Why Socialists Won’t Learn from Venezuela, (but We Can)

SlowFacts

“An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” Orlando A. Battista

Socialists don’t care what communism is supposed to mean.  Socialists only care about communism’s promises.  The socialist fantasy is wildly different depending on which follower you ask.  Those fantasies are not real.  Sensible people are not shocked when socialism/communism fails again.  What should shock us is that socialists in the United States and elsewhere refuse to see socialism’s failures.  It is time we asked why.

Poor people in Venezuela supported communism because it promised them food, money, and land.  Of course the all-powerful government promised these things for free.  In Venezuela today, the poor are starving and poor children are dying in hospitals without medicine or clean sheets. The poor are rioting for food.  Supermarkets have become flashpoints in Venezuela, which is now one of the world’s most violent countries. No sensible person is…

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