Socialist Darkness

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What did socialists use before candles? Electricity.

A not uncommon feature of socialist countries.

As daylight approaches in Venezuela, a massive power failure that began Thursday afternoon continues throughout much of the country, marking one of the worst blackouts in recent memory for a nation accustomed to persistent electricity problems.

While the government quickly moved to blame sabotage or a sophisticated attack on the nation’s biggest hydroelectric plant, it appears other sources of electricity failed to pick up the slack including thermoelectric units in the center and west of the country. With lights now off for as many as 14 hours, communication has also become an issue with many mobile phone batteries losing their charge.

Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez inferred that the U.S. could be involved in the incident, a comment echoed by President Nicolas Maduro. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Florida Senator Marco Rubio scoffed at the accusations and said the blame rests squarely on the socialist regime’s inefficiency and lack of maintenance.

“The electricity war announced and led by U.S. imperialism against our people will be defeated,” Maduro wrote on his Twitter account. “No one will defeat the people of Bolivar and Chavez. Maximum unity of the patriots!”

Pompeo shot back with “Maduro’s policies bring nothing but darkness. No food. No medicine. Now, no power. Next, no Maduro.”

As Maduro fends off a resurgent opposition which has laid a claim to the presidency arguing that his latest term is illegitimate since it was born from a fraudulent election, the accusations of U.S. meddling to force his removal have increased. The U.S. is one of 60 countries now backing the opposition’s Juan Guaido in his bid to form a transition government while Maduro has kept the loyalty of his allies in Cuba, Russia, China and Turkey.

 

Go here to read the rest.  Recall that Venezuela has endless supplies of oil to fuel electrical plants.  It reminds me of the old Cold War joke about what would happen if the Soviet Union took over the Sahara Desert.  Nothing for 50 years and then the Sahara would experience a severe shortage of sand.  Or, as Kipling put it:

 

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

 

 

 

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20 Comments

  1. Don-Thank you. Kipling quote spot on re: terror and slaughter as the inevitable results of socialist and democrat and totalitarian rule. We must hammer home: Socialism:Death, Death:Socialism; Democrats:Death, Death:Democrats.. Think about it- all the dead people resulting from democrat and socialist policies, laws, and regulations. Dead babies, born and unborn; dead “useless” elderly persons and dead demented persons – with “dementia” defined by the democrats in power, and “useless” defined by them; dead Down Syndrome babies, born and unborn; dead mercy murdered accident victims with brain waves, but whose care would really cost a LOT of money; dead human persons still embryos; dead assisted mercy murder victims for whom there is nothing physically worng; dead, dead, dead. And now, let’s kill the babies who survive their mamas’ first murder attempt-but let’s limit the “right” to murder only to the mamas. Spread the word: the Party Of Death, the party of the Democratic Socialists, wants to rule a new country, the country that was the USA, after 2020. Guy McClung, Texas

    PS: “Spread the word” because the mitered monsters will not and have not. They, prelates, pederasts, and pedophiles, know that any prolife effort hurts their efforts to establish caring and loving voluntary homosexual actions as acts of virtue.

  2. “The electricity war announced and led by U.S. imperialism against our people will be defeated,” Maduro wrote on his Twitter account. “No one will defeat the people of Bolivar and Chavez. Maximum unity of the patriots.”

    So this is AOC’s cue to open her trap and yack about the evil Trump empire.
    I’m shocked she hasn’t.
    Maybe her last gaffe’s are humbling her.
    Or maybe it’s her campaign fiscal can of worms that has her quiet. Regardless of the reason the benefits are golden just like silence.

    Maybe Bernie Sanders could share his wealth with Venezuela? ( sarcasm )

  3. What a very timely power outage for Maduro. Now his opposition can not communicate and coordinate with each other.

  4. Oh yes…..AOC is deathly quiet since her campaign financial faux pas has been brought to light eh?

    “And in the naked light I saw
    Ten thousand people, maybe more
    People talking without speaking
    People hearing without listening.”

    I love the sound of silence.

  5. Well, it’s not like they’re going to ever admit they’re locked into an unwinnable war against nature and nature’s God, are they?

  6. “Socialism:Death, Death:Socialism; Democrats:Death, Death:Democrats.”
    Father Paul Marx founder of Human Life International called them Death Peddlers

  7. Mary De Voe.

    I liked the pun.

    Putting the light on her criminal activity
    just might be the cause of our neighbors blackout. Now I’m reasoning like her…ouch!

  8. “Now I’m reasoning like her…ouch!”
    No Philip, AOC does not reason. The woman is totally indoctrinated into socialism. AOC is a walking, talking ideology.
    There exists in the universe black holes that suck everything down into darkness, even x rays. Socialism is just such a pattern. AOC is one of its victims. Is that why we have so much victimhood? Probably.

  9. Mary De Voe.

    “Probably.”

    Yes. The entitlement class has a new poster child. How sweet.

    When they run out of spending others money they blame everyone but themselves..the stink of socialism. The lights go out. The zoo’s are empty…except for the skin and bones. Yesterday’s pet has become today’s dinner. AOC. Do US a favor.
    Move to Venezuela.

  10. What vice provokes this social madness. Jealousy, envy, pride? Whatever it is we know one thing. The devil is leading it, pushing it and cheering it on.

  11. Michael.

    I call it pride to the extreme including the ouster of God: My way is better than your way. We are smarter and have the duty to lead the great unwashed for their own good. They need to stop putting their faith in something that is unseen and into the State that is benevolent and for the common good. We will all be equal and WE will lead you to the promised land.

  12. Socialism not, it’s a sin.
    ““Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.”
    The Tenth Commandment forbids the wanting to or taking someone else’s property. Along with the Seventh Commandment, this commandment condemns theft and the feelings of envy, greed, and jealousy in reaction to what other people have.”

  13. ORDINARYCATHOLIC
    “We will all be equal and WE will lead you to the promised land.”
    W e are created equal in sovereign personhood endowed by God, but not by the state. The state is endowed with sovereignty by their citizens. When the sovereign citizens take their sovereignty back the state will have become non-existent.

  14. Mary De Voe.
    🙂
    Sarcasm because he, Bernie, would only like to be at the top of the National Socialist party of Amerika where his wealth is “safe” from the lower equals.
    The lesser comrades.

    God bless you Mary.

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