Venezuela experienced the “mother of all marches” in mid-April. It was a life-threatening wave of anti-government protests that rose up due to the government not being able to meet the basic needs of its citizens. However, the struggle for Venezuelans to find food, water, and essential resources has been ongoing since President Nicolas Maduro’s highly unpopular socialist policies have afflicted the country. If only Maduro was out of power, maybe the devastation that The New American writer Michael Tennant reported on will cease. He stated,
While Maduro’s political opponents are busy protesting his heavy-handed rule, however, the vast majority of Venezuelans are simply trying to get by in an economy devastated by socialism. The inflation rate reached 800 percent in January, unemployment is on its way to 25 percent, and food and medicine are in short supply and often too expensive for the average person. Some poor Venezuelans have taken to eating garbage, stray cats and dogs, and even flamingos and anteaters to avoid starvation. The average Venezuelan lost 19 pounds last year, according to a study by three leading Venezuelan universities.
But what are Venezuelans to do? Is protesting the answer? Similarly, when Americans don’t like what their government is doing, should they barbarically start protests and riots that harm others in the process? Will there be a change then?
For answers to these questions, turn to a book by George Orwell, Animal Farm
. This book warns of the dangers of political innocence through the perspective of farm animals. A boar offers a vision that the animals no longer have to have humans control them. The story goes through the trials and tribulations of three pigs: Napoleon, Snowball, and Squealer on their path to “Animalism” by driving the farmer off the farm. By the end of the book, there’s seems to be no difference between humans and animals. One reading this tale should be wondering why Orwell seemingly supports this sort of uprising. He answers the question in George Orwell: Life in Letters
But I did mean it to have a wider application in so much that I meant that that kind of revolution (violent conspiratorial revolution, led by unconsciously power-hungry people) can only lead to a change of masters.
Similarly, America has been gradually led down a socialistic path, no matter who has been in charge. Power has shifted from one political party to another without a change in agenda, merely the speed and method in which the agenda is accomplished. While it may seem that once the “tyrant” is out of office outcomes will improve, only an educated electorate will produce constitutionalists who abide by their oath of office. There is no quick fix to this problem, but The John Birch Society knows the problem and has the long term solution for results. Join with like-minded citizens to get to the root of the problem. Contact your field staff coordinator
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