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The Price Of A Cup Of Coffee In Venezuela Should Give Any Supporter Of Socialism Second Thoughts

Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics

There is a resurgence of socialism and socialist ideals within the modern Democratic party. Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the political world, in particular the rank-in-file Democrats, by defeating incumbent Joe Crowley in Tuesday’s New York primary.

The Ocasio-Cortez win signaled the ever increasing leftward swing among national Democrats, a party undergoing a power struggle and identity crisis after Trump’s election victory in 2016. The election of 2016 also saw Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders win a stunning amount of support among the liberal base. Bernie won a groundswell of states in his populist run against Hillary Clinton, but was ultimately undercut by DNC superdelegates.

The platform Ocasio-Cortez ran on mirrored Bernie’s 2016 platform, calling for nationalized health care, universal jobs guarantee and getting America to 100 percent green energy. Many of Ocasio-Cortez’s ideas also mirror some of the policies of the socialist countries of latin America.

The socialist dictatorship of Venezuela has been in a slow motion free-fall for years. The country and currency are crumbling and the most basic resources are becoming impossible to find.  Bloomberg reporter Joe Weisenthal noted today that a cup of coffee now cost $1,000,000 Bolívars — just over $10 in U.S. currency — with rampant inflation.

Coffee is just the tip of the iceberg for problems the socialist country is facing.

A dire warning sign.