Is the world going nuts, or has it been that way for a long time?
That doesn’t matter. It gets crazier daily.
Do others notice or care?
Venezuelans lack food, toilet paper and other basic necessities. Violent crime is rampant. But their intensely brilliant leaders have found great solutions.
To refer to Venezuela as an economic basket case insults baskets everywhere. The economy is massively controlled, yet planning is a big mystery to Government officials. The Bolivar has been devalued officially, again, as through inflation at about fifty percent annually were not enough to screw the economy and Venezuelans dependent upon it. There is internet censorship and violent crime is endemic, as are power outages and shortages of food and toilet paper.
Perhaps the recent brain spasm of el Presidente Maduro (replacement for the late lamented el Presidente el Thugo Chávez) — a new Ministry of Supreme Happiness — will help the little people; at least it has provided some chuckles. In any event, few voters…
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