Price Controls Spur Looting In Maduro’s Venezuela
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    As long as we have Venezuela to serve as an example, the rest of central and south America should be more resistant to Socialist and Communist ideology.

    • Corlyss

      Right. But it don’t work that way. The forces of freedom and democracy are supine in the face of cultural relativism and populations that want “stuff” rather than a moral or ethical life. When the Pope refers to the traditional Catholic mass as “navel-gazing,” and cossets a gay clergy, you know we – the western civ traditionalists – are in real, serious trouble.

    • But Maduro is standing up to the Evil Yanquis, capitalism, and sundry boogeymen who are getting in the way of cheap flatscreen TVs, so all is forgiven. Tinpot dictators learned long ago that effectiveness is irrelevant as long as you have the right “enemies”.

  • qet

    Sheesh. Message to the Venezuelan VP: 1913 called; it wants its idiom back.

    • Corlyss

      That sounds intriguing. What idiom?

      • qet

        Not too. Marxism 101; Introduction to Marxism. Sorry to have gotten your hopes up!

  • Corlyss

    Everywhere the Socialist model is a whopping failure – Latin America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Europe, Africa – and we’re rushing to implement the last stages of Socialism here. Monstrous.

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