TheStupidItHurts: Socialism In Practice

Want to see an example of what happens when modern authoritarian Liberals rule a country?

While the common man waits for hours in the street for food, suffers utility shortages, skyrocketing prices, inflation and other miseries of Liberalism, Pres. Nicolas Maduro and the rest of the bourgeoisie Socialists continue to count the money they’ve made on the backs of the people.

Reckon the Venezuelan equivalent to American Democrats are enjoying their Liberalism in Venezuela right now?

These are Socialists. This is Socialism.

Here’s what America might look like in a couple of generations (or less, perhaps) if modern Democrats should ever succeed in their goal to “fundamentally transform America”:

Poor, bereaved, hopeless: faces of Venezuela crisis

Venezuelans are suffering economic and political turmoil that has caused food shortages and deadly unrest over recent months.

Venezuelans barter diapers for food on smartphones

A kilo of pasta gets you a packet of diapers. A bag of flour buys a bottle of shampoo.
Short on basic supplies, Venezuelans have reverted to ancient shopping habits: bartering whatever they have

‘We want food!’: Venezuela crisis deepens

It was around noon when a food truck rolled up to a Venezuelan state-subsidized supermarket in the town of Guarenas just east of the capital.
But, to the fury of the long line of people waiting out front, the cargo wasn’t unloaded. Instead soldiers took it away.
“We want food!” the crowd roared in protest, to no avail. Some tried to run after the truck.

Under the state of emergency imposed by President Nicolas Maduro, the military, along with government-organized civilian committees, ensures that food packets are delivered door-to-door in order to — as officials say — cut out black market operators.

Venezuelans have set their clocks ahead by half an hour to save electricity

With their country gripped by an economic crisis, Venezuelans lost half an hour of sleep Sunday as their clocks were set forward to save power on President Nicolas Maduro’s orders.

The official Venezuelan work-week is now only two days long

Venezuela’s government has announced enforced leave for public sector employees three workdays a week, in a bid to tackle an electricity shortage that is causing power cuts and protests.
“There will be no work in the public sector on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, except for fundamental and necessary tasks,” Vice President Aristobulo Isturiz said on television Tuesday.
It is the latest drastic measure by the government as it grapples with an economic crisis that has left Venezuelans queuing for hours in shops to buy scarce supplies.

Venezuelans in the US say their country is worse than 1960s Cuba

“There’s no food, there’s no toothpaste, there’s no Pampers [in Venezuela],” Eduardo says. “It’s Cuba, 100 percent.”

It’s really hard to say which city is the world’s most murderous

The news trickling out of Caracas just keeps getting worse. A recently published ranking of the world’s most dangerous cities listed the Venezuelan capital at the top of the charts. The city’s murder rate supposedly reached an eye-watering 120 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2015, almost 20 times the global average. City officials were quick to dismiss the list as fatally flawed.

Why a 6,000 percent price hike on gas won’t matter for Venezuelans

LIMA, Peru — With Venezuela accelerating into an economic nosedive, President Nicolas Maduro has just unveiled a package of drastic measures — or at least that’s the way he’s portraying them.
They include a 37 percent devaluation of the country’s besieged principal fixed exchange rate, while replacing the other rates with a single, floating exchange system.
But the most eye-catching is a staggering 6,000 percent hike in the price of gasoline in the oil-rich but deeply troubled South American nation.

Maduro broke the news during a rambling four-hour speech on national television on Wednesday evening, during which he swore several times and warned that the opposition wanted to use the move to further their “campaign of violence” against his self-styled “Bolivarian” socialist administration.

Venezuela’s capital ranks as the world’s most murderous city

LIMA, Peru — Just when Venezuelans thought things couldn’t get worse, that’s exactly what they did.

The capital Caracas has now been ranked as the most murderous city on Earth, according to a new study by Mexican think-tank the Citizens Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. 

The report calculates that Caracas’s 3,946 homicides in 2015 gave it a truly terrifying annual homicide rate of 120 per 100,000 residents.

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