“CARACAS, Venezuela — Motley throngs of masked antigovernment protesters hurl rocks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails. The police and soldiers retaliate with tear gas, water cannon blasts, rubber bullets and buckshot.”
An uprising is brewing in Venezuela.
Nearly every day for more than three months, thousands have taken to the streets to vent fury at President Nicolás Maduro and his increasingly repressive leadership.
These confrontations often turn into lopsided and sometimes lethal street brawls — more than 90 people have been killed and more than 3,000 arrested.”
The excerpt above is from Merdith Kohut’s recent article –
a rare, relevant article in the newspaper which perhaps should be called The MLLP (Mouthpiece of Leftist Lunacy and Propaganda) but is still known as the NYT (New York Times)
“Members of La Resistencia say taking to the streets is the only option left.
“If they don’t kill us here protesting, we will die either way — be killed for a cellphone or a pair of sneakers — or we will die of hunger, or die simply from catching any disease because there is no medicine here,” said Marco, a graduate student.”
What the article does not say – is that the desperation of economic collapse will probably spread around the globe soon. This is Caracas today, but it could be your home town soon. There is nothing standing in the way of riot police and tear gas, martial law and civil war in Chicago, Los Angeles, Rome, New York, or any other city except for the illusion of continued economic prosperity – and that is disappearing sooner than you think. What have you done to prepare?