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Five Ways Democrats Are Trying to Turn America into Venezuela

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2024
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President Donald Trump has bluntly stated repeatedly since his ascension to the White House in 2016 that “Democrats want to turn America into Venezuela.” As we approach the November presidential election, this maxim, which many dismissed as hyperbole, is proving more true than most conservatives realized. Here are five ways the American left’s current rhetoric and policies are eerily reminiscent of Venezuela’s collapse into communist oppression.

1. Fomenting a Class War to Pass a Wealth Tax

 Among the most jarring instances of Biden’s descent into third-world socialist antics is his flagrant tax rate dishonesty.

In social media posts, speeches, and even official White House reports, the Biden administration has claimed that the wealthiest Americans pay a mere 8 percent average tax rate. “You know what [billionaires’] average tax rate is?” Biden posted on X in 2022. “About 8%.”

But as economic commentator Carol Roth noted in a recent thread on X, the White House concocted this figure not based on tax records or income levels, but rather on highly spurious factors like unsold stock, which Roth describes as a “made-up proxy of a wealth tax”—or part of an intentional dishonesty campaign meant to create a false impression of tax rates paid by American billionaires.

Roth continued: “They want you to believe it so you give them permission to pass a wealth tax, which they will promise won’t be used on you, but eventually will.” In reality, the top 1 percent of earners in the U.S. account for more than 40 percent of all tax dollars collected.

Biden’s effort to lie about the wealthy to advance his political agenda is strikingly similar to rhetorical maneuvers employed by former Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, who routinely fomented class conflict and accentuated class-based divisions—including his 2010 declaration of “economic war” on Venezuela’s upper classes.

“It’s pure, engineered class warfare and intentional misinformation,” Roth writes of Biden’s tactics. “They want a class war to pass a wealth tax. As Americans, what recourse do we have against these lies? That is why we must spread the truth.”

2. Skyrocketing Crime and Mounting Gang Presence

 In addition to its manufactured class conflict, Venezuela has long been known for its rampant crime rates, gang presence, and breakdown of law and order.

Now, thanks to Joe Biden’s open border policies and failure to protect American sovereignty, many of Venezuela’s most vicious criminals and gang members are infiltrating the United States and descending upon American communities.

Perhaps most shockingly, Biden’s own FBI recently admitted that one of the world’s largest criminal organizations, Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua, has now made its way into the United States. A 2022 report from the Department of Homeland Security further revealed that, under Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela has been “purposely freeing inmates—including some convicted of murder, rape, and extortion.” Consequently, in 2023, the murder rate in Venezuela fell to a 22-year low—likely thanks in large part to “years of massive migration.”

As the Miami Herald put it, Tren de Aragua “has brought kidnapping, drug dealing, human trafficking, contract killings, and extortion along with it.”

Moreover, since Biden took office, at least 646,000 illegal aliens from Venezuela have crossed America’s southern border. While not all of these individuals are looking to spread crime and chaos, enough are to give Americans legitimate reason for alarm and outrage.

Biden could very well be setting the stage for a wave of crime, violence, and bloodshed that puts even Venezuela to shame.

3. Persecution of Political Opponents

 Another hallmark of Venezuela’s totalitarian regime is its routine persecution, suppression, and imprisonment of political opposition. Under the leadership of Nicolás Maduro, the Venezuelan government has arrested opposition leaders, disqualified political opponents from running for office, persecuted and censored journalists and activists critical of government leadership, and forced political opponents into exile.

For many Americans, these authoritarian tactics will sound all too familiar. For much of the last two years, the Biden administration and left-wing prosecutors have waged full-scale lawfare against President Donald Trump—now Joe Biden’s presumptive opponent in the 2024 presidential election—as well as his staff, allies, and supporters.

From the infamous 2022 raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate to the left’s staggering four indictments of the former president based on absurd legal theories, it’s no secret that Democrat Party leadership is now openly relying on the same tactics employed by some of Venezuela’s most ruthless leaders.

4. Rigging Elections and Suppressing the Will of Voters

 The Maduro regime in Venezuela has long been accused of manipulating elections to retain political power and quash dissent. Venezuela’s National Electoral Council, for instance, has been repeatedly criticized for its lack of independence and impartiality. Opposition parties have alleged that the Council systematically favors the Maduro regime by way of implementing arbitrary rules that disadvantage opposition candidates.

Prior to the seismic wave of voting irregularities that dominated the 2020 presidential election, many Americans likely assumed these forms of election-rigging could never happen in the United States. But during the 2020 cycle, those assumptions began to shatter.

