April 21, 2017

Venezuela: Socialist hell on the brink of revolution

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Venezuela is on the brink of bankruptcy, starvation and quite possibly, revolution.

Millions marched in the streets this week in the biggest protest and opposition to government anywhere in the world right now.

In 2016 Venezuela’s economy shrank by 18%. Unemployment currently sits at 25% although many speculate it is actually much higher.

As President Nicolas Maduro steadfastly holds on to power, he has left little choice for the people of Venezuela who are literally unable to feed themselves or their families.

Watch as I show you developments this week where we saw 2.5M people protesting in the streets and a response from Maduro who expanded the civilian militia from 100,000 to 400,000 and promised "a gun for every militiamen".

This comes only five years after Venezuela banned private gun ownership.

Also this week, government authorities seized a General Motors plant and it was revealed they gave $500K to President Trump's inauguration all while their oil company has a fleet of oil stained tankers unable to deliver their most important export abroad.

It’s remarkable that at times like this those in the west espousing the virtues of socialism from Bernie Sanders to Naomi Klein, are silent about the dire situation in Venezuela which is yet again, a direct result of failed socialist ideology.

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commented 2017-04-25 19:53:36 -0400
«This comes only five years after Venezuela banned private gun ownership.»

Similar to Venezuela repatriating all of its gold reserves, the Socialist government knew all along that it’s utopia would be a miserable failure that would inevitably lead to financial default, starvation, and civil war.
commented 2017-04-25 01:53:11 -0400
Too bad Nikky… It’s not going away and is bound to get even worse… Today thousands are blocking the main highways around Caracas and they are wearing white robes to show solidarity with the 21 protestors your goons have shot in the past few days… Viva The Revolution, eh?
commented 2017-04-23 22:10:01 -0400
We have some good kids on The Rebel, Wilson, Jay Faysa , LAuren Southern, oups no longer there,
commented 2017-04-23 22:04:46 -0400
Don’t you just love communism.
commented 2017-04-23 16:00:24 -0400

USSR — 20 million

China — 65 million

Vietnam — 1 million

North Korea — 2 million

Cambodia — 2 million

Eastern Europe — 1 million

Latin America — 150,000

Africa — 1.7 million

Afghanistan — 1.5 million

Communist movements, parties not in power — 10,000

Nothing but death and misery, servitude and slavery, rich elites and impoverished people, left with crumbs spread so thin, the birds can’t even find them.
No hope.
No future.
commented 2017-04-23 07:23:22 -0400
rod loyola…any comments??…i doubt it…
commented 2017-04-23 00:05:38 -0400
Hey “Nikky Maduro”!… Given the events of the past few hours you better hope that private jet is warmed up and ready to roll, eh?…
commented 2017-04-22 21:34:02 -0400
Mutta Ween, Drew Wakariuk, Rob Greeley and others, thanks for responding to George Thomas’ wordy propaganda piece.
commented 2017-04-22 19:35:37 -0400
At George Thomas…What da? Okaaaaaay.. There…there…time for your down time..Just last year in Venezuela the Everyday People were robbing and killing Zoo Animals for food..
commented 2017-04-22 18:15:11 -0400
George Thomas in case you are serious , communism has more elites and dictators than capitalism and they kill far more people and are for more imperialistic. But enjoy your one roll of toilet paper a week.
commented 2017-04-22 18:13:18 -0400
George Thomas yeah right man. I hope that is sarcasm. If not , you make Justin look smart.
commented 2017-04-22 17:28:48 -0400
George Thomas , I listened to most of the your communist claptrap right from the mouth of Hugo Chavez during his weekly three hour televised rants .Venezuela had an economy back then and they actually had grocery stores with FOOD and PRODUCE . and TOILET PAPER. That was when all the evil multi nationals were building up the Venezuelan economy. Then Chavez nationalized everything and destroyed the economy and took away the peoples liberty.
By whatever name you call it, Marxism , communism, socialism , it makes no difference . It leads only to misery and tyranny of the few over the multitudes.
Of course, idiots like you still try to blame anything and everything on capitalism and refuse to take responsibility and admit your communist bullshit has never worked and never will work. George, I have real friends in Venezuela that are suffering because moronic idiots like you believe in communism. Emigrate to Cuba or Venezuela if you think it is so great.
commented 2017-04-22 17:00:50 -0400
The Canadian far left loons (cbc ctv global) in the media will be covering this soon.
commented 2017-04-22 15:00:47 -0400
Am I the only one who can’t "share this by email "?
commented 2017-04-22 13:04:27 -0400
George Thomas must be justine bin trudope’s top adviser.
commented 2017-04-22 11:11:01 -0400
George Thomas; “Zone of Peace” . Short circuit alert!
commented 2017-04-22 10:48:39 -0400
THOMAS are you from Hollywood???
commented 2017-04-22 10:37:12 -0400
George Thomas; but of course socialism and thug rule has nothing to do with it.
commented 2017-04-22 10:01:49 -0400

