Go to Venezuela and tell the people there that their condition is a "straw man argument" why dontcha ? While on you're touring the socialist/Communist world, do the same in Cuba, Turkey and China. Your refusal to see REALITY is the real consistency.[/QUOTE] Their condition is by definition no argument, it is a condition. Your interpretation of that condition and your interpretation of my analysis of it sure as hell is. Can you show me how you make the leap of me saying that Venezuela's economic crisis is not primarily a result of their social policies to me in any way is not caring about what is happening? If you can't make that leap it is a STRAW MAN .