Venezuela Is Bernie and AOC's Utopia | The Michael Knowles Show Ep. 341
00:12 "... is their utopia the logical conclusion ..."
07:54 "... in 2013 as the economy collapsed as ..."
10:11 "... brings us to 2013 Chavez dies Maduro his ..."

To listen to this episode, subscribe to The Michael Knowles Show on iTunes: https://apple.co/2FQpjmqVenezuela descends into further chaos as people starve and tanks crush protesters but socialists in the united states like bernie sanders and alexandria Ocasio cortez refused to admit that venezuela is their utopia the logical conclusion of their awful ideas we will examine how socialism ruined that country and others then Democrat senators try and fail to grill Attorney General William bar over the Muller report we'll check in on that finally academics in Great Britain declare pedophilia normal and natural I'm Michael Knowles and this is the Michael Noel's show [Music] this is going to be a very abnormal and unnatural show discussing all of those things we'll get to them in a second first there's a lot of things in life that aren't right that aren't normal that aren't natural carpet in showers eating dip with your fingers chunky style milk and paying too much for your phone bill that is 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anti-government protesters this has been going on for weeks and weeks and months and months now why is it going on because of socialism this is socialism the tanks running over the protesters is socialism this is the logical conclusion of socialism it was ever thus this is the conclusion of what Alexandria Ocasio cortes and Bernie Sanders are offering not tomorrow not the next week not the week after that luckily America has a strong culture and economic and political heritage of freedom so it's not as though Bernie Sanders would get elected and then the next day you'd have tanks running over people in the street but given enough time and given enough success at implementing the agenda that they are proposing the tanks crushing the people in the streets is the logical conclusion what does socialism look like looks like violent clashes in the streets in Venezuela looks like the opposition leader down there Juan Guido calling on the military to overturn the government there the Maduro regime it looks like CNN now being taken off of the airwaves by the government which is proof positive that every storm cloud has a silver lining not everything is bad down there but most things are very bad doctors have injured or rather are treating 50 injured people right now just from those clashes yesterday that includes a woman who is shot in the abdomen there's a gunfire obviously the tanks Amnesty International is reporting systemic oppression throughout that country and for a long time now extrajudicial executions so the Maduro regime will go in in the middle of the night will drag people out who they think are a threat to their political stability - or to their political power they will take them out and they will kill them with that any law without any trial without any due process just kill them one third of Venezuelans are estimated according to Amnesty International to eat one meal per day many Venezuelans go multiple days without eating in fact there there were interviews among the Miami Herald and other newspapers that talked to some of these Venezuelans and they will say they will just wait with hundreds and hundreds of people in bread lines at their churches to hope to get one meal every couple days in that bread lines that's socialism for you inflation as a result of the government not cutting spending of the government printing money of the government over-promising and under-delivering inflation in Venezuela Gino high it's gone right now I think inflation well in in the 1980s I think inflation in Venezuela hit about 80 percent that's a very high 80 percent inflation is a big deal those were the good old days compared to now right now inflation is about 1.3 million percent in Venezuela the currency is worth nothing in January inflation rose up to about 2.7 million percent that's the conclusion of socialism how did this happen people forget now because we have short historical memories we forget that Venezuela was a very rich country for most of the 20th century Venezuela wasn't the richest country in South America now it had periods of economic difficulties that in the 1980s there was a huge spike in inflation not huge compared to today but still it was significant why did those happen well one Venezuela is largely dependent on oil prices so fluctuations in oil prices do affect the country also because when all that oil money started pouring in politicians and the government decided they could start buying off votes through socialism now at a certain point in the 1990s you saw GDP declining you saw inflation increasing then when the governments would decide to cut back on socialism start liberalizing the economies start allowing more free markets in all of a sudden you saw GDP start to increase again you saw inflation start to curb again you saw wages even rise then Hugo Chavez took over the socialist politician Hugo Chavez campaigned and took power officially in 1999 I'm actually old enough to remember when this happened and I remember all the left wingers loved Hugo Chavez he was on the American media all the time I've I've been in news hands since I was like 2 years old and I remember Hugo Chavez was the big hope of all