Trump: "The world’s largest reserves of oil are no longer enough to keep the lights on" in Venezuela

Once an oil-rich nation, Venezuela’s economy has been crippled by the socialist policies implemented by Maduro and his predecessor. Almost 90 percent of Venezuela’s population live below the poverty line and more than half of families are unable to meet their basic food needs, according to Mercy Corps, a humanitarian group. The U.N. estimates that by the end of 2019, 5.3 million refugees and migrants will have fled the socialist regime in Venezuela.

“Socialism has so completely ravaged this great country that even the world’s largest reserves of oil are no longer enough to keep the lights on. This will never happen to us,” Trump said as the crowd cheered in response.

“Socialism promises prosperity but it delivers poverty. Socialism promises unity but it delivers hatred and … division. Socialism promises a better future but it always returns to the darkest chapters of the past,” he added. “That never fails. It always happens.”

 

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2 hours ago, Tom Kirkman said:

Once an oil-rich nation, Venezuela’s economy has been crippled by the socialist policies implemented by Maduro and his predecessor. Almost 90 percent of Venezuela’s population live below the poverty line and more than half of families are unable to meet their basic food needs, according to Mercy Corps, a humanitarian group. The U.N. estimates that by the end of 2019, 5.3 million refugees and migrants will have fled the socialist regime in Venezuela.

“Socialism has so completely ravaged this great country that even the world’s largest reserves of oil are no longer enough to keep the lights on. This will never happen to us,” Trump said as the crowd cheered in response.

“Socialism promises prosperity but it delivers poverty. Socialism promises unity but it delivers hatred and … division. Socialism promises a better future but it always returns to the darkest chapters of the past,” he added. “That never fails. It always happens.”

 

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Trump gave a good speech tonight.   I hope his statements directed toward the Venezuelan Military are listened to...

BUT,  will Trumps speech actually reach into Venezuela,,,,  There is a media crackdown going on there...

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6 hours ago, Tom Kirkman said:

Once an oil-rich nation, Venezuela’s economy has been crippled by the socialist policies implemented by Maduro and his predecessor. Almost 90 percent of Venezuela’s population live below the poverty line and more than half of families are unable to meet their basic food needs, according to Mercy Corps, a humanitarian group. The U.N. estimates that by the end of 2019, 5.3 million refugees and migrants will have fled the socialist regime in Venezuela.

“Socialism has so completely ravaged this great country that even the world’s largest reserves of oil are no longer enough to keep the lights on. This will never happen to us,” Trump said as the crowd cheered in response.

“Socialism promises prosperity but it delivers poverty. Socialism promises unity but it delivers hatred and … division. Socialism promises a better future but it always returns to the darkest chapters of the past,” he added. “That never fails. It always happens.”

 

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Since 1958, the country has had a series of democratic governments. Economic shocks in the 1980s and 1990s led to several political crises..............https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela

According to a book "the rise of disaster capitalism" more than half of the population is forced into drug related events due to economic reform introduced (esp after 1979). Poverty is induced. The policy let the poor die trying or dealing with drugs..... Here's the summary of the book and a review from someone:

Reading a book: the Shock Doctrine, the rise of disaster capitalism ~ Naomi klein

summary till chapter 5:#the free market trinity: privatization, deregulation and cuts to social spending are imposed in several countries. It aims to provide shocking destruction then reconstruction. Unfortunately, very often, the reconstruction takes ages or never happen. Inflation shot to the roof, business were closing, unemployment hit record levels and hunger became rampant; countries suffering tremendous military violence alongside organized attempts to remake them into model free market economies......................#

Reflection: out of kindness, we sometimes impose change(s) on others, which sometimes, make it worse. Gradual, structural change was suggested by a tobacco farmer from latin america. But because he was holding different opinion, his life was endangered........... we, mankind, are probably regressing more than we are progressing?? not sure.

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