Our friends over at Campus Reform attended an anti-Maduro protest in Washington, D.C., to get a sense of what real Venezuelans think about the socialist policies installed in their native country.
The Venezuelan protesters urged caution about promoting the far-left policies implemented in Caracas, where socialism has caused a full-blown economic, political, and humanitarian crisis of unprecedented proportions.
“People are eating from trash bags in the street, so how has socialism actually helped the country?” asked a woman who took part in the protests.
“I don’t think any Venezuelan can really like socialism because we’ve seen it put in place,” responded one protester.
“It’s not a game. It is not a game. It is not the route to go. It is not possible. It is not feasible. Don’t fall for it,” said another.
“We’ve seen what happens when socialism takes to the extreme,” said a woman wearing a Venezuelan hat and a Venezuelan flag.
“Check your history. Look at the news. Look at all the countries that have failed under socialist government, like Cuba, like Venezuela,” another protester responded.
Considering that a large swath of the Left is now pushing a full-blown socialist Green New Deal, it doesn’t appear that they’ve spoken to enough people who have actually been forced to live under these failed policy ideas.