American Socialists Helping Venezuela?
Article from The Daily Wire by Andrew Klavan.
As Latin American dictator Nicolas Maduro receives international condemnation for his refusal to step down as leader of Venezuela, Senator Bernie Sanders, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the media seem to be saying “hands off Maduro.” Andrew Klavan explains in the video below how they have become the tyrant’s “useful idiots” on Tuesday’s episode of “The Andrew Klavan Show.”
All of the left, all these guys, these clowns who have been made stars by the American media — Bernie Sanders, AOC, all these people that the American media supports — they are basically saying “hands off Maduro.” That is what they’re saying, there’s no way around this. Walter Russell Mead, who I touted a couple times on this podcast, he is the new foreign affairs writer for “The Wall Street Journal” — I think he’s like the new Charles Krauthammer, I think he’s a brilliant, brilliant guy. He writes a column today that just opens with a great line, it’s called “Maduro is Putin’s man in Caracas,” and he starts out by saying:
Mead: “During the Cold War, Moscow supported the Latin American Left because it naively thought communism was the wave of the future. These days, a more cynical Kremlin supports the Latin Left because it knows it will fail.”
So this is really important. You know how Lenin called American supporters of the Soviet Union “useful idiots”? He was referring to Bernie Sanders! I mean that is basically who he meant. Bernie Sanders is a useful idiot because Bernie Sanders is still living in the world where the socialist revolution is gonna make everything great. What he doesn’t understand is everywhere that socialism has even the pretense of working, it’s because it is supported by the capitalism of the United States.
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If Bernie is Lenin’s useful idiot, what does that make Ocasio-Cortez? All together now and no profanity please.
The Venezuelan revolution led by Chavez and carried on by Meduro was able to bring some measure of economic and social benefits, such as healh care and education to the poor of Venezuela who had been ignored and marginalized through previous governments who were allied to the US government. By supporting a right wing formerly unknown candidate to be installed as president despite prior election of a president who had support of the poor in Venezuela only surpresses a legitimate aspiration of the Venezuelan poor. Eventually it will seek representation again, but many other Latin American countries have had to have violent revolutions to achieve that. The US should try to avoid that NOT exacerbate the situation, Much of the problem of Venezuela results from the financial freeze on the repatriation of earnings from Citgo to Venezuela. The United States has in effect said we will refuse to pay you for the oil you sold us. Does anyone wonder why Venezuela, who was dependent on oil exports is now bankrupt?
Arnold…you sound like one of the useful idiots folks like Lenin, stalin and today Putin depend on the soew ignorance and propaganda..please STFU!!
Bernie Sanders is more in the category of “useless idiot.”
where is my comment?
Did you erase my comment?
If Venezuela wasn’t rich with oil we wouldn’t give one hoot in hell about who runs the country there. It isn’t our business and I’m sick and god damned tired of my tax dollars being spent on regime change. The American people are the useful idiots of our own government who goes around the world enriching their wealth while making us broke. If you are ‘for liberty’ you are not for toppling Maduro or any other world leader no matter their view. We are not the world police.