Hispanics and Socialism, Venezuelan view
Preface: this is serious. Also, the information I derived comes from investigative efforts of my own, given my access to a great number of foreign communities. No articles are supportive or unsupportive of what I report except as may actually represent truths being to to me. In other words, the only research I do in this essay has been routine political interest viewing (mainly YouTube). Many of the c99 are eminently more suited in their research capabilities--and patience--than me to write stories based on larger scale interactions, large enough to generate noticeable media presence.
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Inspiration for this composition: recollection of several personal experiences immediately coming to mind when watching this Tim Pool video. Although the entire video is fascinating, and likely correct, the stimulus is found in the first third: Hispanic antipathy toward socialism. I find the reasoning convincing, based upon my small sampling.
Background: my parents lived many years in Florida's infamous Broward County, current home to DWS. I know the area well--down to Key West and up to Orlando. Many trips in many differing social settings. In the condominium block where my parents dwelt, was a condominium owned by a Venezuelan physician. Never met the man. He stayed in Broward Co. about 6 months a year. Other Venezuelans were around, though I had no interactions. This was 40 years ago.
Venezuelans have been coming into the US in growing numbers since then, though I leave it to those research-minded to derive the actual number. Most of them VZ folks stay in the southeast or NY-NJ. We west coasters get some coming our way, also.
The first two individuals, although fluent in English had about the same interest in Venezuelan politics as most of our citizens have in American politics.
Neither of the pair could assent to or deny that their were large numbers of armed Chavistas in the hinterlands, supportive of Maduro. The economy of the region from which the couple came was doing about the same as usual. This area was not wealthy by any standards but living costs were not high. The pair didn't know much about socialism, Guaido, Maduro. For them, life was going on as usual. Neither affluent nor destitute.
Digression: Recently on Jeopardy, none of the three contestants could identify the picture of Adam Schiff, even when Alex gave this clue: head of House Intelligence Committee.
The second pair I encountered happened to be married to each other--the husband being a neurologist. From Caracas. From the east side of Caracas. Professionally speaking, I was (and am) in awe of his knowledge. He spoke perfect English. In his office, he possessed neurostimulatory medical devices that not even some regional U.S. medical centers possess. He possessed them, he says, until the Health Authorities confiscated all his diagnostic equipment and medications. He was then medically re-located to the West side of Caracas, the lower class area. In this new location, the doctor was not allowed to see private patients. Nor was he permitted to obtain much diagnostic equipment, such as electroencephalogram machine, a neurologist's bread-and-butter, as it were.
The fifth individual, middle class, fluent in English, was not political but had ill feelings toward both Maduro and Guaido. She confirmed that food and households are in short supply or totally lacking. This condition exists apparently pretty much everywhere in the coastal VZ regions, which generally require more wherewithal in order to survive comfortably. Starvation was not reported by the fifth person, but as noted, she was middle-class.
So, three of the five thought ill of socialism. The other two remain oblivious, a condition which has neither helped nor hurt them).
Hispanics and Socialism
If you have watched the video, then you can understand the reticence of many Hispanics, for instance Venezuelans and Cubans to live under socialism. In the current political climate, increasingly dominated by the Squad, Bernie Sanders, Justice Democrats, the raging leftists are antagonizing conservative and anti-socialist moderates from the Dem. Party.
Prediction: repeating an idea I first posted in 2017: the D party will be destroyed by 2020 due to traumatic trifurcation: The raging, virtue-signaling, violence tolerant, woke Dem-Soc faction will be number one. Number two will be the corruptocrats (Hillaryites, Obamaites, etc). Number three will be the progressive realist party, spear-headed, hopefully, by Tulsi Gabbard.