Socialist Dystopia: Polio Makes A Comeback In Poverty-Stricken Venezuela

by | Jun 12, 2018 | Emergency Preparedness, Headline News | 19 comments

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    Thirty years after its eradication in the now socialist dystopia of Venezuela, polio is making a comeback. The news comes as Venezuela experiences political and economic turmoil, resulting in a humanitarian and health care crisis.

    With an estimated population of 31.3 million, Venezuela’s totalitarian socialist policies are making it difficult for people to protect themselves against viral and bacterial infections; that includes the polio virus. Access to clean water and proper hygiene are ways to reduce the chances of getting polio, but Venezuelans are suffering abject poverty thanks to authoritarians who want all the power and money making it difficult for the poor to get either.

    A child has recently been diagnosed with the virus in Venezuela. The infectious viral disease has been eradicated since 1989, according to the Pan American Health Organization, a regional apparatus of the World Health Organization. The Western Hemisphere has been certified polio-free since 1994. But socialist policies are bringing back diseases.

    Poliomyelitis, commonly known as polio, is a highly infectious viral disease that invades the brain and spinal cord and causes permanent paralysis in a small proportion of patients, according to the World Health Organization. There is no cure for the virus and it can be deadly. Polio, which mainly affects young children, spreads from person to person and can also be transmitted through contaminated food and water.

    According to CNN, the Venezuelan child with polio is 2 years and 10 months old. The toddler first experienced paralysis on April 29, according to the PAHO statement. As of May 31, the child continued to experience crippling symptoms. Part of an indigenous community in Venezuela’s northeastern state of Delta Amacuro, the child had not been vaccinated against polio, the statement noted. Delta Amacuro is among Venezuela’s poorest states and communication is generally difficult, if not impossible in the area. Most of the population, and especially the Warao indigenous group, travel by boat along the river to reach the closest medical center, which can be hours away.

    But socialism has destroyed the healthcare industry in Venezuela and coupled with rampant hyperinflation, it’s become increasingly difficult for anyone in under the thumb of the authoritarian rulers to get access to care. Most Venezuelans rely on donations from charities and non-governmental organizations, or on the illegal, but free market because licensed pharmacies don’t have medicines to sell.

    Since becoming a socialist dystopia, Venezuela has seen a reemergence or a resurgence of other infectious diseases as well, including diphtheria, tuberculosis, measles, and malaria. Dr. Jose Manuel Olivares, a radiologist and a National Assembly congressman who heads the Committee on Social Development, told CNN it is “unacceptable” that polio is making a comeback after Venezuela has controlled the disease for nearly 30 years.


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      1. One case of a two year old with some disability is all the Bill Gates Foundation needs to go in and inject poison contaminated with polio like he’s done elsewhere.

        Depopulation from 7 billion to only 500 million or just half of one billion is their stated goal written in stone.

        It’s not theory. Agenda 21 and 30 are actual programs.


        • If stopping Disease is the goal, put in sanitation. Don’t vaccinate. It’s too risky. Just help these people get clean water and food.


          • I have been to a number of central and south American countries. There water system is not hte same as it is in America. They have cisterns on their roofs and rain collection systems. The water is not treated like it is in America.

            3rd world water distribution systems. No wonder they are getting sick.

        • Bill Gates needs to hurry up before all those cholos come to America.

      2. Where does socialism take the bad turn? Northern Europe by most standards is socialist and functions well. Isn’t Venezuela actually authoritian communist? If there is no difference between socialism and communism then what are Norway, Sweden and Finland?

        • what are Norway, Sweden and Finland?

          Next in line, that what.

          • John Stiner

            “Next in line, that what.”

            That is an illogical answer. Norway, Sweden and Finland had abundant social programs for five decades W/O failure. You’ll find their quality of life very high and poverty very low. Importing Africans might crash them but that is a separate issue. The below is from the CIA World Fact Book. All three of these nations would be seen as socialist to a fault in American eyes.


            Norway has a stable economy with a vibrant private sector, a large state sector, and an extensive social safety net. Norway opted out of the EU during a referendum in November 1994. However, as a member of the European Economic Area, Norway partially participates in the EU’s single market and contributes sizably to the EU budget.


            Sweden’s small, open, and competitive economy has been thriving and Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living with its combination of free-market capitalism and extensive welfare benefits. Sweden remains outside the euro zone largely out of concern that joining the European Economic and Monetary Union would diminish the country’s sovereignty over its welfare system.


            Finland has a highly industrialized, largely free-market economy with per capita GDP almost as high as that of Austria and the Netherlands and slightly above that of Germany and Belgium. Trade is important, with exports accounting for over one-third of GDP in recent years. The government is open to, and actively takes steps to attract, foreign direct investment.

            • The EU also spends far less than the US (percentage wise) on defense so there is more funds to use on other budget line items. They can do this because they don’t need to projects a global presence and they have NATO in their “backyard.”

              • The US spends money on offense. With 800 bases world wide its not the guardian of freedom but rather the strong arm of globalist acquisition having destroyed nations for conquest as was seen in Iraq and Libya, neither a threat to the US. If NATO dissolved tomorrow Russian tanks are not invading Europe. Eisenhower warned us about the Military Industrial Complex.

                The above thesis can be summed up by two time MOH recipient Smedley Butler.

                I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

                I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in.

                I served in all commissioned ranks from a second Lieutenant to a Major General. And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.

              • “They can do this because they don’t need to projects a global presence and they have NATO in their “backyard.””

                Its amazing what nations can do for their citizenry if they don’t grossly overspend on weaponry.


                Why does the US need to project a global presence? Is it for the security of the people or the advancement of the multi nationals? The answer is obvious.

            • Norway, Finland, and Sweden are still mostly white, which is why they are still afloat. Venezuela is brown, which is why they’re doomed. And no it’s not just their skin color, it’s the IQ that goes with it. The darker the skin the lower the intelligence. That’s why blacks are the dumbest on earth while whites are the innovators.

              But… as Norway, Finland, and Sweden continue to absorb muslim scum and dilute their whiteness, they will fall with complete certainty.

              • Infidel

                There is a lot to be said for your post. Northern Europe indigenous people are disciplined. They responsibly use the social benefits. Give that same opportunity to others and they game the system becoming permanent leeches.

      3. Since this is a prepper site, here is your early warning for the Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center says there is a tropical disturbance that will affect the western part of the Gulf of Mexico toward the end of this week. It doesn’t appear as if this will develope into anything major, yet.

        • Usually this early in the season all the storms go into Mexico.

          I would not expect any real threat until late August to mid September.

        • The National Flood Insurance Program said that there were ZERO flood claims from Tropical Storm Alberto a couple of weeks ago.

          It was just a TV event all hyped up.

      4. This will be an early active hurricane season I believe. Alberto was not a hurricane. As far as Venezuela, the wealthy nations should offer help, that’s the humane action to take, but of course the US has lost any semblance of humanity in the quest to torture and demean all human life for control. The definition of a conspiracy theorist is someone who questions the statements of known liars.

      5. The Alberto tropical storm caused pretty heavy flooding in Western NC. Quite a few highways were blocked from Mudslides. A couple of state parks were severely damaged as well. Driveways were washed out, many trees toppled, etc etc

      6. If you’re old enough, polio calls up memories of children in iron lungs and in leg braces. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to this again.

      7. When we Americans saw polio-like enterovirus, D68, we were calling that ‘non-polio’ and Russia was calling it just-plain ‘polio’. Regardless, an immune-compromised relative of mine lost the use of an arm, temporarily.

        Historical plagues are what happen when poor people catch a cold or eat bad food.

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