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Venezuela is out of food: here’s what an economic collapse really looks like

February 14, 2016

Socialist Government takes crops from farmers at whatever price it likes

When legal tender (cash) is abolished in Australia, the population will be completely at the mercy of ruling political party junta of the day

Australia on its present course of so-called treaties like the TPP and the China Free Trade agreement will in 10 years finish up just like these poor venezuelan people

 

By Daisy Luther Activist Post

Venezuela is out of food

After several years of long lines, rationing, and shortages, the socialist country does not have enough food to feed its population, and the opposition government has declared a “nutritional emergency.” This is just the most recent nail in the beleaguered country’s slow, painful economic collapse.

Many people expect an economic collapse to be shocking, instant, and dramatic but, really, it’s far more gradual than that. It looks like empty shelves, long lines, desperate government officials trying to cover their tushes, and hungry people. For the past two years, I’ve been following the situation in Venezuela as each shocking event has unfolded. Americans who feel that our country would be better served by a socialist government would be wise to take note of this timeline of the collapse.

A quick review: Why Venezuela Is Out of Food

In 2013, many began to suspect that the outlook for Venezuela was grim when prepping became illegal. The Attorney General of Venezuela, Luisa Ortega Díaz, called on prosecutors to target people who are “hoarding” basic staples with serious sanctions.

Shortly thereafter, grocery stores instituted a fingerprint registry to purchase food and supplies. Families had to register and were allotted a certain amount of supplies to prevent “hoarding.”

Then, just over a year ago, it became even more apparent that the country was falling when long lines for basic necessities such as laundry soap, diapers, and food became the norm rather than the exception. Thousands of people were standing in line for 5-6 hours in the hopes that they would be able to purchase a few much-needed items.

Shortly after the story broke to the rest of the world, the propaganda machine shifted into high gear. As the government began to ration electricity, it was announced that this was not due to economic reasons at all, but instead was a measure of their great concern for the environment.

As the situation continued to devolve, farmers in Venezuela were forced to hand over their crops last summer. They assumed control of essential goods like food, and began putting retail outlets out of business. Then, once they had control of the sales outlets, they began forcing farmers and food manufacturers to sell anywhere from 30-100% of their products to the state at the price the state opted to pay, as opposed to stores and supermarkets.

But that wasn’t enough to keep the population fed. (Isn’t it astonishing how much less motivated people are to produce food and supplies when they are no longer allowed to benefit from their hard work? Historically, collectivism and farming have never gone successfully hand in hand.) This January, the government told citizens that they would need to produce their own food. The Ministry of Urban Farming was created to oversee this. While self-reliance sounds great, it isn’t so great in Venezuela. Just so the urban farmers don’t get too self-reliant, a registry of the crops and livestock will be required. (And obviously, they’ve already proven that they have no issue forcing farmers to hand over what they’ve produced.)

Now, it looks like all of the socialist measures and forced food production haven’t been enough to keep the people of Venezuela fed. The country is in so much trouble now that it isn’t possible to cover it up with propaganda.

According to Breitbart.com, lawmakers have learned nothing.

Socialist legislators are hoping to manipulate the initiative in the other direction, and use it to expand government control of private food enterprises. Legislator Héctor Rodríguez has insisted that the economic emergency “does absolutely nothing,” and the government should impose itself on private enterprises. Another socialist legislator, Ricardo Molina, is calling for the government to expropriate Polar, Venezuela’s largest private food corporation: “we have to intervene on private sector enterprises.”

Venezuela previously forced a Polar food distribution center in Caracas to shut down in July, putting 12,000 tons of food, six million liters of soft drinks, and 2,000 jobs at risk.

And now, the announcement of the “nutritional emergency” makes it official. Venezuela is out of food, and it’s only a matter of time before Venezuelans are quite literally starving due to a long series of terrible decisions by their leaders.

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‘Useful idiots’ revere the chains by which they are held

A number of Australian Prime Ministers and State Premiers no doubt worship this author.

Author and socialist Saul Alinsky died about 42 years ago – June 12, 1972 Education: University of Chicago
Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals

His writings influence those in political control of our nations today. Recall that Hillary Clinton did her college thesis on his writings and Obama writes about him in his books.

