Once again it’s that time of year where the Socialists of every nation illustrate what their horrific ideology would actually be like in practice with #EarthHour. But one only has to look at the “Worker’s Paradise™” of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to see their plans in full flour.
So instead of traditional celebration #VenezuelaHour will simulate the abject horror of living under the Left’s Socialist National agenda. However, one cannot get the full impact of this short a time span. The garbage eating contest would take up the better part of that time at best, but this is just to get the flavor of things.
Some suggestions to kick off the festivities:
First off there is the previously mentioned Venezuela version of “Recycling”, Searching through a dustbin trying to find some edible bits and chowing down – Yum! What better way to pretend to be one with Gaia but by eating that which is destined for a landfill in a place where “recycling” isn’t just a frivolous activity but a way to stay alive.
Forget about driving given that petrol is unavailable in a nation with the world’s largest oil reserves. One can only marvel at the special level of genius that it took to mess up the system to the point of requiring the importation of gasoline in an oil rich nation, but Nicholas Maduro was up to the task, Bravo Comrade!
Then there is the queuing up for hours to buy food and having it spoil when the power fails. And remember that bakery products are strictly regulated under the #MaduroDiet guidelines.
There is also the celebration of gun control – always a favorite of the “Colectivos” – where one can revel in the crime free paradise of Caracas (with strict people control) and dodge bullets merely trying to find something to eat.
And last but certainly not least, there are the wonders of #MaduroCare. The sheer horror of national Socialized medicine cannot be simulated but over the span of days in hospital. Who needs those newfangled contraptions and technologies from the 19th century anyway?
Meanwhile those of us celebrating the supreme benefits of liberty and the free market will be sure to turn on every light possible in our humble abodes as a way of ‘highlighting’ what those principles have brought to the world. We don’t have to live in the dark because freedom has illuminated the way forward.
[The requisite /sarcasm tag has been left out of this commentary as a way of reducing our carbon footy print – much like turning off the lights in a TV studio or have the background of a search engine coloured black]