Venezuela is the socialist nightmare of our time. It is kept out of the media in the same way that the famines in the Ukraine were kept out of The New York Times in the 1930s. The socialists who mis-report the news do not wish to see their dreams exposed no more than they would like to live in the countries they hide the details about.
Here’s the latest episode: SCENES FROM THE VENEZUELA APOCALYPSE: “COUNTLESS WOUNDED” AFTER 5,000 LOOT SUPERMARKET LOOKING FOR FOOD.
Capitalism works. Nothing else does. This is the lesson from Venezuela that none of the fools who follow Bernie Sanders or the Greens ever seem to understand.
There is this contrast with the United States, which is of course at the absolute opposite extreme, but is somehow disturbing in its own way. Yet if you asked Americans and Venezuelans (and Cubans and North Koreans) which they preferred, there is no doubt which of the two virtually everyone would prefer. It’s the ones who prefer the genuine austerity of Venezuela we have to worry about.