Thursday, January 24, 2019

It's come to this

Venezuelans have now burned a statue of their formerly-venerated caudillo Hugo Chavez. Looks like the boiling point has been reached.


Deborah said...

"Someone needs to let Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know about this vaunted socialism – ...." Bernie would but he is busy chanting the mantra, "They didn't do it correctly. We could. We will." Meanwhile, Sean Penn clutches Hugo's biography that he was given by Hugo. The delusion is viral except in Venezuela.

RebeccaH said...

If the opposition manages to take charge in Venezuela, Hollywood will immediately denounce it as illegitimate, and its president will be the new Hitler of course.

bruce said...

Venezuelans are reported fleeing from the socialist paradise into surrounding countries.

Neighbouring Trinidad, which also has oil, has a huge crime problem but no comparable economic problems. Plenty of small businesses doing well in Trinidad, including my wife's relatives, but even descendants of slaves have successful businesses there. Just a boat ride from Venezuela.

I've even heard that Colombia is doing pretty well now. So no excuses of geography or history. Venezuela was the first S American country to have skyscrapers I'm told.

bruce said...

Ever get the feeling these people are taking us for a ride? -

Yeah, it's just getting more and more obvious.