the leftists it was always on the mainstream media that guy Sean Penn the famous actor loved Hugo Chavez go down there all of these people so happy socialism has come to Venezuela Hugo Chavez died in 2013 as the economy collapsed as finally that poison ran its course now you see the results this is the result of Hugo Chavez this is the result of socialism why how did it happen so Chavez when he came to power in 1999 relied on these massive oil revenues that he was getting to increase public spending and buy votes so he would take all of this money and then he would buy foreign food it's not as though he was cultivating new new industries or cultivating the economy he would just use it to buy foreign food and then subsidize that food for the people so he's basically buying off the people with cheap food then as a result of this plan the foreign debt of Venezuela quadrupled just under Chavez's reign so debt is mounting the economy is beginning to falter what does Chavez do does he cut back public spending no of course not does he curb socialism no of course not what he does is he seizes even more political power so at this point the only way like any Ponzi scheme the only way to keep this going is to take more and more stuff so Hugo Chavez decided to nationalize companies and farms and factories now nationalize is a really fancy leftist term that means steel so his regime stole whole companies whole farms from people full factories as a result of this by the way ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips left the country of Venezuela so now you've got international capital is pulling out because they can't be in this unstable region where this thug government is just going to steal your property so they start pulling out the economy continues to falter so what does Shabbos do does he pull back on socialism of course not he seizes even more political power in 2012 not long before he died he outlawed private gun ownership all throughout Venezuela let me tell you something if those people who were being crushed by tanks right now had private gun ownership they would not be being crushed by tanks because they would be shooting the military and the cops and the thugs who are oppressing them and who are attacking them and who were killing them extra judicially now this brings us to 2013 Chavez dies Maduro his hand-picked successor takes power at this point I actually almost feel bad for Maduro because the poison of socialism had run its course so there was very little that he could do the the bill for all that free stuff that Hugo Chavez was giving out finally came due and at the same time a drop in oil prices meant that the government couldn't even keep up the pretense of solvency the jig was up so the one thing Maduro could have done is he could have gradually cut spending he could have shown that he was gradually willing to respect property rights he was eager for foreign investment he was going to deal responsibly with his government and then maybe more money would have come in is that what he did no of course not because he's a socialist so instead what he did is he just started printing money I love when politicians think they can just print more money they this has never worked in all of history it's not even really a short term solution because the minute you start doing it everybody begins to distrust your government distrust your economy and very very quickly you get hyperinflation which is exactly what happened the hyperinflation triggered this revolution because the money was worthless and that revolution triggered the violent crackdown that you see from the government that you see from tanks rolling over citizens in Venezuela this is not the first time this has happened at a socialist government this always happens in socialist governments this always happened in the Soviet Union it happened obviously in North Korea it happened in other Latin American socialist governments happened in China happened in all of these places this is socialism and here's the scary number according to Gallup polling the majority of young Americans support socialism they look favorably on socialism and according to that same poll only 45% of young Americans look favorably on capitalism which is to say private property which is to say the free exchange of goods and services young America is far more socialist than capitalist the good news is a lot of polls show that young Americans can't define socialism that's a good thing but why do they identify as socialist why do they look upon it favorably it's because politicians like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez are openly peddling this poisonous ideology and what they say is our idea of socialism it's like Iceland it's like Denmark it's like Sweden it's not like Venezuela no no no don't don't look at Venezuela pay no attention to the man behind the curtain no no look over here at the Nordic countries that is simply a lie we will explain why it's a lie in a second but first Lending Club if you are carrying revolving debt that means that you're not paying off your credit card every month and you could be paying thousands in interest every year that you don't have to with Lending Club you can consolidate your debt or pay off credit cards with one fixed monthly payment if certain nations consolidated their debt and started to pay it off responsibly you wouldn't see chaos around the world since 2007 Lending Club has helped millions