Socialist Venezuela and the death of civilisation

Sep 12, 2018 by

by Paul T Horgan, The Conservative Woman:

By June 1953, the workers in Soviet-occupied East Germany had had enough. There was severe rationing, power cuts, and arrests for dissent. Money that could be spent on the people was instead being sent to Moscow or went on security. The tipping point was a state-mandated wage cut disguised as raised work quotas. The streets erupted. Soviet tanks and troops firing live ammunition into crowds restored order.

The Marxist writer Bertolt Brecht expressed his personal disillusion thus:

The Solution

After the uprising of the 17th of June
The Secretary of the Writers Union
Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
Stating that the people
Had forfeited the confidence of the government
And could win it back only
By redoubled efforts.

Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?

Brecht had, ironically, expressed exactly how socialist governments have developed throughout history. What he did not understand is that this suits socialist governments quite nicely.

In East Germany this was expressed through the flight of millions through the only loophole in their prison state, the open border between East and West Berlin. The communists were contemptuous of those who voted with their feet:

‘Both from the moral standpoint as well as in terms of the interests of the whole German nation, leaving the GDR is an act of political and moral backwardness and depravity.

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