Skip to comments.Food Rationing in Socialist Venezuela Leads to Mob Fighting Over Milk
Posted on 02/11/2014 11:38:19 AM PST by lowbridge
Last week, we were walking near a Bicentenario (large, government-run markets offering products at reasonable or friendly prices) and saw a number of people walk out with cans of milk.
Hey, look! said my partner, whos always on the lookout for these kinds of things, as though she were the one from Cuba.
When we went inside the market, we were somewhat disappointed: there wasnt a single can of milk left on the shelves, even though purchases are restricted to one can per person.
Someone said to us: Stay close to the chekout counters. When one person tries to buy two cans, they take one away from them and you can have one of those.
Team work is always more productive, so I stood in line to buy something while my partner went out to hunt, that is, to stand by the check-outs to see if some unfortunate soul was forced to part with one of their cans of milk.
It took nearly two hours to get to the check-out counter and, during this time, I was able to see and hear a bit of everything.
Standing in line ahead of me was an elderly gentleman who had left his home early in the morning to go shopping at the opposite end of Caracas and had to walk a very long distance to get his hands on some milk for his granddaughter (the childs father could not take on such a journey, for he was bed-ridden, recovering from a gunshot wound).
While we were talking, a man arrived, stuck his hand into a pile of bags of bread on a shelf and found a can of milk. He darted off with it, in the direction of a check-out.
The people in line immediately reacted.
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If they hadn’t been freed from job-lock by their government, the wouldn’t have been able to make the choice to riot.
When this happens in the US, a trip to the govrnment food lines will make argentina and venezuela look like paradise.
I’ve been reading about the milk shortage there for at least 2 years.
The communists transformed Venezuela into a country where you have to fight over milk and toilet paper.
When you beg a guy to transform your country, sometimes you get what you asked for good and hard.
I remember receiving an email from a friend who had just taken a consulting job in Caracas before Chavez took over. She emailed me and said they were pulling people out of houses and shooting them on the street outside where she was. Fortunately she had some coworkers who sheltered her. Americans were apparently big targets of the communists.
A look into the paradise that awaits us....
They have achieved True Communism.
(U. S. Healthcare, as it progresses down the shining collectivist path? The waits for rationed care will be killers (perhaps literally so).
Communists are people who can’t abide living in a world where you don’t need them. So they design an infantile world where you have to have their permission to go to the john.
You laugh now, but how soon before some are posting, "How's that vote for Barack Obama workin' out for ya?
Mama always said, why buy the cow when the milk can be looted in a food riot?
That photo is a Kroger’s in Atlanta two hours before the snow starts falling.
Just as predicted. How many times will people fall for the lie that you can have something for nothing?
Hat tip to F15Eagle; bgill; PA Engineer for the heads-up!
The problem is that too many would answer, “just fine.”
America has no more right to anything not available to the most corrupt poor place in the world.
“While we were talking, a man arrived, stuck his hand into a pile of bags of bread on a shelf and found a can of milk.”
I wouldn’t fight over milk found hidden in the bread. They must like it sour?
If Saudi Arabia went socialist, they’d be out of sand in five years.
Some of us have been posting (and saying) that very thing for some time now...
In all likelihood the guy hid the milk with the bread himself, so he could buy one can then return later to buy the second one after the remaining inventory was gone.
I wonder if we’ll actually have another free election in this country.
Duh, sourdough joke. Nice. Didn’t get it until the moment I hit “post”
“So have you stocked up on powdered milk?”
I have some from the grocery but need to get more the next time I go. I have some professionally packed for long term storage also. No matter how much you have, you need more of this product.
I ran out of regular milk yesterday and opened a quart package of the instant which is one quart. One quart does not last long at all, can use that in one day if you drink it and cook with it. Drinking it only (not cooking with it) might make it last two days.
There is a difference between instant milk at the grocery and powdered milk one can get from long term storage companies. If you compare a cup of instant and a cup of powdered, you get more milk using powdered. It takes a bit of stirring for powdered to dissolve and it costs less, so I got the powdered from one of those companies - I figured I could stir a bit to have more milk.
What’s the best way to store powdered milk...for long term? Thanks, Kart ;p
Yes, we will. But I’m increasingly convinced that a whole heck of a lot of people are going to die before it happens. Not advocating violence or any sort of coup/overthrow (let alone seeking to participate in fostering such) mind you. I just see a lot of indications we’re headed in that direction.
The photos show that the commie government buckshot is pretty weak.
Winchester super X wouldn’t have been stuck in the skin like that!
I grew up in a semi-large family and we would occasionally run out of milk. Mom would give us powdered milk. Yuck. I've got a bunch of it but would probably only use it for cooking.
If you add some hot water to the powder first, then stir to form a paste, it will further dissolve better as you add the cold water. Once it is all dissolved, cap the bottle and shake until some bubbles form. That puts some air back into the mixture and improves the taste.
Once upon a time, there was only non-instant powdered milk.
I know, right?
Maybe they WANTED to use crowd control pellets.
Ahhhh, if only Hugo was still alive. They’d be bringing out body bags by the hundreds.
(The good old days)
“Maybe they WANTED to use crowd control pellets.”
Those are plastic or rubber, what was in the photos were plain lead.
The cops went nuts with that buckshot.
“My bet is on hard rubber shot used for crowd control shot at closer than recommended range.”
But I think that is brown, these are the color of lead.
The plastic ones are yellow or white.
There shouldn't be any problem with milk and the people shouldn't have to buy it in cans.
Apparently, the citizens of Venezuela are victims of their own rulers, who apparently decided to regulate and restrict production, distribution, packaging and price.
We in the U.S. are headed there if we don't wake up.
Vacuum pack with oxygen absorbers. Can or glass. You might try getting some from your locale LDS cannery/pantry, a good price and well canned.
Russia had elections the whole time the communists were in control, with 98-99% voter turnout. They were so efficient the people didn’t even have to go to the polls.
If it’s really in a can, it could be evaporated milk.