Skip to comments.My Socialist Hell: 20 Years of Decay in Venezuela
Posted on 10/13/2019 4:10:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
CARACAS Venezuela, my home country, has it all: beautiful and breathtaking landscapes, abundant resources, even unique wonders of nature like the Angel Falls or the Catatumbo Lightning.
Yet if youve heard our name in the news recently, its as the subject of tragedy: toilet paper shortages, desperate people scavenging through garbage to find food for their families, bread lines, a systemic failure of our public utilities, dogs flayed in broad daylight for meat, corruption, lack of proper medicine and health access, weighing stacks of cash, and so much more.
It saddens me to say that its true, all of it, a product of 20 years of socialism.
I was barely eleven years old when Hugo Chávez began his first term in 1999. When this Bolivarian Revolution started to change the constitution and morph our laws I was just an introverted child that had just moved to the capital of the country, fascinated by video games, cartoons, and Power Rangers and with an overactive imagination.
This perpetual revolution has laid down a status quo in the country that often forces you to lose your personal aspirations, to cast away your future, hopes, and dreams; it changes you in many ways until youre no longer a citizen youre merely a survivor.
Today, here I stand, more or less that same introverted kid but with 20 years of ever-increasing hardships upon my shoulders; a lesser version of what I couldve been, clinging to those memories where everything was simpler and all of it made sense.
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That’s OK, the Democrats will do it “right” here this time.
It was all fun and games until they ran out of other peoples’ money.
“How Music Saved Venezuela’s Children”
The origin of the missiles? Who knows. They came out of the jungle.
Never give up your gunzs.
As I have said before: “one good bullet,” if only someone near Maduro had the cojones.
Insert your Socialist nightmare here.
HOW DARE YOU! Where’s Greta when you need her?
¡Viva la Revolución!
Where’s their Augusto Pinochet?
But AOC and Bernie promise that THEY will do it right this time.
I keep telling people that also.. but you said it better. How many conservatives will give up their medicare cards and m9nthly checks before giving up their guns?
That’s exactly what the dems will do to us if they get into power.
To all those in USA who want socialism here: You want free health care?
OK, we will give it to you free, but we will tell you what care you get, where u get it, how u get it and how long u get it.
You want free college? Great, no problem at all. But u must pass our test to see if u are eligible. Then u go where we tell u to go and what your major will be.
Then when u get out, we will guarantee you a job. Yes, we will tell u what job u will get and where that job will be.
Don’t want to work? Too bad. Socialism believes we are all equal, therefore you must all work, work work. You will probably not be a boss. But remember,it is for the good of the people.
Climate change? We believe that u should not travel so u stay put where we put you. We cannot have you traveling around the country.
Food will not be free, but liquor will be very cheap. So get drunk and enjoy!
That video was made 11 years go, things have radically changed since then. Those very children are now standing in bread lines and scavenging for food......
My point was socialist Utopias always eventually run out of other people’s money.
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