of people regain control of their finances with affordable fixed-rate personal loans no trips to the bank no high interest credit cards just go to Lending Club com tell them about yourself and how much you want to borrow pick the terms that are right for you if you're approved your loan is automatically deposited into 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freeing up the economy not increased socialism the danish prime minister former Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen puts the point very clearly he says quote Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy Denmark is a market economy but what a OC and Bernie Sanders are pushing is a socialist planned economy and you know the it's so disingenuous if you hear Bernie Sanders or ASU talk about this Bernie Sanders didn't have his honeymoon in Denmark he didn't go on his honeymoon to Iceland he went on his honeymoon in 1988 the day after he got married to the Soviet Union in fact I'm sorry to say we have video of this of Bernie Sanders shirtless drinking vodka singing commie songs with the Russkies in the Soviet Union in 1988 [Applause] [Music] I'm gonna rewrite it I'm gonna do a version of it which is this land is my land this land is my land this lands not your land this land is my land that's gonna be the song that I sing at the southern border but that'll be for a later show don't worry about that now Bernie Sanders was so enthralled with the Soviet Union with Soviet Communism the most repressive regime on earth one of the most repressive regime regimes in the history of the world that he took his honeymoon there didn't want to go to Scandinavia wanted to go there worse even than Venezuela and just to remind you that he's not pushing policies that would bring us to Iceland he's pushing the policies of Latin America it ran that same time three years earlier 1985 Bernie Sanders was defending socialist breadlines in Latin America 20 sometimes American journalists talk about how bad the country is because people are lining up the food that's a good thing in other countries people don't line up food the rich get the food and the poor starve to death bread lines are a good thing bread lines are a good thing in a lot of countries the rich get food and the poor starve to death right in socialist countries that's what happens that's what's happening in Venezuela right now and if they don't starve to death they get run over by tanks that doesn't happen in the United States nobody starves to death in the United States the biggest problem afflicting the poor in the United States is obesity the problem among the poor in the United States is that they're eating too much that's not what happens in socialist countries they starve to death well the rich and the well-connected in the cronies all benefit make no mistake the policies that they are pushing or they're they're not just leading us to the road on the road to Venezuela they are even radical by that standard just the green New Deal just the green New Deal one policy that they're pushing co-sponsors aoc wrote it herself is a full government takeover of huge swaths of the economy all of the health care radical socialist healthcare regime then an outline of about 90% of the American energy industry then a federal job guarantee program you get rid of parts of the welfare state and now you just have to work for the government then an outlawing of planes trains and automobiles so you don't get to keep your car then an outlying of your home an outlying of all of the current buildings in the United States because according to the green new deal which Bernie co-sponsors which they OC wrote we need to knock down every building in the country and rebuild it within ten years as we eliminate 90% of the American energy industry you can't even keep your own home that's the kind of takeover that we're talking about that's what they're pushing that's not Denmark that's not Iceland that's not Sweden that is Venezuela that's worse than Venezuela America is a richer country America is a bigger country America has better institutions America has a longer tradition of Liberty okay Venezuela was a rich country Venezuela was a prosperous country was the most prosperous country in the region and eventually steadily gradually socialism ruined it now there are tanks crushing citizens in the street why does the Left get away with this how do we let the left get away with this part of why we've got to call out Bernie Sanders and AOC here is that the American left never apologized for its support of the Soviet Union you had reporters in the New York Times and other newspapers in in the early days of the Soviet Union saying I've seen the future and it works you had reporters in those early days denying the Holodomor denying famines caused by Stalin denying all of the atrocities being committed by Stalin lying about it because they were so committed to the Communist cause in fact the conservative movement as we know it was founded because of those early reports about the Soviet Union when you had American newspapers publishing about the Soviet Union I've seen the future and it works you then had William F Buckley Jr start the flagship conservative newspaper National Review or magazine rather with in the first issue with the thesis a conservative is one who stands a fort history yelling stop the Communists see the future and it works and the Conservatives are there saying stop it doesn't work