As far as indicators of a healthy economy go, toilet paper scarcities are rock bottom.
At least that’s what most people thought until Venezuela broke out the shovel and kept digging. Because when you turn on a faucet in the country’s biggest city now, you’d be lucky to get a drop of water.
An article in Bloomberg’s “Life in Caracas” series details exactly what the water situation is in the socialist South American country.
“When I’m lucky, a trickle flows through my apartment building’s rickety pipes. When I’m really lucky, they deliver as much as 30-straight minutes worth of H2O,” writes Andrew Rosati.
When living in a building without a tank hooked up to the pipes, Rosati had to dash, filling “buckets, pots, coffee mugs—anything.”
It’s not just hitting the proles in their slums, however. “No one is spared,” he writes, “hospitals and schools, posh neighborhoods and slums, they all go without water—at times for weeks on end.”
Everyone is equal. Socialism accomplished.
This battle between capitalism and socialism has waged for most of the 20th century. The Cold War and many other hot ones were fought over these two competing ideologies.
Many defenders of socialism try to distance themselves from the Soviet Union and North Korea, saying they have not completely implemented Karl Marx’s ideals.
Isn’t it funny that the closer we inch towards pure socialism the worse things get?
Socialist policies aren’t just disastrous, they’re downright deadly.
Communist regimes have killed millions of people in the mere century the political philosophy has existed. How else do you keep all those people eager to stay in socialist Utopias?
Venezuela’s problems are most certainly because of socialism. The country has the largest oil reserves in the world, a resource that’s able to allow even desert countries like Saudi Arabia to live in decadent splendor. The only difference? The Saudis aren’t politically opposed to driving around in $100,000 sports cars.
The Washington Post disagrees in ‘No, Venezuela does not prove anything about socialism.’
However, their argument was lost before I even had a chance to read the first word thanks to their subscription service.
Capitalism triumphs again.
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