Hungry In Venezuela? Take A Number

Tyler Durden's picture

With Venezuela declaring war on the black-market dollar (and any and all capitalist free-market activity that produces margins above government mandates) the stories of empty shelves of toilet paper and food continue - as do the bloody protests (despite President Maduro's proclamation that the 'terrorists' have been beaten).


But to truly get a sense of life in Venezuela, the following image may bring back ugly memories for some...



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Deathrips's picture

Socialism ...Bitchezzzz!


Starvation...the solution to the toilet paper problem.




BlackChicken's picture

Next time you hear some lame crap about national ID's just remember what it's really for.

RacerX's picture

Trust us. It's for your own protection.

jbvtme's picture

looks like one of those fake holocaust tattoos

wallstreetaposteriori's picture

Let them eat bitcoins...  or in foneystars case... a bunch of dicks.

jimmytorpedo's picture

Maybe they should trade oil for meth with N Korea?

Supernova Born's picture

Why don't they just come here?

It's not far. Pumping it they are, Kachunk...kachunk... kachunk... Day and night.

It's all free. Food, housing and first world medicine...all FREE in the Federal Reserves' company scrip based company store.

Paradise! Three thousand miles from here. Fresh water. Plenty of sunshine. Nothing to do but breed!

max2205's picture

Yes, I'll have the 1832 medium, with a small drink

Scarlett's picture

to guy above:  nobody wants bitcoin until they are under hyperinflation or cyprused.  by then, everyone wants but cannot get them.

TheReplacement's picture

The financial world as we know it has ended.  Would you accept a bitcoin for your last can of coffee/booze/whatever?

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

For short season, bankster class is absolute rule, but soon, bankster token of exchange is as vapor. If token cannot to eat, keep warm, give shelter, is nothing worthless. Except copper. Long copper.

zaphod's picture

You forgot lead Boris, preferably lead with brass wrapped around it.

Calmyourself's picture

N Korea would but their only tanker is in flames off the coast of libya...  Dang, winnin!

tmosley's picture

But their bitcoins held their value better than their fiat paper.  THAT IS THE POINT.

A Venezuelan with bitcoin could flee the country and take 100% of his assets with him via bitcoin.  With gold he risks confiscation.

TheReplacement's picture

Suppose it becomes like that in the US.  What does that say about the state of the rest of the world?  There probably won't be too many places to which you might want to and be able to run. 

When it happens here, it will not be like Venezuela.  There are places to go from there.  The world will be burning with us, so to speak.  Any parts not falling apart will be very well dictated to. 

That's my theory.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

This time is different.

When Venezuela is chaos, BitCoin is carry to USA. But when USA is fail, where is carry BitCoin...? USSA is end game, last holdout.

shutdown's picture

To go with the fake holocast. We're finally learning not to fall for whatever nonsense puked out by The Man.

SilverIsKing's picture

What's the big deal?  It simply washes off with soap and water.

Poor Grogman's picture

Where you gonna get the soap?

Oxbo Rene's picture

I make soap ! ! ! !

$10.00 a bar ........

Omegaman2211's picture

"With enough soap you can blow up just about anything..."

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Be careful not drop in communal shower!

Tabarnaque's picture

Be careful, they will jail you for that...

jbvtme's picture

and make soap out of you...and lampshades, wallets, whathaveyou...

shutdown's picture

Not even the Jews believe that silly garbage any longer. 

ihatecats's picture

Ike said some sonofabitch would come along and say this never happened

Tim_'s picture

Eisenhower's West Point graduating class yearbook identified him as a "terrible Swedish-Jew."

Other Losses: The Shocking Truth Behind the Mass Deaths of Disarmed German Soldiers and Civilians Under General Eisenhower's Command

"More than five million German soldiers in the American and French zones were crowded into barbed wire cages, many of them literally shoulder to shoulder. The ground beneath them soon became a quagmire of filth and disease. Open to the weather, lacking even primitive sanitary facilities, underfed, the prisoners soon began dying of starvation and disease. Starting in April 1945, the United States Army and the French army casually annihilated about one million men, most of them in American camps" (p. xix).