Anyone out there think that this stuff isn’t happening today in the U.S. and its sister State Australia? All eight rules are currently in play.

How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:

There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.

1) Healthcare- Control healthcare and you control the people 2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control- Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income)
6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools. 8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor.

This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Does any of this seem like what is happening to the United States and Australia?

Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as “Useful Idiots.” The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the U.S and Australia.

This week Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, a devout Jesuit and Constitutional Monarchist, returned from high level talks with the British and American Governments.
Tony has got his marching orders and has been told to toe the oligarchical line instructed by the City of London.

If people can read this and still say everything is just fine…they are the “useful idiots”.

— “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.” – perhaps a fitting description of the majority of Australians?

Snooping bureaucrats had better watch their backs

This shooting lies on the head of Bob Carr and the former Howard Government

by Robert J Lee

Ratbag Greens are Destroying AustraliaIt had to happen sooner or later. A prying government official was shot dead on private property by an angry landowner yesterday near Moree in the north of New South Wales.

He was found on farmland assessing the actual number of trees that allegedly had been ‘illegally’ cleared by dryland wheat farmer, Ian Turnbull, aged 79.

The now deceased Environment Department employee, aged 51, had pushed Mr Turnbull too far.

A nearby neighbour told Cairns News soon after the shooting that Ian Turnbull was well respected in the community but had become embroiled in a long-running dispute with the State Government over vegetation management laws.

The neighbour said the elderly farmer “had enough” and was in effect forced into a corner because he was unable to clear his land to protect his livelihood.

Mr Turnbull has been taken into custody by police and will appear in court in September.

This festering sore infecting all farmland in the nation has been allowed to creep through the agriculture industry since former Liberal Prime Minister John Howard forced the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 onto the states.

Labor state governments had a ball. They amended their environment acts allowing their socialist regimes to halt forthwith any new agricultural development or vegetation management under the guise of biodiversity protection.

The ALP/Green nexus had a win of nuclear proportions, prosecuting farmers for the most minor infringement of their native vegetation statutes. Their victory in sterilising farmland was delivered to them by a supposedly conservative Liberal National Party Government.

The Queensland socialists had waited for years to take revenge on the National Party’s token squattocracy.

The owner of one of Queensland’s largest family run cattle operations, the late Graham Acton was fined $110,000 for allegedly clearing brigalow regrowth without a permit.

Hundreds of others were mercilessly hounded by ‘compliance officers,’ usually disgraced, former police officers whose bent was to trespass on private land and apply entrapment to catch hapless primary producers whose only indiscretion was to protect their property by clearing regrowth and noxious woody weeds.

Reminiscent of scenes of a Gestapo interrogation in Nazi Germany, a refusal by a landowner or any person present on the property to answer questions from these thugs resulted in immediate arrest and prosecution.

This is the modus operandi of a Labor Government and the dumbed-down city populace of the Sunshine State want to elect another bunch of international socialists?

It should be noted the present Liberal National Party Government disbanded the ‘tree police’ in 2013.

Bob Carr the communist

Bob CarrVegetation laws introduced by the Carr Government in NSW, initially in 1995 and tightened up after the 1999 state election, stymied rural production for a decade and continue to thwart development to this day.

Former NSW Labor Premier and Federal Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr

This ABC radio interview at SOS-NEWS with Bob Carr in 1997, after making amendments to the environment act, gave credence to cries of communism by farmers:

 

“We protected native vegetation and gave John Howard the right to boast about how Australia was protecting its Greenhouse targets.

“There are restrictions on private property rights. You stick a right to private property in your Constitution then you have a conservative court saying no you can’t place those restrictions on private landholders.

“Leave it to the parliament, leave it to a free society don’t congeal it in a final constitutional statute. Nobody can be deprived of their property arbitrarily, there must be compensation paid.

“Well that’s an invitation for a conservative leaning court to strike down, for example the measures that are protecting native vegetation on private farmlands.

“No government should pay compensation to farmers when they intervene to say you can no longer rip out your vegetation,” Carr stated.

There have been no moves to date by the Liberal Party Government in NSW to relax these laws.

The Liberal Party traditionally hates firearms. NSW farmers are now predicting their guns will go.

For our international readers, “welcome to Australia today.”