It was on April 19, 1961, that Cubans were victorious against the “Bay of Pigs” invasion

Also significant is April 19, 1810, in Caracas, when the Spanish American Wars of Independence and the Bolivarian Revolution began.

Spain, a superpower with an imperialist empire that began in 1492, was in ruins by April 19, 1810.

Empires rise and fall.

Like Spain, the USA, now tens of trillions of dollars in National Debt, is also a superpower coming to ruin.

History has proven that Capitalism can’t resolve the world’s problems.

Imperialism, as the highest stage of capitalism, does not bring about a world of peace and mutual cooperation but rather one of intensified conflict, violence and war.

The blame for the Venezuelan economic crisis rests on the United States empire and its imperialists, and the collaborating Venezuelan rightwing business owners aiming to sabotage the system.

Venezuela is being attacked by the imperialists in the same manner that Cuba was… by invasion and embargo, though not necessarily in the same order).

An economic coup is now being waged upon Venezuela by the imperialists and by their allied collaborators in the private sector.

We have been watching with grave concern, the economic crisis in Venezuela, and conditions such as :
1. scarcity of goods,
2. high inflation,
3. broken currency exchange system,
4. falling oil price,
5. violence leaving dozens of citizens dead and hundreds injured.

We, The Trinidad and Tobago Bolivarian Solidarity Group, believe that these conditions are the result of acts staged by big business (the opposition), in league with others whose objectives are destabilization of Venezuela.

a) Basic commodity shortages are being caused by the business sector illegally stockpiling products in warehouses and diverting them from the Venezuelan marketplace for sale in Colombia, and by criminal speculators and smugglers who purchase subsidized food items and resell them at higher prices in the domestic market.

b) Some speculators practice massive currency fraud by obtaining divisas (dollars)at the preferential exchange rate under pretext of importing priority goods and then selling those dollars on the parallel market or holding on to them in expectation of further devaluation of the bolivar…

In attempting to weaken or overthrow the nationalist-populist government of The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the imperialist empire has resorted to multiple forms of attack including:

(1) corruption (buying off supporters),
(2) funding and organizing opposition media, parties, business and trade union organizations,
(3) organizing and backing disloyal military officials to violently overthrow the elected government,
(4) supporting employers’ lockouts to paralyze strategic sectors of the economy (oil),
(5) financing referendums and other ‘legal mechanisms’ to revoke democratic mandates,
(6) promoting paramilitary groups to destabilize civil society, sow public insecurity and undermine agrarian reforms,
(7) financing electoral parties and non-governmental organizations to compete in and delegitimize elections,
(8) engaging diplomatic warfare and efforts to prejudice regional relations and
(9) establishing military bases in neighboring countries, as a platform for future joint military invasions.

When economic intervention fails, Imperialist domination has often relied on military intervention, both overt and covert, or through military support to reactionary local allies, to dismantle entire societies.

