The left’s socialist/communist’s playbook never changes. The reason is simple. It generally achieves its goal of turning free and democratic countries into totalitarian cesspools where a dictatorial government subjugates its citizens and destroys a vibrant capitalist economy all in the name of “equality.” Venezuela is one such socialist utopia.
Venezuela was once the richest and most promising country in Latin America. It has the largest oil reserves in the world, and for a long time it had a growing democracy. But today, its economic and democratic institutions have failed. While inflation skyrockets, food and medicine have become so expensive that for the country’s poor, who now make up a staggering 82 percent of the population, cannot afford to buy them. Many are reduced to eating out of garbage dumps. Theft and murder are endemic, and the ruling Maduro government keeps an iron grip on the people.
Now, Elizabeth Rogliani, an activist who was among the more than two million Venezuelans who have fled their country since dits economy collapsed, has a warning for us.
Andrés Guilarte, who remains in Venezuela, describes his perspective on what socialism will do to the United States if Americans ignore the current turmoil that is dividing the country.