Latin Socialism Taking A Big Hit

Two interesting developments in Latin America.

Venezuela, despite more oil than anyone would need to be rich, has hit the skids on lower oil prices and government overspending (i.e. graft). The people have voted for the non-Socialists in droves and now their President is at odds with the newly elected government.

Brazil is looking at Impeachment for their Dear Leaders as the Socialist Government did what all Socialism eventually does and just took too much public money to line too many pockets advance The People’s Causes…

Looks like the Socialists in Venezuela didn’t keep the lights on well enough, have enough jobs growth, or have a working economy. Just like all socialisms, it eventually falls as it fails to do what The People actually want from their government. Not a Grand Revolution. Not a Peoples Paradise. Just make the damn lights stay on, keep the roads fixed, and let folks get a decent job. Oh, and stop screwing up the economy.

Venezuela elections: socialists dealt a blow as opposition wins landslide

Voters dismiss the party of Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro, handing the opposition a resounding victory and marking a major political shift

Venezuela’s opposition has won an overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections in the oil-rich nation, which is mired in economic turmoil and violent crime.

Candidates for the centre-right opposition seized a majority in the national assembly, with most of the results in, marking a major political shift in the country, which set out on a leftist path in 1999 under the late president Hugo Chavez and his project to make Venezuela a model of what he called “21st century socialism”.

Five hours after polls closed the electoral commission said that the opposition had won 99 of the 167 seats in the national assembly. The socialist party won 46. Twenty-two additional seats were still undecided.

Yet despite all that, from the “not catching a clue thrust into his face” department, we have that same dogged sticking to dogma and denial of reality that we are presently seeing in Mr. Obama…

President Nicolás Maduro said his government would “recognize these adverse results and accept them”.

However, he said the outcome of the election did not mean an end to the “Bolivarian revolution” he inherited from Chávez who died in 2013 from cancer.

“We have lost a battle today but now is when the fight for socialism begins,”
he said in a late night address.

Dear Leaders: It’s called “losing big time”. It means the people are Really REALLY Pissed. Perhaps someone can get Obama to notice that this is the End Game of the way he’s headed. Or at least tip off Madam Hillary that she’s up next for the “Venezuelan treatment”

But wait, there’s more!


Folks may remember that the present President of Brazil came in a Socialist who was not as bright as their prior Socialist. The prior one had been “Socialist Lite” in that he’s said he didn’t want to screw up the Brazilian Economic Miracle (based on markets…) by imposing Socialist Economic Doctrine. Well, the new one wanted none of those 1/2 way measures, so hopped back on the Central Authority and Socialist Planning bandwagon along with all the other goodies, handouts, and graft of Socialism Writ Large. The result? The worst economic depression in many years, the end of the Brazilian Economic Miracle, and now, Impeachment Proceedings. (Hey, Obama! Clue Stick!! Whack, Whack!! Hey, Hillary! About those “donations” to your “foundation”: Clue Stick!! Whack! Whack!! WHACK!!!)

Impeachment proceedings begin against Brazil’s President Rousseff
By Marilia Brocchetto, CNN

Updated 11:15 PM ET, Wed December 2, 2015

Story highlights

Multimillion-dollar kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras has plagued Rousseff

Tens of thousands of people have protested across Brazil, calling for her removal

Rousseff denies any wrongdoing

CNN)A bid to impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been launched by the Speaker of the country’s lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha.

Despite her re-election last year, Rousseff’s second term has been marred by a corruption scandal involving her own Workers’ Party that has sent her approval rating plummeting and provoked mass protests.

A sweeping corruption investigation into a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme at the state-run oil company Petrobras has embroiled dozens of the country’s leading businessmen and politicians. The President was the chairwoman of Petrobras during many of the years that the alleged corruption took place.

She has defended Brazilians’ right to protest and acknowledged the need to clean up corruption at Petrobras, but denied any prior knowledge of the alleged kickback scheme.

Hey, UN Paris Climate Summit, er, scheme, er, hustle, er Fraudsters: Clue Stick! Whack! WHACK!!! WHACK WHACK WHACK!!!! (damn it’s hard to get an idea into their head. Almost as hard as getting a broken one out of their heads…)

I sense a great disturbance in the Farce… like the minds of millions of Socialists suddenly thinking “What?! Latin America is rejecting Socialism? It can’t be!

Yet “Realty just is. -E.M.Smith”

May they become much more closely aware of Reality as it is thrust in their faces… and heavy with clue…

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12 Responses to Latin Socialism Taking A Big Hit

  1. philjourdan says:

    And so the BRICS fall on hard times.

  2. tom0mason says:

    Envious eyes and acquisitive hands of the left thought they could steal funds from the open market without cost. Oh dear, how wrong, how very wrong!

  3. omanuel says:

    We all live under the same one-world government now. The UN’s Climate Comference in Paris seems designed to reveal that unpleasant fact to the world.

  4. p.g.sharrow says:

    I feel a great disturbance in the farce!……..:-)
    Well said…pg

  5. Graeme No.3 says:

    “Hugo Chavez and his project to make Venezuela a model of what he called “21st century socialism” Well he succeeded. New century – Same old model.

    The next stage is to declare an emergency and get rid of democracy – experts available from Paris.

  6. Pete Ross says:

    Hasn’t Argentina also voted out the socialists just a few weeks ago? Argentina needs to be added to the list of Latin American states that have booted out the corrupt leftists. (Leftists are always corrupt, there are no honest leftists).

  7. John F. Hultquist says:

    Maduro’s term officially ends in 2019. Look for the well-being of Venezuela to suffer until he and trusted fellow travelers are gone from the country along with whatever loot they have taken. Consider they may not go.
    The place would be better today if the 2002 ousting of Chávez had stuck.
    It is a shame that government had strong support in the US: Senator Chris Dodd, Congressman Bill Delahunt, (ex) Pres. Jimmy Carter, and …
    the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a friend of this odd regime.

    Best of luck to the citizens as this plays out.

  8. E.M.Smith says:

    It does look likeArgentina did a right shift too

    I’d not bothered to look as they had been so socialist so long. I’d given up hope….

    Looks like S. America is going to become an interesting place…

  9. philjourdan says:

    Maybe time to take the snowbird concept a little more south.

  10. omanuel says:

    Both sides in Senator Cruz’s Hearing on AGW – Data or Dogma ignored this empirical fact: The Sun is the Creator & Sustainer of every atom, life and planet in the solar system !

    Click to access Solar_Energy.pdf

    After watching the entire debate, I am convinced the AGW debate cannot be resolved if AGW doubters accept the same FALSE premise as AGW believers: The Sun is a steady heat source (H-fusion reactor) rather than the pulsating remains of a supernova that birthed the solar system five billion years (5 Ga) ago !

    See: “Super-fluidity in the solar interior: Implications for solar eruptions and climate,” Journal of Fusion Energy 21, 193-198 (2002). Or

    The pulsar-centered Sun is known to undergo many cyclic changes that influence Earth’s climate besides the familiar cycles (11 year)

    1. The Hale – Nicholson (22 yrs)

    2. The Gleissberg (87 years)

    3. The De Vries (210 years)

    These well-known causes of climate change were not even mentioned in Senate Hearing:

    Click to access cli267_293.pdf

    The freshman student, Erin Miller, in the photograph on the left side of this post presented irrefutable evidence: The iron-rich Sun is heated by neutron repulsion in its pulsating core at the Sigma Xi Conference in Galveston, TX in 2004:

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