For anyone watching the contemporary experiment in socialism that is Venezeula – a conclusive almost scientific experiment that every young person sympathetic to the system should observe: as starvation became a real thing this week in what was once one of the wealthiest countries in South America, the Venezuelan regime opened its border with Colombia to allow desperate people the opportunity to purchase food and other supplies on the Colombian side of the border.
Get that: To get food and supplies, Venezuelans had to queue up to cross over to neighbouring Colombia – not because Venezuelans have experienced a natural disaster, but because they voted themselves into the political disaster that is socialism. And, see, it is easy to buy food and provisions in Colombia, because they didn’t.
While store shelves sit empty in Venezuela, they teem with food and provisions just next door. The footage below shows the difference between socialism and the free market for any with eyes to see it – and there is no need to speak Spanish to understand the tragedy that is taking place in that country.
The Venezuelan regime opened up the bridge for only a few days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ-Y05rOLcw
Venezuelans streamed toward the border, pleading for liberty and food:
The desperation can be seen in this video: a Venezuelan man crying, kissing and hugging a Colombian soldier. “This government oppresses us a lot…There is no food in Venezuela. God bless you, you are very kind” he cries.