Venezuela – Sean Penn, Bernie Sanders, Jamie Foxx, Michael Moore, Danny Glover, Oliver Stone, all missing in action…
As said in the old American Express commercial, membership has its privileges. The same obviously applies to those in the Venezuelan militia.
And by “membership,” that means being issued one of the dictatorship’s surplus firearms to the nearly half million men, women and children Nicolás Maduro expects to rally to his side in what many expect will be the eventual Venezuelan civil war.
Holding the impressive title of President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Maduro’s socialist workers paradise is in such a state, people have resorted to eating garbage.
With even more demonstrations against Maduro’s iron grip on power scheduled, Fox News reports;
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he will expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias, providing guns to as many as 400,000 loyalists.
The announcement came as Maduro’s opponents are gearing up for what they pledge will be the largest rally yet to press for elections and a host of other demands Wednesday.
The Bolivarian militias, currently at approximately 100,000, were created by the late Hugo Chavez to assist the armed forces in the defense of his revolution from external and domestic attacks.
Speaking to thousands of militia members dressed in beige uniforms gathered in front of the presidential palace, Maduro said that vision remains relevant as Venezuela continues to face “imperialist aggression.”
“A gun for every militiaman!” he cried.
This is Chavismo.
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“Venezuela is dying. Red cancer does not want to leave in peace. Fight with fire!!”
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