Sunday, July 17, 2016

Venezuela Meltdown and Exodus



We've talked a bit about some of the atrocities committed in the name of Communism - Stalin, Lenin, Chairman Mao. We also mentioned briefly how Communism has failed in Venezuela recently. Well the situation has become epidemic and I'm not hearing much about it in the local news. Seemingly they can't even buy food at the grocery store. Recently the government has finally opened up the border for a few hour intervals allowing people to leave which has created a mass exodus into Columbia. If there ever was a need for humanitarian aid, this is it.



Seemingly these pictures are from today. The Panama Post reported that "On Sunday, July 10, more than 35,000 Venezuelans crossed the border into the Colombian city of Cúcuta. President Nicolás Maduro’s government, which was left embarrassed before the international community once again due to an exodus of citizens, had no option but to allow the massive border crossing eleven months after senselessly blocking all access to Colombia by land. In theory, Maduro closed the border to prevent smuggling, but recent events have proved that this was just another dictatorial measure on behalf of the Chavista regime."

I don't want to get into name calling over the cause of the meltdown. I just want to say that the government allowing people to leave is a good thing. Now let's see what we can do to help. Obviously if we can get food into the grocery stores people can stay in their homes and not be homeless in a foreign country. Peace.

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  1. Despite their last two leaders ties to Cuba, Venezuela has never self identified as Communist. They have made extensive use of the identifier "Socialist" though. Not that there is any real difference other than some slight degree in application, but not in principle. To be more clear, the principles of Socialism are the principles of Communism, the only question is how much of your freedom and property they take.

    While some of it's idea's can be attractive as solutions to social problems, they never stand up to a rigorous analysis or past historical example. When you point that out, they usually admit mistakes were make (LOL, yeah, like a few million dead is a mistake) but seem possessed of the idea that it could still work better next time.

    Some peoples are more attracted to it than others, and on a small scale among a homogeneous, like thinking population, it can remain relatively benign. In the hands of the unprincipled who are always scheming for power, it's just a matter of the timeline until things go badly wrong.

    Any ideology or government that takes involuntarily from some to give to others is inherently wrong. It's called theft, no matter the high sounding excuses and justifications offered. No one should be surprised that the public sector is now populated with thieves and scoundrels, they have had their way long enough to become firmly entrenched. Good luck uprooting them.

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  2. Baton Rouge . Oh my civil war is near . As for Venezuela. Tons of oil . No reason they r in this spot other than either economic hit men or theft and socialism . U decide what one u wanna blame

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    1. Yeah shooting cops with assault rifles sounds more like a Hillary Clinton false flag to rationalize banning assault rifles. Hilary is as bad as they come.

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  3. Chavez's daughter is the richest woman in south America: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3192933/Hugo-Chavez-s-ambassador-daughter-Venezuela-s-richest-woman-according-new-report.html

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    1. Interesting. Kinda like how the Chinese Communists are richer than the Capitalists. So why isn't there any food in the groceries stores?

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