Since WWII the USA has not won any war anywhere in the world, except in Panama and Grenada.

Yet the USA has army, air-force, and naval bases in Columbia.

These bases are not placed to patrol the Pacific Ocean to keep drug shipments from getting to the US.

Instead many of them are grouped together on the Caribbean coast where there were already bases, and others are much closer to Venezuela.

What missions ‘beyond Colombia’s borders’ are U.S. planners contemplating for this giant military presence in Columbia if not to stoke the flames of regional conflict?"

What is worst is that the USA is now governed by a collection of morons, people-stupid-below-the-meaning-of-stupid, voted into power by people who are extremely gullible and inattentive.

They are all believers of the Fake News, Propaganda and “False Flags” fed to them by the mainstream US media, which is controlled by big business.

The imperialists are trying hard to destroy the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions domination because they are beacons of inspiration all over the world for oppressed people who are angered by injustice and seeking change.

The Trinidad and Tobago Bolivarian Solidarity Group stands in solidarity with the Chavistas and Fidelistas.

We call upon the imperialists and their collaborators to cease their unrelenting attacks on the non-violent revolutionary people, to respect the democratic rule of the constitutionally elected government, and to not change the region from being a Zone of Peace.

We urge the media to publicize the truth.

“Viva Cuba!”
“Viva Venezuela!”
“Patria o Muerte!”
“Hasta La Victoria Siempre!”
commented 2017-04-22 03:55:15 -0400
On the other hand “Nikky”, I’m sure that if you hang on long enough, a deep thinker like Sean Penn will come to your rescue…
commented 2017-04-22 03:46:23 -0400
Well “Nikky Maduro”… Some 2.5 million of your citizens protesting in the streets?… You can arm those militias of yours but that’s going to be a hell of a lot of bodies to bury… It’s about now that I would be checking my bank account in The Caymans and warming up my private jet at the Caracas airport…
commented 2017-04-22 01:13:58 -0400
I think Canadians will be keeping their firearms.
commented 2017-04-22 00:10:12 -0400
The socialists in Venezuela just can’t figure it out….the HATE AMERICA platform seemed to get the Cubans through just about anything. But the Cubans knew that it was vital to eliminate dissidents….I think that’s where the Chavezistas failed.
commented 2017-04-21 23:48:21 -0400
It seems the MSM is also ignoring this story along with our holey border. Venezuela is a smoking volcano ready to erupt at anytime. I wonder where these people will go to start a new life. Well they are better than what we are getting and we won’t have to build Mosques ect. for them. Also our children will be safer.

commented 2017-04-21 20:31:29 -0400
What are all those people so mad about? Socialism and communism is all about them isn’t it? There lives must be a virtual dream compared to us poor victims and slaves of capitalism. Any of you pro socialist and marxist Canadians gonna go down there to share there joy? Or will you stay here and live comfortably under evil capitalism?
No need to answer , we all know what your choice is.
commented 2017-04-21 20:31:11 -0400
ALL the socialists in CANADA take note this socialist BULL SHIT never seems to work out.
commented 2017-04-21 20:28:27 -0400
Hey Andrew Stephenson where is your pro socialist spin or some other BS about how this is the fault of capitalism? Oh sorry , you are hiding from reality , as if that makes it not real.
commented 2017-04-21 20:27:09 -0400
Mongrel that is the first tactic for all dictator scum. Good thing there are enough people to rip them apart with their bare hands anyways.
commented 2017-04-21 19:50:46 -0400
Go figure, the Venezuelan socialists put in a firearm ban in 2012, like the National Socialists of Germany and the Soviet Socialists of Russia did in the 1930’s and the Cuban Socialists in the 1960’s. Then, like those socialists, Venezuelan socialists armed their thugs when the citizens were disarmed.

Canadian gun owners take note.
commented 2017-04-21 19:40:58 -0400
But Naomi Klein said Venezuela was a socialist paradise. And she is never wrong, just ask her or her twit husband Avi Lewis.