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Welcome to Bolshevaria, A Chavismo Bolivarian Paradise

2017/08/06

Ayn Rand‘s Directive 10-289 in her 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged  is modeled on actual practices carried out by various communist regimes around the globe, although rarely are all of these brought into practice in one fell swoop as they are in Rand‘s  quasi dystopian philosophical fiction.; there is however, some proof that collectivism does indeed evolve into the enslavement  of societies.

Applied Utopia: Bolivarian Bolsheviks on Parade . . . and then some.

Bolivarianism and the “Bolivarian Revolution” refers to a leftist social movement and political process, its political doctrines enjoy currency in parts of Hispanic America, especially Venezuela.  The movement was led by late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, the founder of the Fifth Republic Movement and later the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.


“Let them take away whatever they want. We are capable of eating a stick, or instead of frying two eggs, fry two rocks, and we will eat fried rocks, ” he said, “but no one can beat us.” — Francisco Rangel, governor of the state of Bolívar.  ‘Let Them Eat Rocks’ Suggests Socialist Pig in Venezuela  (This is not from Orwell’s Animal Farm)

Venezuela‘s Recent Totalitarian (R)evolution

Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez back under house arrest 2017/08/06

Venezuelan asylum seekers in Mexico surge as crisis deepens 2017/08/05

Venezuela may be on the brink of civil war . . .  2017/07/31

Violence flares in Caracas at anti-Maduro march …  2017/07/22

The Meltdown in Venezuela’s Currency Is Deepening 2017/07/21

Hugo’s revolution is now a first-rate humanitarian crisis 2017/03/27

Venezuela Muzzles Legislature, Moving Closer to One-Man Rule  2017/03/20

2016

How Much Longer Can Venezuela Go on Like This? 2016/10/29

Update: Venezuelan Government: You Are To Leave Your Jobs For 60 Days To Work In the Fields  2016/08/01

Venezuela’s military has taken control of Food production and distribution 2016/07/13

Disaster: Venezuelan hospitals lack basic medical supplies, soap, and even gloves–babies dying are common  2016/05/20

Venezuela: Food and Medicine Shortages Are a Government Policy 2016/05/20

Venezuela Is Out of Food: Here’s What an Economic Collapse Really Looks Like  2016/02/14

2015

Is Venezuela The Next Foreign Policy Crisis? 2015/12/04

Venezuela state under martial law against (petrol and food) smugglers 2015/08/23

Venezuelan President Blames US for Supermarket Riot That Left One Dead  2015/08/04

Venezuela rations power as demand soars on hot weather  2015/04/28

UNDERSTANDING THE VENEZUELAN DEBACLE 2015/04/22

2014

Sliding oil prices leave socialist Venezuela on brink of financial collapse 2014/12/25

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Wait there’s more:

Venezuela opposition slams ‘desperate’ Maduro state of emergency
“Venezuela Is on the Brink of Social Collapse,” National Guardsman
Venezuela’s Opposition Must Act Now to Get Rid of Socialism
Dystopia: Venezuelans Are Now Killing Cats, Dogs, and Birds For Food Because Socialism Can’t Provide
Venezuela: Countless Wounded after 5,000 Loot Supermarket

Just a note:

Maria Gabriela Chávez, the most prominent of late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez’s four children, is believed to be the wealthiest person in Venezuela, with a reported net worth nearing $4.2 billion.


Directive 10-289 – Bolivarian Style

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

Point One makes it illegal for workers to quit or be fired. All workers, wage earners and employees of any kind whatsoever shall henceforth be attached to their jobs and shall not leave nor be dismissed nor change employment, under penalty of a term in jail. The penalty shall be determined by the Unification Board, such Board to be appointed by the Bureau of Economic Planning and National Resources. All persons reaching the age of twenty-one shall report to the Unification Board, which shall assign them to where, in its opinion, their services will best serve the interests of the nation.
Point Two forbids business closings. All industrial, commercial, manufacturing and business establishments of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth remain in operation, and the owners of such establishments shall not quit nor leave nor retire, nor close, sell or transfer their business, under penalty of the nationalization of their establishment and of any and all of their property.
Point Three abolishes patents and copyrights.
Point Four prohibits the introduction of “new devices, inventions, products, or goods of any nature whatsoever.” (p.505)
Point Five makes it illegal for firms to expand or contract production relative to the Basic Year.
Point Six enjoins everyone to spend the same amount of money as they spent in the Basic Year.
Point Seven imposes universal price controls.
Point Eight makes the Unification Board (Gov’t) the final arbiter and interpreter of the directive

Atlas Shrugged — Ayn Rand

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