The joke about what people used in socialist countries before candles being light bulbs when you are living in that “joke“, and all the resultant violence and death that that brings therewith. Worse yet, people can’t even get proper water since water plants are getting shut down due to lack of electricity, with those getting something from the tap not exactly being better off.
— CNW (@ConflictsW) March 13, 2019
Rather than try to fix things, the Maduro regime is doubling down on blaming everyone else. They’ve detained and expelled foreign journalists, with domestic dissenters under greater threat. Sanctions, not against Venezuela, but of some of the more powerful minions of the regime, likely won’t even help aside from denying the Nomenklatura of a few million here or there.
What can the people do to revolt? Not much, especially with the paramilitary street thugs of the ”Chavista Collective“, whose job was made easier by the regime having already banned civilian ownership of gun in 2012.
Civilian gun ownership was banned in Venezuela in 2012. Somehow the government-affiliated gangs kept their guns. https://t.co/5uRXFKpWHy
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) March 12, 2019
What hope is there, if any?