Trek to the middle of the Sahara. Have a seat, relax, and enjoy all the “Economic Peace” until you die.

Or you could visit Venezuela and do it the Socialist way. Not as peaceful, probably, but you’ll starve just as surely.

Maduro Drops All Pretense, Vows to Become a Dictator to Ensure “Economic Peace” in Venezuela

“I want to do it nicely, but if I have to do it the bad way and become a dictator to guarantee [low] prices to the people, I will do it,” [Maduro] added.

To the successor of the late socialist leader Hugo Chávez, that means more price controls. The recently elected Constituent Assembly, made up only of regime loyalists, has taken up vast powers, overruling the legitimate Parliament controlled by the oppositon.

It is now setting up an Economic Commission that will, along with the “productive and distribution sectors” and “the consumers,” determine mandatory prices for basic goods such as milk, chicken, pasta, and cooking oil.

The socialist regime’s stated goal is achieve economic prosperity “as natural as a creek, like a water flow that cleans itself. To rinse the waters of chaos and speculation by smugglers,” Maduro said. “Venezuela needs stability, a win-win situation.”

Because that always works. Shit, those evil, destabilizing smugglers are the only factor keeping people fed at all.

You think all those rich lefty celebrities who urged on Hugo Chavez will get around to moving to Venezuela before or after it achieves that desert-like peace that’s just around the corner?

“You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.”

– Robert Heinlein

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3 Responses to Trek to the middle of the Sahara. Have a seat, relax, and enjoy all the “Economic Peace” until you die.

  1. Claire says:

    Picky, picky, picky. I suppose you don’t approve of Venezuela’s “rabbit plan” for protein and prosperity, either.

  2. Joel says:


    “When he came back, to his surprise he found people had put little bows on their rabbits and were keeping them as pets, it was an early setback to Plan Rabbit.”

    If your big economic recovery plan is “eat your pets,” you may be a failed dictator.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I certainly have no plans of ever going near Venezuela again. He probably wouldn’t want to see me. I like to smoke a Maduro everyday.

To the stake with the heretic!