Venezuela is coming apart at the seams. The one rich country is falling in much the same way the old Soviet Union did. People are starving there and Maduro’s fix is to raise the minimum wage. Nice trick, except there are no businesses left to do that and it would fail anyway as it always does. California… take note. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are protesting in the streets against their Marxist government. And predictably, the Maduro thugs send in big armored vehicles to quell the masses. If protesters get in the way, they just run over them. Not a problem. These are the same paramilitary guys that were given guns as the populace was stripped of their means of self-defense.
Making matters even more surreal, as rioters were in the streets demanding this madness stop, President Maduro could be seen dancing on television as his country burns to the ground. The inflation rate in Venezuela is now somewhere between 1500% and 2000%. Their money is worthless. There is no food and people are desperate. I weep for Venezuela, which has abundant oil and natural resources, but now has no way to produce and sell them. It has beautiful countryside and the Marxists have ruined it all… just as they always do.
From The Daily Wire:
Anti-government protesters covered the streets of Caracas, Venezuela’s capital city, with rocks and Molotov cocktails as police in riot gear opened fire with tear gas and crowd-suppressing rounds.
On Wednesday — as seen in the video below — the angry protestors who want President Nicolas Maduro to step down decided to do battle with an armored military-style vehicle and the results are horrifying.
As the rioters hurled a Molotov cocktail onto the roof of the fortified National Guard vehicle, it backs away from the crowd. But when the mob surrounds two members of the security forces, the armored vehicle hits the gas and plows into the crowd, running over 22-year-old Pedro Michell Yaminne as someone yells, “Son of a —–!”
In another clip (below) that some might call the cherry on top of the “why socialism sucks” Sunday, President Nicolas Maduro is seen dancing on TV as his country burns itself to the ground:
Per CNN, “At least 36 people have died and more than 700 have been injured in protests in the last month, the Venezuelan prosecutor’s office reported. Half the deaths occurred in the capital of a country mired in economic crisis and political instability. The victims included four teenagers, a National Guard member, and a police officer.”
From the AFP:
Residents were stockpiling food, water and fuel. At least 70 stores have been raided since Tuesday.
“They are taking advantage of the protests to go out and rob,” said Magaly Oliveros, a 64-year-old housewife in Valencia.
“Today we are hungry, and tomorrow we will be hungrier still because there is nothing.”
If you think this can’t happen in America and fast, I suggest you look at the $21 trillion in debt we are sitting on. We are a breath away from being Venezuela or even Syria. This is what happens when you allow Marxists to control your country and you do not handle your debt. It never, ever ends well.