Venezuela slips ever more easily into the typical “success” story of all socialist regimes: Where the Nomenklatura live in opulence, and the great unwashed masses who are supposed to be the masters of their socialist utopia enjoy the lack of healthcare, feasting upon emaciated zoo animals, and the joys of hyperinflation.
Venezuela's president, already mocked for gaining weight amid a hunger crisis, pulls out an empanada from his desk during a live TV address. pic.twitter.com/sPw63dbt83
— Hannah Dreier (@hannahdreier) November 3, 2017
All this socialist “success” has wrought the economic miracle of… economic default and a bailout from Russia. Yet this oh-so-socialist state doesn’t throw out the dictator Maduro? It’s not for a lack of trying.
This is the “success story” of socialism in Venezuela: Foreign economic domination, poverty, the death of democracy, and lack of any other freedom.