it's not gonna work it's it's evil even if it did work but what does it mean to even work who care let's say that socialism actually did work which it doesn't let's say socialism created a lot of economic prosperity and everybody had a lot of material goods but it robbed you of all of your Liberty it robbed you of all of your institutions your civic institutions it exerted so much power of the federal government over you that your way of life your culture your traditions were totally crushed who cares how materially prosperous you are even if socialism worked it would be evil but it also doesn't work it also leads to widespread misery the American Left can admit that they never apologized for the Soviet Union they never apologized for their support of Fidel Castro oh the left loved Fidel Castro they brought him to the United Nations in New York oh they love they sometimes wear his face on t-shirts they wear Che Guevara 's face on t shirts even today never apologized for that these people enslaved an entire country in Cuba and American liberals wear their faces on shirts like there are Disney characters they never apologized for their support of Hugo Chavez go talk to Sean Penn go talk to all the Hollywood leftists who loved Hugo Chavez go talk to all the activists who loved Hugo Chavez no apology they can't ever admit the logical conclude their ideas it's happened time and time again Soviet Union China Cuba all around Latin America now Venezuela they can't no no that was wrong socialism that was fake socialism next time it will work just give it one more try no more tries certainly not in the United States speaking of incoherent leftism and a good way to smack it down we can switch gears over to Attorney General William Barr testifying on the hill today before the Senate Judiciary Committee he's being called to testify over the Muller report now the Democrats are calling on attorney general Barr to resign what's the big takeaway here the big takeaway is since the Muller report was released Democrats have nothing they've got nothing they bet the farm on this Russia collusion thing two years more than two years they bet everything on it and it didn't happen it didn't pan out you had Eric's wall well presidential candidates saying Trump is a traitor we know that he colluded with the Russians didn't happen and so now what are they doing there they're grasping at straws now they want to impeach William Bar for some reason the new Attorney General so that I guess we'll get a new Attorney General and then the one on Peacham to the other big takeaway from this hearing today is that it's all theater it is all theater this is why I didn't lead with this story if you tuned in to CNN right now this is the biggest story on the top of the page and you've got to pay attention it doesn't really matter in terms of the Department of Justice in terms of the Russia investigation in terms of the Trump administration doesn't really matter what it matters for is to show you the desperation of Democrats in the Senate it's a story that people are talking about but it's a story that matters only in so much as it's a bunch of hot air it's important as political theater we have the Muller report you can read the report I've read the relevant sections of it probably hundred fifty two hundred pages of it that's enough that's you need to read you can see no collusion no obstruction the report left open the question of obstruction most legal scholars and certainly the legal scholars that we talked to Alan Dershowitz those kind of people say even leaving open the question of obstruction was pretty absurd even the framework of obstruction that Bob Miller was working with is pretty absurd but regardless it's up to the Department of Justice to determine whether or not obstruction occurred the Attorney General says it didn't occur the Deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein who is certainly no conservative Republican he said no obstruction occurred no no indictments no nothing so now we're arguing over the summaries and the press reports and the phone calls in the leaks and this why are we arguing over any of that we have the report itself you can read the report the report exonerates President Trump but they just can't let it go because they bet their whole two years on it so now they're trying to rehash anything around the edges of the report so the left needs a new boogeyman filling that role we now have Attorney General William bar they want him to be impeached and they say he lied to Congress that's the basis for them calling for his impeachment okay let's take them at their word they're saying he lied to Congress what did he lie about they're saying that the last time he appeared before Congress he lied when he was asked the question of whether or not Bob Muller agrees with his conclusions about the Muller report and here was William bars answer Bob Mahler's support your conclusion I don't know whether Bob dollar supported my conclusions okay he's asked the question does Bob Muller support your conclusions what William bar I think wanted to say is I don't care if Bob Muller supports my conclusions Bob Muller is not the Attorney General and I am what he says is I don't know if he supports the conclusions now the Democrats are saying that was a lie what is their evidence that that was a lie a letter from Bob Muller - William bar leaked coincidentally by the way it leaked the night before we barré testifies