Molyneux Is Wrong About Venezuela and Wrong about Socialism

by Eric Striker

YouTube sensation Molyneux is joining a chorus of disenchanted libertarian newcomers to the “alt-right” in claiming the hydro electric power and food rationing in Venezuela are a tell-tale sign that Hugo Chavez’s socialist project is a failure.

Conservatives and libertarians alike are reposting pictures of brown people cueing up outside of supermarkets as definitive evidence that capitalism is superior. The excitement is palpable, the bow-tie wearing objectivists (although not exactly Molyneux himself) are crossing their fingers for a famine and inevitable massive third world exodus into Western countries in hopes of being able to tell “statists”–‘I told you so!’.

I won’t get into the importance of Venezuela, regardless of its internal problems, in its fight against Judeo-globalism besides Iran and Russia that should be of interest to all nationalists. Even sticking to plain economic facts betrays the Molyneux ideology.

Since transitioning the country towards a Socialist orientation in 2005, Venezuela’s economy–in spite of perpetual political instability created by American intelligence and its local Jewry (unless Molyneux really thinks the Rocket launchers being fired at police in the streets of Caracas fall down from the sky)–has grown dramatically. Venezuela, regardless of its current issues, is today one of the wealthiest countries in Latin America (only behind white majority states Uruguay and Argentina, who have a 12 point IQ advantage over Venezuela), when shortly prior to Chavez it was one of the poorest.

To compare apples and apples, let us take Colombia and Venezuela side by side. The free market think-tank “Heritage Foundation” ranks Colombia as the third most liberal and business friendly economy in Latin America, while Venezuela is 29th (only above Cuba). Colombia’s population amounts to 48 million (vs Venezuela’s significantly smaller 30 million), with the racial demographics of both countries being practically identical. It’s true that Venezuela is blessed with large oil reserves, but so is Colombia. Venezuelan oil exports account for about $58 billion dollars a year, while Colombia exports half of that in oil. With that said, Colombia’s economy,due to access to most of the world’s markets, is far more diverse than Venezuelas, and their cumulative exports are almost the exact same (around $60 billion).

So basically, Colombia and Venezuela are carbon copies of one another, except Colombia has the advantage of a much larger population, preferential investment from the US, and not being made a pariah by international finance and its plutocratic political establishment. The only other major difference is that Colombia is a free market haven, while Venezuela is a socialist economy with a few market characteristics (not all of it is planned).

And of course, prior to Chavez’s transition to socialism in 2004-2005 , their respective GDPs per capita (approximate spending power of average citizens) showed this parity. In 2003, the GDP per capita of Colombia was $2,246 , while Venezuela’s was $3,233. 10 years later, in 2014, Venezuela’s GDP per capita grew to $16,614–one of the highest in the Western hemisphere–and left Colombia in the dust at its current paltry $7,907. The GDP of Venezuela also surpassed supposed free market miracle Chile in 2014, though that comparison is not really honest due to vast differences between the two states in dynamics and race.

(I will debunk the largely fictitious neo-con propaganda about the Chilean economic miracle on another date. Poverty in Chile actually rose from 17% in 1969 to 45% in 1985, even if their stock market–like in today’s America even though the country is quickly declining into a third world slum for every day people–hit historic highs.)

The reason Venezuela is currently suffering long lines for food and occasional blackouts is because of a severe drought that is hurting everyone in that region, especially neighboring Colombia. Free market Colombia has a hydro powered electrical system just like Venezuela, and they’re rationing power just like in Venezuela. It’s true that you don’t see Colombians lining up to shop at supermarkets like in Venezuela, but that’s because  the price of food in Colombia has just shot up by 80% , so instead of waiting a little extra on line, you can watch food nobody can buy rot on the shelves. Maybe for luckier Colombians, they might be able to strike a deal with the many hoarders who will give you some food in exchange for a night with your daughter.   The Colombian peso is worthless just like the Venezuelan Bolivar right now, largely because both depend on oil prices–not national economic systems.

So when is Molyneux going to make a video about Colombia? In the end, Venezuela’s socialist economy–despite Moly and co using inflammatory assertions like the country is two weeks away from famine–will weather this storm. People will have to wait a few more hours for toilet paper and their fruits and vegetables, but they’ll go home with something. On the other hand, average Colombians will be wiping with who knows what and eating rice without the beans, probably donated by Uncle Sam who will also artificially bolster its peso on the world market, as usual.

Since emigration between two ideologically distinct neighbors is often touted as evidence of one’s supremacy over the other (IE, Cuban’s washing up on Miami Beach), it should be noted that virtually the only major movements of immigration are from Colombia to Venezuela, and virtually never the reverse.

If you’re serious about breaking with conservatism and joining the radical camp, perhaps its time to re-examine your baggage. If the National Review lied to you about race, why wouldn’t they be lying about their bow-tie cuckenomics as well?

