Venezuela Brings Back Slavery

I’d say this is endgame. But endgame for communists usually mean mass murder and genocide. I’m sure that’s next.

International human rights activists are complaining that new laws have introduced forced labour in Venezuela.

“A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the country’s fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor,” Amnesty International said in a statement released on Thursday.

President Nicolás Maduro signed a decree at the end of last week that gives powers to the labor ministry to order “all workers from the public and private sector with enough physical capabilities and technical know-how” to join a government drive aimed at increasing food production.

They can be required to work in the agricultural sector for a 60-day period that can be extended for another 60 days “if the circumstances require it.”

Poor poor commies. Once they had five year plans. And granted those five years plans never worked and starved millions to death. But now they’re down to two-month plans.

This was inevitable. This was unavoidable. And it shows that that Maduro government still hasn’t gotten the message. People aren’t starving in Venezuela because of a lack of farm workers. They are starving because the entire economy is broken. Possibly beyond repair.

It’s going to get worse, folks. It’s going to get a lot worse. And when it is over and a country has been destroyed and thousand if not millions are dead, the socialists won’t have learned damned fucking thing.

Comments are closed.

  1. West Virginia Rebel

    Meanwhile, the rich socialists party on at golf courses. Maybe Sean Penn can lecture the serfs about how lucky they are.

    Speaking of failed states, it looks like Erdogan’s Stalinist purge might not be going quite as planned.

    Thumb up 0

  2. AlexInCT

    I want to say something here: “I told you so!”.

    Two or so years ago when I pointed out it was a matter of time before Venezuela went full North Korea, the usual apologists for the vile collectivist ideology were telling me I was delusional. But like my prediction that the Obama presidency would make the Carter years look decent, I am sure this will jot be ignored by people that want to pretend this collectivist shit work.  If the former Soviet Block nations don’t take up the fight, both against the statist collectivist disease and the Islamic invasion being orchestrated by the political aristocracy, I give Europe a decade, tops.

    Don’t celebrate. The US will not be far behind them. We might even beat them to the punch if Clinton is elected. Get used to bad times again courtesy of our credentialed western political class. That is if we are not all forced to bow down towards Mecca or have our heads chopped off first.

    Thumb up 0

  3. InsipiD

    Venezuela’s decay has been rapid and complete.  I’m not sure how it’s been as bad as it has, but it has.  The problem isn’t so much that someone thinks that an ag program is “slavery” as that’s somehow become necessary.  Their society has decayed to the point that farming wasn’t happening?  Nobody thought that crops and the delivery of them might be important?  They didn’t notice until now?

    Thumb up 0

  4. Seattle Outcast

    Where’s our resident NZ commie to tell us that this is a wonderful development that will line the shelves with food, end unemployment, and make people proud of the country that enslaves them?

    Thumb up 0

  5. AlexInCT

    Their society has decayed to the point that farming wasn’t happening?

    This is the major problem with collectivism and command economies. It ignores both natural laws and human nature. When government decides prices and regulates everything, including who benefits from what transactions and how, it is not far fetched to see farmers deciding it just ain’t worth producing anything (look at the collectives/co-ops in the old Soviet Union). No matter how lofty the promises and how well planned the command economy, reality will get in the way.

    People, yes, even the ones that want free shit, will not work unless they get compensated. When you feel or realize that the cost to produce is far more than you will make, especially when others are allowed to profit from your labor, or can profit elsewhere, you quit doing that work, and things unravel. In command economies farming always is one of the first jobs that goes, because the collectivist leadership needs to control the price of basic staples (food) to buy the support they need.

    This shit plays out the same way regardless of the location or people involved. From the USSR to Communist China to North Korea to Cuba or Zimbabwe, where the government – facing the beginning of the end – decrees farmers will produce X amount of food and then the government will take it all and provide them with what it feels is just compensation, because everyone has a right to food, the system broke down. The elite will never lack. The sheeple that can’t bribe their way out of the obligation imposed on them will find themselves “recruited” to go work on the failing farms. Free labor!

    The fact is that nothing is free. Someone suffers indignity and is robbed whenever someone else is given a guarantee of service or product, and doubly so when the whole thing is billed as free. People want to be compensated (and to many want to be over compensated for menial work) for work. Scarcity drives price. You can’t ignore that, no matter how much you would like to. It is hard (and expensive) to become a doctor, and the fact is that very few people are not only qualified but able to do this. Everyone can flip burgers. It is idiotic to believe that all labor is equal and that labor is thus the real measure of value as the idiotic marxists do. Would you pay a turd polisher the same as you would pay a doctor for services?

    Collectivism don’t work outside the family unit. You can make it look like it does, but eventually perverse incentives (human nature) and the laws of economics will result in the thing collapsing as you run out of other people’s money.

    Thumb up 0

  6. AlexInCT

    That was funny blameme…

    Or maybe it was tragic that I found it funny considering so many people actually believe that shit would work..

    Thumb up 0