before the senate yeah what a coincidence that's so strange I wonder who could have leaked that letter that was written by the Muller team two people have that letter Muller and bar I don't think bar League did so somebody associated with Bob Muller leaked that letter okay very saying this is evidence that William bar lied to Congress but what does the letter actually say does the letter show that Muller thinks that bars conclusions were wrong or he disagrees or he agrees or the bar lied to Congress will read the actual letter in a second but first we've got to say goodbye to Facebook and YouTube go over to Daly wire.com ten bucks a month $100 for an annual membership you get me you get the Andrew Klavan show you get the Ben Shapiro show you get the Mount Walt show you get to ask questions in the mailbag coming up tomorrow get the min you get to watch backstage ask questions backstage you get another Kingdom podcast and you get this the leftist tears tumblr we're about to get into some of that Democrat questioning of William Bar we're about to watch how William bar has a higher IQ than every Democrat member of this committee combined and you are going to need the tumbler or else you are going to drown go to daily wire.com we'll be right back what does the letter actually say Democrats think that this letter from Muller Tabar is evidence that Barre lied to Congress and that Muller does not agree with bars conclusions and that Barre knew that Muller does not agree with bars conclusions try to follow that here's what the letter actually says from special counsel Bob Muller the summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24th did not fully capture concern capture the concern the context nature and substance of this office's work and conclusions there is now public confusion about critical aspects of the result of our investigation this threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the department appointed the special counsel to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations again to begin who cares what Bob Muller thinks about the release or the context or whatever what matters is is the Attorney General accurately relating the report but who cares what Muller thinks about the context or how many press conferences bar should do bill bill bar does not answer to Bob Muller the special counsel is not the Attorney General the Attorney General does not report to the special counsel the special counsel reports to the DOJ to the Attorney General ultimately the only question that matters here is the accuracy of the context or the summaries or whatever now the question is ambiguous right the letter says that bill bars letter did not fully capture the context who cares the nature may be that matters and the substance definitely may be that matters of the offices work in conclusions three things context nature substance if bill bar didn't provide the context that bob muller wanted doesn't matter if bill barr inaccurately presented or relayed the nature of the investigation and conclusions maybe that does matter what does what does Mulder mean by nature here talking about the facts or is he talking about some ambiguous term in the substance this is the one that really might matter if he is accusing William Barr of misrepresenting the substance of his conclusions that's a very serious criticism but did Muller is that what mother means Mulder is using pretty ambiguous terminology here well Billboard was asked this question today he gives a very straight answer the opportunity to review that letter before it went out and he declined on Thursday morning I received it probably was received at the department Wednesday night or evening but on Thursday morning I received a letter from Bob the letter that's just been put into the record and I called Bob and said you know what's the issue here are you sick and I asked him if he was suggesting that the March 24th letter was inaccurate and he said no but that the press reporting had been inaccurate and that the press was reading too much into it and I asked him you know specifically what his concern was and he said that his concern focused on his explanation of why he did not reach a conclusion on obstruction and he wanted more put out on that issue he wanted he argued for putting out summaries of each volume the executive summaries that had been written by his office and if not that than other material that focused on the issue of why he didn't reach the obstruction question but he was very clear with me that he was not suggesting that we had misrepresented his report there it is bill bar gets the letter from Bob Muller saying that bill bars letter to Congress did not fully capture the concerns about the context and the nature and the subs didn't fully capture and so Bob Barr call bill bar bill and Bob Billy Bob Billy Bob Thornton bill bar calls Bob Muller and says listen to bars very precise language are you suggesting that my letter to Congress did not accurately portray what was in your report are you suggesting that I was inaccurate in how I talked to Congress and Muller said no no no I'm not suggesting you were inaccurate I'm suggesting that I want you to release more context more summaries more executive summaries of the report because in the Muller report you have about 400 pages 380 something like that and before each volume two volumes you have an executive summary now the executive summary was very helpful when that