Not long ago I was at our local Starbucks talking US Politics and the Democratic Party, specifically the term “Progressive” as a label for somebody who had been a Democrat Voter. I noted that this word was all wrong, merely because now the Democratic Party in the US is very pro-Socialism, and because Socialism does not work, it’d be ‘regressive’ and not ‘progressive’. My grandma explained; “Yes, isn’t that some wonderful branding,” and added, “How can you fault someone’s political beliefs if you start with the premise that they are for progress?”
Somehow our conversation led to the challenges of the Venezuelan financial implosion and total breakdown of society and how their once great civilization was under maximum stress and how it does not look good, more like the final stages of an slow train mess.
There was an interesting article recently in the Wall Street Journal titled: “Venezuela Detains Citgo Executives for Alleged Corruption – Attorney general accuses company officials of trying to defraud country, but critics say arrests owe more to turf wars inside government,” published on November 21, 2017 and written by Anatoly Kurmanaev. The article stated:
“Venezuela’s intelligence agency arrested 6 top executives at the U.S. subsidiary of state-oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA, as part of what authorities are calling an anticorruption ‘crusade’. ‘Organized crime has been taking root in the positions of PdVSA,’ Mr. Saab told reporters.”
What the hell, I dare to ask? You see, it’s my opinion that Venezuela has only about defrauded everybody with their socialist spending, nationalizing of businesses, and failure to cover its debt. These socialists knew they might never repay that money, now they are claiming it’s the Oil Companies’ flaw? Hmm? The ghost of Hugo Chavez continues to play with the anti-West, anti-US, anti-Capitalism, anti-Blue Eyed Devil card. Venezuela is completely out-of-control along with a failed state, all this was called the moment they started down the path of socialism.
Venezuela turned their backs on the US Dollar, Global Economy, and Western Trading Partners. Hugo Chavez used his hatred based form of Nationalism to rally his origin, all of the while hijacking the stream of funds, oil, labor, and power to his own end, and that’s actually what happened, is not it?