Venezuela: Follow Up

I know that piling on Venezuela and Socialism is shooting dumb fish in a small barrel but I can’t quit. There’s a part of the tragedy I hadn’t previously considered. It had never occurred to me that a nation could be too poor to operate a prison. Holy shit! What to you do then? Clearly some people must be in jail. But what if your nation is so crapped out that you can’t manage a prison? There is nothing worse than putting a person in a cage and starving them to death. It’s just too ugly to ignore: Prisoners starve to death in Venezuela’s jails as country’s economic collapse sees food and medicine run out.

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5 Responses to Venezuela: Follow Up

  1. Judy says:

    Putting a bullet in their heads would be kinder…or a noose around their necks.

    • Yeah but I mean who knows if they’re really criminals or just political criminals or what. Frankly there’s no good solution. Once society sucks so bad that you can’t manage food it’s ugly everywhere. That’s why I complain so much about socialism.

      • Judy says:

        I understand the part about, they may or may not be guilty, but locked up in a cage/cell to starve to death is one very cruel way to die. Dead is dead.

        Socialism/pure communism/pure democracy only works in small group of 10 to 20 adults. Any larger group than that and it will descend into the haves and the have nots.

  2. Timbotoo says:

    Venezuela is a failed state.

  3. Thomas The Tinker says:

    AC… IMO… a nations people get just what they will tolerate. Life is hard and harder if you are stupid and…. Willing to stand by and allow your elected/unelected/self appointed/??? government treat you like a flock of … Sh- – p. Venezuela / Haiti / Detroit, have these folks been on the dole for so long as to not even understand how to take their life and change it themselves. Reminds me of a domed arena somewhere down South after a storm …. folks just sat … and waited… and sat … consumed everything in sight … crapped on and in everything they could … died … and sat and waited … and blamed someone else for their being there and not their own lack of self determination and self preparation. As to folks starving in lock up … hummm. Who has the keys? ( that is a moral, ethical, political, revolutionary question). No one starved out in the Somalian countryside….. only in the cities. ?????

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