Skip to comments.The society Chavez has left us: barbarians inside the gate
Posted on 09/28/2013 2:02:02 PM PDT by Kartographer
This morning a truck broke the security barrier in a Caracas highway exchange and got stuck in the middle of the highway. The truck carried packs of frozen meat. It was 6 AM. Within minutes there were already people trying to loot the truck instead than trying to save the driver, who ended up dead later. The cops came and stopped for a while the actions. But since the Caracas main highway was paralyzed, motorbikes came from all around and started trying to rob all the unhappy drivers stuck in traffic.
At 9 AM about 300 bikers arrived and tried to overpower the police security people who had to call for reinforcement. Of course, the idea was to loot the truck...
The disaster blocked the whole city all the way until downtown
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Coming to inner cities of the USA...
Going to be much much worst...here...
Justice for Trayvon!
The police couldn’t do squat.
This is apparently not that uncommon in Caracas.
This is the society that Obama is leading us towards.
Travis: What stage of collapse are they in?
Off spec parent rolls weighing in @ 3,000 pounds a roll and make 2-ply.
See post #8
Our future in 20 years.....
It’s been here for a while. 60s Riots, Hurricane Katrina, LA Riots etc.
Very interesting. This allows a large, unstoppable flash mob to assemble almost anywhere quickly with the coordination of free Obama Phones. Just imagine 200 or 300 thieves or 0bama supporters (but, I repeat myself) descending into your neighborhood to loot, pillage, or break up your activites!
Didn't I read someplace recently where the feds were trying to institute a program just like this where ghetto youts could get free motor bikes so they could "get to jobs" - or something silly like that?
I think we are seeing a new template for our own Commies in the making...
Václav Havel: The Power of the Powerless
On how socialism permeates a society:
[it] touches people at every step, but it does so with its ideological gloves on. This is why life in the system is so thoroughly permeated with hypocrisy and lies: government by bureaucracy is called popular government; the working class is enslaved in the name of the work ing class; the complete degradation of the individual is presented as his ultimate
liberation; depriving people of information is called making it available; the use of power to manipulate is called the public control of power, and the arbitrary abuse of power is called observing the legal code; the repression of culture is called its development; the expansion of imperial
influence is presented as support for the oppressed; the lack of free expression becomes the highest form of freedom; farcical elections become the highest form of democracy; banning independent thought becomes the most scientific of world views; military occupation becomes fraternal assistance. Because the regime is captive to its own lies, it must falsify everything. It falsifies the past. It falsifies the present, and it falsifies the future. It falsifies statistics. It pretends not to possess an omnipotent and unprincipled police apparatus. It pretends to respect human rights. It pretends to persecute no one. It pretends to fear nothing. It pretends to pretend nothing.
Individuals need not believe all these mystifications, but they must behave as though they did, or they must at least tolerate them in silence, or get along well with those who work with them. For this reason, however, they must live within a lie. They need not accept the lie. It is enough for them to have accepted their life with it and in it. For by this very fact, individuals confirm the system, fulfill the system, make the system, are the system.
Václav Havel: The Power of the Powerless
Make that two of us.
20? Venezuela has sunk to this level in 14 years.
Chile is certainly a wonder
0BAMA’S hopes and dreams
Actually in our neighborhood they may make It in but there won’t be nearly that many leaving.
I heard on CNN tonight that because of the gang violence in Chicago, they were going to “institute panel discussions” to find ways remedy the violence.
Since “panel discussions” seem to be the solution in Chicago I’m sure they could fill the void caused by Chavez’s death.
Too bad the truckers strike is happening the same weekend I have a wedding to go to. I would have preferred to stay off the road as much as possible.
Any bets that some of the cops took their shirts off and joined in?
The looting isn’t so frightening (aside from the driver) until they turn on the stranded vehicles.
The cops protected the truck and the biker gang began robbing those stuck in the traffic jam.
Wow, just lucky it wasn’t toilet paper.
