From AgainstCronyCapitalism: In socialist Venezuela today Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! ZeroHedge: These are hungry Venezuelans protesting that their children are dying from lack of food and medicine and that they do not have enough water or electricity. This is a country with more oil than Saudi Arabia, and the government has stolen all the money and now they bottleneck peaceful protesters and threaten them with bombs (or haul them to prison and torture them). On the other side, Vice President Aristobulo Isturiz, speaking on state television, said that a separate march will be held to support the extension of President Nicolas Maduro’s economic emergency decree. Mac Slavo details, the point was reached long ago where people were forced to wait in long lines for basic rations that may not even be there, or turn to the black market. Now, hunger and scarcity have apparently reached a tipping point that is driving people to poach stray animals and even pets for food. Ramón Muchacho, Mayor of Chacao in Caracas, said the streets of the capital of Venezuela are filled with people killing animals for food. In Venezuela, it is a “painful reality” that people “hunt cats, dogs and pigeons” to ease their hunger. People are also reportedly gathering vegetables from the ground and trash to eat as well. The crisis in Venezuela is worsening everyday due in part to shortages reaching 70 percent […] six Venezuelan military officials were arrested for stealing goats to ease their hunger, as there was no food at the Fort Manaure military base. As pure desperation sets in, crime also becomes inevitable. A man accused of mugging people in the streets of Caracas was surrounded by a mob of onlookers, beaten and set on fire, according to the Daily Mail, who published a pixeled-out but still graphic video of the man burning: An alleged thief suffered the most brutal mob justice in Caracas, Venezuela, when he was beaten up and burned alive in the street. --o-- Yup, Democratic Socialism. You know, where there's more than enough of everything - we just need the money. Show me the money. You know, the paper our Central Planners print. Add a couple zeros to the end of it and *POOF* Freeeee University and Freeeee Healthcare for everyone! All we need is Da Mooney. Sho Ma Da Moonay! Just a bit more tax money.... that's all we needs..... tax and money. Make the rich pay theirs fairs shares. Bail out the SlumLords too! Them pooor SlumLords barely making a couple European vacations a year.... damn life is hard squeezing single mothers on State Aid. We just need Da Money! As an aside, I do wonder if Venezuela even has the private institutions necessary to create the goods and services needed any longer? Probably not. It's all come down to King of the SlumLords. And the monkey with the biggest stick? (yes, I said stick Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!). You know, because free-markets (free people) are bad and GiverMint is good. Private toilets in your home are bad! Everyone knows Public toilets on the other, is clean enough to eats off da floor Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Oh well, coming to an American City near you. But first, we need our very own Redistributor in Chief. How long is it before the Millennials will out-size the Baby's? And remember Millennials, your home is now your place of work, and if you have a SlumLord, they own your Means of Production. SlumLording becomes a fetter upon the mode of production, which has sprung up and flourished along with, and under it. Centralisation of the means of production and socialisation of labour at last reach a point where they become incompatible with there SlumLord integument. This integument is burst asunder. The knell of SlumLord Slummery sounds! The expropriators are expropriated! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!