Venezuela Style Martial Law, Is It Coming to the United States?

VenezuelaAlan Greenspan on Thursday May 26 told Fox News that Venezuela is now under martial law and that “America is next.” He said that what was happening in Venezuela was inevitably going to take place in the US.  Former Reagan budget director David Stockman on Wednesday told Neil Cavuto the U.S. could be on the verge of a market economic collapse.

So that brings up the question what is happening in Venezuela.  Well for preppers this may very well prove to be a good primer of what can happen here.  They are already having food shortages, riots, chaos and looting.  I would not be surprised if within a few days the army is shooting the rioters and looters in the street.  Now these rioters are desperate people who are starving, they are not out stealing televisions they want food.

Supermarket shelves in Venezuela are  bare, and power shortages are so severe that government offices are now open only two days a week. The health care system has collapsed, the crime rate is one of the world’s worst, and inflation is rapidly eroding what remains of the currency’s value.

“The economy has gone from bad to worse to horrific,” said Jason Marczak, director of the Latin America Economic Growth Initiative at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, part of the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based research organization. “The Venezuelan government is doing a good job of leading itself into chaos.”

Now you wonder how a country with the largest oil reserves in the world could get itself into this conditionThe socialist policies of state ownership, unfettered spending, subsidies, domestic price controls and massive government regulations are responsible.

Price controls are an interesting example.  They have been placed on food staples in an attempt to make food more available to the poor.  The problem is that the prices were less than the cost of producing the products.  As a result, manufactures quite producing these foods.  Less food was available in the government-controlled stores.  Corruption increased and food from the government-controlled stores was diverted into the black market and sold at high prices.  As a result, there is less food available for the poor.

This is the type of authoritarian socialism that we are starting to see in the United States.  If we continue on this path, we will see the same results.  Already the price of homes and many other commodities are being driven up by ridicules government regulations.  In California, the cost of building a modest home is increased by $50,000 to $100,000 in permit fees.  The proposed $15 dollar an hour minimum wage, if passed will lead to more unemployment and and more people dependent and enslaved on the government dole.

So what do we need to do to stop this?  The first thing is to vote for candidates that will oppose these policies.  But in reality, I think we are a bit too late.  So get your food storage and other preps and develop a means of producing extra food.  A little silver or gold won’t hurt.  In Venezuela, you can still buy things on the black market if you have the funds.  You may want to read a post that I wrote last month on the Food Crisis in Venezuela Shows What could Happen Here

Understand that in a martial law situation you will have lost all of your rights.  Prepare yourselves to deal with it and survive.

Howard

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4 Responses to Venezuela Style Martial Law, Is It Coming to the United States?

  1. Ed Harris says:

    Things are changing for the worse in America because the young don’t appreciate what they have, because they neither had to fight for it or work for it. A half century of prosperity was gifted to Americans from the generation which won WW2 and the Cold War.

    Our kids go to public schools which have become dominated by a leftist curriculum, because too many people were seduced into investing too much into their mortgages, cars and homes that were beyond the means which they could afford in the first place. Had people not over-consumed, and the economy wrecked by the consequences of greed, most could have either home schooled their kids or sent them to private schools and privately endowed colleges of quality in which they would have received a “real” education, in business, finance, medicine, math, science or engineering.

    But instead kids get “fluff” degrees which don’t transfer into productive employment or a respected profession. They chose the easy courses and borrow to buy bigger homes than their parents and go deeply into debt instead of saving for the future and protecting our American way of life. Instead of building solid marriages and families they embarked on a high maintenance existence, expecting bigger, better trappings, becoming slaves to the Madison Avenue and Hollywood standard of living purchased through excessive debt and conspicuous consumption.

    So, the faster this social engineering experiment falls apart, the sooner we must can fight for our freedom and pay the bill we owe to maintain the peace, freedom and prosperity that we once had.

    Look in the mirror and take your piece of the blame. I don’t care how many years you spent in missionary work, public service or the military, or which wars you fought in, or sacrifices you made, nobody gets a free pass. What made our country great was not politicians, celebrities and movie stars but courageous, hard-working ordinary people showing up and rolling up their sleeves to do great things.

    If you think you are one of the good guys, then knuckle down, work hard and fight for your kids future. Because if you don’t do what you can now, they will endure the mess which we have left them when you are gone.

    “If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”– Winston Churchill

  2. Taxdn2poverty says:

    @Ed Harris: A thousand hurrahs for your comment. Spot on!

  3. PAUL says:

    I’LL BE SHORT AND TO THE POINT: REMEMBER THE THE BOY SCOUT MOTTO :” ALL WAYS BE PREPARED “. I COULD SAY MUCH MORE, BUT,WHY. THAT COVERS IT.

  4. Steve says:

    Ed is 100% correct!

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