Venezuela’s opposition legislature has declared a “nutritional emergency,” proclaiming that the country simply does not have enough food to feed its population. The move comes after years of socialist rationing and shortages that forced millions to wait on lines lasting as long as six hours for a pint of milk, a bag of flour, or carton of cooking oil.
More disturbing for Americans is that we are following that same path as our nations young obviously haven’t been taught the past, condemning us to repeat it. According to a recent survey, 43 percent of Millennials (people under 30) have a very or somewhat favorable view of socialism, despite history.
Socialism: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.
Communism: a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST HISTORY IS LITTERED WITH DEATH BY STARVATION
In researching for this article I ran into a Breitbart article over at Steve Quayle’s site,titled “Venezuela Declares Another Emergency: It Has Run Out of Food”, following that link was a note which stated “SQ-AMERICAS HEADLINES SOON- AS THE SOCIALIST /COMMUNISTS HISTORY IS LITTERED WITH DEATH BY STARVATION-‘FOOD IS THE ULTIMATE WEAPON’-‘GLOBAL CULLING’ IS UNDERWAY’!”
After a series of emails with Quayle we are reminded of how food has been used as a weapon throughout history from Chinese, Russian and German dictators to U.S. government against Native Americans.
A Few Examples:
Pol Pot: (1925-1998) and his communist Khmer Rouge movement led Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. During that time, about 1.5 million Cambodians out of a total population of 7 to 8 million died of starvation, execution, disease or overwork.
Joseph Stalin: Starting in the late 1920s, Joseph Stalin launched a series of five-year plans intended to transform the Soviet Union from a peasant society into an industrial superpower. His development plan was centered on government control of the economy and included the forced collectivization of Soviet agriculture, in which the government took control of farms. Millions of farmers refused to cooperate with Stalin’s orders and were shot or exiled as punishment. The forced collectivization also led to widespread famine across the Soviet Union that killed millions.
The Turks – Armenian Genocide: On April 24, 1915, the Armenian genocide began. That day, the Turkish government arrested and executed several hundred Armenian intellectuals. After that, ordinary Armenians were turned out of their homes and sent on death marches through the Mesopotamian desert without food or water.Frequently, the marchers were stripped naked and forced to walk under the scorching sun until they dropped dead. People who stopped to rest were shot.
Nazi Germany – The Hunger Plan: An economic management scheme created by Nazi Germany during World War II, that was put in place to ensure that Germans were given priority in food supplies at the expense of the inhabitants of the German-occupied Soviet territories. This plan was developed during the planning phase for the Wehrmacht (German Armed Forces) invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 (Operation Barbarossa). Germany itself was running low on food supplies, and the same problem faced the various territories occupied by Germany. The fundamental premise behind the Hunger Plan was that Germany was not self-sufficient in food supplies during the war, and to sustain the war it needed to obtain the food from conquered lands at any cost. It was an engineered famine, planned and implemented as a rational act of policy for the benefit of the German nation above all others. The plan as a means of mass murderwas outlined in several documents, including one that became known as Goring’s Green Folder.
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