Leftist filmmaker Michael Moore is either lying or he is a few bricks short of a load because he loves to spread false stories about Venezuela’s socialism as being beneficial for its starving and suffering masses.
It’s hard to believe, with Moore’s ability to become wealthy using capitalism and surrounding himself with armed guards while at the same time, bashing anyone else who is rich or uses firearms to protect themselves, that he could really be that dumb. It is most likely that Moore is simply just a big fat liar and is playing the role his brainwashed, paying, leftist fans love to hear.
“Hugo Chavez declared the oil belonged 2 the ppl,” he wrote on Twitter Sunday, referencing the late Venezuelan president. “He used the oil $ 2 eliminate 75% of extreme poverty, provide free health & education 4 all.”
Hugo Chavez declared the oil belonged 2 the ppl. He used the oil $ 2 eliminate 75% of extreme poverty, provide free health & education 4 all
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) March 6, 2013
Sure, and by doing that, Chavez completely ruined the nation’s economy, transforming Venezuela from a rich and at least somewhat prosperous nation to a total ruin.
As noted by ABC News in a report published four years ago, Chavez’ misguided attempts to expropriate or nationalize major industries — food production, transportation, farming, banking, the media, etc.– crippled not only the respective industries but private business as well.
As a result, prices skyrocketed, the cost of living became nearly impossible to attain, the Venezuelan bolívar suffered devastating losses and the country became a hotbed of misery and conflict. The most recent survey of living conditions in Venezuela found that approximately 32 percent of the nation’s people ate only once or twice a day, as reported last month by TheBlaze.
“Due to this, almost 75 percent of the Venezuelan population has lost an average of 19 pounds,” TheBlaze noted. “Additionally, 10 percent of the nation’s children have stopped attending classes due to lack of food and helping their household acquire food by holding their parent’s place in food lines.”
It would appear that the “free education” touted by Moore has not worked out so well for the Venezuelan people. Surprise, surprise. Nor has the “free health care.”
Writing for American Thinker last year, Jeannie DeAngelis spoke of a 5-year-old baby named Jose who was in need of a complicated heart operation but whose family was turned away from the “free” hospital “because of old broken down equipment and the high cost of treating him.”
Below is a picture of this young boy:
Take a good look, Mr. Moore, because Jose is one of the millions of Venezuelans who is inflicted with otherwise preventable pain and suffering because of the false promises of socialism you so willfully promote. We know you are not stupid.
Mr. Moore, we know you are not that dumb. In reality, you are nothing but a shill for globalists who want to disarm and weaken the American people. Your rhetoric is crafted to oppose the American values which have made this country great and prosperous. The same values you have used to enrich yourself and live the life of luxury.
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