Socialism Killed Venezuela

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If there is one news story that’s not going to be mentioned on the mainstream news media  broadcasts, it will most likely be the continuing fall of Venezuela. For those of you who have not heard, Venezuela is currently descending into chaos, and is approaching an almost anarchic failed-state status, where it’s government is of no really power, and there is no order and balance. How do we see that Venezuela is falling? Here is a list of things that are happening as of now:

  • Food has become incredibly scarce to the point that supermarket shelves are completely bare. As a result, people have resulted to looting to get even basic necessities
  • For some who are really desperate, they’ve taken to killing stray animals, just to get some sort of food
  • Venezuela is experiencing very bad hyperinflation, making their currency more worthless by the day. This means that even if people have money, it’s losing value as the day goes on.
  • They’ve ran out of money to even print new money.
  • They’ve been selling their central bank’s gold reserves to willing buyers (under the table, of course)
  • The country’s morgues are overfilled with bodies
  • President Maduro has ordered that there be a three day weekend, due to the lack of electricity availability (which he blames on El Nino)
  • In reality, the hydroelectric dam that supply’s 2/3’s the power to the country doesn’t have the water capacity to operate
  • Venezuela has a murder rate of 3 per hour, or 76 per day, making it one of the highest in the world
  • Venezuelan hospitals have essentially ran out of medicine, intravenous fluids, and food.
  • Hospitals are also effected by the power shutdowns, causing respirators and other machinery to go off. As a result, infants in the maternity ward have to have air pumped into their lungs manually. The infant mortality rate has gone up drastically.
  • This is all basically what Maduro wants, so that he many maintain power
  • For a much better list, I recommend you go here.

Now, what do you think will happen next? I’m putting my money on martial law, and I think I may be (unfortunately) winning that bet.

Many regions and cities in Venezuela have recently been militarized, such as Caracas, and Guarenas. The militarization one you may expect from some third world despot: tanks, military in riot gear, and no emotion or holding back on protesters. This has been the case now for many days now, and meanwhile Maduro pleads his ignorance:

Meanwhile, Maduro pled ignorance: during a press conference, President Maduro mocked the international media for questioning cities under military control. “What militarization?” He asked. “Show me.”

And what better way is there to sneak more militarization and grab a few opponents than to hold some military exercises!

Venezuela is preparing for the biggest military exercises in its history this Saturday after the South American country’s government said it’s on high alert as the opposition pushes for a recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro.

“Venezuela is threatened,” Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said on state television Thursday. “This is the first time we are carrying out an exercise of this nature in the country. In terms of national reach, it’s going to be in every strategic region.”

On one hand, Venezuela has reached the end-of-the-line. On the other, it may just completely descend from the workers socialist paradise into the socialists hell. I’m sympathetic to the former, but more inclined to believe the latter. There is no good outcome for Venezuelans looking to restore their country from the failure that is socialism. Even with Maduro’s major blow back in December elections, where his party lost big, and the opposition won the congress, he has stacked the supreme court, halted any new members from the Congress, and made sure that his people (who would be loyal to HIM) were in cabinet positions. In example, the military.

History has recorded many times when socialist nations have died, but it never just ends in a quick death, and then there’s a reformation. It’s drawn out by a government attempting to hold power. This government has controlled many aspects of Venezuelan’s lives, and now, it’s losing all that power, and it will not go quietly. I may not be able to tell you what will happen, but I can say that it will not go quietly.

My Thoughts On Bernie Sanders: Making the Wealthy, Wall Street, and Making Large Corporations Pay Their Fair Share

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I’m talking about Bernie Sanders again today, and in this post, I’ll be going over his “Making the Wealthy, Wall Street, and Large Corporations Pay Their Fair Share” section on his website. This is a really long section, but it looks like I’ve already covered portions of the stuff he mentions in this, so if that’s the case, I’ll link back to my commentary about them already done.

With that done, let’s dive in.

