Glorious Socialism – Polio back in Venezuela

Via The Telegraph:

Nearly 30 years after declaring Polio eradicated in Venezuela, the first case of the disease has been reported in the country as it reels from an economic crash crippling its healthcare system.

The case in the  eastern state of Delta Amacuro was reported as basic vaccine coverage continued to fall amid the worsening political and economic crisis.

The news comes as the country faces an increase in other diseases, some also formerly eradicated, such as diphtheria, tuberculosis, measles, and malaria.

Hmmm, something seems awry here.  Aren’t we constantly told that socialism is amazing, and especially socialist health care?  Wasn’t Venezuela the poster child for how great socialism was?  This “brand of socialism” has gone the way of every other brand of socialism.  Reminds me of this meme:

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Don’t let those who wax poetic about how great socialism is off the hook with this stuff.  It happens every single time.  It’s the inevitability of socialism.  It does not work, and cannot work without being propped up by capitalism in some form or another.

Polio shouldn’t be a problem anymore.  This disease was for all intents and purposes eradicated a long time ago.  Let this serve as yet another stark reminder that socialism and communism will inevitably lead down a dark path to utter destruction unless rigorously rooted out and stopped anytime it pops up.

Powerful memetics – Creeping Islam

Link:

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This is how it happens folks.  It’s a slow creep.  Seemingly innocuous until it’s too late.  It’s not bigoted, or racist, or whatever else, to have an opinion and want to preserve a little bit of the way of life we’ve enjoyed and what has made this country and Western society what it is.  Nor is it to say Islam, or any other religion, should be banned.  But, things should be kept in check and in proportion to preserve what makes Western society what it is.  I certainly would like to keep some of it for my children.