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"Loot to eat" the new mantra of Venezuela as socialism collapse leads to mass starvation


(Natural News) If you've ever wanted to know what the United States would look like if the liberals won every single election for next several decades, all you have to do is look at the political and economic cesspool that is Venezuela. The country is growing worse and worse with each passing month – in fact, it's so bad right now that the Venezuelan people are being forced to loot and scavenge for food just so that they don't go hungry.

As the Associated Press wrote in a recent article titled "Venezuelans loot to eat amid economic tailspin," Carlos Del Pino, who has hauled cargo in Venezuela for 14 years earning no more than $100 per month, witnessed "20 people swarm a truck ahead of him and in a frenzy fill up their sacks with the corn it was carrying to a food-processing plant. The driver was held at gunpoint." The event allegedly took place near the docks of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela's largest port.

"It fills you with terror," Del Pino told the Associated Press, adding that the people of Venezuela "have to loot to eat." (Related: Venezuelan doctors and teachers are becoming prostitutes to earn enough money to buy food.)

Many of the people in Venezuela rightfully blame President Nicholas Maduro for the country's problems, and in recent months, there have been numerous political demonstrations trying to oust him. "These protests are coming from people of the lower classes who simply cannot get enough to eat," explained David Smilde, a senior fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America, who has also spent decades in Venezuela conducting research. "They want relief, not necessarily to force Maduro from power." (Related: Venezuelan children are starving to death as food must now be delivered under armed guard.)

Unfortunately for the people of Venezuela, relief is unlikely to come until Maduro is removed from power, which probably isn't going to happen anytime soon. But as horrible as President Maduro is to his own citizens, he does provide one very significant advantage to the American people: He has taught us exactly what type of policies and governmental strategies to avoid at all costs.

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