When 45% of Colombians live like this in one of the most neo-liberal countries in the Western hemisphere:
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Perhaps the Pinochet cheerleaders flooding the nationalist movement with their irreconcilable (with nationalism) Jewish ideologies of hyper-individualism ought to realize that anti-capitalists can post pictures too. Poverty in Venezuela of this magnitude once exceeded Colombias (54%) , but Chavez’s socialist revolution put the nations riches back into their hands and reduced this figure to 27%.  There are definitely some positives to a market economy, but the conservative fanatics who are still fighting the Cold War and can’t give credit where it is due are only doing themselves, and the emerging nationalist movement in the United States, a disservice by burdening it. The Libertarian party is running someone, that’s where you belong. The serious patriotic movements (Golden Dawn, Nordic Resistance Movement, NPD) all realize the great and often obscured advantages of a socialist economy.

From a white point of view, by and large successful experiments (by third world standards) like Venezuela are a positive, since it means people will stay in their own country. From a basic human point of view, people doing better by their own hand is good in and of itself.

Globalism and our race’s genocide are intricately linked to the plutocratic capitalist system, and that is undeniable.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Kris Polk says:

    Interesting piece! As a former leftist-turned-nationalist, my views on Venezuela have been a bit of a boomerang, though of course I’m more realistic about it than I used to me.
    Comparing Venezuela to Chile is of course downright silly, and I somehow suspected this even before being redpilled on race without quite knowing why. It’s as silly as comparing “Democrat” Detroit to “Republican” SLC.
    However, one thing that does seem to stick out is the out of control levels of violence in Venezuela. Honduras since the “right-wing” (whatever that means) coup in 2009 became exceptionally violent even by Central American standards, only to be recently overtaken by Venezuela. But while Colombia may be terribly violent, Venezuela seems to have gotten much, much than it was even in the bad old capitalist days. On one hand it seems that even if Chavez is an improvement economically, his ideology and rhetoric seems unable to understand and deal with the culture of criminality that preys on a growing middle class and thrives on rhetoric of the ‘oppressed’ underclass, but I also wonder if there’s any real evidence that Venezuela’s crime numbers really are being exaggerated or if anti-regime police and elements in the government really are trying to undermine law and order. Do you know of any such evidence.

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    1. Hey Kris, unfortunately the crime rate in Venezuela is insanely high. The problem with Chavez’s 21st century socialism is not economic, but philosophical, it assumes that if you improve the living standards of impulsive and violent people that they no longer will be so. This has proven to be incorrect, but really, even then, Venezuela is less dangerous than many American cities.

      The lack of authoritarianism in Venezuela required to keep mulattoes and indios in line is the problem. Neo-Liberal governments throughout Latin America haven’t succeeded either. The only country that has a colored majority yet is basically crime free is Cuba.

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  2. Maria Ferro says:

    The writer does not have any idea at all ,, as all the ” the left wing ” people does not have of what is going on in Venezuela and how the ” Socialismo del Siglo XXI ” was able of destroy a prosperous country.He says Venezuela’s GPD is $16664( a lie ) when 80% of the population actualy makes less of $ 8 dayly. I as full time University professor make $ 700 a month.No one can survive today earning that money with an inflation of 780% anually. All what they know todo is blame the US, the conservatives and libertarians.

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    1. The data I use in this piece is all from the World Bank. Just because you know some poor people doesn’t mean that the GDP per capita of the country is inaccurate. In the US I know some homeless people who only make $20 dollars a day, but that doesn’t reflect on the average person. If the World Bank, which has 0 reason to lie or cover for the Venezuelan government, says the GDP per capita is $16,000, why should I believe you when you claim “80% of people live on $8 dollars or less per day” ? Where is the evidence?

      It says a lot that population movements between Colombia and Venezuela are always one way, IE, Colombians trying to escape and move to Venezuela. If the market system was so superior, the Venezuelan government wouldn’t have had to close its border with Colombia with the military to stop the chaos from the immigrants flooding them.

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    2. In the US , if you were to start encouraging people to go out and riot on TV, especially if you are the MAYOR as happened in Caracas, you would be locked up and sent to Supermax.

      Right now, Saudi Arabia is teetering on bankruptcy, Russia narrowly avoided a collapse and still isn’t out of the forest yet. The collapse in oil prices–being artificially kept low by the United States– combined with the drought, are impacting everyone as badly or worse than Venezuela, including the countries with systems you want Venezuela to return to, which are run by Jews and plutocratic billionaires and average people have no rights. Judeo-Capitalist Colombia has a number of advantages over Venezuela, like an entrenched cocaine trade that rapidly gets them 25% of their hard currency, yet is still doing far worse in the present situation.

      If the Chavistas were to collapse tomorrow, life would be exponentially worse for every day people. Upper class Venezuelan families like yours think taking all of your countries lower classes and sending them to white countries like America or Argentina or Canada is the solution, just like Mexico’s elites. I’d prefer they just make what they can work.

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  3. kerberos616 says:

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