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Venezuela, road to enslavement

14 April 2014, 13:37

With the world’s attention focused on the foreign –sponsored revolution in Ukraine these past months, the violent protests in Venezuela yielded much less attention from news watchers.


This has been labelled the worst unrest to date since Nicolas Maduro assumed the presidency last year.  Also aggravating the situation has been the county’s economic woes and the depreciation of its currency against the US Dollar. Food shortages have been the result of both the violence and the economic downturn, although not helped by the fact that the country is one of the weakest economies on the South American continent. 


An issue raised in an article by Associated Press (AP) entitled: Venezuela issues ID card to curtail food hoarding, bears highlighting.  Basically citizens won’t be able to buy food without this ID card, and the possible reason for this being to halt the black market food economy as well as prevent the hoarding of food.  It’s promoted as a voluntary measure, but whose kidding whom here, we know where this all leads to, all such voluntary measures eventually become compulsory, and those who don’t comply will be denied the basics.


The question is whether this measure will work, not likely as it’s been tried in Cuba before and didn’t work then. Why attempt this now?  Maybe for it to work both the seller and buyer facets have to be controlled via regulation, so could the intention be to introduce this at a later stage, after the first aspect of the system is up and running.


The likelihood of it being successfully enforced is another factor in this though, but will this lead to further levels of tightening and tweaking to achieve control? What of the wider implications in all this?

 Is Venezuela a test case or an experiment by the governing classes, the objective being a roll-out on a global scale? Not such absurd reasoning when one factors in the failing global fiat monetary system.

We know certain countries are pushing for a new global currency, Brics being one such example. Before that can happen however there has to be an impetus for this, is the collapse of the American Dollar such a one, considering the push-and pull strategy between Russia and the U.S currently underway this is feasible. The fallout of such a collapse will put countries under pressure trade-wise, thereby providing a reason for enforcing austerity measures via a tightly regulated and enforceable system. 

 Developing or third world countries are ideal for being testing grounds by global power brokers by virtue of the fact that they’re more pliable, its leaders being easier to manipulate through bribery and enticement by the spectre of personal enrichment.  A prime example of this is the land-grabs carried –out by GMO food companies with the full support and assistance of governments in Uganda and Honduras where  subsistence farmers were forcibly removed from their lands to make way for these multinational companies. 

Food security will definitely become a feature in the not too distant future and these land grabs are disconcerting as it appears that corporates and foreign governments are consolidating resources, in this case, land and food, on a global basis.  

Oxfam claims that land covering an area the size of Italy has been taken from indigenous communities around the world by suppliers such as Cocoa-Cola and PepsiCo, alleging that nearly 800 large-scale land deals by foreign investors have seen 33 million hectares taken into corporate ownership globally since 2000.

For a fascinating read of this article refer to the last website link below; highbeam.com. For proof this isn’t conjecture, read further.            

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/venezuela-issues-id-cards-curtail-food-hoarding-23137234

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/01/venezuela-food-shortage-id-cards

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-345094953.html

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