Skip to comments.Ken Livingstone: Venezuela crisis caused by Chávez's failure to kill oligarchs
Posted on 08/03/2017 6:41:59 AM PDT by PapaBear3625
Ken Livingstone, a former mayor of London, has blamed the turmoil in Venezuela on Hugo Chávezs unwillingness to execute oligarchs after he came to power.
One of the things that Chávez did when he came to power, he didnt kill all the oligarchs. There was about 200 families who controlled about 80% of the wealth in Venezuela, Livingstone told Talk Radio.
He allowed them to live, to carry on. I suspect a lot of them are using their power and control over imports and exports to make it difficult and to undermine Maduro.
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effing criminal. And it ain’t the oligarchs that are taking over it’s the commies.
No Kennie, SOCIALISM caused the crisis in Venezuela.
That essentially sums-up the feelings of all LIBs/lefties. You are insectoids to be “eliminated” so they can live in their sick utopia.
He’s taking the wrong message from Maduro’s murder of the Venezuelan economy. The so called ‘oligarchs were trying to correct the errors, crimes and tortures imposed by their government.
There you have it- liberal/socialist mindset in a nutshell.
They feel they should kill those who disagree with them.
Socialism means fairness for everyone, except for the ones they kill first.
Now I understand. Socialism will work only if you execute the right people first
Leftist failure is ALWAYS the fault of conservatives who oppose the brilliance and goodness of leftist efforts to create Utopia. The ONLY hope for justice leftist style is to kill all opposition. ALL is a tall order as megalomaniacs around the world and throughout history can testify. There is always the lone enemy who builds an army (of other lone enemies) and destroys their dream.
The oligarchs, of course, kept Chavaz in power. He was their sword.
This bloodthirsty commie would have enjoyed the French revolution had he been alive then.
I don’t understand why taking other people’s hard earned money (you know those evil capitalist) and giving it to other people who don’t want to do a damn thing isn’t working?
If only we could have pure socialism..then socialism would FINALLY work...
But,it’s not working...because we need more socialism!
Killing Livingstone would only be fair!
The inevitable endgame of socialism - political murder.
Perhaps Mr. Livingstone is looking for a job in the omelette industry.
Interestingly the Guardian plays it pretty straight when it comes to the cause of Venezuela’s catastrophe. They even use the S-word, which most US press outlets avoid doing.
My neighbor in FL, a refugee from Venezuela, would beg to differ.
His family, who were landowners and farmers, were ALL murdered by government thugs.
So at least some of the “oligarchs” were indeed “executed”.
Hey commies, just kill everyone. Maybe that will work.
Chavez made sure there were 201. With his family at the top of the heap. The Chavez family are billionaires now. Maduro doesn’t have Chavez’s charisma, so he dares not move against the family, his legitimacy rests upon the Chavez name.
There will always be 200 families controlling Venezuela. If he murders one family, or strips it of its property, another one takes their place. The new one will be the family of one of his generals, is all.
Socialist dictatorships are always oligarchies. Dictators have to take care of the people who protect them and keep them in power.