Dakotah Lilly, a 19-year-old activist with Students and Youth For a New America, declared that the United States is to blame for the utter chaos in Venezuela and at the same time told Tucker that Socialism is working just fine.
To back up his point Dakotah continually went back to Venezuela having ‘legitimate’ elections.
He tries to make the case that reforms are needed but “very few if anyone in Venezuela wants to go back to the pre-Chavez years of unbridled capitalism.”
“All you have to do is look at the astounding amount of elections that have been held over the past few years… since Chavez came in. People have come out time and time again to vote for… Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro, in elections that have been certified by international observers like The Carter Center,” he continued.
Tucker continued to ask him to just admit that Venezuela was in chaos. Dakotah just smiled.
“Every country that tries this economic system ends up in poverty,” Tucker Carlson said. Dakotah smiled.
Of course this is the same young man who declares on his Facebook that, “The people in middle America and the working class should be communist and socialist.”
His reasoning as to why they haven’t is that, “the ‘left’ has stopped talking about why their jobs and wages have disappeared.”
No, Dakotah, their wages have not disappeared. People living in middle America are living in the greatest standard of living in the history of man. They have jobs, homes, cars, and all kinds of electronics. They go out to eat. They do all kinds of things people in Venezuela don’t even dream about!
It is pretty simple actually:
When the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
For over fifteen years, a story about a professor’s classroom experiment of ‘socializing’ grades has been circulating around the globe in various forms.
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. Could not be any simpler than that.
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