We’ve been keeping you up to date on the situation in Venezuela (see Thanks Socialism: Dying Venezuelans Raid Stores for Food). In case you missed it, their citizens are starving to death. People have been starving all over the world since the history of ever. Hardly news. Why is it noteworthy? Because what separates Venezuela from any other third world country, like the nations of Africa, is how they sunk so far into this fiery crapferno. How does a developed nation so rich in natural resources end up screwing up so badly? Hint: it starts with an ‘s’ and ends with ‘ocialism.’
Last week, about 500 Venezuelan women broke through the border controls in search of food. [In response,] the frontier, closed by Venezuela last August as a part of a crime crackdown, was to open for 12 hours. Thousands of people have crossed to Colombia after Venezuela opened their common border to allow its people to buy food and medicine, officials say. Some 35,000 people crossed the border between [Venezuela and Colombia].
Supermarkets were crowded with Venezuelans buying basic supplies such as rice, oil, flour and sugar…
Yep, you read that right. Venezuela’s resources have become so scarce that they have to rely on the markets of their neighboring countries. Even scary gangster countries like Colombia.
But notice something here: Venezuelans weren’t demanding free stuff. They were breaking down Colombia’s door so they could BUY food and medicine. As in exchange money for goods… AKA capitalism. Guess those socialist breadlines weren’t working out too well.
This is extremely unfortunate for the citizens of Venezuela. But the rest of us can at least look at their mistakes and learn a thing or two. Cough Bernie Sanders cough. Venezuela was the perfect candidate for socialism. They have the largest oil reserve in the world. According to far leftists, socialism should have made everyone there rich. So what happened? Instead it made everyone poorer than Lamar Odom after a weekend at a strip club.
If you know anyone who thinks socialism works, kindly point them in the direction of Venezuela. If they still think socialism works after that… kindly point them in the direction of a doctor. They may be suffering retardation. This is actual, legitimate proof happening right before our eyes. I’d say the proof of the pudding is in the eating, but there’s no eating going on over there. You know, because everyone’s starving to death. Because socialism.