Fox Business show “Varney & Company” host Stuart Varney said the economic and social collapse of Venezuela should serve as a warning for socialists here in America.
“Venezuela is a corrupt, socialist dictatorship with a rapidly collapsing economy. And it is on our doorstep,” Varney said Monday. (RELATED: Democratic-Socialists Pushing Free Cash Giveaways For All)
“What should we do? In my opinion, nothing. Certainly not yet. This mess is not our creation,” he said. “It is not our fault and if we intervened in any way, we would be accused of Yankee imperialism. Latin America would rally to the anti-Trump cause.”
Varney was referring to an assassination attempt on the former bus driver turned Venezuela president, Nicolas Maduro, and said the mayhem is a sign that his regime is starting to implode.
“Any way you slice it Maduro looks bad,” Varney continued. “His own people are coming after him and his own troops run. His regime is indeed collapsing. There’s no regular water supply. Power goes out most of the time. There’s no food, no medicine and crime is indeed surging. The end is surely close.”
Varney cautioned Americans against intervening and said they would risk making Maduro into a martyr for the socialist cause.
“If America were to intervene, Venezuela’s agony may be actually be extended,” he added. “Send in the military or the CIA and Maduro become as martyr. Send food and Maduro uses it to extend his power. Perhaps an offer of safe passage for him to Cuba might be the way of getting him out.”
“Maybe Venezuela is best used as an example for our own socialists here in America,” Varney concluded, adding:
“Socialism is making great strides among young people. Venezuela could be one of those teaching moments. After all, in our schools and colleges, socialism is often held up as something wonderful. The sight of Venezuelans eating out of trash cans might open some eyes. But let’s be clear. Venezuela is done. It is not our fault, it’s not our responsibility, but it’s a very strong warning to pie-in-the-sky socialist dreamers.”
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