It remains a mystery why so many people continue to believe in the fairy-tale fantasy of socialism, given its inevitable failure everywhere it is put into place, but as we can see from the current situation in Venezuela it is not from a lack of trying. This story from The L.A. Times informs us that US intelligence agencies are warning of the immanent collapse of Venezuela under the burden of the glorious worker’s paradise. It seems they have run out of other people’s money and the situation is dire.
Venezuela has been under the control of the left since 1999 when Hugo Chavez came to power. After his passing the office of the presidency went to his hand picked successor, Nicolas Maduro whose qualifications for the office are that he is also a Marxist and that he drove a bus. Just remember, socialism is so simple that anyone can do it. Even a 74 year old from Vermont.
4 days of “Socialism Training” July 1-4. In Chicago.
Granny Got a Gun
Lately I'm seeing Milo Yiannopoulos, the self-proclaimed “dangerous faggot”, pop up a lot. He's an interesting fellow; an articulate, feisty, politically incorrect, intellectual troublemaker. Here he speaks in support of Trump, declaring the vital battle of this election is the cultural battle — Destroy political correctness — rather than policy, which is squishy for all players. I think this cuts to the heart of the positive side of Trump: That he'll give us permission to act as real-world human beings again, instead of cowering creatures afraid to speak lest we be branded something-ophobes and punished.
Photo of the royals, 4 generations
The inside story of how a magazine's decision to sit on one Cold War blockbuster led to another.
“Anti-Semitism, poetically dubbed “the oldest hatred, forever young,” is rearing its ugly head in a rapidly unfolding scandal within the United Kingdom’s Labour Party.”
Survival, hope and love have the last words against evil. When so much sadness seems to win the day, this article affirms life.
Just. Because. It's. Beautiful. Plus we need a breather :)
Israel has figured out how to put a decryption key into a soft drink.