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The Crisis in Venezuela is over

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by VivaRevolution, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. VivaRevolution Banned Banned

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    To Survive, Venezuela’s Leader Gives Up Decades of Control Over Oil
    Faced with a severe economic crisis, the country’s leader, Nicolás Maduro, is letting foreign firms take over daily operations of its oil fields. It’s a break with core tenets of his socialist revolution.

    CARACAS, Venezuela — After decades of dominating its oil industry, the Venezuelan government is quietly surrendering control to foreign companies in a desperate bid to keep the economy afloat and hold on to power.

    The opening is a startling reversal for Venezuela, breaking decades of state command over its crude reserves, the world’s biggest.

    The government’s power and legitimacy has always rested on its ability to control its oil fields — the backbone of the country’s economy — and use their profits for the benefit of its people.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/02/08/world/americas/venezuela-oil-maduro.amp.html

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    Mark my words. 6 months from now Venezuela will be back to how it was 10 years ago.

    They abandoned socialism, and by that I mean government controlling the oil.

    The Venezuelan government was, and is shit, but that isn't why the country was on the verge of collapse.

    It was on the verge of collapse because the US government had engaged in a maximum pressure campaign to force Venezuela to give up control of it's oil.

    Now that this has been achieved, socialism will no longer be a problem.

    Why? Because socialism was never the problem.

    Corruption is a problem. Centralized power is a problem.

    But now that the oil is in the control of foreign corporations, we won't be hearing about the evils of Venezuela's socialism anymore.


    Discuss.......
     
  2. PlayswellwithLawnDarts Banned Banned

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    A concerted goal since we murdered Chavez with Cancer.
     
  3. Rematch Female oil checking = AWESOMENESS!!!!!

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    Actually, the American backlash was not due to socialism, but rather the theft of the resources from American companies.
     
  4. VivaRevolution Banned Banned

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    The theft of Venezuela's resources from American companies?
     
  5. TheTimeIsNotNow Silver Belt

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    Weren’t Venezuelans eating their pet dogs and mass mining MMORPG gold long before US sanctions? Seems like full blown socialism certainly was a problem. Feel free to correct me if I’m remembering wrong.
     
  6. VivaRevolution Banned Banned

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    They had about two decades of economic growth when oil was spiking.
     
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    So does this mean the media and world leaders will go back to recognizing maduro as the legitimate president?

    And also agent provocateurs internet wide?
     
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    Yep, you won't hear from that CIA pawn anymore.
     
  9. Ophydian Red Belt

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    You and the article fail to mention foreign companies building up Venezuela oil industry just so Chavez could kick them all out, seize control, bleed them to line is pockets and destroy them in the process.
     
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    Yeah, I think in business that is called a hostile takeover.
     
  11. Scerpi Red Belt

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    Lol... Will Chavez’s daughter be donating some of that socialist money her country earned?

    Embarrassing...
     
  12. KantoTerror Silver Belt

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    Lol it's a big step but it's far from over....not if he's still at the helm...
     
  13. Rematch Female oil checking = AWESOMENESS!!!!!

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    Like you said earlier, Venezuela had decades of growth, yet the animus by the US only occured rather recently AFTER US companies were ousted without proper compensation.
     
  14. Rematch Female oil checking = AWESOMENESS!!!!!

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    No. A hostile takeover requires the PURCHASING of a controlling share of stock. Venezuela didn't purchase anything. The jacked foreign businesses and investors. Venezuela got the natural result of economic sodomization.
     
  15. VivaRevolution Banned Banned

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    The law is made by the government.

    Your property rights exist with the consent of the people.
     
  16. Rematch Female oil checking = AWESOMENESS!!!!!

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    Don't go that route and complain about the actions of a government.
     
  17. VivaRevolution Banned Banned

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    Well I didn't see property rights as a major concern when the banks were caught in their fraud of auto-signing and taking people's homes in 2008.

    That auto-signing should have voided the contracts, but see property rights only exist for banks, and corporations these days.

    I don't think you get me man.

    I'm all about the rule of law.

    If the banks and corporations don't want to play by the rules, we can change those laws however we see fit.
     
  18. TheTimeIsNotNow Silver Belt

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    Ok, and when their economy was not diverse enough and their ideals not flexible enough to react to the drop in those oil prices, the people on Venezuela had to turn to eating cats and dogs, right?

    Never took you for such a boot licker Viva, LOL
     
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    You lick the boots of our corporate overlords, that are as corrupt, and inept, and centralized in their power as any communist government ever was.

    About 1000 people sit on the board of every corporation and University in this country. Their is your politburo.
     
  20. Rematch Female oil checking = AWESOMENESS!!!!!

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    Careful. For the open hand that feeds you may one day ball into a fist and kock your damn teeth out if you keep biting it.

    A little common sense would have made toilet paper a lot more abundant in Venezuela.
     

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