The Democratic party is stepping up its socialist sales pitch to take advantage of the superstardom of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez even as a current example of how it only brings woe and misery to countries that go that way exists in Venezuela.
The promises of utopia always end in oppression, repression, starvation, corruption, and dictatorship. Venezuela’s deterioration under socialist strongman Nicolas Maduro has seen astronomical inflation, disease, unemployment and hunger as people became so desperate that they turned to slaughter and eating zoo animals.
Throughout the collapse of the Latin American country’s economy, Maduro has refused to relax his grip on power and has become even more dictatorial and this has now resulted in an assassination attempt.
During a Saturday speech in the capital city of Caracas, President Maduro was shaken and stunned when a number of small drones carrying explosives detonated in the crowd. He was unharmed but the speech devolved into total chaos and there were multiple injuries including to security forces.
At least one explosion rocked a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech on Saturday and the government said it was a failed assassination attempt involving drones carrying explosives.
Maduro said “everything points” to a right-wing plot that initial investigation suggested was linked to Colombia and the U.S. state of Florida, where many Venezuelan exiles live. Several perpetrators were caught, he said, without elaborating.
Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said drones loaded with explosives detonated close to the military event in downtown Caracas. A Venezuelan who was visiting family nearby told Reuters she heard two explosions.
Maduro, a leftist who replaced President Hugo Chavez after his death in 2013, was unharmed but Rodriguez said seven National Guard soldiers were injured.
“This was an assassination attempt, they tried to assassinate me,” Maduro said in a later televised address.
Of course, it could also have been a false flag to give Maduro an excuse to consolidate power and round up his political enemies.
This is the part about socialism that Comrade Bernie doesn’t tell anyone about.
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