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Venezuela Vigilante Mobs: Your Country on Socialism

Written by Joe Scudder

Due to desperation caused by starvation, there are now Venezuelan vigilante mobs lynching accused thieves.

The story was published today at Yahoo News, but here’s another story about Venezuelan vigilante mobs posted by a French news program eight months ago.

The violence has only been increasing. While the media may start reporting more about it, we can be pretty confident that they will not remind us that Venezuela was a socialist “utopia.” This is where our government is trying to take us. If Bernie Sanders is elected President, he’ll speed up the descent into madness.

AFP reports, “Venezuela mobs kick, burn thieves in lynching epidemic.”

Swearing in fury, the crowd strips the man naked and stomps on his head as he sprawls on the ground.

“You want things that come easy? Then take this, you bastard.”

In Venezuela, this is what robbers get when they are caught by passers-by.

It is not just the country’s economy and political system that are sick, but society itself, experts say. An epidemic of lynchings is one of the most gruesome symptoms.

A witness says he stopped the man who had tried to rob a woman at gunpoint in a bakery. Then the mob took over.

“You’re lucky we didn’t burn you,” a voice yells, as police lug the man, limp but still breathing, into the back of their car.

The crowd yells in satisfaction — but not at the man’s arrest. They think they are the ones who have done justice here.

“Their aim is to kill the person before the police arrive,” says Marco Ponce, coordinator of the Venezuelan Social Conflict Observatory (OVCS).

The body says some 60 people were recorded as killed in lynchings in the first five months of this year alone.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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