Venezuelan President Maduro is taking an increasingly naked dictatorial role, going to far as to end democracy as it is of no further use to him, and seems hellbent on destroying his own country.
Not to stopped at merely running out of medicine and toilet paper, Maduro has instituted rolling blackouts and a “two day” work week. Why a two day work week? Because not only have they run out of money, but they can’t even afford the cost of printing new hyper-inflated cash!
“In a tale that highlights the chaos of unbridled inflation, Venezuela is scrambling to print new bills fast enough to keep up with the torrid pace of price increases. Most of the cash, like nearly everything else in the oil-exporting country, is imported. And with hard currency reserves sinking to critically low levels, the central bank is doling out payments so slowly to foreign providers that they are foregoing further business.
“Venezuela, in other words, is now so broke that it may not have enough money to pay for its money.”
Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world. It is a testament to the failure of socialism that a country so rich in resources can be so badly managed that they are on the precipice of total collapse.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master — that’s all.”
There isn’t any clearer example of the “Humpty-Dumpty” thinking by the Left, than a recent court ruling that declared Federal protections based on a persons biological sex… have nothing to do with protecting people based on their biological sex!
“The federal court concluded that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972—which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—should be interpreted as prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity, as a Department of Education letter suggested in 2015. The ruling allows a lawsuit brought by a transgender student to proceed.
“The case involves a biological girl who identifies as a boy. The court’s majority explains it this way: ‘G.G.’s birth-assigned sex, or so-called “biological sex,” is female, but G.G.’s gender identity is male.” Note the scare quotes around what the court calls ‘so-called “biological sex.”‘ Biological sex, in fact, is precisely what Congress protected in 1972.”
This is not unusual for the Left. They have redefine “free speech” to mean censorship, and “keeping the government out of the bedroom” to mean micromanagement of people’s private sex lives.
Sic Semper Humpty-Dumpty
The redefinition of biological sex to mean some invented “gender” or “feelz”, while dismissing the existence of biological sex is just the culmination of the Left “to be master”. The pseudo-logic of this has been established over a long period of time, such that no one noticed what was happening until too late:
“Originally, ‘gender’ and ‘biological sex’ meant the same thing, or that ‘gender’ was a grammatical concept more or less consistent with biological sex. Then the two terms started to be used together, as first seemingly redundantly; once established in law, the treatment of ‘gender’ and ‘biological sex’ as two mutually unrelated terms brought forth the ‘trans’ aspect of ‘social justice.’ Now that normalcy has become denormalized, and contranormative social norms have trumped verinormative ones, the distinguishment between ‘gender’ and ‘biological sex’ has become #problematic. But by recombining the two meanings, it is not objective biological reality that is winning the day, but the idea that objective reality itself that is a social construct.”
No matter how much the Left want this to go on, it can’t, it shan’t, it won’t. It will bring what Confucius called “the Rectification of Names (正名)”, which means that “things in actual fact should be made to accord with the implications attached to them by names, the prerequisites for correct living and even efficient government being that all classes of society should accord to what they ought to be”.
Today is Victims of Communism Day. It is also “May Day,” where “useful idiots” march and demonstrate in free countries, while those who have to actually live under Communism are made to march lest they face dire consequences.
Communism kills. There is no greater proof of this than the Khmer Rouge, who is responsible for bringing us the term “auto-genocide”.
“Jupiter’s trademark Great Red Spot — a swirling anti-cyclonic storm larger than Earth — has shrunk to its smallest size ever measured.
“According to Amy Simon of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, recent NASA Hubble Space Telescope observations confirm the Great Red Spot now is approximately 10,250 miles across, less than half the size of some historical measurements. Astronomers have followed this downsizing since the 1930s.
“Historic observations as far back as the late 1800s gauged the storm to be as large as 25,500 miles on its long axis. NASA Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 flybys of Jupiter in 1979 measured it to be 14,500 miles across. In 1995, a Hubble photo showed the long axis of the spot at an estimated 13,020 miles across. And in a 2009 photo, it was measured at 11,130 miles across.”
“Disaffected participants in the 2016 White Privilege Conference (WPC) have taken to Twitter to complain that the conference was, ironically, too white and was actually filled to the brim with white supremacy.
“Adopting the hashtag #WPCSoWhite, inspired by the recent #OscarsSoWhite campaign, Twitter users claimed the conference that was supposed to battle white privilege instead served to entrench it.”
The Left will always find offense. Everything is always racist. “Privilege” will always be the ready excuse to whine.
Previously, a handy-dandy table of privilege and oppression which laid out a plethora of categories to decide if you are a “non-targeted oppressor” or one of the “targeted oppressed”. Turns out that that table was but one of many “Social Justice” handouts.
Leftist dictators like Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela like to bandy about how they are democraticallyelected and that therefor anything they do must be legitimate, and any opposition is illegitimate… until the people turn against them.
Last year, the opposition won an overwhelming victory, capturing a super-majority in the Venezuelan Assembly. Unsurprisingly, Maduro had already packed the Venezuelan Supreme Court and other such bodies like the top commanders in the Venezuelan armed forces with faithful minions.
Now, he is threatening to lead a “revolution” should the Assembly be successful in removing Maduro from power.
“Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro threatened on Thursday to seek a constitutional amendment to slash the opposition-led legislature’s term and vowed to lead a ‘revolution’ should his foes wrest him from the presidency.
“The socialist leader’s strong words deepened the already bitter political standoff in the OPEC member nation since the opposition coalition won control of the National Assembly in a December vote and vowed to seek Maduro’s exit this year.”
No talent hack Azealia Banks called for Sarah Palin to be shaved bald like a NAZI’s French whore, and then gang raped by Black men. Why? A fake interview.
A call to violence by a violent hack? Considering that the veritable Stacy McCain was permanently banned from twitter for the insidiouscrime of disagreeing with feminists, of course Twitter would take action against Banks, right?