Hollywood actor Jim Carrey is getting called out by an actual Venezuelan after he pronounced his new found love for socialism.
Carrey recently said liberals and the Democrat Party no longer need to be ashamed to use the word “socialism” and instead should embrace it and accept it; “we have to,” he said during his sit-down interview with HBO’s Bill Maher.
“We have to say yes to socialism — to the word and everything,” said Carrey, who Fox News reports is among the richest in Hollywood. “We have to stop apologizing.”
It seems the people who so casually call for socialism in the United States have never actually experienced it.
Luckily for these faux-proponents, they do not have to implement the governmental system to see just how ruinous it can be because there is an example in South America: Venezuela.
The country has been destroyed by corrupt officials unjustly benefiting off socialist policies.
Take it from Venezuelan journalist Laureano Márquez, who wrote a column to Carrey in response to his socialism comments.
“Dear Jim, I admire you a lot, but sometimes it seems that the inability of Hollywood stars to understand politics is directly proportional to their talent,” Marquez started.
“I read that…you said: ‘We have to say yes to socialism, to the word [‘socialism’] and to everything.’ Perhaps for you, as for all humanity, the word ‘socialism’ sounds beautiful,” he added.
And, “[In] Venezuela, what we find is just that our regime is not – for God’s sake – the antithesis of selfishness. In Venezuela, dear Jim, from what I have just told you, there is no equitable distribution of wealth; wealth is concentrated, as rarely before in our history, in very few hands.”
“[This is] a tragedy that is compounded by the denial of a regime that claims that the population has never been better.”
From Fox News:
The journalist then went on to explain that while many define socialism as “the antithesis of selfishness, synonym of concern for others…support for the weakest and their needs, of seeking health and education for all,” in reality Marquez believes socialism today has “deep threats.”
Marquez explained that people in Venezuela are “at God’s mercy” and are fleeing the country “however way they can” as they do not have access to medication, food or other basic needs.
The United Nations says that more than 1.6 million Venezuelans have left their country since the start of 2015, generating an international migrant crisis that has set off alarms in South America and recently led to violent confrontations between migrants and local populations.
Venezuela’s socialist government denies there is a migrant crisis, with Vice President Delcy Rodriguez recently declaring that images of desperate migrants walking across Colombia were staged by Venezuela’s enemies to justify an intervention.
The country continues to suffer economically, politically, their social system is ruined and people are evacuating by the millions. Certainly, Carrey and Democrats do not want this… right?