- Jan 6, 2012
- Reaction score
- Prague, Czech Republic
That one is easily solvable with the simple observation that "democratic socialism" has been tried in Venezuela and Bolivia and became and remain the shitholes of South America. Argentina and Chile had their tryst with it but Pinoche saved his country and Argentina slipped into decades of depression before coming to its senses.They didn't do what right? Socialism? For any system of government to work there must be order. Never had that in Venezuela, ever. The theft of resources from that continent has been an ongoing source of strife and warfare since Columbus. All they have ever seen of capitalism is destruction of the land and impoverishment of the people. Of course they are going to turn towards alternatives. Problem is, you can't create public order out of thin air in a country that has never known anything other than brutally taking what you want. Colonialism sucked, dictatorship sucked, banana republic sucked and socialism sucked for Venezuela. Solve that one.
Socialism has failed, and calling it democratic socialism obviously makes little difference. As the cliché goes, picking up a piece of shit from its clean end.