Here we go again, as yet another bankrupt country joins the rest of the socialist world in poverty, misery and bloodshed it is not surprising that those high profile apologists for this perverted creed have all gone quiet.
Where is the multi-millionaire hypocrite Sean Penn? Surely he has finished his mourning period for his hero, the incompetent blood drenched tyrant, Hugo Chavez?
Where is former President Jimmy Carter who, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, pronounced Chavez's election victories as 'free and fair?
Where is Great Britain's high profile socialist and openly racist Member of Parliament for Hackney, Dianne Abbott, who championed Chavez and his successor, Nicholas Maduro?
Where, in fact, is their entire British Labour Party and Trade Union movement who, like the Hackney Hippo, hailed the policies of Chavez and Maduro as a shining example of socialism in action?
Enlightened people around the world would be unwise to hold their breath waiting for any of these cowards to stick their above the parapet and explain, not only the failure of socialism in Venezuela, but their support of it when all the historical evidence points to socialism's ultimate failure everywhere its been imposed.
It's difficult for normal people to understand why socialists/progressives find it impossible to learn the lessons of history or to work out that their beloved ideology always means eventual poverty, misery and bloodshed for unfortunate citizens on which it is imposed.
Maybe some socialist/progressive somewhere, just one would be enough, could help the informed people of world by letting them know where socialism has actually been a success. Just one country would do as it will at least give them something to look at and think about.
Maybe Penn, Carter, Abbot or any other socialist/progressive devotees could explain how a country blessed with an abundance of natural resources and with a population of only twenty nine million, can go bankrupt and descend into poverty, misery and bloodshed so quickly.
How can a country with abundant reserves of oil, petroleum, natural gas, gold, diamonds, iron ore, bauxite and hydropower go so spectacularly bust?
The informed people of the world warned of this disaster and continue to warn countries who are flirting with this malign ideology or who's political class are already embarking on this road to perdition. America and Great Britain please take note, socialism ain't going to work, not now not ever.
At this point, and for the benefit of socialist/progressives everywhere, its worth taking a quick audit of history to prove the point that they fail to address.
The USSR - the first official socialist country, reputed fifty million dead and descended into poverty and misery, except for the ruling political class. Finally collapsed under the weight of its own inefficiency.
East Germany and the East European Iron Curtain countries. Under the Soviet yoke of socialism with an untold death count. Widespread poverty, misery and bloodshed until its final collapse.
The Peoples Republic of China. Some fifty million dead with a population mostly made up of dirt poor peasants. The leadership are finally seeing the light and adopting a more capitalist economy. Since adoption of capitalism living standards have risen astronomically.
The Republic of Cuba. Tens of thousands of dead with widespread poverty, misery and bloodshed. This toilet of a country is starting to see the light and is currently on a mission to shrink the government and the public sector. Progress will be sporadic until long time tyrant, Fidel Castro, finally pops his clogs and goes downstairs to meet his maker.
The Peoples Democratic Republic of North Korea. A blood drenched socialist hell hole with hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, of dead civilians. Widespread poverty, hunger and misery. There is no sign of an end to the peoples purgatory, where is the United Nations?
Ba'athist socialist countries of the Middle East which include Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria etc. All blood soaked hell holes who are yet to emerge from the Dark Ages.
Zimbabwe, formally the bread basket of Africa which is now reduced to famine poverty, misery and bloodshed under the wests favorite Marxist, Robert 'Butcher Bob' Mugabe.
France, an advanced, modern economy going down the pan faster than their socialist President Hollande changes his mistresses.
There are more of course but that should be enough for the socialist/progressive community to be getting along with. As a courtesy it would be appreciated if the said community can give an example of a successful socialist economy to help balance the debate somewhat.
It is worth noting that hypocrites like Jimmy Carter, Sean Penn and the rest of the multi-millionaire acting crowd never, ever relocate to the places they champion such Venezuela or Cuba: they always adopt the lifestyles of the 1%, in the country that made them and under the economic system they claim to despise and want to replace.
The barking mad lunatic Dennis Rodman appears to be a frequent visitor to his new pal, the North Korean tyrant, Kim Jung Un, despite the fact he and his family are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people. This nutcase knows where is bread is buttered and would never trade the capitalist USA for the socialist North Korea.
One has to feel some sympathy for the Venezuelan people in their hour of need despite the warnings that Chavez would lead them to ruin.
Its now incumbent upon the people of Great Britain and the USA to heed those same warnings and don't let our governments repeat the mistakes of Chavez, Castro, Mugabe et al.