Venezuela should be one of the world’s richest countries. The South American nation is rich in natural resources- most notably, oil – and it has one of the highest literacy rates in the region. Yet because the country opted for a hardcore brand of socialism, its people are now literally starving, and they’re going to extremes to survive:
So, you know Venezuela is on the verge of economic collapse. The price of oil has dropped precipitously over the past few years—that’s a budgetary nightmare for a nation dependent on its oil exports. As a result, basic necessities, like toilet paper, are being rationed. There’s limited access to television and long distance phone service. There are rolling blackouts due to energy shortages. And now the government iscutting back the workweek to just two days. This comes at a time when Venezuela’s citizens need government services the most. Supermarkets are not stocked regularly, so there’s a food shortage; people are starving. They’ve resorted to looting to survive. You would think that the government can’t really afford to print its own currency because it’s so broke would be the cherry on top of this socialist nightmare. Nope—the hunger games appear to have begun, as Venezuelans are now hunting stray dogs, cats, and pigeons for sustenance.
Socialism: making everyone equal, and equally miserable – since the dawn of time!