Venezuela Voters Defeat Socialism and Celebrate Loudly

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had such public rejoicing in the United States? From USA Today: “Venezuela’s opposition wins legislative majority.” Venezuela’s fractious opposition won a crushing victory in legislative elections over President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist party, as voters rejected the system created by the late leader Hugo Chávez 16 years ago, officials announced Monday. The opposition’s Democratic Unity coalition won at least 99 of the 167 seats in the National Assembly. And Read more […]

Without Government, Who Would Incite Food Riots?

Hungry people who have nothing to eat are engaging in food riots to grab groceries. People go hungry without government. People steal for food without government. But when whole groups or a majority in a country are suddenly without means to feed themselves, that is usually a sign of “government at work.” Venezuela is providing an obvious example. As the PanAm Post reports, “Looting Sweeps Venezuela as Hunger Takes Over: 132 Incidents Tell of “Desperation and Discomfort” Sinking In.” It’s Read more […]

Venezuelans Forced to Use Pet Meds

The lesson should be learned by Americans because what is happening to Venezuelans can easily happen here. There are lessons about Obamacare and socialism closer at hand than Venezuela. Veterans Affairs is one example. In fact, Veterans Affairs was lied about to be used as an argument for how great Obamacare would be. But the economy is going to get worse, and Venezuela is a picture of our future. Perhaps there is still time to avoid it, but I can’t be sure. El Universal reports, “Transplanted Read more […]

Venezuela Hyperinflation: This Is Where Socialism Goes, and So Do We

Both Greece and Venezuela show us slightly different versions of the future we are being led into, but no one tries to stop it. I think the most frustrating thing about what is going on in the world right now is that we are all simply accepting that there is no other path we can travel. We are just standing in a single line to a very unpleasant crisis, with no thought of breaking out of it. Our only comfort is that other nations are ahead of us in line. That doesn’t help unless we use the Read more […]

Climate Change Summit Calls for End of Capitalism

Refreshing honesty! Alleged Climate Change is not primarily about science, or facts, or temperatures—it’s about ending capitalism, and installing global socialism that will plunder productive nations to provide graft to socialist hell holes which have devastated both their national economies, and their environments. Thus, the Responding to Climate Change website reported, “Venezuela climate summit calls for end to ‘green economy’—UN-backed event ends with unusual call from civil society Read more […]

Clashes In The Streets: What Chance That Stays Overseas?

Sadly, the tune that immediately began playing in my head as I saw this story was an old one from Neil Diamond: “Coming to America.” From Bloomberg.com: “Venezuela President Calls Allies to Rival Opposition Protest.” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called supporters to take to the street tomorrow, hours after an opposition politician sought by police urged his allies to march with him on the same day. Leopoldo Lopez, the leader of opposition party Voluntad Popular, whom Maduro accuses Read more […]

Does Taking an Oath on the Constitution Count for Anything?

News stories are making their way around that newly sworn-in CIA Director John Brennan took the oath of office on the 1787 draft version of the Constitution. “There’s one piece of this that I wanted to note for you,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at their daily briefing. “Director Brennan was sworn in with his hand on an original draft of the Constitution that had George Washington’s personal handwriting and annotations on it, dating from 1787.” Anyone familiar with constitutional Read more […]