Socialism: Promise of Utopia always ends in misery, violence and starvation



"Over and over, socialist demagogues have promised utopia, only to produce starvation on an extraordinary scale. In socialist Venezuela, its citizens have been reduced to eating cats, dogs and even pigeons!" Ron Paul

"In a new sign that Venezuela’s financial crisis is morphing dangerously into a humanitarian one, a new nationwide survey shows that in the past year nearly 75 percent of the population lost an average of 19 pounds for lack of food...

Venezuelans suffer shortages of the most basic goods, from food to medicine, amid triple-digit inflation and a nearly 80 percent currency collapse in the last year." (2)

"a student protest[er] coming right up in the soldier’s face, and going: 'Look me in the face and shoot me, [expletive]. I’m hungry. I know you’re hungry too.'" (1)

Why the 2nd Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, is so important: In Venezuela the socialist dictator can stay in power!

"Large numbers of citizens want to oust President Nicolas Maduro. But he commands the loyalty of many men with guns."

Mahanta [Journalist]: One thing I’m curious about is, how does Maduro retain enough support going forward to hang on to power? Where is his genuine source of support at this point?

Toro [Venezuelan Activist]: People with guns. That includes the military of course, which has been given enormous privileges during the last 18 years. [It has] been put in charge of mining businesses, been part of the oil industry, and smuggling, and cocaine, and a lot of other things...

It’s the paramilitarization of the ruling party. So [the] PSUV, or Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela, has what are called colectivos. [These are] sort of grassroots supporter civilians who are armed and organized. What they are is paramilitaries. They are armed civilian groups that support the government. (1)(emphasis added)



References:

1. "How Much Longer Can Venezuela Go On Like This?
Large numbers of citizens want to oust President Nicolas Maduro. But he commands the loyalty of many men with guns." SIDDHARTHA MAHANTA OCT 29, 2016 www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/10/venezuela-maduro-chavez-protest-caracas/505874/
visited 2017-01-25

2. "Study: Venezuelans lost 19 lbs. on average over past year due to lack of food" www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/study-venezuelans-lost-19-lbs-on-average-over-past-year-due-to-lack-of-food