Venezuela, The Starving Socialist Dystopia (Part 1)

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  1. peytonlucy

    peytonlucy Silver Belt

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    I guess when they complain about capitalism we could say that it wasn't true capitalism or feudalism was never tried by the right nobleman.
     
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  2. LogicalInsanity

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    This is actually a brilliant idea
     
  3. Rozko

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    It is real socialism until the starvation sets in. Only capitalists and Ukrainians starve.
     
  4. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Unfortunately, Maduro's grip on power is secured for as long as there's just enough food to feed the Army.
     
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    Gregolian .45 ACP Platinum Member

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    And when they run out of that I bet he becomes more and more like what happened in NK. Military gets whatever the barebones shit is while the great leader eats like imported lobsters and shit.
     
  6. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Addressing Venezuela, China Says Choice of Path Must Be Respected
    Dec. 22, 2017

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    Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza (L) walks with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on December 22, 2017.


    https://www.usnews.com/news/world/a...a-china-says-choice-of-path-must-be-respected
     
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  7. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    How hyperinflation stole Christmas in Venezuela
    By Anthony Faiola December 22

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    People wait in line in front of a bank in Caracas, Venezuela, to withdraw their pension, which is $6 (USD) per month​

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...c636f076c76_story.html?utm_term=.b5c28414790e
     
  8. Arkain2K

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    Rematch Female oil checking = AWESOMENESS!!!!!

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  10. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Consider that pension in Venezuela now pays out to the equivalent of $6 a month, you can bring one hour worth of your salary down there and have the same experience as those kids on Eurotrip:



    (Minor detail: Instead of a plate of lobster, you'll get roasted flamingos and anteaters)
     
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  11. WTF2008

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    Like we're a capitalist society lol.
     
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  12. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Venezuela expels top Brazil and Canada diplomats
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    Delcy Rodriguez said Canada has repeatedly meddled in Venezuela's internal matters

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42469225
     
  13. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Canada expels Venezuela diplomat in tit-for-tat move
    25 December 2017

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    Venezuela accused Mr Kowalik (left) of taking orders from the Trump administration

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42480986
     
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  14. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Brazil expels Venezuela's most senior diplomat

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42489533
     
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    another example of bad management

    democratic socialism has been working out pretty great in scandinavian countries sans unrestricted immigration

    find another dumb ass narrative please
     
  16. GearSolidMetal

    GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    It must be so nice to disreguard the fallacies of a historically horrible government system as 'bad management.'

    Perhaps the fact that a government has so much power over its mass population that 'bad management' can result in mass starvation and poverty, is precisely the problem.

    I'd like to hear your excuse to what happened to those scandinavian countries with unrestricted immigration in a few years.

    They're having alot of problems with the Muslim refugees flooding their system.

    Not neccessary, because it's dead-on accurate.
     
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  17. Rod1

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    Does Scandinavian countries have tight currency and prince controls? Nope.

    Go elsewhere to politicize human suffering.
     
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    GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    Do they also have vast militaries to protect their own country and the rest of their region?

    It's always humorous when leftists accuse others of 'politicizing,' when this is a geopolitical subject on a political forum.

    Look at the headlines on the 1st page - Thousands of Children Starving To Death - yet you leftists never stop to question the reason of the death and suffering because the answer is incovienent to your political narriatives.

    Go ahead, blame it on 'bad management.'
     
  19. Rod1

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    ???

    Yup, and here we discuss specific things like adults, not just throw random catch-phrases to score political points.

    Im actually discussing the things that have caused the problems.

    Price controls.
    Foreign exchange controls.

    Nope, i blame it on the things that actually cause it.

    If you want to throw memes or blame it on ambiguous things go ahead, but dont get pissed when people point out the idiocy and shallowness of people like you who relish on human suffering in order to attack your political enemies who have never, ever, proposed the policies that caused Venezuela to go full Venezuela.
     
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  20. snakedafunky

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    Trying to use Venezuela as an example of bad European style democracy socialist system is like trying to use South Africa as an example why the democratic capitalist system doesn't work.

    Now both systems have their advantages. But there is simply no denying that if you want to enable a more significant part of your population to have a better life, Europen style systems are better.
     

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