Regarding Venezuela, we are the arsehole of the world

Venezuela: Guilty of child starvation. Image credit: The Times in Plain English

Our minister of foreign affairs who shows no aptitude for cultivating international relationships recently demonstrated his hardness of heart over the starving population of Venezuela. Socialism feeds the hungry, right?

Wrong. Almost ninety percent of Venezuelans live in poverty. People can do nothing but flee or beg the rest of the world for release from the social dictatorship responsible for the humanitarian crisis following hyperinflation.

Military rule and poverty go hand in hand, evidence of the destruction of this once wealthy jewel of South America.

Only 45% of Venezuelans went to the polls in 2018. What was the point when there was no one worth voting for? Incumbent President Madura had preempted election results the previous year by imprisoning, forcing into exile or forbidding worthy opponents to stand against him.

The United Nations should have intervened, but long ago forgot its foundation to prevent war. Nowadays UN members struggle to reach peace around the table, much less outside the room where wars smolder and burn freely. It?s members merely sit around bickering, harbouring war mongers and failing to protect the innocent. Quote.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “strongly appeals” for violence to be avoided in Venezuela, a U.N. spokesman said on Friday after the first bloodshed linked to efforts to bring aid into the country against the orders of embattled President Nicolas Maduro.”


“Any loss of life is regrettable,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. “Looking ahead for tomorrow the secretary-general strongly appeals for violence to be avoided.” End of quote.End of quote.

The Star Online


If this is the best they can come up with, why are we funding these toothless idiots?

Because we are on the same page. Our small nation has become the asshole at the appropriate place, the bottom of the world. We proudly sit around the sham UN table playing meaningless political games, in which our leaders are well suited and experienced.

This is our response to Venezuela?s corrupt 2018 ?election?. Quote.

New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Winston Peters, said it’s not New Zealand’s practice to make statements recognising governments.

Venezuela should be allowed to decide its own fate through free and fair elections, he said.

Mr Peters said New Zealand expressed concern about the elections Venezuela held last year, and those concerns remain.? End of quote.

Radio NZ news

Peters ignored the humanitarian crisis and said Venezuela should decide its own fate, inferring it has the freedom to do so. Rhetoric aside, the reason we didn’t get involved is because, like Venezuela, we have a socialist government.

Around the world lines have been drawn on the Venezuelan crisis and, thanks to the Coalition of losers we are on the wrong side. Trump made an interesting comment during his speech regarding Venezuela. Quote.

Maduro is not a Venezuelan patriot; he is a Cuban puppet.” End of quote.

Who has the closest international relationship with Cuba? Russia does.

Our allies are supposed to be Australia, the USA and the UK. They and over 40 other countries, denounced President Maduro and now stand united in their support of opposition leader Juan Guaid?. No thanks to the UN and no thanks to us, they sent humanitarian aid trucks which Maduro attempted to stop at the Columbian boarder. Quote.

Maduro has denied there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and placed national guard troops at the country?s borders to keep the donated food, medical supplies and other emergency assistance out.

The Venezuelan people are not ?beggars,? Maduro said earlier this month.

The Washington Post

Guaid? said Saturday that a first shipment of humanitarian aid had already entered Venezuela from its southern border with Brazil, and he promised that additional aid waiting in Colombia would also be delivered to Venezuela, even if it meant forcibly breaking blockades ordered by Maduro.

Some of those aid trucks later crossed the border, only to be set on fire, according to a lawmaker who posted footage of burning vehicles from the scene.

Maduro has responded by rallying his supporters and, Saturday afternoon, announcing he was breaking off diplomatic relations with Colombia, whose leaders have supported Guaid?.

Venezuelans cheer as they surround the first truck with humanitarian aid from the Brazilian government that has arrived in Pacaraima, Brazil, on the border with Venezuela. (Ivan Valencia/AP)

A separate convoy of 14 trucks full of aid had been held up in Cucuta, a city in Colombia just across Venezuela?s western border, where supplies were being stockpiled for weeks. On Saturday afternoon, Guaid? stated that aid trucks had made their way onto Venezuelan soil but that Maduro?s forces were impeding them from going farther.

People could be seen jumping onto the burning trucks, pushing pallets to the ground and passing boxes around in the smoke-filled air.

Our government aligns more closely with Russian, Chinese and Cuban political aspirations. Because of this we are doomed to a future of repression and poverty if the trend continues. We need to remember history and we need to remember who our friends are.

Trump in Miami last week referred to the inevitable effects of socialism when left to run its course. Quote.

Socialism promises unity, but it delivers hatred and it delivers division. 

Socialism promises a better future, but it always returns to the darkest chapters of the past. That never fails. It always happens. 

Socialism is a sad and discredited ideology rooted in the total ignorance of history and human nature, which is why socialism, eventually, must always give rise to tyranny, which it does. 

Socialists profess a love of diversity, but they always insist on absolute conformity. 

We know that socialism is not about justice, it’s not about equality, it’s not about lifting up the poor. 

Socialism is about one thing only: power for the ruling class. And the more power they get, the more they crave.

They want to run healthcare, run transportation and finance, run energy, education – run everything.

They want the power to decide who wins and who loses, who’s up and who’s down, what’s true and what’s false, and even who lives and who dies. In short, all of us here today know that there is nothing less democratic than socialism.

Everywhere and anywhere it appears, socialism advances under the banner of progress, but in the end, it delivers only corruption, exploitation, and decay.? End of quote.

From President Donald J Trump’s speech in Miami on 18 February 2019

Venezuala’s crisis is far from over. If we don’t want our future to be theirs we need to address the problem of comrade Cindy and the Coalition of losers.

Their “wellness” budget and talk of “fair” taxes are assaults on our traditional values of enterprise, hard work and a fair return for risks taken. All that we hold dear, that contributes to our wealth, is under threat by the CoL.

Before we get too far down this path we have an election where, hopefully, we part company with Venezuela. This is our opportunity to change an unfolding socialist nightmare.

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