I have been describing some of the plights of Venezuela in recent posts. The movement of Venezuela to socialism began less than 20 years ago with the rise of Hugo Chavez. He “promised” everything. Any of this sound familiar?
Now 30 million Venezuelans have descended into an apocalypse where food, medicine, water and electric power are critically scarce – this in a nation that was the richest Latin American nation just 35 years ago! Riots, looting, and general civil misconduct are widespread. Entire cities were blacked-out last week. Military troops had to be deployed. Despite holding the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela has had to appeal to its neighbors for humanitarian deliveries to prevent epidemics and hunger.
The term ‘socialist’ once was used as an epithet in American politics. Then along came the totally uninformed American voter. Who are they, ask you? They follow a donkey – a donkey that is about to kick America in the face – answer I.
We are witnessing a presidential primary year wherein Bernie Sanders unabashedly tells Americans that he is a ‘Democratic Socialist.’ He has won 18 Democrat state primaries. Even worse, a new survey finds that a healthy portion of Democratic primary voters are favorably inclined toward socialism. Nearly six-in-ten Democratic primary voters believe socialism has a ‘positive impact on society,’ according to polling conducted this month for the right-leaning issue advocacy group American Action Network (imagine what the numbers might have been if the polling group had been “left-leaning”).
Anyone who thinks that America can’t reach the same “tipping point” as Venezuela is a fool. People and nations are holding $19 trillion in US debt. Those people and nations actually think that is their money and not some bogus, counterfeit, spurious construct of the US Federal government and the Federal Reserve.
My dear Republican friends, please put aside your rightfully just animosities toward Trump, the “establishment,” or Cruz, as the case may be from your perspective, and support the final Republican candidate. We cannot allow the Democrat Party to hold the White House for another four years. We might just find out that our “tipping point” is less than 4 years away!