Everyone knows at least one person who’s been kidnapped, my diabetic uncle credits the government for his toes, and the currency is worth less than toilet paper. Welcome to Venezuela.
As an immigrant from Latin America to the UK myself, my heart aches with this story... not the first time I've heard it from Francis (great job with Triggernometry btw!!!), but it creates the same pain inside of me. What has my family (not a wealthy one at all...) and friends experienced? Kidnappings? check... by the police? check... gun in your head? check... murder for a few $$$? check... Majority of my country still voting for the same socialist/anti-colonial policies? check.
And then you talk to a lot of well meaning, but very privileged people in the UK, America and generally other countries in the West, and they just don't realise this is the future of their countries. I joke with friends that I left my country 21 years ago... but it keeps finding me wherever I go.
The West OUGHT TO wake up... The West is the ONLY alternative to a world of chaos, corruption and totalitarian regimes. I just hope that the stupid "guilt complex" that so many people in the West seem to have doesn't lead to its self destruction.
Thank you Francis (tocayo) Foster!
They just haven’t found the right kind of socialism. It’s out there somewhere, or so I keep hearing.
Since Karl Marx was born 200 years ago, it seems fitting to list the top five countries that have prospered under socialism:
Afraid to speak…crime is essentially legal…any day you may be robbed and killed. It’s every progressive city. This is Oakland, San Fran, Portland’s future if nothing changes. This is what the woke want.
It would be funny if not so horrible, but has Marxism ever produced anything but horror?
“But I have faith that the country will have a fair and honest election in 2024 about as much as I believe the communist diet is healthy and saved my uncle’s toes.”
This is disinformation. It is impossible to cheat in elections. You literally can’t do it. It violates the laws of thermodynamics.
I remember a few years back when Chicago Teachers Union leaders went to Venezuela to study their educational system and came back praising Maduro. Now the CTU has literally gotten their candidate for Mayor elected and helped reelect the sitting Governor here who spies running for President if Biden withdraws. Is Venezuela what our Progressive Academics will for the USA? Perhaps, because of course they would be in the ruling class. Sad
we're already whispering...woman=adult human female.
“It becomes rote, like when you’re taught to look both ways before crossing the street and you don’t even think about it anymore.”
Actually, in Democrat cities, you need to look left, right, and also *down* because there is human dung all over the ground.
“And most importantly, we laugh—the soul cleansing, cathartic laughter that comes from people finding a way to negotiate a path through a shared trauma.”
Is this a different laugh than the one Hillary Clinton does when she’s talking to Victoria Nuland about the time she used money that she stole from me to get a bunch of people massacred in Libya because she has no discernible skills and also has hooves?
“President Biden granted temporary legal status to the 472,000 migrant Venezuelans already living in the U.S., protecting them from deportation for at least the next 18 months”
This is a great article. Oh, hold on, I’m being stabbed and carjacked.
Excellent. Of course Biden went through the farce of ending sanctions for a promise from Maduro that the next election would be free and fair. Of course Maduro’s formost challenger was banned from the election and arrested and harassed along with her followers.
You can vote yourself into socialism, but you have to shoot your way out.
How many of these “sad” people voted for and cheered for Chavez?? I predicted this in the early aughts and here we are.
When I begin to worry about the decline of America, I read stories like this and realize how lucky we are to have it as good as we do. Yeah, Trump sucks and Biden sucks and inflation sucks and sucking sucks . . . but we get to say it out loud without the Jackbooted Thugs of FEMA coming in black helicopters, and we don't get butchered by Hamas and Islamic State. That's not a small thing.
I wish the Venezuelan people well and hope for a positive direction after the next election.
This is honest and heartfelt. Yet it tells you exactly what the woke liberals want for you. Not them, but you and your family. That’s the shear level of stupidity that the woke mobs have.
I never understand why people worldwide fall for the same old lies and misinformation from the socialist left and think it’s going to be better. Bernie would never suffer for your family. He would gladly let your family suffer for his. A real POS!
So the answer is: Run to America and want to proudly display your flag. Get free stuff and ask us to change. Yet, unwilling to fight for your country. Makes a normal brain hurt.