Imagine a country that is so poor, the average person has lost 19 pounds, not by choice, but by mass starvation. It’s not North Korea or Ethiopia. It’s what should be the richest country in the world, Venezuela.
Venezuela has the largest oil reserves on earth: 300 billion barrels. That’s more than Saudi Arabia. That’s nearly ten times the amount of oil reserves in the United States. Nearly double what we have in our oilsands.
Venezuela is not naturally a backwards country. It's got 95 per cent or so literacy rates. It’s got skyscrapers.
But then it got socialism.
During a recession, dictator Hugo Chavez took power and that crisis became permanent.
Chavez is dead, and his protege Nicolas Maduro is the new dictator. But Chavez’s daughter, still has some power, along with $4.2 billion in foreign bank accounts.
Where are the celebrities like Sean Penn, Michael Moore and Oliver Stone, who said Chavez and Maduro were models for the world?
Those Hollywood losers are really nobodies, though, whereas there really are Chavistas in power, like Rod Loyola, an MLA in Rachel Notley’s government, that’s bringing Chavismo to Alberta.
Right now, every leftist who ever supported Chavez should have their face rubbed into this human misery.
But they won’t, will they?
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