Senator Bernie Sanders, Democrat congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and others in America – especially millennials – continue to promote socialism and call for the implementation of socialistic policies in Congress.
My how the grass is greener on the other side as citizens under in actual socialist Venezuela are now forced to eat spoiled food simply to live.
Democrats in the United States don’t have a clue.
Per Western Journal:
The far-left politics that have millennials like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez so enamored certainly seem ideal from a distance … that is, if you have no understanding of human nature or history.
Get a bit closer to the real-life instances of socialism, however, and it begins to stink. Literally.
In the socialist paradise of Venezuela, residents have now resorted to eating actual rotting meat to fend off starvation. Even though the country has vast natural resources, liberal policies have citizens holding their noses and risking grave illness just to put something on the table.
“In a city once called the Saudi Arabia of Venezuela for its vast oil wealth, residents of Maracaibo now line up to buy spoiled meat as refrigerators fail amid nine months of rolling power outages that recently got worse,” the Chicago Tribune said in a report.
And, “Some people fall ill eating the rotten beef, but at bargain prices, it’s the only way they can afford protein as the country’s crisis hits bottom.”
This is what Sanders and others want to happen in America? Hopefully not.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Venezuelans are enduring the worst economic downfall in the oil-rich country’s history. Basic services like running water and electricity have become luxuries.
Socialist President Nicolas Maduro blames the strife on an economic war waged by the United States and other capitalist powers. The governor of Maracaibo’s Zulia state, Omar Prieto, recently said the rampant blackouts were being repaired, but relief has yet to come.
Christian Kruger, the director of Colombia’s Migration Office said, per Miami Herald, the crisis in Venezuela has caused a mass exodus of people fleeing the country.
If the economic collapse continues, he said, “We estimate that the number of Venezuelans who will have moved to Colombia will not be 1 million, but 2 million over the next 12 months. And the same may happen in Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile and other countries.”
The Venezuelan exodus is growing every day, Kruger said. An estimated 45,000 Venezuelans cross the Colombian border daily, most of them to get essential food and medicine that they cannot get at home. Of those, about 40,000 return to Venezuela, up to 2,000 remain in Colombia and an estimated 3,000 continue their journey to Ecuador, Peru and other South American countries, he said.
Isabel Marquez, a spokeswoman for the Geneva-based United Nations Refugee Agency, gave a similar analysis of the migration situation.
She said, “We’re seeing a quite significant and gradual increase” of Venezuelan refugees.
And, per the Miami Herald:
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An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans have left their country since populist demagogue Hugo Chávez took office in 1999, including 1.5 million over the past three years, according to the U.N. agency’s figures.
“We really don’t see any indication that this is going to slow down,” Marquez said. “In the context of Latin America, this is a crisis without any precedent in the region.”