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Re: Venezuela

Innlegg Ultima_Thule 22 Des 2017, 07:05

Combined with growing political oppression, the country may zip through the fourth circle of statist hell and soon find itself in the fifth and final circle.

To grasp the horror of the situation, let’s look at what’s happened since April, when I put together a column of 28 headlines to capture the death throes of Venezuelan socialism.

Now, in just the last six months, we have another 28 examples.

Six Months and 28 Examples of Venezuelan Horror - December 19, 2017 by Dan Mitchell - International Liberty: Restraining Government in America and Around the World

It’s not my job to give advice to Sanders, Stiglitz, et al, but they may want to borrow the strategy of the Socialist Party in the United Kingdom. Those folks are actually arguing that the real problem with Venezuela is that it’s not socialist enough.

To be fair, since there is still some degree of private ownership in the nation, the statism practiced in Venezuela is probably closer to fascism than pure socialism, so there was a tiny bit of merit to that tweet.

That’s also a reasonable point. But on that basis, then it’s silly for anyone (like Bernie Sanders) to claim that places such as Denmark and Sweden are socialist.

Let’s take a look at one final tweet from Socialist Party on the other side of the Atlantic. What makes this one special is that they actually claim that North Korea is an example of capitalism.

This is utterly bizarre. Are they smoking crack? In North Korea, the government does own and control the means of production (factories, mines, railways, etc).

If you read the fine print on the last row, you’ll see that they define socialism to exist only in a make-believe world where there’s basically no state. Anarcho-socialism, or something like that.

Even (some) Socialists Are Disowning Venezuela - December 20, 2017 by Dan Mitchell - International Liberty: Restraining Government in America and Around the World
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Re: Venezuela

Innlegg Vegard Martinsen 23 Mar 2018, 08:20

Martin fant lenker som SV har valgt å fjerne: ... et-nasjon/ ... 63974.html ... sp?id=4464

man Rødt fjerner ikke sine ting:

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