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Hooray for venezuela, bobkat's chrome plated progressive failure......

Post by specialties » Aug Mon 28, 2017 3:31 pm


Just 20 years ago, Venezuela’s future was looking bright. Its economy was booming, its people were well-fed, and it was a model for many developing nations. And then socialism happened. In a landslide election, Venezuelans voted in Hugo Chavez, who promised more equality, and after his death, they voted to continue socialism under his successor, Nicolas Maduro. Now, Venezuelans stand in line for hours, hoping for a chance to buy what little food there is; supermarkets are out of basic items like toilet paper; violent crime is rampant; and political freedom is a distant memory. Is there a way out? Debbie D’Souza, a native Venezuelan and a conservative activist, explains.
https://www.prageru.com/courses/politic ... -venezuela

Still stinking after all these years...
First it was the CHURCH, then the FAMILY, and now the NATION...

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Re: Hooray for venezuela, bobkat's chrome plated progressive failure......

Post by Mac66 » Aug Tue 29, 2017 8:25 am

The problems started way before Chavez came to power in 1998. The oil industry was nationalized in 1976. The country has been in turmoil for a very long time.

Chavez was a corrupt, power hungry dictator who co opted the democratic institutions. He was also a populist:
Because populism describes a world divided between the righteous people and the corrupt elite, each round of confrontation, by drawing hard lines between legitimate and illegitimate points of view, can polarize society.
Sound familiar?

A really complex story.

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Re: Hooray for venezuela, bobkat's chrome plated progressive failure......

Post by JIMD » Aug Tue 29, 2017 10:27 am

Yes corrupt elite have been a scourge on decent people for ages, once in a while enough people arm themselves, bring liberty to the masses and create a new nation.

corrupt elite have been a big problem through out history. Just recently the United States dodged a bullet. Obama and Hillary tried their best with statements like, typical white person, people who cling to guns and religion, a basket of deplorable, irredeemable people. It's what they think of their fellow citizens, it's no wonder why the corrupt elite lost in November.

Ronald Reagan was a populist

I would think, you would think the corrupt leaders of Venezuela are corrupt elites, that makes far more sense then what you're implying

A really complex story? you think? nothing new as far as I can tell, same old story of corrupt elite subjugating people
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Post by JIMD » Aug Tue 29, 2017 10:52 am

A professor at the University of Tampa has apologised for posting a tweet suggesting Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey deserved the storm because the state supported Donald Trump in the presidential election.

Ken Storey, a professor of sociology, wrote on Twitter: “I don’t believe in instant karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realise the GOP doesn’t care about them.”

liberal elite, nice guy
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Post by HokieAl » Aug Tue 29, 2017 11:19 am

JIMD wrote:
Aug Tue 29, 2017 10:52 am
A professor at the University of Tampa has apologised for posting a tweet suggesting Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey deserved the storm because the state supported Donald Trump in the presidential election.

Ken Storey, a professor of sociology, wrote on Twitter: “I don’t believe in instant karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realise the GOP doesn’t care about them.”

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Like Obama's pastor - 9/11 was our fault.

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