report was released and I had to go on TV in about 10 minutes and so I had to quickly scan the executive summary but clearly what Bob Muller wanted was for William Barr to release that executive summary right away and William Bar says no I'm not going to release multiple summaries especially staggered overtime that are going to confuse people now it's not Bob Muller's call on what summaries and how many press conferences and how many press interviews he wants to give it seems from the leaking of Bob Muller's letter that he or somebody on his team is pretty familiar with talking to the press but what William Barr said is no we're not going to do that and here's his reasoning why I told Bob that I was not interested in putting out summaries and I wasn't going to put out the report piecemeal I wanted to get the whole report and I thought summaries by very definition regardless of who prepared them would be under-inclusive and we'd have sort of a series of different debates and public discord over each tranche of information that went out and I wanted to get everything out at once and we should start working our paths free sound reasoning and by the way it turns out that Barr was right baris argument is if you release these things piecemeal and different summaries that's going to be endlessly ripped apart argued about there's going to be a lot of controversy better to just give Congress the quick view of things and then release the report when we can and by the way the only reason Barr had to send that letter to Congress in the first place which obviously then came out to the public was because William Barr asked Bob Muller to send him over a report with the grand jury sections

To listen to this episode, subscribe to The Michael Knowles Show on iTunes: https://apple.co/2FQpjmqVenezuela descends into further chaos as people starve and tanks crush protesters but socialists in the united states like bernie sanders and alexandria Ocasio cortez refused to admit that venezuela is their utopia the logical conclusion of their awful ideas we will examine how socialism ruined that country and others then Democrat senators try and fail to grill Attorney General William bar over the Muller report we'll check in on that finally academics in Great Britain declare pedophilia normal and natural I'm Michael Knowles and this is the Michael Noel's show [Music] this is going to be a very abnormal and unnatural show discussing all of those things we'll get to them in a second first there's a lot of things in life that aren't right that aren't normal that aren't natural carpet in showers eating dip with your fingers chunky style milk and paying too much for your phone bill that is 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anti-government protesters this has been going on for weeks and weeks and months and months now why is it going on because of socialism this is socialism the tanks running over the protesters is socialism this is the logical conclusion of socialism it was ever thus this is the conclusion of what Alexandria Ocasio cortes and Bernie Sanders are offering not tomorrow not the next week not the week after that luckily America has a strong culture and economic and political heritage of freedom so it's not as though Bernie Sanders would get elected and then the next day you'd have tanks running over people in the street but given enough time and given enough success at implementing the agenda that they are proposing the tanks crushing the people in the streets is the logical conclusion what does socialism look like looks like violent clashes in the streets in Venezuela looks like the opposition leader down there Juan Guido calling on the military to overturn the government there the Maduro regime it looks like CNN now being taken off of the airwaves by the government which is proof positive that every storm cloud has a silver lining not everything is bad down there but most things are very bad doctors have injured or rather are treating 50 injured people right now just from those clashes yesterday that includes a woman who is shot in the abdomen there's a gunfire obviously the tanks Amnesty International is reporting systemic oppression throughout that country and for a long time now extrajudicial executions so the Maduro regime will go in in the middle of the night will drag people out who they think are a threat to their political stability - or to their political power they will take them out and they will kill them with that any law without any trial without any due process just kill them one third of Venezuelans are estimated according to Amnesty International to eat one meal per day many Venezuelans go multiple days without eating in fact there there were interviews among the Miami Herald and other newspapers that talked to some of these Venezuelans and they will say they will just wait with hundreds and hundreds of people in bread lines at their churches to hope to get one meal every couple days in that bread lines that's socialism for you inflation as a result of the government not cutting spending of the government printing money of the government over-promising and under-delivering inflation in Venezuela Gino high it's gone right now I think inflation well in in the 1980s I think inflation in Venezuela hit about 80 percent that's a very high 80 percent inflation is a big deal those were the good old days compared to now right now inflation is about 1.3 million percent in Venezuela