Good ol’ socialism starving the population

Socialism works so well…just ask Venezuelans:

A shocking video lays bare the severe food crisis confronting Venezuela.

Food shortages in the South American country has meant people have resorted to desperate attempts to source their next meal.

In disturbing footage, a huge crowd of people can be seen stopping a lorry on the motorway to snatch live chickens from their crates inside.

Traffic comes to a standstill as dozens of hungry people sprint over to the truck to grab the birds out of their containers.

The incident has been held up as yet another example of the country’s economic crisis, where looting has become commonplace.

It happened in the northern city of Tocuyito, T13 reported.

There have been calls for President Nicolas Maduro, a socialist, to step down because of the shortages.

He will just blame the damn Yanquis!

Earlier this month he was chased through the streets of Caracas after hoards of angry protesters banging pots and pans shouted ‘we are hungry, we are hungry.’

The opposition governor of Venezuela’s second-largest state, Henrique Capriles, declared an food emergency last month, blaming the socialists’ ‘misguided’ policies.

‘We are declaring a food emergency in our state,’ said Capriles, the governor of Miranda state, who is leading a campaign to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office in a recall referendum.

Capriles and his center-right opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), blame the leftist president for an economic crisis that is causing severe shortages of food and medicine in Venezuela.

Oil-rich Venezuela has veered into crisis as crude prices have collapsed since mid-2014, threatening Maduro and 17 years of socialist rule.

Maduro blames the shortages on an ‘economic war’ by the business sector, which he accuses of withholding supplies to undermine his government.

I’d say that Manduro is going to end up like Mussolini.


– Daily Mail


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  • BR

    “I’d say that Manduro is going to end up like Mussolini.”

    Let’s hope so. An example needs to be made.


  • waldopepper

    seems whenever socialism fails, its always the fault of someone else, rather than fundamental flaws in the system itself. however, if one was to take that argument at face value for a moment, and say that the system was crashed due to those damn capitalists, then doesn’t that simply prove the point that socialism is a lost cause, a weak and failed system because its always at the mercy of capitalism ? and if so, why would you want that sort of system as opposed to robust capitalism ? bit like building a house on a swamp.

    one day lad, all this will be yours. what, the curtains ?

  • Bob Dazzler

    Socialism at its best, and without billions going into nuclear bomb making etc.

  • cows4me

    When are our socialist grippers going to give their diagnoses as to the going ons in Venezuela ? Oh wait I know what they will say, “the problem is that there just wasn’t enough socialism”. If it doesn’t bring utopia within a week you have to double down and give it a stronger dose. No doubt our local socialist drongos will turn a blind eye and scream “living wage” or some such nonsense. You can’t win when you are dealing with people with serious mental disorders.

  • Bruce S

    Manduro inherited a nightmare and a disaster all rolled into one, the legacy of the lunatic Hugo Chavez. Chavez succeeded in totally destroying Venezuelan credibility internationally when he seized the assets of the foreign oil experts; Exxon Mobil, Total and Eni! And that was it for Venezuela – no expertise left to squeeze gold out of their sandstone based oil reserves; the domestic oil industry collapsed and the the golden goose was no more.

    And the innards of a socialist system, depending on a very few, generous, golden geese, now gone, are laid bare for all to admire!

    • Ivar Ivarson

      Nicolás Maduro Moros sure did “inherit”, maybe not as much as Maria Gabriela Chávez but he did fine.

  • James Mure

    This has more to do with the US interfering in yet another central American country by attempted coups and sanctions as they did in Chile and Nicaragua. Always two sides to a story. There were also some good things that Chavez did like public health care and education for all.

    • Ivar Ivarson

      Did you just mutter, “but like Hitler, Chavez went too far?”

  • Ivar Ivarson

    Time to drag out my favorite meme: The food shortage in Venezuela is instituted by a beneficent socialist government as the solution to the toilet paper shortage.