posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 01:54 AM
Originally posted by 33055
They all left due to Chavez. They all had to leave and transfer their business here. They despise this man. I have talks with them about him Chavez. I
even brought up that gas is 6 cents a gallon in Venezuela. They explained to me that even though the gas of gasoline is low, the cost of a comfortable
living is high. A Quiksilver shirt sells for 120 dollars in Venezuelan when the worth of the shirt in The States is merely 12 dollars. Needless to
say, Doral was packed with happy Venezuelans celebrating his death and wishing Venezuelans a speedy recovery to what Hugo Chavez has done to it.
I will try to explain this the best way possible but remember life is not black and white and people are complicated and diverse creatures.
Those people who fled the country were owners of land/business/factory/good paying job etc. They owned things which were nationalized or changed when
Chavez reformed the country. Some people did not like that, some wanted to chase 'the american dream' and wanted to work very hard and wanted lots of
material possessions and that is completely ok, i am glad those Venezuelans were allowed to stay in america to chase their dreams. It is
understandable why they don't like Chavez.
On the other hand, the majority of population doesn't care as much about lots of possessions and working your a$$ off all your life, they just want to
have enough food/shelter/money and barely enough working hours so that they can achieve 'enough' for themselves. Unfortunately, lot of them has been
mislead into believing they not only need such a lifestyle but want it as well - because if they didn't believe it and if they didn't work very hard,
people on the top would not be on top anymore.
Then comes the big recession where it gets clear 'the american dream' is just an illusion and things you have worked hard for gets taken away from you
in an instant. You lose your business, home and stuff. It's the same thing that Chavez has done in Venezuela, right??
Well, the BIG difference is when they take from you in USA they are the only ones who profit from your land, possessions and years of hard work and
leave you with nothing.
When they take from you in Venezuela they try and distribute your wealth to other citizens who don't have as much but you are also taken care for.
Neither economic system is perfect, but one is for people and the other for profit. I like people more and i hope there will come a time when somehow
things can work out for all of us.
ps. the shirt you are talking about is irrelevant information, it's because of import fees (and some juju crazy reasons noone understands) just like a
pair of uggs costs 250$ in europe while in america you pay only 80 bucks.
edit on 6-3-2013 by Exitt because: (no reason given)