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1158, 22 Jun 18

Rule of Law “Virtually Absent” in Venezuela

Remember that Venezuela was a thriving, capitalist country a couple of decades ago. After turning socialist, here they are. Also note that this is what can happen when only the government is allowed to have guns. Can it happen in America? Of course it can.

Venezuelan security forces have carried out hundreds of arbitrary killings under the guise of fighting crime, the UN says in a new report.

The UN’s human rights body says it has credible accounts of security forces raiding poor neighbourhoods and killing young men, often in their homes.

The rule of law was “virtually absent” in the country, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said.

Venezuela has in the past dismissed human rights allegations as “lies”.

The country is going through a protracted political and economic crisis.


1158, 22 June 2018


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Perfect example of how leftist socialists destroy everything.

    Went from an economic capitalist powerhouse to a socialist cesspit of human despair and misery.

    Socialists should apologize to humanity on this one….and renounce their evil.

  2. jjf

    Don’t you think Trump’s big new tariffs and highly nuanced foreign relations could cause similar economic consequences in the days ahead?

    All the guns in Wisconsin didn’t prevent the government from seizing private property for Foxconn, did they?

  3. Merlin

    Maybe there’s nothing wrong in Venezuela that a bit of lefty cheerleading won’t fix. Perhaps America’s mega-famous, rock star Socialist and his bank defrauding wife can pause counting Bernie’s million dollar annual capitalist income long enough to help Maduro convince the Venezuelan people that everything is just fine in their world. Maybe get Barak Obama to rest his Pings and leave the greens long enough to explain their “new normal” to them and Nico can probably kick a wad of Venezuelan tax revenue to Nancy Pelosi for a tearful oration of her infamous “embrace the suck” strategy for a rosy Venezuelan future. Just because it didn’t sell well here doesn’t mean it won’t sell in Venezuela.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    No one has used eminent domain on Foxconn…yet.

    Most have sold voluntarily. Even with eminent domain, property owner gets fair market value.

    Socialists just covet and take.

    Capitalists negotiate.

    Thanks for playing.

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