Venezuela crumbles under failed socialism

Discussion in 'The Dungeon' started by Spang308, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Spang308

    Spang308 Well-Known Member

    Did I miss the thread on here about Venezuela and the coup going on right now to oust their socialist leader?

    Should be fun listening to all the Bernie Sanders and Michael Moores of the world try to distance themselves from there.
    I can hear it now:
    "They didn't do it right."
    "It's the result of low oil prices."
    "That's not the kind of socialism we endorse."
    Meanwhile, their citizens are literally starving to death. Reports of them eating their pets and zoo animals to stay alive.
    One million percent inflation currently.
    Sounds fun. Lets elect Bernie next!
     
  2. G 97

    G 97 What's my name

    But but but Democrats want a democratic socialism, huge difference. :crackup:
     
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  3. 600 dbl are

    600 dbl are Shake Zoola the mic rula

    There is only one "ism" that I am aware of that can lift people out of poverty, and that is capitalism.
     
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  4. ryoung57

    ryoung57 Off his meds

    Please send Bernie, AOC, Nancy, Michael Moore, Chuck Schumer, and a host of celebrities down there to straighten them out!
     
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  5. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

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  6. Spang308

    Spang308 Well-Known Member

    I just find it odd that definitive proof of it being a failed concept is continuously proven by other nations, one of which is playing out in real time right now, and yet...we have AOC and her word vomit and people on the streets supporting her. Hell, Bernie the communist likely would have won the Democratic nomination had his party not thrown him under the bus for Killdabeast.
    Anyone who thinks higher taxes and more government involvement yields productivity and prosperity is a complete fool.
     
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  7. Spang308

    Spang308 Well-Known Member

    I guess we can take comfort in other nations revolting against globalism as well. Brexit in England, the yellow vest protests in France, and now the total collapse in Venezuela should serve notice that that ideology is not only unpopular but a proven failure.
     
  8. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    Most of the morons protesting in France are asking for more socialism and lower taxes (except for the rich, those thieving bastards). Find yourself better information sources.
     
  9. 600 dbl are

    600 dbl are Shake Zoola the mic rula

    Are they away how socialism works?
     
  10. blkduc

    blkduc no time for jibba jabba

    Those that fled socialist regimes don't want to repeat it. The Cubans in FL tried to warn everyone in 2008 to not vote for Obama.
     
  11. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    You noticed that I called them morons, right?
     
  12. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Anyone told Sean Penn that his socialist utopia is failing?
     
  13. Spang308

    Spang308 Well-Known Member

    He was last seen weeping at El Chapo's trial in NY. Maybe touch base with him there. :crackup:
     
  14. 600 dbl are

    600 dbl are Shake Zoola the mic rula

    :crackup:

    I did now

    :crackup:
     
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  15. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Ask someone over 50 years old from the Czech Republic what they think of Socialism / Communism. Hint: They like how things are now much better.

    The far left is now pointing towards Norway as the model. If they can keep the 25% GDP from oil going and re-invest it properly into research, they might be able to make it work. Also note that they have no minimum wage laws nor are most industries controlled by the government, so it really isn't socialism.
     
  16. Spang308

    Spang308 Well-Known Member

    They also don't have the high cost of being the world's police force to deal with. Bombs are 'spensive and shit yo.
     
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  17. galloway840

    galloway840 Well-Known Member

    A great waiter/serviceman from old Eastern block Europe that I visit in regularly when I travel in Canada told me last week, "we left Poland many years ago to get away from this (bad health care system), but now, even though we are thankful to live in Canada, we find the healthcare is much the same as what we left" (paraphrase, based on a conversation over the very poor care their family is currently receiving)...
     
  18. 600 dbl are

    600 dbl are Shake Zoola the mic rula

    Or the high cost of feeding, teaching, housing and medical to millions of illegal immigrants...
     
  19. GixxerBlade

    GixxerBlade Oh geez

    “That’s not real socialism.”
    “It’s the US fault.”
    “Propaganda. The Venezuelan people want Madura to stay in power.”

    I’ve seen them all
     
  20. Mark151

    Mark151 Well-Known Member

    My brothers wife is Venezuelan, she is flying to Caracas this week to bring her mother supplies. I've been there before years ago when it was the wild west for gringos. Now its the wild west for anybody that lands in the Country. The place is a trip and wish them the best. They need all the love and prayers at this point
     

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