Socialism works - Venezuela CARES about its people

  • JackNNJ

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    Apr 30, 2016 11:08 PM GMT
    unlike the USA where income and wealth disparity are ruining families.

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    May 01, 2016 6:10 AM GMT
    The video describes a third world dump. Yeah socialism is working well there.

  • roadbikeRob

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    May 01, 2016 1:52 PM GMT
    Please keep in mind that Venezuela never diversified its economy and remained almost wholly dependent on oil. When the market for oil collapsed, so did Venezuela's economy. The country can't pay its bills, most of its people are now unemployed and it is a major depression that Venezuela just can't seem to dig itself out. If it's economy was much more diverse, I don't think it would have gotten nearly this bad with empty store shelves and bread lines.

    Caracus, Venezuela makes our most violent US cities like St Louis, Baltimore, and New Orleans look perfectly safe and well managed in comparison. I don't agree with all the criticism of Bernie Sanders but I damned well know that the U.S. will head in Venezuela's general direction if Hillary Clinton and all her Wall Street cronies get elected. This is exactly what Hillary supporting establishment democrats want for the U.S., total control over everything. Both Obama and Clinton want more stringent gun control modeled on overly socialistic laws in other countries.
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    May 01, 2016 7:56 PM GMT
    What a waste of time watching that video.

    Just some things to take into account if you don't want to be biased by the video above:
    1) I believe Venezuela is a very dangerous country compered to North America, Europe, or Japan. But do your research: Is it really more dangerous than it's neighboring countries?. Moreover, since Venezuela is so dangerous because a lot of people carry a weapon, should less people carry weapons in Europe, North America, Japan, etc?.
    2) Venezuela is not a socialist country. As a matter of fact, on the video they show a lot of private businesses. Moreover, last year's elections were won by the right wing, capitalist party. And so the country is about 50% in favor of a capitalist party, and about 50% in favor of a socialist party.
    3) In the video they focus on the things that are wrong, and they totally ignore the things that have improved such as poverty, literacy, and equality.
    4) Again, in the video they mention people don't make a lot of eye contact, well, that also happens here in Seattle!.
    5) The "reporters" also claim that "without a government we would have a much more peaceful and prosperous world". A lot of third world countries don't have a government in practice and they are the opposite of peaceful and prosperous.
    6) The video claims Sanders wants to turn the US into Venezuela without giving any proof of it at all.
    7) The video also claims public transportation is insufficient in Venezuela, which probably is true. But again, try to go from downtown LA to the Getty Museum using public transportation, I think it took me an hour and a half, each way!.
    9) The video also claims there's no water or toilet paper in some stores. Again, please compare the access to water and basic products between neighboring countries.
    10) The video also doesn't explain why did the socialist party reach the power, and how was it before them. Without that, you cannot objectively analyze what the government accomplished or failed at.
    11) One of the guys in the video claim, without any evidence whatsoever, that there's going to be a total collapse in the whole world by October this year and the whole world will only have one country and one currency by 2018:

    What a waste of time watching that video.
  • Crisistunity

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    May 02, 2016 11:21 AM GMT
    Of course Socialism works, and it works miracles for those in the top elites, while the common people starve and get killed:
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    May 03, 2016 3:16 AM GMT
    Socialism doesn't work. Venezuela is the number one example of this. It's going to decades for Venezuela to recover from it's disastrous socialist experiment.
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    May 03, 2016 3:47 AM GMT
    Social unrest to make the rich richer! Sounds good. Poor people need to wise up. lol GET TO WORK!