I’ve got 7.62 solutions to that problem. With a few neighbors of like mind, properly organized, we could make it tough enough that scum like that would look elsewhere.
bfl, that looks worthwhile.
The most corrosive lie that socialism teaches is that a person can live at the expense of others without consequences to himself and to those from whom the resources are coerced.
We got a hint of this when people who were steeped in dependency waited in vain for government buses to carry them out of New Orleans in the face of a monster hurricane, and those who survived had to face many days living in an dark and very smelly shell of a domed stadium in sheer chaos.
That was one of the odder differences between Nazism and Communism.
Nazis felt no particular need to lie about what they were doing. They were going to crush their enemies, and made no bones about it.
Most of those murdered in the Great Purge were forced to sign a confession, despite the fact that they knew, and their killers knew, that the confessions were false, and that with rare exceptions nobody would ever see the confessions.
For some obscure reason the Commies nevertheless had a compulsion to pretend they were acting justly. The sickest part is that they forced people in a sense to become participants in their own destruction.
“Nazis felt no particular need to lie about what they were doing. They were going to crush their enemies, and made no bones about it.”
However, it appears that the Nazis kept a lot of thorough records.
Honestly, I think most of those differences can really be explained away by the strange national psyche of the Germans.
Ping for later
True. But they felt no need to force their victims to confess that the Nazis’ actions were just and right. They didn’t care. For some odd reason, commies do.
I submit to you, it's happened already, is happening now, and will only escalate soon.
Someone mentioned the litany of the 60's Riots and the hurricanes of recent years. I also point to a recent FReeper report of a power outage in Memphis, where the pillaging began within minutes. I also mention the reports of the so-called "Asphalt Pirates", who are essentially 21st-Century highwaymen.
We are no more than a single brown-out away from mayhem.
That is true unless the brown-out was of short duration. Certainly if we lose power for days, there will be deaths in hospitals and death on the streets.
I was in a county, not mine, yesterday, and a fellow who has a large house is going to put in a “tornado” shelter in a place in front of his house. He said this is concrete and the company digs the hole, puts it in, large enough for 10 people, and covers it up with the dirt taken out and the end result is a hill of dirt over the thing and the cost is $4,000 for the company to do this.
Then he will landscape that hill with plants so it looks as though nothing is there except this planted hill. It will be air conditioned and he will put his pictures, etc., all the things he wouldn't want to lose, in there after it is built. There will be water and food in there.
I couldn't believe the cost was just $4,000. I had to believe him as he is an architect of many years of experience, so he would know if that price is right.
His history was interesting - he worked in Panama as an architect, when the Panama canal needed work. That was before we gave away the canal. In WWII, he was a bomber pilot stationed in England for two years and bombed Germany and stayed alive to tell about it.
Crikey, he’s an old goat, ain’t he?
I see I need to start a little research stream on something like that...
At this rate it wont take 20 years
I remember someone, it might have been here, telling about a power outage at the grocery store while they were shopping. Even though the lights were only out for a minute, when they came back on people were racing for the door with their carts loaded with everything they could grab.
For some people, it only takes seconds for their animal side to show. It’s like dealing with streets full of were-hyenas.
I hope he included a bathroom in his plans :p
“I hope he included a bathroom in his plans :p”
When I talk to him again, I’ll ask about that. Since it’s supposed to be for a tornado warning, one might not be in there long but still nature does call.
Ah, thank you.
might be better suited to one of the stages in “A Failure of Civility”.
I like your idea...ass wipe for the masses in Venezuela at rip off prices (or let’s just price it at $100 a standard roll...match it to the price of a barrel of oil...like we should have done with wheat before Carter started screwing us on oil prices...in the beginning a bushel of wheat and a barrel of oil were the same price...less than $5.00 each).
“Our future in 20 years.....”
“20? Venezuela has sunk to this level in 14 years.”
Yep. Hitler was only in power for 12 years.
Kart, where did that happen? I had seen the image, and read the story but have forgotten the particulars. Thanks.