Millennials Love Socialism. But Would They Love Venezuela?

Millennials say in large majorities that they would rather live under socialism than capitalism. Unfortunately, nobody bothered to tell them what socialism is. And they won’t read anybody who does.

The best way to find out what socialism is? Look at Venezuela. Venezuela is the living, breathing, starving reality of America’s future, at least if today’s millennials don’t intellectually grow up and start to favor capitalism over socialism.

Some facts about the state of Venezuela today:

Common items like baby formula are almost unattainable for the average person and the crisis is deepening.

Venezuela’s inflation spiked to 4,115 percent at the end of 2017, according to a CNN Money report, leading more than one economist to conclude that the country’s economy is in a “death spiral.”

The private economy has been almost completely wrecked, and is now unable to meet even the most basic demands of the population.

Venezuela has somehow squandered a gold mine—or oil reserves to be more literal—in its downward descent into bankruptcy, tyranny, and mass starvation.

The current Venezuelan vice president, Tareck El Aissami, was designated by the U.S. Treasury as drug kingpin with connections to Islamist terrorist organizations.

It’s hard to picture socialist-loving millennials — or even older hard core Democrats — supporting the kind of conditions that socialism inevitably brings upon the people who live under it.

Yet Democratic socialists of all ages continue to scream, rage, stamp, cry and shout for more and more of it.

You’d think the passage of a mild corporate tax cut was the end of the world. No, it’s actually a help to the economy and an act of justice to have a tax cut. Venezuela and socialism? Now there’s the end of the world for you. There is NO justice under socialism and, consequently, there is no prosperity or comfort, either.

We saw the state of Atlanta’s airport this past weekend when the power went out. It was temporary. Under socialism, that and much worse will become the norm. America is no more immune to the laws of human nature and economics than Venezuela is. It would take a racist to claim otherwise, and millennials certainly don’t want to be seen as racists, do they?

Millennials love socialism. But would they love Venezuela?

It doesn’t seem too likely. They had better get their intellectual, psychological and political act together soon, at least if America is to have a future.

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