I have lost count of how many times I have made this argument, but there is no bigger gap between the 1% and the 99% than that which exists in socialist countries. This much is evident given that, while the Venezuelan people were told to be in quarantine, already having trouble finding decent employment and means by which to feed themselves and their families, the children of wealthy Venezuelan officials were partying it up on a private island, flying in European (specifically, Spanish and British) prostitutes to the island to have some “fun”.
According to The Associated Press: “They whiled away the week on a sex- and drug-fueled romp: dancing on white-sand beaches and frolicking on a Caribbean island with prostitutes from Europe… For some of Venezuela’s high-flying “Bolichicos” – the privileged offspring of the socialist revolution – the party hasn’t stopped amid a widening pandemic in a country already gripped by crisis.”
“It’s not clear how many people got sick last month on the Los Roques archipelago. But a raucous party that became a cluster of infections has raised concerns at the highest level of the government and drawn condemnation from Venezuelans locked down at home for weeks.”
Nicolas Maduro, who was indicted by the U.S. on narcotics charges, downplayed the situation and said: “Who is going to criticize a party? They didn’t know they were sick,” on state TV on March 20th.
Basically, if you are the child of a socialist revolutionary, or the child of top Venezuelan officials, you don’t have to obey the rules. But if you are a peasant – a commoner – you have to sit at home, if you even have one, even though you are already struggling heavily because of socialism’s disastrous policies.
And the Left wants to talk to us about how the 1% in this country are privileged? I’ll grant you I’d rather be the 1% in this country than in Venezuela, because at least, my conscience wouldn’t haunt me about how I got such wealth. In Venezuela, you get rich by being a high-ranking government official or having been involved in the socialist revolution as a major player.
The vast majority of the people in Venezuela have to sit at home while the children of those in government not only get to party it up on a private island few can afford to go to, but even get excused by the corrupt and unofficial leader of the country amidst growing fears of a global pandemic.
People on Twitter paying attention to this stuff were obviously irate. One user wrote: “The government is treating the party in Los Roques (the private island) like it’s gossip and not like it’s a public health issue. They knew who attended. They knew how it spread. They knew whose children they were. They knew when it would happen. They knew everything. But they didn’t inform people because these are the children of the corrupt officials.” (Translated from Spanish, of course).
Another account shared audio from one of the assistants at what is now being referred to as the “Coronavirus Party”, with the guy in the audio talking about how people were feeling sick (it’s over a minute long and I couldn’t quite catch everything he said because he spoke so fast, but he was talking about how people were feeling a bit sick for sure).
Funny enough, a week later, 18 people who were at this party were arrested at another party in Los Palos Grandes for violating quarantine.
Even though there’s a global pandemic, the wealthy and privileged children of corrupt officials get to party every week and have as much fun as they want, even in a country that has been ravaged by a financial crisis for YEARS.
My main point, as you could probably tell, is how utterly hypocritical and disgusting the Left is when talking about privilege anywhere, when the only privileged people in socialist countries are the true 1% while everyone else suffers.
While this story talks an awful lot about the virus, and I’ve been trying to not talk too much about it because I want to give people a break from the constant news cycle that focuses pretty strictly on that, I can’t help but at least point it out in the grand scheme of things. Even amidst a viral epidemic and fears of it growing to an even bigger and deadlier degree, the wealthy children of socialists live it up as others are basically put in house arrest.
Now, someone might say: “But Venezuela has been doing great with the virus! They only have 7 deaths, according to Worldometers!” Do you really trust what the VENEZUELAN government says about anything? They lie about THEIR OWN CURRENCY’S WORTH! Why wouldn’t they lie about their total deaths and total cases? They’re practically no different from China, who has largely stopped testing for the virus and magically, they have had few to no coronavirus deaths reported (and the fake news media, the enemy of the people, are reporting that as though it’s fact and not clear Chinese communist propaganda).
The party happened back in mid-March and the kids were very clearly not practicing social distancing, given 18 of them were subsequently arrested at an illegal house party. Who knows how many people they infected as a result of this? Not that we will ever get any answers. For crying out loud, the current official leader of the country is not even allowed to enter his office and the former, now unofficial leader, Nicolas Maduro, still holds control of the government and country because he has the military on his side. Do you think these people have any real sense of justice or truth at any capacity?
This is what socialism/communism brings: the ruling class gets more and more power to rule over the peasant class, and the peasants can’t do anything about it. Even in the midst of a pandemic and growing fears of the Chinese coronavirus, the ruling class has a different set of rules to follow at the behest of the unofficial leader of the country.
Already, Venezuela had been facing crisis after crisis as a result of the destructive policies that socialism brings. Who knows how many have gotten sick and died from the virus because of these people’s callousness and because of the practically non-existent healthcare in that country?
May socialism and communism never be tried here, because if it is, we would see true injustice and suffering like never before, virus or no virus.
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