John Oliver discusses the devastating economic crisis in Venezuela and enlists the help of a large bird who bears a striking resemblance to Wilmer Valderrama.
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i`m colombian and it don't offend me, because it's true that john oliver said and somebody need to talk about that is a shame that many people got offended...just because you're offended doesnt mean youre right :v
The problem is not miss management, the problem is the miss management that socialism allows... To give more power to s government will cause some fascists like Maduro or Chavez or even my hated ex president Correa, who you even made fun of some years ago...
Dear John Oliver,
I absolutely love your program, your sense of humor and the topics you talk about. I'm Venezuelan, and although I do appreciate you talking on the matter of our terrible crisis, I do have to tell you it was hard to watch. I would also like to correct some miss information you have stated on this segment on Venezuela. First: Chavez said he had "social programs" going, but that is not true. All were a fake, all were corrupt; that was his way to make the world think he was a great "socialist" president, when in fact he was a miserable dictator, cruel, corrupt, selfish and communist. All programs were fake, all failed miserably, all made people more sick, more hungry and more poor. All that is happening now is thanks to him, even Maduro was placed in power by him. And he might have won the first and second elections, after that the government has cheated systematically in every single election so they can stay in power.
Also would like to add, that the crisis here is a bit more tragic than exposed; people are dying in many more numbers than any war in the past two decades. This is a genocide, not only there is no law to punish violent crimes that are out of control, people are also dying of hunger, lack of medicine or medical treatment. To put in in words that maybe all can understand easily, this is a bit worse than the Hunger Games, (yes, the movie you've all seen, it has become real here in Venezuela. And people are so afraid of the government cruelty that protests have dwindled, just to try to survive. ) To make things worse the government officials are the same narco-dealers, and are giving passports away to middle eastern terrorists that have nothing to do with Venezuela...
So, Thank you for your segment about this Venezuelan crisis, I do appreciate you talking about it! I know it is sad and hard for a Venezuelan to watch, just would like to add that, Chavez, Maduro and Venezuela's government in general DO NOT represent Venezuelan people in general. Just a sad, mediocre bunch of corrupt communist narcos that got their hands on power and a lot of money, and we are stuck with this now. It seems the great country we use to be, will never come back.
(Be advised when a political contender comes out saying he is a Socialist: Venezuela is the result of putting socialists in power.)
your Venezuelan admirer!
Socialism in the third world fails because it is thwarted and sabotaged by Capitalist/Vested Interests.
Capitalists would rather people were enslaved by tyrants, or killed, before they would allow people to make decisions for themselves.
disappointed... we could expect something a bit different than the repeated arguments directly coming from the foreign office... I'm certainly not denying that there are many problems there, but come on, how can you deny US intempt to influence ALL latin american government. The only fact that Trump will punish Venezuela after their recent election speaks for me.
So, what does all this about Venezuela mean for the US? Will the US try to topple the gov't of Venezuela as it tried to do in 2001-2? "Will the US Invade Venezuela?" https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/15/will-the-us-invade-venezuela/
Wow. This is so f***ed up and wrong I’m left to wonder whether this is misinformation or deliberate disinformation. Venezuela has been on US sanctions for years, as well as a blockade. Even I knew this. From 2016: https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/12074
I pulled those up in a simple Google search in 5 seconds.
And for f*** sake, it’s hardly a secret to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention that Venezuela, which has the largest oil verifiable reserves on the planet, has been a CIA target for DECADES, having once launched an actual coup that brought Chavez into power in defiance of the US. Jebus, John. READ! This is all pretty well known across the globe. Used to respect Oliver and TDS staff while they were taking the piss out of the establishment. Now, they appear to be serving it. This is just fascist, oligarchic-, military-servile bullsh!t.
Socialism looks like so much fun. Sorry, John, but the proof is in the pudding. Socialism begets the epic mismanagement that you mentioned because the whole system is predicated on tight regulation and leaders' simultaneous resistance to corruption despite their absolute power over everyone. We have enough corruption in our capitalist democratic republic already. Can you imagine the United States on socialism? We'd be so fucked, so fast.
This faggot John the pussy Oliver is a complete fucking joke pussy mutherfucker! Praising a fucking communist is foolish! I can't wait until Oliver gets his fucking head blown off, Oliver is a enemy of the United States we believe in CAPITALISM you fucking pussy bitch! I'm going to be the first to piss on Oliver's grave!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Maduro kinda has some reason to be suspicious of America. We've done a lot of shit to countries that dont agree with us politically. I'd be a little worried too, especially if my country wasnt doing well.
People need to understand that there is different kinds of socialism. And alot of countries thrive with it. Like most of Europe.
The kind of socialism you have in South America is not the same as for example Sweden.
In exchange for higher taxes we get free healthcare, 12 years of free education, police, fire department, roadworks and more. That is working socialism, a good thing. That being said, corruption will always exist, and has little to do with socialism.
Just look at the US. They're a republic and one of the most corrupt systems in the world. They even found a way to make bribes legal. Half of congress is on some companys payroll, and their elections is sponsored by corporations aswell.
