from The Daily Bell:
What role is cryptocurrency playing in Venezuela?
What is daily life like in Venezuela right now? Can people work, how are they getting fed?
Is Juan Guaido the legitimate President, or an American puppet?
Is the American military planning to invade?
And could the same Socialist nightmare happen in the USA?
Guillermo grew up in Venezuela and escaped two years ago to Santiago, Chile. Now he works for a business intelligence company researching special economic zones.
He gives his informed perspective on all these questions, and more. From his perspective, Western media is manipulating the facts and intentionally blurring the lines between foreign aid and military intervention.
A few highlights:
On the current Venezuelan government…
“It’s basically just a mafia.”
Are people still eating?
“There’s food, it’s just extremely scarce… but there’s food because there is still black markets.”
“The last time I saw a grocery store full of food I was extremely young, probably age five.”
Could Socialism destroy the United States the way it has ruined Venezuela?
One of the crazy things is that people, at the beginning, tend to be extremely skeptical to the warnings of people. It could happen. It could happen in an extremely short period of time.
The US could change from a Democracy, or let’s say the balance of power it has today, to a complete Socialist dictatorship. That could happen.
And when you say that to an American it may sound a little bit delusional. But the thing is how socialism evolves inside a country, and how the socialist politicians rig and modify the power to make themselves stay in that position and to basically delegate the other people [in power] is one of the things that scares me the most.
That happens really quick. They start to change institutions, they start to change laws that at first might not seem very important, but they are.
And it goes down to collapse very quickly. It could happen to any country.
Is the foreign aid to Venezuela really a U.S. backed coup?
“One of the things the left uses in the media is to try to make this look like a U.S. backed coup, but it’s not like that.”