Trump backing Globalist Coup Attempt in Venezuela?

valamhic

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I think this essay is relevant in the context of Venezuela's attempt at democratic socialism
and all the derision being heaped on socialism as a result of the current crisis:


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Why Socialism
By Albert Einstein
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Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society. This is true since the members of legislative bodies are selected by political parties, largely financed or otherwise influenced by private capitalists who, for all practical purposes, separate the electorate from the legislature. The consequence is that the representatives of the people do not in fact sufficiently protect the interests of the underprivileged sections of the population. Moreover, under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education). It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.
The situation prevailing in an economy based on the private ownership of capital is thus characterized by two main principles: first, means of production (capital) are privately owned and the owners dispose of them as they see fit; second, the labor contract is free. Of course, there is no such thing as a pure capitalist society in this sense. In particular, it should be noted that the workers, through long and bitter political struggles, have succeeded in securing a somewhat improved form of the “free labor contract” for certain categories of workers. But taken as a whole, the present day economy does not differ much from “pure” capitalism.
Production is carried on for profit, not for use. There is no provision that all those able and willing to work will always be in a position to find employment; an “army of unemployed” almost always exists. The worker is constantly in fear of losing his job. Since unemployed and poorly paid workers do not provide a profitable market, the production of consumers’ goods is restricted, and great hardship is the consequence. Technological progress frequently results in more unemployment rather than in an easing of the burden of work for all. The profit motive, in conjunction with competition among capitalists, is responsible for an instability in the accumulation and utilization of capital which leads to increasingly severe depressions. Unlimited competition leads to a huge waste of labor, and to that crippling of the social consciousness of individuals which I mentioned before.
This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career.
I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals. In such an economy, the means of production are owned by society itself and are utilized in a planned fashion. A planned economy, which adjusts production to the needs of the community, would distribute the work to be done among all those able to work and would guarantee a livelihood to every man, woman, and child. The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow men in place of the glorification of power and success in our present society.
I don't buy it. Frank Whytle invented the jet engine which was groundbreaking. Not only did he get no backing by British investors but he got no backing from the British government, He eventually went to America where he did better. It proves that private capital can be stupid in one country and clever in another. There is a good you tube video on Frank Whytle, I highly recommend it,
 

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I am a little surprised the busman is still entrenched.
If he can hang on a few weeks more he is home free.
But there's a budding challenge on the Colombian order, where the authorities have left stockpiles of food and medicines within sight of hungry people on the other side. Very tempting for the Venezuelan soldiers too.
 

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I am a little surprised the busman is still entrenched.
If he can hang on a few weeks more he is home free.
But there's a budding challenge on the Colombian order, where the authorities have left stockpiles of food and medicines within sight of hungry people on the other side. Very tempting for the Venezuelan soldiers too.

He used to be a bus driver, now President Maduro is the Helmsman of the Venezuelan nation. He is in that position because the majority of Venezuelan voters voted for him in free and fair elections that were declared free and fair by international observers.

Little Gweedoo only came second in a local election in some rural part of Venezuela. He has never had a job in his life. If he would become a bus driver he would be of some use to Venezuela.

Colombia would be better to give that food to the Colombian mothers who are selling their little daughters' virginity to foreign sex tourists for 100 dollars.

As for the Venezuelan soldiers, they are motivated by honour - not petty bribes from Colombian drug dealers. Of course, honour is something that you will probably sneer at, but it is important to many people.

Btw. there are five million Colombian immigrants living and working in Venezuela. Why are they not returning home if Venezuela is so bad and Colombia so good?
 
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If those supporting the regime don't have the food to defend it why do you expect those against the regime would have enough food to protest every day, surely one day a week is not bad on an empty stomach. Socialist Against Maduro: 'I Don't Have Food to Defend the Revolution'

Venezuela has a democratically elected government. It has has six elections in the last two years - all of them audited by international observers and declared free and fair. Why are the Irish being denied an election? Who voted for Varadkar?

As for defending the sovereignty of Venezuela - you will notice that it is being defended vigorously - every day and every hour by the Venezuelan Defense Forces and by the millions of Chavistas, who are ready to fight to the death to oppose the Wall Street gangsters who covet their oil and gold. And that's why the Troika of Dotardism - Trump, Bolton and Abrams - are reduced to plucking nobodies from the street and swearing loyalty to them.
 

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Venezuela has a democratically elected government. It has has six elections in the last two years - all of them audited by international observers and declared free and fair. Why are the Irish being denied an election? Who voted for Varadkar?

As for defending the sovereignty of Venezuela - you will notice that it is being defended vigorously - every day and every hour by the Venezuelan Defense Forces and by the millions of Chavistas, who are ready to fight to the death to oppose the Wall Street gangsters who covet their oil and gold.
Well you didn’t vote for him anyway Timmy.

You need to study the Irish electoral system Tim and stop throwing out red herrings.

And you needn’t come back with a load of bull either, fake news Timmy, get real mate, stop living in cloud cuckoo land.
 

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Well you didn’t vote for him anyway Timmy.

You need to study the Irish electoral system Tim and stop throwing out red herrings.

And you needn’t come back with a load of bull either, fake news Timmy, get real mate, stop living in cloud cuckoo land.

Nobody voted for the Indian homosexual to be their Taoiseach. Nobody voted for Jean Claude Junker to be their President.
 
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