Four years ago, several swing states blatantly changed their election laws to favor Democrats (including Pennsylvania, which violated its own state Constitution), Big Tech colluded with the FBI to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story, and the media did everything in its power to ensure a Trump defeat.

The wheels are now in motion for a similar attempt to keep Trump from power even if he is poised to win at the ballot box. As Rolling Stone recently reported, Biden’s “inner circle have been drawing up meticulous plans and creating a large legal network focused on wargaming a close election finish” for years—including, according to the report, “preparing legal strategies for scenarios involving recounts that would, in the words of one Biden official, ‘make Florida in 2000 look like child’s play.’”

Whether or not the conservative movement is able to withstand these efforts could have massive implications on the future of American electoral politics—and will determine whether or not the left’s war on our nation’s democratic institutions will ultimately triumph.

5. Inflation and the Unaffordability Crisis

 Yet another way the United States is adopting characteristics of third-world nations like Venezuela is its mounting inflation and unaffordability crises.

Since Nicolás Maduro was elected in 2013, his economic track record has been defined by heavy government intervention, price controls, and currency manipulation, which have exacerbated inflation and further contributed to already faltering economic conditions.

For instance, Maduro has overseen a huge currency devaluation scheme that has raised prices, eroded the purchasing power of the bolívar, and supercharged inflation. He has similarly imposed price controls on food and oil, generating enormous shortages and inefficiencies in the distribution of goods. The Maduro regime has also been marked by a notable lack of transparency in government spending.

Unfortunately, the U.S. has experienced similar patterns of economic decline during the Biden years. The Biden administration has printed and borrowed trillions of dollars the nation doesn’t have, spurring historic currency devaluation. Biden has also ushered through several gargantuan spending packages that have allocated federal funding to left-wing political pet projects, many of which have also been overshadowed by a lack of fiscal transparency. And inflation has reached its highest level in decades, with the costs of basic necessities like gas, food, and other groceries going through the roof.

Though the United States has fortunately not yet reached the catastrophic political, economic, and social conditions of Venezuela, under our current trajectory, the road to third-world socialist status is not nearly as far away as many Americans might think.

Although the looming November presidential election will be significant for many reasons, chief among them is that it will provide voters with an urgently needed opportunity to shut down the left’s escalating efforts to replace American democracy with Venezuelan authoritarianism, endemic political corruption, and third-world socialism.

Aaron Flanigan is the pen name of a writer in Washington, D.C.

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Kaiju
Kaiju
1 month ago

Unfortunate that the average voter is so brainwashed by a biased media that they are unable or unwilling to see this article’s comparison to what is happening here in the USA.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

Joe Biden is too stupid to have an “agenda”, only bowel movements. His puppeteers are the ones pulling his strings.

Larry
Larry
1 month ago

America is now truly a Banana Republic..

Rik
Rik
1 month ago

Democrats no longer want to “earn” your vote, they want to “guarantee” to make it more difficult to “give up” being in power!
They are pulling every “dirty trick” in the political book to harm Trump’s Reelection! They “STOLE” the Presidentcy and just figure that they can again especially when I don’t see where Republicans have done enough to guarantee it won’t happen again!

Felix
Felix
1 month ago

Will we survive six more months? Every day MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, The New York Times, The Washington Post and NPR are all supporting the transforming of the greatest nation in the world to destruction! Why?

TOBS
TOBS
1 month ago

HAVE A GOOD SOURCE OF WATER KEEP YOUR AMMO DRY

William K Mathison
William K Mathison
1 month ago

Good short list. Add to it indoctrination in public schools, removing all evidence of America’s Godly heritage “In God We Trust”, making America energy dependent, killing people via drug addiction, fake vaccines, harmful medicine, invasion at the borders, Democrat mobs destroying our cities during elections is not peaceably assembling for a redress of grievances!

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Has anyone else found it difficult to share these articles on FB?

Texyz
Texyz
1 month ago

God help these control freaks when the majority finally rises up against them…
God, please help the rest of us, right now.

uncleferd
uncleferd
1 month ago

Election fraud, political persecutions, rampant, violent street crime, class warfare, and manipulative “political” messaging aimed at school children are all inequities that have blossomed under “democrat” leadership.
It does not take a genius to see the escalating damage, the bottomless, intellectual hole our children are falling into, and, especially, the growing threat to all who voice their opposition to the above.
All of this is in the name of a political party that mandates hate, personal insolvency, selfishness, class warfare, lawless neighborhoods and ever-dimming prospects for what used to be a bright future.
It’s all about the ugliness and lack of personal maturity, both individual and collective, within the Democrat Party. Hope they grow up VERY soon!!

