In the past 2 weeks, a group of Americans of Venezuelan descent rallied in Washington DC, with a dire set of warnings for Americans. The rally, titled Venezuela Freedom Rally, was meant to bring the real reasons for Venezuela’s descent into madness and becoming a failed state. And with a sarcastic hat tip to the Democratic party, these warnings are to average everyday Americans if we end up following the Democratic philosophy of government:
- “Bernie Sanders is your enemy. Do not ever, ever get involved with this individual or any of the other socialists”. This new patriot and others at the rally wanted to warn Americans of what will follow if they go down the route of socialism. “People are eating from trash bags in the streets”. This is what Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris want for us. To be slaves to the government.
- “This (USA) is a beautiful country, it’s the best in the world, it’s the most powerful – and we didn’t get there with socialism or anything close to that”. Like it or not, the free market system is the best guarantor of justice. It is the free market system which has lifted millions out of poverty and into the middle class. Socialism has never worked anywhere it is tried. The only reason that Norway and Sweden can afford all of their lavish government programs is for decades the USA has been their military. Now that President Trump is demanding that each NATO member pay up, watch the government handouts start to dry up.
- DON’T GIVE UP YOUR GUNS! “Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least being able to put up a fight”. These words of wisdom come from Javier Vanegas, a Venezuelan teacher of English who left his native Caracas. “The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear declaration of war against an unarmed population…… Venezuelans didn’t care enough about it (the future). The idea of having the means to protect your home was seen as only needed out in the fields. People never would have believed they needed to defend themselves against the government. Venezuelans evolved to always hope that our government would be non-tyrannical, non-violator of human rights, and would always have a good control of criminality.
Socialism, contrary to what rocket scientists like AOC want us to believe, is the ultimate in greed. Maria Gabriela Chavez is the most wealthy woman in Venezuela. I don’t think she got her wealth because of her ability to make a better product or her investing acumen. She got her wealth because she’s close to power.
Socialism of the type that Nancy Pelosi and AOC want us to follow will lead us into the same fate as Venezuela. Think this can not happen here? We’re already partly there. Chicago is nearing bankruptcy, with billions of dollars owed to government retirees. California isn’t that far behind having 1.3 trillion dollars in debt as of the close of fiscal 2015.
There is no socialist country which has ever really prospered. And there never will be. Socialism kills the populace as a whole – their desire to work and succeed. Venezuela is the perfect example of what government control does to the psyche of the nation. Those of you who support Bernie Sanders will be sorry one day if you get your way. As will the rest of us.