Monday, May 16, 2016

NYTimes Just Can't Write "Communist"

Here's a mid-length article about Venezuela's agony--which was brought on by the Communists Hugo Chavez and his successor Maduro.  Read the whole thing; it's worth knowing what actually happens when the SHTF.

...This nation has the largest oil reserves in the world, yet the government saved little money for hard times when oil prices were high. Now that prices have collapsed — they are around a third what they were in 2014 the consequences are casting a destructive shadow across the country. Lines for food, long a feature of life in Venezuela, now erupt into looting. The bolĂ­var, the country’s currency, is nearly worthless.

The crisis is aggravated by a political feud between Venezuela’s leftists, who control the presidency, and their rivals in congress. ...

Well, yes, Communists are "leftists."  But which of the two terms is a better descriptor?  Hubert Humphrey and LBJ were 'leftists.'  But they did not bring the US to ruin.  Obama, another Communist, won't either--but not for lack of trying.

HT:  Zippers

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