the currency is worth nothing in January inflation rose up to about 2.7 million percent that's the conclusion of socialism how did this happen people forget now because we have short historical memories we forget that Venezuela was a very rich country for most of the 20th century Venezuela wasn't the richest country in South America now it had periods of economic difficulties that in the 1980s there was a huge spike in inflation not huge compared to today but still it was significant why did those happen well one Venezuela is largely dependent on oil prices so fluctuations in oil prices do affect the country also because when all that oil money started pouring in politicians and the government decided they could start buying off votes through socialism now at a certain point in the 1990s you saw GDP declining you saw inflation increasing then when the governments would decide to cut back on socialism start liberalizing the economies start allowing more free markets in all of a sudden you saw GDP start to increase again you saw inflation start to curb again you saw wages even rise then Hugo Chavez took over the socialist politician Hugo Chavez campaigned and took power officially in 1999 I'm actually old enough to remember when this happened and I remember all the left wingers loved Hugo Chavez he was on the American media all the time I've I've been in news hands since I was like 2 years old and I remember Hugo Chavez was the big hope of all the leftists it was always on the mainstream media that guy Sean Penn the famous actor loved Hugo Chavez go down there all of these people so happy socialism has come to Venezuela Hugo Chavez died in 2013 as the economy collapsed as finally that poison ran its course now you see the results this is the result of Hugo Chavez this is the result of socialism why how did it happen so Chavez when he came to power in 1999 relied on these massive oil revenues that he was getting to increase public spending and buy votes so he would take all of this money and then he would buy foreign food it's not as though he was cultivating new new industries or cultivating the economy he would just use it to buy foreign food and then subsidize that food for the people so he's basically buying off the people with cheap food then as a result of this plan the foreign debt of Venezuela quadrupled just under Chavez's reign so debt is mounting the economy is beginning to falter what does Chavez do does he cut back public spending no of course not does he curb socialism no of course not what he does is he seizes even more political power so at this point the only way like any Ponzi scheme the only way to keep this going is to take more and more stuff so Hugo Chavez decided to nationalize companies and farms and factories now nationalize is a really fancy leftist term that means steel so his regime stole whole companies whole farms from people full factories as a result of this by the way ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips left the country of Venezuela so now you've got international capital is pulling out because they can't be in this unstable region where this thug government is just going to steal your property so they start pulling out the economy continues to falter so what does Shabbos do does he pull back on socialism of course not he seizes even more political power in 2012 not long before he died he outlawed private gun ownership all throughout Venezuela let me tell you something if those people who were being crushed by tanks right now had private gun ownership they would not be being crushed by tanks because they would be shooting the military and the cops and the thugs who are oppressing them and who are attacking them and who were killing them extra judicially now this brings us to 2013 Chavez dies Maduro his hand-picked successor takes power at this point I actually almost feel bad for Maduro because the poison of socialism had run its course so there was very little that he could do the the bill for all that free stuff that Hugo Chavez was giving out finally came due and at the same time a drop in oil prices meant that the government couldn't even keep up the pretense of solvency the jig was up so the one thing Maduro could have done is he could have gradually cut spending he could have shown that he was gradually willing to respect property rights he was eager for foreign investment he was going to deal responsibly with his government and then maybe more money would have come in is that what he did no of course not because he's a socialist so instead what he did is he just started printing money I love when politicians think they can just print more money they this has never worked in all of history it's not even really a short term solution because the minute you start doing it everybody begins to distrust your government distrust your economy and very very quickly you get hyperinflation which is exactly what happened the hyperinflation triggered this revolution because the money was worthless and that revolution triggered the violent crackdown that you see from the government that you see from tanks rolling over citizens in Venezuela this is not the first time this has happened at a socialist government this always happens in socialist governments this always happened in the Soviet Union it happened obviously in North Korea it happened in other Latin American socialist governments happened in China happened in all of these places this is