When Socialism Fails, They Always Blame Saboteurs

Amongst the woes Venezuelans face, is the loss of their countries largest brewery, due to being unable to import barley to make the beer. But according to the tenets of socialism, failure is always caused by “wreckers” and “kulaks”.

  • Alain

    The only ones who argue that communist/socialism failed, because it wasn’t done right or that others caused it to fail are armchair communists/socialists who have never ever had to live under it. The only exception of course are the totalitarians at the top and in control, who really do not wish to lose their free ride at everyone else’s expense.

    • infedel

      People are awakening to the fraud of marxism…Brexit…and no one world order.

      • B__2

        The problem with the 51-49% win for Brexit is that although it is a majority win, a 2% swing would have forever sealed Britain’s fate. Even now there is an online petition with the necessary 150,000 votes to have the UK Parliament debate on having another plebiscite on staying in the EU. And even if this would fail, there are enough people to drive another petition to the same end.

        Even though the plebiscite for “Leave” won, it has no legal force and the British politicians could ignore it, or, more likely will string things out as long as they want. There would be many who would say that it took 43 years to integrate into the EU to where they are today, and it might take equally as long to disengage.

        • infedel

          Every country deserves it own culture.

  • simus1

    You might think that the Venezuelan revolution’s thieving marxist first family with billions of dollars in safely squirreled away foreign exchange assets overseas could spring for some barley to get beer to the masses.

  • In typical socialist/communist form, dictators always play the saboteur card. Then the purges come.

    • B__2

      The truth is that even ‘successful’ socialist countries have ‘traitors’ and external ‘enemies’, because without them the people would see the basic dysfunction of a socialist system and demand fairness and justice from their leadership. George Orwell’s 1984 Two Minute Hate of Emmanuel Goldstein is so prescient it’s almost like so many of the socialist countries have used 1984 as a guidebook instead of a warning. As you say, the purges allow a socialist/communist state to eliminate anyone they don’t like on the pretext that they are anti-revolutionaries, saboteurs and enemies of the people.

      Of course, even with ‘successful’ socialist countries, the problem is, as Margaret Thatcher said, eventually you run out of other people’s money. And then your ‘successful’ socialist country then inevitably becomes another standard unsuccessful socialist country.

      • Venezuela is at the running out stage.

        One could always use Maduro’s cash, however. I heard tell he has a lot of it.

  • Hard Little Machine

    As always the tiny Jewish community needs to cast a weather eye and be wary of a pogrom.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Then you look at the huge crowds that Bernie pulls and you just shake your head.

    • Alain

      Perhaps, but I pose the question of exactly how many in those crowds actuall work for a living, or ever have worked for a living with any real responsibilities.