Maduro’s claim that nothing is wrong with Venezuela that cannot be put right if the British, the Americans and all countries in between holding Venezuelan funds and gold, paid over such to him. But thankfully they won’t, they have impounded it for safe keeping for the people.
I was considering something today which I read in a comment to an article a few years ago about how well fed Maduro looked. I suppose it is somewhat disturbing when you see him and indeed, one of his most avid collaborators Dr Ralph E Gonsalves “shill (2 n. 1b)” St Vincent and the Grenadines leader of the Gonsalves/Francis family dynasty, the Unity Labour Party and the SVG government, looking like two barrels of lard whilst their people are struggling to feed themselves.
Both wearing from time to time $5,000 suits and $2,000 shoes, surrounded by security as they visit their bankers and brokers. Of course, they are also good at dressing down almost to the attire of homeless people when mixing with their captive peasants and ignorant supporters. To further confuse the people the wearing of red shirts and matching panties to political rallies. [just for your interest US$5,000 today with inflation is VEF1,242,605,000 Venezuelan Bolivars, one billion, two hundred forty-two million, six hundred five thousand Bolivars]
Let’s make no mistake people are starving in Venezuela which can be attributed directly to the failure of the 21st century socialism, which is the name applied to Marxist Leninist communism and other forms of communism since the millennium was welcomed in, in 2000. Maduro claims there is no crisis in Venezuela; he also says that whatever is happening there has been created by the Americans.
What is happening in Venezuela has been happening for yonks, it has just got progressively worse, which Maduro denies.
But what I can see as a variation in today’s situation is that five years ago the protesters were middle-class students who were being slaughtered in the streets, butchered and mutilated by Cuban urban warfare fighters the Avispas Negras — the “Black Wasps” a branch of the Cuban military. Today it is the peasant class from the barrios that are being targeted and slaughtered by Venezuela’s own unique urban warfare fighters, Special Actions Force (FAES) a branch of the Venezuelan military. Of course, the Venezuelans were trained by Cubans military so they should be a competent and well-trained killing machine.
Not much longer and hopefully the world will see the back of the hemisphere’s current demagogue and his apparatchiks.
Jolly Green, seeking liberation and freedom for all