Funny how “socialist revolutions” always end up with the poor being poorer… and their own version of the Nomenklatura enjoying the high life.
“Venezuela’s super-rich are enjoying lavish parties and gourmet cuisine, while middle-class people are forced to scavenge for food as the Socialist country’s economy collapses.
“In the opulent Caracas Country Club, where membership costs an astonishing £77,000 – 458 times the average Venezuelan salary – glamorous women in cocktail dresses were seen relishing a banquet of beef and lobster, followed by a colourful selection of puddings.
“Meanwhile, in the Petare slum a few miles away, home to 370,000 Venezuelans, ordinary middle-class people were rummaging in stinking piles of rubbish for rotten cabbage leaves, desiccated limes and scraps of fetid meat.”
Leading a perpetual revolution is a tad bit difficult when you promise to enrich the poor and bring economic equality, while the reality of impoverishment caused by socialism is so starkly contrasted with spoiled elitists.
Venezuela has even had its own “let them eat cake” moment, with one rich elistist going so far as to say”
“It’s not that we don’t care about the poor people. We give a lot to charity, […] Should we stop enjoying ourselves just because the country is burning?”
Ain’t socialism grand?