If you have been told that the end result of socialism is poverty and food shortages, you haven’t been told the whole truth. As bad as abject poverty and food and fuel shortages can be, things can always get worse.
A new decree by Venezuela’s government could make its citizens work on farms to tackle the country’s severe food shortages.
That “effectively amounts to forced labor,” according to Amnesty International, which derided the decree as “unlawful.”
In a vaguely-worded decree, Venezuelan officials indicated that public and private sector employees could be forced to work in the country’s fields for at least 60-day periods, which may be extended “if circumstances merit.”
Things are so dire in Venezuela that the ruling government is moving on to slave labor. If the citizens don’t rise up and force out the leftists who have watched over Venezuela’s predictable death spiral, the next thing the people will be facing will be starvation and genocide.
When Hugo Chavez came to power and put the country on the path of socialist utopia, it was predicted by many that the end result would be economic ruin. With the previous examples of Russia, China, Cambodia, North Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam, why would anyone expect Venezuela to turn out any different? But remember this. As bad as things are in Venezuela today, things are about to get worse.
A whole lot worse.