The Venezuela socialism death spiral thread


#261

It would be a mistake to let them live it down. Rub it in their faces until we get a full admission that they reasoned from false premises.

These people seek political power. They must not be allowed to have it.


#262

As if they even cared xD the millions of people killed in china, ussr, cuba, cambodia, vietnam etc etc are constantly swept under the carpet of the socialist utopia, and you think that some people starving in venezuela would change the minds of the left intelligentsia?

they’d rather tell you that Archipelago Gulag is fiction.


#263

Sigh.

For the eleventh time, there are two parallel worlds -or three or four, who knows?’ in Venezuela.

You have the transational companies who shake hands with the devil anywhere to make business. Them and their subsidiaries and employees are still living high on the hog, flying to Miami on weekends, etc.

You have the not so large landowners or business owners who still make a profit, also having a good life.

The big land owners who had some of their huge plots of land taken away either by the government or the poor of the land, well, they also have their mansions in Miami and off shore accounts. They did not go broke.

You have the government people, taking bribes and stealing anything that is not nailed down. They are not wanting.

Then you have common salaried folk who do not make enough to buy at the expensive places and hence may go without toilet paper unless they know someone who knows someone… Their choice? Colombia or Argentina or up North.

And then there are the poor of the land who followed Chaves to the grave and will keep on following any pied pier who promises the eath and the Moon.

The government could be ultra right Nazi or advocate pastafarians, Venezuela would be the same mess. Different mask, different excuses, same bovine manure.


#264

Meanwhile:

Priorities.


#265

Dang, wish I got paid in tires.


#266

And it’s buy one get one free!


#267

Your dream is just one plane ticket away!


#268

If only there were direct flights from Taipei.:cry: