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The Endgame of Socialism By James Reed
On universities here in Melbourne I have noticed many posters going up by old-style commuists, the latest being an anti-Trump pro china one. So, how is socialism doing today, for people like those in Venezuela, which should be another poster child for the “revolution”?
“The Miami Herald has detailed the lives of children forced to live under the harsh realities of socialism. Liliana, at the age of only 16, has become the mother figure for a gang of Venezuelan children and young adults called the Chacao, named after the neighborhood they’ve claimed as their territory. The 15 members, ranging in age from 10 to 23, work together to survive vicious fights for “quality” garbage in crumbling, shortage-plagued, socialist dystopia of Venezuela. Their weapons are knives and sticks and machetes. And their only prize is garbage that contains food scrapes barely good enough to eat.
Many of the children in the Chacao gang flock to a life of violence but a family-oriented one because there’s no other option if they want to eat. There are at least 10 gangs in the capital of Caracas according to social workers and police estimate. “There were always children on the street in Venezuela but now we are seeing a new phenomenon — kids who get more food on the street than at their homes,” says Beatriz Tirado, who leads “Angeles de Calle,” or Street Angels, a non-governmental charity.
“Our kids are finding ways to survive because neither in their homes nor in their communities is there enough food,” explains social worker Roberto Patino, who has established 29 public diners all over the country to feed the massive numbers of hungry children. But Patino also bemoans that there are not enough resources to help the children get their lives back on track let alone feed them properly. For now, many have turned to trash bags as a source of nutrition.”
Socialism has destroyed a country which through its oil, had enormous economic promise, but now has descended into the world best depicted in movies such as The Walking Dead, only worse. The lesson should not be forgotten, but our elites want to replicate this, over and over again. If you don’t believe me, then take a cut lunch and go for a stroll through one of the Australian universities today. In fact, I strongly recommend it, because those living in the green leafy suburbs often are too far from the source of the battle.