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 month ago

If it only it were 5 The whole passel has over time rotted to the core

Douglas
Douglas
29 days ago

I agree with you. My only comment is the mention of our “democracy “! I hear this all the time. The term does not describe our form of Gov’t. I think it is used too much to make people used to the term democracy.Making it easier to move right into a Venezuela type authoritarianism / communism. Let’s stick with a constitutional republic. Pray that God sees to give us a brighter future. Trust in jesus.

Craig in Houston
Craig in Houston
1 month ago

All those ballot drop boxes in Philly, Detroit and Milwaukee are going to make PA, WI and MI very difficult. Trump can probably hold swing states in the south and west, then NE CD2 becomes electoral vote 269. Basically Omaha will choose our next president and nobody seems to care enough to even poll it.

tony
tony
1 month ago

Good, very accurate article. Thank you.

Theresa Coughlin
Theresa Coughlin
1 month ago

If I wanted to live under Venezuela’s terrible policies , I would have packed up and moved there.

Michael J
Michael J
1 month ago

Only 5? This so called administration has redefined proxy war and doing it blatantly. This nation has been sold out to where everyone else is first and where americans are left to keep thir mouths shut and just pay for it.

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 month ago

The first was 2020 Election Fraud by Dictator Beijing biden and his Communist Party.

johnny
johnny
1 month ago

Gropey Joe has pudding for brains.
It’s OBAMA doing all of this.

Socratic Thought
Socratic Thought
1 month ago

Venezuela indeed! Biden’s open borders initiative is just what a tyrant like Maduro ordered: Empty his prisons & mental hospitals and make their inhabitants our problem. The Biden regime didn’t make an error; they know exactly what they’re doing. The tipping point will be when Texas turns blue, paving the way for a one-party socialist nation. Adios to America and a free republic.

Ofer
Ofer
1 month ago

This is completely accurate, unfortunately.

Kenneth Glenn Koons
Kenneth Glenn Koons
1 month ago

ONE THING IS A NECESSITY FOR THE GOP: GET EVERY REGISTERED CHRISTIAN OUT TO VOTE. LATE TIME ONLY 50% OF REGISTERED CHRISTIANS VOTED. THEN THE GOP MUST BRING ITS MESSAGE TO OUR YOUTH, EVERY LEGAL MINORITY AND STAY CLOSE TO BALLOT COUNTERS IN THE STATES IN WHICH DEMS ALWAYS CHEAT.

bruce haniford
bruce haniford
1 month ago

Your analysis is excellent and you have dug into significant areas of focus of the patriot movement to which I thank you. If we accept that at a minimum 50% of americans now suspect or believe there was cheating in 2020 and I submit that virtually none of the problems were corrected and Biden is loading our country with new residents which will increase the number of Representatives for the Dems in future elections, we are doomed to a one party system in america. We cannot out vote cheating. BH

CynicalAmerican
CynicalAmerican
1 month ago

For all of Maduro’s Marxist actions, he at least is sane enough not to open Venezuela’s borders to the world’s masses, which the Biden Administration has done. I fear the long-term consequences of these millions of unvetted illegal migrants, added to the 22 million or so (Yale Study circa 2017) that are approaching 10% or more of the US population.

Kathryn
Kathryn
27 days ago

Excellent article

Armed Patriot
Armed Patriot
29 days ago

JOE FOR HOSPICE 2024!

Elaine
Elaine
29 days ago

This makes me frightened and sick. This election year has been torturous. I can’t survive 4 more years of total insanity. Where is our America?

Carolyn
Carolyn
29 days ago

Didn’t Catholicism teach the Biden family anything?

Will
Will
29 days ago

Well now everyone was asking the question why Obiden was being buddies with all the third world countrys , and now you all know why even Killary said it when she was accusing Trump of doing this, just recently with her personal interview that just came out . Everything she was saying that Trump wanted to do against America and his aponents is exactly what Obiden is doin in wich case we have several dictators in this administration who will do anything they can to stay in power, and they have the F.B.I. C.I.A and then some backing them up . Trump and the American people are going against a hornets nest of gangster criminals who are trying to demise the American people . From the way it looks this might end America up in a civil war do to these gangster criminals in office.

Gary
Gary
1 month ago

I say come Lord Jesus come

Ralph Sacrison
Ralph Sacrison
1 month ago

Having been raised partly in Venezuela, it has been very sad to see how far that nation has fallen. The big lie of socialism has turned one of the continent’s most prosperous and promising societies into a tragic shadow of its past.

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

All over this on Common Cents!
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