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Human Rights Prof at U. Pittsburgh Thinks Venezuelans Are Better Off Under Socialism

Human Rights Prof at U. Pittsburgh Thinks Venezuelans Are Better Off Under Socialism

“Venezuela’s electoral system…is an inspiring process”

https://youtu.be/JyHwzwA8WOg

I fail to see how people who are starving and waiting in line for toilet paper are somehow better off.

Campus Reform reports:

Human rights prof says Venezuelans ‘better off’ under socialism

A law professor who specializes in human rights claims that Venezuelans are “better off” because of Hugo Chávez and are currently enjoying “free and fair” elections.

Daniel Kovalik, who teaches international human rights law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, argues in a recent op-ed for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that U.S. media coverage of Venezuela “ignores the fact” that the U.S. is the “greatest impediment to democracy” in Venezuela and “throughout Latin America.”

Kovalik asserts that the “true patriots” of Venezuela “resent” the “devastating economic sanctions” imposed by the U.S., claiming that a vote for current socialist President Nicolás Maduro “was a vote against U.S. meddling” in the country’s affairs.

“Venezuela’s electoral system…is an inspiring process that guarantees one person, one vote, and includes multiple auditing procedures to ensure a free and fair election,” Kovalik claims.

A 2017 World Report by Human Rights Watch (HRC), however, documents multiple instances of abuse against political opponents and citizens who were critical of the current Venezuelan government.

According to the report, between April and July of last year, “security force personnel have shot demonstrators at point-blank range with riot-control munitions, run over demonstrators with an armored vehicle, brutally beaten people who offered no resistance, and staged violent raids on apartment buildings.”

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Question: when did he last visit Venezuela incognito to see how things really are there? What a jerk.

As he is so sure the Venezuelan regime is so favorable to the people, he really should commit to moving to the country for at least a period of two to three years. At the least it will be of benefit to this waistline (should it be growing a bit too large), and it might benefit his understanding of Leftist government and the people those governments rule.

Useful idiots will ever be idiots, but will, at some point, become useless.

“Venezuela’s electoral system…is an inspiring process that guarantees one person, one vote, and includes multiple auditing procedures to ensure a free and fair election

Cool. How’d they do it? I hope they managed without voter ID, because that’s racist, or something.

pilgrim1949 | June 19, 2018 at 1:55 pm

From this article:
A 2017 World Report by Human Rights Watch (HRC), however, documents multiple instances of abuse against political opponents and citizens who were critical of the current Venezuelan government.

According to the report, between April and July of last year, “security force personnel have shot demonstrators at point-blank range with riot-control munitions, run over demonstrators with an armored vehicle, brutally beaten people who offered no resistance, and staged violent raids on apartment buildings.”

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Hey, what’s not to love and embrace in that for a Liberal statist/fascist these days?

For them, 1984 wasn’t a warning about socialism/communism and over-reaching government, control — rather, it’s a textbook/cookbook to follow to Utopia.

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