"Eisenhower's hatred, passed through the lens of a compliant military bureaucracy, produced the horror of death camps unequaled by anything in American military history. In the face of the catastrophic consequences of this hatred, the casual indifference expressed by the SHAEF officers is the most painful aspect of the U.S. Army's involvement" (p. xx).

A Nanny Moose's picture

First rule of Project Mayhem is...

Ness.'s picture

Paper Street Soap Company ;)

Offthebeach's picture

You get soap from dumpsters behind twat fatvac clinics. Didn't you see the movie?

nmewn's picture

Where you gonna get the soap?

ROTFL!!!...thanks for that!

caustixoid's picture

We're ALL being habituated to wearing approval - go to the club - get a stamp.   Go the all-inclusive resort - wear a wristband.   This isn't much different.  

The question is whether your permanent  ID will be your cellphone or your implanted RFID chip? or will biometrics make it all blissfully invisible? 

zebrasquid's picture

As you can see, there is no soap...maybe no water, either...

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Not to worry, Venezuelans.  All your problems will disappear when you let your Oligarchs take over again, and they align with our American Oligarchs.

Ever notice how Capitalism* + Socialism** works in some countries, and results in a stable society with a high standard of living, but not in others?  E.g.

[a] It works in: Canada, Germany, Japan, Scandinavian countries, Switzerland, Gulf Oil Countries

[b] It does NOT work in: Africa, most parts of Latin America...

I think I know why:  You have Oligarchs (the richest families who actually 'own' the country) in all these countries.  The difference is that in Group [a] the Oli's are "enlightened" and progressive.  They actually believe that the strength of their country lies in a healthy and educated population that earns a decent income.  The Oli's in Group [b] however are leftovers from Colonial/Feudal days, who think that the sun rises and sets with them -- and screw everyone else.   Depending on which type of Oli's you got, there is either healthy or unhealthy 'tension' between the rulers and the ruled.

In the case of Latin America, the Oli's in Argentina and Venezuela are the [b] type, who are closely linked to the Oli's in the US.  Both sets of Oli's think that the sun rises and sets on them, and "screw the peasants".  The US Oli's (Bankers and Neocons) are simply 'helping' create enough Chaos in these two Latin countries, to bring about Uprisings and Change the "They can believe in", i.e. the kind that brings the Latin Oli's back into power, and bring back Order. 

OIW:  You Neocons and Feudal Lords and pals with our Neocons and Feudal Lords.


* Capitalism = The Private or Oligarch-driven redistribution of labor and wealth

** Socialism = Government-driven redistribution of labor and wealth

nmewn's picture

Thas some serious mental masturbation Kirk. Oligarchs (rulers) are oligarchs. Period.

Both A & B types want to trade you something you already have or can easily get for yourself, for something they say, only they can provide FOR YOU.

All you have to do is submit.

I'm not in the habit of submitting to anything or anyone, its very enlightening & progressive, this way of thinking ;-)

headhunt's picture

National ID's for the citizens and the illegals get to walk around like ... well Americans (of yesteryear)

zebrasquid's picture

Yeah, and the real racists get away with calling those that challenge them racists..

TheReplacement's picture

Tom Ridge was on orly today predicting DNA/biometrics for international travel.  Funny.  A plan goes missing and there are already calls for more control.

Shyysiryxius's picture

First they tattoo your arm for food, then you disappear.

SilverIsKing's picture

One observation about that photo.  What are those people shopping for?  Are they looking for shelves for their garages?

TheGermanGuy's picture

It's socialism... people pretend to work and the government pretends to pay them

headhunt's picture

We are much better off - our government said we do not even have to work.

So we got that going for us.

Calmyourself's picture

How long will the folks pretend to eat?

Baby Eating Dingo22's picture

They're pushing carts like they're gonna find something. Seems staged.


Bunders's picture

Or maybe they're desperately hoping that there's at least a hot pocket or something left. So that they can use it as toilet paper.