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My Thoughts On Bernie Sanders: Reforming Wall Street

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I’m talking about Bernie Sanders again, and today, I’m specifically talking about his platform that deals with Reforming Wall Street. Just glancing through it, I get the feeling that a lot of he things he mentions are, again, not going to work, or will actually benefit Wall Street, and the 1% he so badly hates.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

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My Thoughts On Bernie Sanders: Improving The Rural Economy

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We’re talking about Bernie Sanders again, and in this post, I’ll be going over my houghts on Bernie’s “Improving The Rural Economy” portion, which dives into what he’d do, as President, for people in more rural areas. Looking through this, he’s got A LOT of stuff here, and some of it’s the usual banter you’d expect from him, but some of it’s sorta vague as well. Let’s dive in, shall we?

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My Thoughts On Bernie Sanders: War & Peace

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I’m sharing my thoughts on Bernie Sanders, and his platform is something I have not found a lot I can agree with. Today, I’m going through his War & Peace plank. Going through it, there’s a lot of stuff I know I’m going to have a lot of fun with, but overall, I see a lot of bad ideas, and a lot of harmful things for people in the Middle East.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

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What Bernie Sanders Reminds Me Of

CaptureCop Block posted something to their Facebook page yesterday, and it stirred up quite a controversy on the post. I scrolled down, and all you could see were comment after comment after comment of Sanders people completely flipping out. Below is the post they posted, and I’ll link to the article below as well:

Bernie Sander’s policies mean only one thing: more cops to enforce his laws, brutalize Americans and enforcing the police state. Link: http://truthvoice.com/?p=6201

Posted by Cop Block on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Article Linked: [Here]

And now, here are just a few of the comments that have people #FeelingTheBern:

Capture2Capture3Now, while this is fun and all, something struck a chord within me. Something feels too familiar. I feel like I’ve seen this kind of fervent enthusiasm and rage before, but where? Oh wait, that’s right!

That’s where I remember all of this coming from! Okay, now I remember. But yeah, we saw Obama speaking about a lot of the same things back when he was still Senator Obama, and you know what, him and Bernie weren’t much off, but Bernie is more extreme. But think about this: we’ve had 7 years off Obama almost, and what has resulted from it? What has 7 years of Hope and Change brought? What has 7 years of an identical message brought to the country, that’s supposed to cherish freedom and liberty?

A few, rotten things, such as:

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I fail to see how the leftist liberal that Obama has been could have made things better. I fail to see how Bernie, the Socialist, will make things better. Both have wanted, and tried, to expand the government. What the people in the comments do not understand is that when you expand the government, there has to be some enforcement mechanism to be able to carry out the deeds and will of the State, and make sure it’s being applied how they want it done. There is a system that will make sure that things are going according to how they want, and that is evident in what Obama has brought to the United

Indefinite Detention? Warrant-less spying being continued from Bush under the PATRIOT Act? Killing American Citizens? Militarizing the Police? That has all happened under Obama’s watch, and he let it happen, because as I believe, he wanted it to. Don’t agree with me? Remember what I said above? The bigger the government, the bigger the enforcement state. You do not live in a world where the bigger the government, the smaller the enforcement state. You don’t live in a fantasy land. The police will not be an SJW-approved authority, and they will not be there to wipe your tears after being offended. That fantasy will never happen. They will be hard and tough, and of course, enforcing the State’s will, but under Bernie, at least they might wear a peace-sign patch on their uniform.

A law comes with the threat of force, and quite possibly, death. That’s one reason why I don’t support a bigger government. I don’t want people to be locked up, or killed, for selling loose cigarettes. I don’t want people to be beaten up for simply not responding to a question, and if people want to truly change things, then they really should care about repealing laws, not passing more.

My Thoughts On Bernie Sanders: A Living Wage

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I’m sharing my thoughts on Bernie Sanders, and his platform is something I have not found a lot I can agree with. Today, I’m going through his Living Wage plank. Going through it, there’s a lot of stuff I know I’m going to have a lot of fun with, but overall, I see a lot of bad ideas, and a lot of harmful things for workers in the lower, middle, and upper class.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

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