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Re: Collapsing Venezuela Is Out of Food: “Prepping Became Illegal”
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 01:35:22 PM »
Venezuela produces enough oil to be a fairly wealthy nation, with well-fed people.
But a socialist government, Soviet-style central economic planning, the nationalization of industry, and a wide-ranging dole system has bankrupted the entire country.
Further, instead of learning a lesson from the collapse of the Soviet Union and the imminent collapse of its own economy, the Venezuelan government instead sought a scapegoat, and, while continuing along its pre-set path, blamed all of its problems upon the evil plottings of the United States.

The Venezuelan people ate this story up, at least for a while. But now, after a serious change in their government, the people see that the conspiracy theory no longer holds water.

I wonder whether they will revolt.

I wonder, too, whether the American people will take a lesson from Venezuela.
(I bet that we do not.)
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Re: Collapsing Venezuela Is Out of Food: “Prepping Became Illegal”
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 03:40:38 PM »

...The Venezuelan people ate this story up, at least for a while. But now, after a serious change in their government, the people see that the conspiracy theory no longer holds water.

I wonder whether they will revolt.

I wonder, too, whether the American people will take a lesson from Venezuela.
(I bet that we do not.)
Sadly, and from all indications of America's self-indulgent society and other ignorant masses, I have to agree with you.
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