What Is Going On In Venezuela?

We have chronicled the collapse of socialism in Venezuela (e.g., here, here, here and here) which, as Scott noted earlier today, may be entering its final stages. Violence has broken out across the country as student protesters against the Maduro regime are being brutally suppressed. When making toilet paper is too complex an enterprise for a country to carry out, the end is near.

This video was made by a Venezuelan woman who lives in America. It is a plea for support for the student protesters. Uploaded to YouTube on Friday, it has been viewed 1.7 million times. If you haven’t seen it, it is well worth six minutes of your time.

When one surveys the misery and havoc that have been wrought by socialism for more than a century, with every socialist experiment ending in bloody disaster, one is reminded of the words of the old Peter, Paul and Mary song: when will they ever learn?