I dont see even know what I said that you percived as racism so im not that bothered. I didn't have a point except the one about corporations paying of politicians is basically bribing and therefor corruption, which you agreed with after calming down a bit.
A countrys economy scales to the number of people who live there. Obvious really. And as you yourself have pointed out, one US state makes more money than france. So how can you expect France to contribute as much as the US? Not really realistic is it. But as I pointed out, the economy scales with the number of citizens (atleast in developed countries). So yes, almost every european country have enough money for social programs because free healthcare in a smaller country is cheaper. Again, pretty obvious.
The US spends more than China, Russia, France, Japan, India and the UK combined on their military. So insted of telling us to spend more money on arming ourselves, maybe you should spend less. And have a less aggressive foregin policy. Then you could have nice things to. Insted of constant wars on foregin soil.
Hush truth is you're the first person that I've pulled the race card on in over 10 years so if the shoe fits wear it.
Secondly corporations that lobby the government is wrong and there are just as many corporations who are against this act as there are that actually do lobby the government however corporations in Europe also lobby the EU so i fail to see your point in that entirely. Here's some reading information on that https://tinyurl.com/ycfm9jo2
Thirdly look at it like this.... the state of California alone generates more money than the entire country of France.. Thats ONE state out of 50 compared to an entire country yet you somehow think with the very little money that each European country produces that they are somehow self sufficient enough to have exquisite social programs?? Be honest with yourself mate. Europe doesn't produce shit compared to the United States.. its apples and oranges and i can fully assure you that we've tried to pull out of NATO several times and NATO has begged the US to stay in fact the day we finally pull out of NATO Americans will be dancing in the streets and celebrating for months!!
LordSear1982 You sure pulled out that racism card quickly didn't you. Its about how you implement it and how you actually govern your country. Socialism is socialism, the difference is how you wield it.
And you cant seriously argue that companies paying politicians money to have certain opinions and vote for or against certain things isn't corrupt. Its a blatant bribe with another name.
And you are free to spend how much you want on your military, I said nothing about it. Haha so you think the US pays for Europes defence while we just sit around and get free stuff? Wow. The US is a member of Nato, you decide what you pay. Not Europe.
And since most countries dont mount a full scale invasion every couple of years, we dont spend as much as you.
Hush You are completely talking out of your asshole and have no clue what you are saying. That same "corrupt system" that you are describing pays 900 million dollars PER YEAR for Europe defense budget which is why you have the luxury of social programs. Take ALL that money we waste each year on NATO and I would bet every inch of my soul that those social programs would go down the drain or bankrupt many countries. You are simply projecting your blatant racism with the implication of because its South America its not "real Socialism".
Jintaro Kensei Sorry you type like someone who has autism and your comment doesn't make sense.. How is the Us going to end up like Venezuela? Why is this even a comparison? If the US dollar goes down the shitter everyone on the planet is going to suffer because of it.
Actually I started breeding rabbits last year as a way to bring down my food bill and bring up the quality of my diet at the same time (I like have your cake and eat it schemes) They are a great animal to breed for meat if you live in a urban environment. Great for stews. Chickens aren't bad either, and you get the eggs, but damn those miniature dinosaurs I can't stand the basterds.
I think saying Americans having a better result than Venezuela under any kind of Bernie Sanders type of Socialism, and Maduro is just a bad case of mismanagement is really disingenuous and stupid. Germans and Russians for example have a lot a neurons and all they had same kind of calamitous life under communism
gringos and their talk show ... haha ... getting paid to spit wherever they get paid for... not body believe what FOX, HBO, CNN, BBC etc. everybody knows all is just lies...
Not body believes in gringos...
USA soon will be not more.
Make no mistake, this IS because of socialism. In the video, he says there are PLENTY of socialist countries that aren't like Venezuela. Which countries, I wonder? I know many people like to point out Scandinavian countries, but they're not socialist.
Why there is now Word about the Sanctions!? Almost every Country which are not compliant with the US-Foreign Policy are punished with Sanctions. And In my Opinion Sanctions are usually against the Economy also in Venezuela.
raulranma Fuck Brazil. Nobody in South America likes them anyway and I don't see your asshole getting bent out of shape when Russia funded every communist party and politician in Latin America since 1920 do you?
Hah. Not one word about the US backed coup attempt of 2002 where the population rose up and forced the Oligarchs to reinstate Chavez. There is also a complete economic war being waged against Venezuela not just by the US and other western countries/banks, but also their own rich Elite who mostly hide out in Miami. Yes it's also corrupt and badly managed but our Western Empire have done everything in it's power to fuck it up. As usual USA can't accept independent countries not beholden to their banking, business and Geo-political interests. #JohnTheEmpireShill #NeoLiberalism #BankstersFIRST
Are you fucking kidding me? Pleanty of socialist countries that don’t look like Venezuela? By what metric are you saying the other socialist countries don’t look like Venezuela? The fucking outline they make on a map?
What’s the successful socialist country John boy? China? 80 million murdered in the last century? Cambodia? Vietnam?
