“The closest thing you can find to a socialist success story is Bolivia, which is not really a socialist success story. And, at any rate, would you actually want to live in Bolivia? Would you prefer it to here?”
(Matt Walsh – Daily Wire) As the socialist country of Venezuela falls apart before our eyes — once the wealthiest country in South America, and now, after decades of socialism, a failed state — it is troubling to note that many in my generation wish to adopt the same system that led directly to the chaos we are seeing in that country….
Almost half of those in the Millennial and Generation Z generations say they would prefer to live under socialism, and they are being rapidly herded to that position by the the prominent avowed socialists in the Democratic Party like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Following demographic trends, it is not inconceivable that we could have our own Venezuela moment in another 20 or 30 years.
But for anyone still on the fence about whether to advocate socialism or not, I think there is a very simple test that should clarify things for you. Take a look at the socialist countries in the world today. Would you like to live in any of these places? If socialism is a good idea — let alone a path to Utopia, which is how AOC presents it — then there should be in existence today a number of socialist countries that you, a socialist, might consider moving to. So, which one? Venezuela? North Korea? China? Tanzania? Sri Lanka? Nicaragua? Would you even want to spend a weekend in any of these places.