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Maduro and his socialist dictatorship is claiming that the U.S. is causing this when Maduro and his dictatorship have total control over all infrastructure in Venezuela.
Technically this part is true. If it were not for the hard work and ingenuity of all the peoples that came before. Your father would never have that store. He'd have been a hunter gatherer with a 20 year life span assuming he survives child birth, predation, a minor injury that was lethal then but easily curable now, etc.
Revolution is always an option should enough people get on board, and should they do so and decide your dad's store is theirs... well it's theirs, because the strength of any society is the people and their willingness to work with, accept, and support said society.
The elite are using the power of money, connections, and control of the very system of government and laws that they have to subjugate and control the majority.
I mean seriously, you tell me how in the hell, with the current system, the misinformation everywhere, the rampant corruption, and massive advantage the rich have over the common man to influence politics in their favor, and the corrupt media trying to pin everyone against each other, and utterly crush any serious attempt by the people to organize that we even have a chance? Especially when the elite have learned how to twist protest messages by inserting fake protesters, and making every group become and appear violent by association with these bought and paid for criminals.
Here's how I view society, society first came into being and exists as a means for people to band together and work as one to combat the elements, defend against predators, and take advantage of the varying skills of the group to improve upon and increase the ability for man to survive and improve our quality of life and create a safe environment for our future generations.
This is the problem with capitalism...
This is the problem with socialism...
Both are horrible failures at performing the role, purpose and function of society.
I'd love to be able to bridge that gap, unfortunately I've grown so, so tired of trying. The divide is absurdly strong.
Plus the elite feel too entrenched to stop in any reasonable way.
I'm not one hundred percent certain Trump is not part of the plan. Looks can be deceiving. It would not be the first time the wool has been pulled over our eyes.
BTW as for old people, in my line of work I've run into several who rely on government because they have no one else
As for the MAGA slogan, it's full of #, the US was never great, I can't think of a single government that's ever existed I'd call great. There were times it was less detestable than others, and I do support our nation. I do recognize that some things were better in other times, but at the same time, some things were much, much worse.
Even the situation in Venezuela is starting to feel staged. Oh and before anyone get's upset I don't mean all the suffering is not real, it most certainly is. The people staging all this crap are varying degrees of sociopaths and psychopaths, they have no remorse and no morals (Not saying everyone with these conditions are 100% monsters, but these ones are), and will happily create massive suffering if it fits their narrative and gets them what they want.
I'm starting to get paranoid I guess, I have no idea what to believe anymore and no amount of reasonable research will get anyone to the truth, and even if we do find the truth, the muck of disinformation is so damn thick, the chance we'll recognize the truth when we see it is about as likely as winning the lotto.