Tag Archives: Nicolás Maduro

NEWSFEED MONDAY: Why Leftists Add “Democratic” to Socialism

J Robert Smith

  • March 2, 2020
  • 3 min read

Disinformation [ dis-in-fer-mey-shuhn, dis-in- ]

deliberately misleading or biased information; manipulated narrative or facts; propaganda:

Dictionary.com

[Winston] Smith works at the Ministry of Truth, and his job is to rewrite the reports in newspapers of the past to conform with the present reality. Smith lives in a constant state of uncertainty; he is not sure the year is in fact 1984.

The Conversation, June 12, 2019

THE TAKE

What’s so bad about socialism that leftists have to qualify it with “democratic?” Isn’t socialism supposed to be inherently… democratic?

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NEWS FEED FRIDAY: Bernie’s Socialism isn’t Venezuela’s; What is It then?

J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 13, 2019
  • 2 min read

“To equate what goes on in Venezuela to what I believe is extremely unfair,” Sanders countered.

— Bernie Sanders, Democratic Debate, CBS News, September 13, 2019

QUICK TAKE

There are no Mariachi bands in Bernie Sanders’ version of socialism? No economic collapse. No food shortages. No overrun hospitals. No government jackboots and paid street thugs enforcing the government’s will. No Nicolás Maduro and his ironfisted disaster… in Venezuela – once a stable, peaceful, and prosperous nation.
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