Vote for a Socialist, what’s the worst that can happen?

Scenes From The Venezuela Apocalypse: “Countless Wounded” After 5,000 Loot Supermarket Looking For Food

Over the last several years we have documented with clockwork regularity Venezuela’s collapse into failed state status, which was cemented several weeks ago when news hit that “Venezuela had officially run out of money to print new money.”  At that point the best one could do was merely to step back and watch as local society and civilization turned on itself, unleashing what would ultimately turn into Venezuela’s own, sad apocalypse….

As time went by, desperate Venezuelans grew anxious over not being able to buy food. Then they started jumping over the gates and stormed the supermarket.

“They took milk, pasta, flour, oil, and milk powder. There were 5,000 people” one witness told Venezuela outlet El Estímulo.

People from across the entire state came to the supermarket because there were rumors that some products not found anywhere else would be sold there….

Over the last two weeks, several provinces have hosted scenes of looting in pharmacies, shopping malls, supermarkets, and food delivery trucks. In several markets, shouts of “we are hungry!” echoed. On April 27, the Venezuelan Chamber of Food (Cavidea) reported that the country’s food producers only had 15 days left of inventory.

The is why, Español Ramón Muchacho, Mayor of Chacao in Caracas, said the streets of the capital of Venezuela are filled with people killing animals for food. “Muchacho reported that in Venezuela, it is a “painful reality” that people “hunt cats, dogs and pigeons” to ease their hunger.”

Subsquently, Muchacho warned that Caribbean islands and Colombia may suffer an influx of refugees from Venezuela if food shortages continue in the country.

“As hunger deepens, we could see more Venezuelans fleeing by land or sea to an island,” Muchacho said.

And that is how all socialist utopias always end.

In other reports, some hospitals have no running water the doctors wash their hands before surgery with tonic water.  There are no drugs. No clean bandages.  Limited electricity.  No one is paid.

The people of Venezuela voted socialism in, cheered when the government seized the assets of the foreign companies that built the oil fields and pipelines and refineries.  They cheered when the government jailed pro-democracy protesters and opposition newspaper editors and writers.  They cheered when the wealth and property of the old upper class and the new private entrepreneurial class was confiscated  and redistributed.   Now they have no toilet paper since the old businesses that manufactured it within Venezuela are shut down.

Now they weep, now they starve, now they beg.

Do you know what?  The people of the USA and the EU will probably send help.  A lot of help.  But I hope they wait until the current government is swinging from the end of a rope first.   But we probably won’t wait until then.  That’s how we are.

By the way, WHO are you voting for in November?

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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read. 66 years old and have a new girlfriend!
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