Socialism and Venezuela – Yet Another Country Biting the Dust

Behold the wonders of Socialism.  Thirty years ago, we were seeing precisely the same thing, and for precisely the same reason, over in Russia.

When are countries and the blitheringly idiotic liberals they keep suckering into this mess going to wake up and realize the truth:  Socialism DOES NOT WORK.

It’s a fundamental fact of human nature, often referred to as the 80/20 rule, that four-fifths of humans on the planet will never rise above mediocrity.  They won’t go the extra mile.  Whether they make good money or bad, they’re content to collect their paycheck or food stamps, provided they have food, clothing, shelter, and a means of occupying their time.

Socialism requires the reverse, that at least four-fifths of the humans on the planet are always going the extra mile.

One-fifth to four-fifths is a massive, jump, a 400% improvement over the abilities of the world’s current population.  At best, it’s a dystopian reality masquerading as a utopian future.  It’s a pipe dream.  For every “success” story put forth by the idealistic liberal zealots, nine more stories of failure are vying for attention on the world’s stage.

At worst, however, is precisely what we see happening in Venezuela:  An entire population suckered into the mindless garbage that socialism can actually work. They’re reaping oats of the stupidity they sewed by electing whoever’s running that funny farm.

“”It’s an extreme situation,” says Xinia Camacho, owner of a 20-room boutique hotel in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada national park. “For over a year we haven’t had toilet paper, soap, any kind of milk, coffee or sugar.”

This isn’t dystopia.  It’s real, and the reality of socialism, communism, and all other forms of collectivism is that it SUCKS.