Socialism for the uninformed voter seems to be consider a feel good social program. There is no historical context in their answers as to why they would support a socialist like Bernie Sanders. There appears to be no current events consciousness as to the events in Venezuela, or the life in Cuba. The socialist solutions attempted by the Democrats in our own nation have many ‘unintended consequences.’ The uninformed need to have this article by Dr. Thomas Sowell read to them.
As Written By Dr. Thomas Sowell via The Creators:
Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking at hard facts, that socialism turns out to be a big disappointment, if not a disaster.
While throngs of young people are cheering loudly for avowed socialist Bernie Sanders, socialism has turned oil-rich Venezuela into a place where there are shortages of everything from toilet paper to beer, where electricity keeps shutting down, and where there are long lines of people hoping to get food, people complaining that they cannot feed their families.
With national income going down, and prices going up under triple-digit inflation in Venezuela, these complaints are by no means frivolous. But it is doubtful if the young people cheering for Bernie Sanders have even heard of such things, whether in Venezuela or in other countries around the world that have turned their economies over to politicians and bureaucrats to run.
The anti-capitalist policies in Venezuela have worked so well that the number of companies in Venezuela is now a fraction of what it once was. That should certainly reduce capitalist “exploitation,” shouldn’t it? …..
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