The Socialist Dictatorship of Venezuela Does What Socialist Dictatorships Do

Dropping any last pretense that Venezuela cared about the “will of the people” or an semblance of a functioning democracy, opposition parties have been banned.

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  • Jaedo Drax

    have the show trials started?

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    Socialists only use democracy as a means to an end.

    • Alain

      I would say that communists use socialism as a means to an end in the long term.

    • Watchman

      The proletariat cannot be trusted to fully support the path to full Communism, as they are both stupid as well as holding on to their remaining Capitalistic ‘false consciousness’. Only select Progressives are wise and committed enough to cleanse society of those people who want a say in how the country and economy is run.

      /sarc

      • Maurice Miner

        Hmmmm – that’s not really sarcasm, but rather absolute truth.

        • Blacksmith

          GMTA!

    • Correction: they don’t use it at all.

      • Watchman

        Immediate refutation by example: “Justin Trudeau”, admirer of the ‘basic dictatorship’ of China, who wants just enough democracy to get him elected, then it can all stop.

        • But it’s not even a democracy, is it?

          I didn’t pick Trudeau. Some @$$holes elbowed their friends out of the way so that he could be head of the party. There are no term limits for him. He was elevated by a rigged system, not chosen.

          • Watchman

            Justin was chosen by the kingmakers for a reason: his attractiveness to women and him not being a fighter for justice but for his ego, and his lack of intelligence. Once voted in, the agenda of ensuring that Canadian democracy is eventually going to be destroyed with a thin veneer of people allowed to ineffectually vote but being outvoted by a huge Socialist new citizenship.

          • He’s not attractive or witty.

            Canadians can’t even aim for a winner. They just pick a loser from the starting gate.

    • deplorabledave

      and death cultists

  • Killer Marmot

    According to the Venezuelan constitution, a presidential election has to be held this fall. But Maduro is not popular, and would lose to a strong alternative candidate. I knew Maduro would never allow that, but I didn’t know how he would ensure victory. Now I know.

    There is, however, another problem. Maduro first has to win his party’s (PSUV) nomination, and he is not popular even there. How will he rig that?

    • CodexCoder

      It is simple – political assassinations – a la the Prince by Nicola Machiavelli. People that oppose him will just up and disappear and the rumor mill will take care of the rest. Fear works wonders in a “Might makes Right, Ends justify the Means” society. That is why the rule of law is so vitally important in our own culture and it is already starting to disappear.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Oh boy, can’t wait till this happens to Canada.
    And it will.
    Oh wait, with the gormless opposition we keep getting federally and provincially, it already has.

    • Watchman

      When it comes to Canada it will be through legislation based on the M-103 study that bans ‘hate speech’ in all shapes and forms, on and off the Internet.

      • Alain

        I believe it has already begun, especially in Ontario, through the use of frivelous lawsuits or law fare.

      • Stephen Harper overturned anti-Constitutional “hate speech” legislation. Maybe Harper should run again — he’s still relatively young.

  • Watchman

    The next traditional Socialist stage: convicted, sentenced, and executed for the crime of ‘stealing scarce breathing air from the Venezuelan people’.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Sink every boat attempting to come to the US. Every single one with everyone on board.

  • ontario john

    When is Naomi Klein visiting her favorite country again?

  • simus1

    Since maduro has not publicly shaken down any of the chavez clan in search of their looted billions or had any of them shot, it is a pretty sure bet he is just their front man.
    They would have flown the coop long ago if the ever patient Chinese had hinted at any lack of support.