I read this article before posting this week’s Carnival but decided to post it separately, since it must be read.
Joel Hirst writes eloquently on The Suicide of Venezuela,
I know, because I have watched the suicide of a nation; and I know now how it happens. Venezuela is slowly, and very publically, dying; an act that has spanned more than fifteen years. To watch a country kill itself is not something that happens often.
Hirst describes Venezuela’s downfall as “one bad idea built upon the last in a great edifice of stupidity” – a perfect description for socialism.
The building in the article’s photo is the tower of David. Here’s a documentary on the tower I posted two years ago,
There’s suicide, and then there’s this:
The regime is coldly erasing through death or financial failure the historical middle to upper middle class since the only rich folks that can deal with the current situation are the ones close to the regime.
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