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Venezuela: Prevailing Totalitarian Poverty Prevails

2016/07/29

Living in imaginary symbolism

Update: Venezuelan Government: You Are To Leave Your Jobs For 60 Days To Work In the Fields

(via CNBC):

The government of Venezuela has issued a decree that “effectively amounts to forced labor” in an attempt to fix a spiraling food crisis, according to a new report from Amnesty International.A Venezuelan ministry last week announced Resolution No. 9855, which calls for the establishment of a “transitory labor regime” in order to relaunch the agricultural and food sector. The decree says that the government must do what is “necessary to achieve strategic levels of self-sufficiency,” and states that workers can be forcefully moved from their jobs to work in farm fields or elsewhere in the agricultural sector for periods of 60 days.

“Trying to tackle Venezuela’s severe food shortages by forcing people to work the fields is like trying to fix a broken leg with a band aid,” said Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, in a statement.

Via Townhall | August 1, 2016


Socialism In Action: Venezuela Has A New “Forced Labor” Law That Can Require People To Work In Fields…

The law will “guarantee social justice” according to the Socialists in power. S0und familiar?

Via Vice News:

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.” […[

The latest decree states its aim is to “guarantee food supply, social justice, and democracy,” and claims it is necessary as “a defense against the economic war.” It comes at a time when President Maduro is also struggling to hold off efforts by the political opposition to force a referendum on whether he should remain in office.

ZIP | July 29, 2016

Didn’t Pol Pot introduce a similar program in Cambodia? In the end, wasn’t all the blood and bodies used as fertilizer and compost during all that glorious genocidal field work?


Related

Venezuela Implements SERFDOM To Cope With Food Shortages

In a desperate effort to cope with worsening food shortages, the government of Venezuela has approved a new law that allows the government to force citizens into agricultural labor.

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“We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us.”

Directive 10-289

It’s purpose was to freeze the economy in place and to stealthily incorporate slavery to the state using supposed altruistic social pressures and buzz words. Directive 10-289 is modeled on actual practices carried out by various communist states around the globe, although rarely were all of these brought into practice in one fell swoop as they are in Atlas Shrugged.

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See Also

A Model of Delusional Prosperity: Venezuelan Socialism

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