobody has anything.

  13. […] Venezuela used to be the wealthiest country in Latin America […]

  14. tommy mc donnell says:

    you mean Michael moore, sean penn. danny glover, were wrong? notice there is a complete blackout of news about Venezuela now in the democrat party media- complex

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