Bottom Line: In every country where Socialism has taken over, either violently — as in the Soviet Union, China, SouthEast Asia, South America and Africa — or slowly and gradually — as in Europe — it has led, at worst, to massive dislocation, deprivation, poverty and death, or, at best, to a slow, steady decline into tottering economic feebleness, with massive unemployment, gathering violence as muslim wolf packs gather, and seemingly unstoppable decline, like what we see all across Europe today.
On National Public Radio last night (6/19/19), their evening economics summary show, Marketplace, came on as scheduled at 6:30PM.
The host, Kai Ryssdal, told of horrific conditions in Venezuela. Men, women and children starving. No food for practically anyone. No work. No hope, except if prices for oil — 95% of the country’s income comes from oil — were to rise again.
The country is a third-world hellhole, filled with disease, starvation, massive, massive poverty, mounting violence, and, of course, a Socialist government, instituted by the late, unlamented, blithering idiot, Hugo Chavez.
The host of Marketplace then asked a “reporter” in Venezuela whether the wretched conditions there were “really attributable only to low oil prices and years of economic mismanagement.” (nearly direct quote)
The answer: “Yes.”
Just as easy as that.
Where were these freakin’ doofuses when Hugo Chavez was busy setting up the system in Venezuela — Socialism — that would eventually spell its doom? And doom for the millions of citizens of Venezuela? Well, they were at best (1) ignoring the lunatic Chavez, or (2) cheering him on as he sped his country down the path to despair and death.
Now, the pompous, self-righteous, preening, smug bozos at NPR admit that Socialism led directly to the horror we now we see in Venezuela.
When the host of Marketplace said, “years of mismanagement” — and I’ve since heard that phrase several times on NPR — that summed up, perfectly, Socialism.
Here is a simple truth: Never in history has any Socialist government, in any country ever, delivered (1) what it said it would deliver, or (2) even basic economic adequacy.
In every country where Socialism has taken over, either violently — as in the Soviet Union, China, SouthEast Asia, South America and Africa — or slowly and gradually — as in Europe — it has led, at worst, to massive dislocation, deprivation, poverty and death, or, at best, to a slow, steady decline into tottering economic feebleness, with massive unemployment, gathering violence as muslim wolf packs gather, and seemingly unstoppable decline, like what we see all across Europe today.
Socialists call themselves “Progressives,” yet never once has Socialism actually led to progress in any country in which it’s taken hold. Under Socialism, all things in life come to a slow, grinding halt, as the population does little more than wait for death to take away their weariness.
Progressive? Hogwash! No scientific progress ever comes out of a country afflicted with Socialism. No medical progress. No economic progress. No intellectual progress. There is no dynamism in Socialist countries. There’s no intelligence. Socialism strips the idea of “reward” out of life. No reward for accomplishing great things, so no one tries to. Socialism at its best produces gray little nobodies who are too stupid and mediocre to do anything remarkable.
And Socialism produces Venezuela.
From a weird confluence of events, I heard a documentary on “Survival Cannibalism” the other day. You know: that phenomenon where a group of people find themselves in horrid circumstances, and make a pact to eat those who die earliest, in order that the others might survive. That’ll be commonplace in Venezuela. People eating other people in Venezuela. It’s probably already commonplace there.
In this, the twenty-first freakin’ century.
There’s even a Presidential candidate in the United freakin’ States of freakin’ America who calls himself a Socialist. And we can’t find enough real educated people to call him a lunatic.
Well, I guess I can understand that. I mean, after all, National Public Radio — the home of doofuses, half-wits, morons and imbeciles — is considered the very tippety-top of American journalism. Why wouldn’t Socialism be in vogue all around the world?
Yep. On NPR in the past few days, we heard of the “years of economic mismanagement” that led to starvation and death in Venezuela. But we heard nothing about what was coming, before it all happened. You know, when it could have been prevented, if only someone somewhere had spread the word that Socialism kills.