"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Way of All Socialist Flesh - Total Chaos in the “socialist paradise” of Venezuela

Obama (socialist) visited Venezuela and kissed its then President Hugo Chavez's (dead socialist) ugly patoot. Obama got a socialist lecture and a book (The Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano) from Chavez. 
Obama opened his veins in contrition.
How fast things change. Chavez died just before he killed off his country and left the chaotic remains to Maduro (socialist) and his vultures.
Socialist Nicaragua and Socialist leaning Bolivia are still backing Venezuela, but not letting in any of its starving refugees.
could it really be the Spanish Language that makes Latin Americans wrong headed? Possibly. m/r

Evan Maguire  June 23, 2017

While most eyes are on Syria, Russia and even China in the realm of international conflicts and crises, a crisis is brewing to our south. Since the death of Hugo Chavez in 2013, the “socialist paradise” of Venezuela hasn’t been much of a paradise, not that it was before. Political rights have all but vanished, oil production is declining, people are starving, and drug trafficking has increased. An individual with ties to the opposition that I heard speak at an event this spring described it as a “Narco-State”.
There isn’t much going right in Venezuela at the moment, and the past two months have been particularly bleak. In April, protests kicked off, as Venezuelans tired of Maduro’s terrible rule demanded an election. In response to these protests, the Venezuelan national guard and other security forces have used brutal tactics. At least 70 protesters have been killed since April, and hundreds of others have been injured and thousands have been arrested.

Venezuela’s neighbors have noticed these human rights abuses. At an Organization of American States summit in Cancun, Mexico on Wednesday, a vote to rebuke Venezuela failed to pass. While 20 countries voted to condemn the actions of Maduro’s regime, this was three short of the required 23 for a two-thirds majority. The United States and Mexico led the push against Maduro, while leftist Bolivia and Nicaragua backed Venezuela, several Caribbean countries abstained from voting. While many top diplomats from other countries were present, Secretary Tillerson canceled last minute, likely damaging US credibility. With this defeat, concerned countries will have difficulty acting as a regional bloc.

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