You fucking ignorant shill. You useful idiots are the first fucks to be killed
the US has been scheming behind the scenes to destabilize Venezuala for quite some time. https://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Who-Is-Behind-the-State-Departments-Coup-Plot-in-Venezuela-20170427-0010.html
dropped a puputov on the street containing shit,blood,cum,piss,wine,voodoo doll of chavez,pirated copy of bananas,four monks,aluminum triforce,coke underwear,severed picture of buddha,harry potter & SW lego,and hindue obol,perhaps missing something but I don't remember at this point.oh,and tortoise shell.oh,and an imitation triscuit.
I would urge everyone to watch Steven Crowder's video rebutting this video. John Oliver is hilarious but he needs to get his facts straight if he wants to be taken seriously as a political commentator.
The problem with this piece is that it paints a picture that Chavez was some sort of humble and generous genius while Maduro has failed his legacy, if you can call it that.
The fact is that Chavez was a ruthless totalitarian and a disgusting anti-Semite. Capitalism is the way to revive Venezuela. Blaming Jews and the all-powerful foreign conspiracy, as he did and Maduro does, is not going to help. Believing that government benefits are infinite and free is a fraud.
Take up the initiative, veer away from the dangerous socialist path and rebuild you country!
The inherent problem with socialism or communism is that we'll never really be able to know how well they work on a large scale, because successfully creating a socialist or communist society leaves a massive power vacuum that people just love to fill. However, filling that power vacuum with any particular group or person is fundamentally counter to socialism or communism, and is really just state capitalism (if not a full on dictatorship) masquerading as something else. The concept of ownership is alien to a truly communist or socialist society. Not "the state owns everything", but "no one owns anything" or, in a more positive phrasing, "everyone owns everything." However, there isn't really a way to prevent such a group from taking power during the instigation of a socialist or communist society due to the inherently necessary reconstruction of the society (the people are often too busy upending the old regime to make sure a new one doesn't arise in its place). So, while there would be great benefits to a large scale socialist or communist society, we'll never see them until the world runs out of people who want leaders, want to be leaders, or want power/money. Which I don't see happening in anyone who will read this' lifetimes. That's not to say that it can't work at all (socialism and communism can actually work wonders in smaller scale endeavors, such as communes), but, with humanity as it is, fully socialist or communist countries are a pipe dream. If your society believes in currency or ownership, it's capitalist, no matter what your leaders say. Socialism and communism are doomed the moment they have leaders.
That's not to say that capitalism is free of similar problems, as it is incredibly easy for those with large amounts of money to bribe a capitalist government into helping them keep or expand their wealth or power. Hell, I'd go so far as to say that a number of wealthy individuals and industries wield more power in the U.S. than the government does. We're far from finding a perfect economic/societal structure. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't keep looking. The ideal, at least from my perspective, is that everyone is provided the tools for success (good food, good shelter, good healthcare, good education), and those who best use those tools are rewarded. But how to get there, and what those rewards should be are far more complex questions.
"What you do have there is a nice distillation of the current level of political discourse in America. Two people, who don't really know what they are talking about, condescending to each other nonsensically until one of them lands a 'sick burn'." ~ John Oliver
That infowars chick is *Ashtonbirdie* on youtube. She just started at infowars, not a month back. She likes to slam Bernie Sanders with ad hominems about him being an ultra-wealthy senator who owns multiple million dollar homes as a reason why we shouldn't have a public option.
Go say hi!!!!!!
Maburro's Spanish is probably at a 2nd grade level, but maybe it's gone up to the 3rd grade level because he's had to try to use it intelligently. Also, he's a thief and drug dealer. He's never won a legitimate election and therefore has no authority anywhere. Finally, there wasn't socialism, just Chavez and his cronies robbing the country of its resources.
You continue to defend Socialism even when presented with evidence upon evidence of it's inevitable failure. Chavez wasn't a savior or even a good guy, he was pretty much Venezuelan Nicolae Ceausescu, and Maduro was his bus driver...literally.
Excellent work! And -as a venezuelan citizen and historian who has been living in the country during Maduro's presidency, I must say this is very objective. It's funny and objective as well. By the way, he just got "reelected" tonight. Emigration will continue here. There is less hope for a political change in Venezuela every passing day.
Bernie Sanders is the american Andrés Manuel. Now even the meme that he will turn the US into Venezuela is starting. For once the american right is copying the mexican right and not the other way around.
Kinda hard to call a nation whose economy is over 70% privatized as socialist, then again it's kinda hard to call a nation whose voting system tosses millions of votes like nothing a democracy.
INB4 idiots claim the US is a Constitutional Republic than a democracy without ever understanding that under the basis of not be democratic would nullify any voting power at all. Perhaps worry about the 13% of your nation currently stuck in poverty before attempting to rag on Liberal Democratic and Social Democratic ideals based on nothing but a failure to capitalize on capitalism.
This show provides a great deal of information and truth about various issues that are going on in the world, but, I would appreciate it more if they got rid of the stupid cliche crowd cheering and unfunny jokes.
In 4 minutes I lost any hope this show will be ever funny again. This is the lowest low of what john oliver and his cunts can make fun of. Fucking twats laughing on people so desperate they throw shit at their enemy, oh very funny because shit.
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