socialism and here's the scary number according to Gallup polling the majority of young Americans support socialism they look favorably on socialism and according to that same poll only 45% of young Americans look favorably on capitalism which is to say private property which is to say the free exchange of goods and services young America is far more socialist than capitalist the good news is a lot of polls show that young Americans can't define socialism that's a good thing but why do they identify as socialist why do they look upon it favorably it's because politicians like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez are openly peddling this poisonous ideology and what they say is our idea of socialism it's like Iceland it's like Denmark it's like Sweden it's not like Venezuela no no no don't don't look at Venezuela pay no attention to the man behind the curtain no no look over here at the Nordic countries that is simply a lie we will explain why it's a lie in a second but first Lending Club if you are carrying revolving debt that means that you're not paying off your credit card every month and you could be paying thousands in interest every year that you don't have to with Lending Club you can consolidate your debt or pay off credit cards with one fixed monthly payment if certain nations consolidated their debt and started to pay it off responsibly you wouldn't see chaos around the world since 2007 Lending Club has helped millions of people regain control of their finances with affordable fixed-rate personal loans no trips to the bank no high interest credit cards just go to Lending Club com tell them about yourself and how much you want to borrow pick the terms that are right for you if you're approved your loan is automatically deposited into your bank account in as little as a few days Lending Club is the number one peer-to-peer lending platform with over thirty five billion dollars in loans issued don't end up like the government of Venezuela go to Lending Club / Knowles Cana wles check your rate in minutes and borrow up to $40,000 Lending Club dot-com / Knowles Keo wles that is Lending Club calm / Knowles KO wles all loans made by web bank member FDIC Equal Housing lender Bernier OC they want to tell you that the socialism that they're pushing is like the Nordic countries it's not like Venezuela not a lie the Nordic countries have relatively free economies they have no minimum wage none of those countries has a minimum wage Sweden has a universal school choice if a farm more free market approach to education than even the United States has Iceland has a freer economy than the United States according to the Heritage Foundation index for economic freedom if a OC wants to be more like Iceland than she ought to support freeing up the economy not increased socialism the danish prime minister former Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen puts the point very clearly he says quote Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy Denmark is a market economy but what a OC and Bernie Sanders are pushing is a socialist planned economy and you know the it's so disingenuous if you hear Bernie Sanders or ASU talk about this Bernie Sanders didn't have his honeymoon in Denmark he didn't go on his honeymoon to Iceland he went on his honeymoon in 1988 the day after he got married to the Soviet Union in fact I'm sorry to say we have video of this of Bernie Sanders shirtless drinking vodka singing commie songs with the Russkies in the Soviet Union in 1988 [Applause] [Music] I'm gonna rewrite it I'm gonna do a version of it which is this land is my land this land is my land this lands not your land this land is my land that's gonna be the song that I sing at the southern border but that'll be for a later show don't worry about that now Bernie Sanders was so enthralled with the Soviet Union with Soviet Communism the most repressive regime on earth one of the most repressive regime regimes in the history of the world that he took his honeymoon there didn't want to go to Scandinavia wanted to go there worse even than Venezuela and just to remind you that he's not pushing policies that would bring us to Iceland he's pushing the policies of Latin America it ran that same time three years earlier 1985 Bernie Sanders was defending socialist breadlines in Latin America 20 sometimes American journalists talk about how bad the country is because people are lining up the food that's a good thing in other countries people don't line up food the rich get the food and the poor starve to death bread lines are a good thing bread lines are a good thing in a lot of countries the rich get food and the poor starve to death right in socialist countries that's what happens that's what's happening in Venezuela right now and if they don't starve to death they get run over by tanks that doesn't happen in the United States nobody starves to death in the United States the biggest problem afflicting the poor in the United States is obesity the problem among the poor in the United States is that they're eating too much that's not what happens in socialist countries they starve to death well the rich and the well-connected in the cronies all benefit make no mistake the policies that they are pushing or they're they're not just leading us to the road on the road to Venezuela they are even radical by that standard just the green New Deal just the green New Deal one policy that they're pushing co-sponsors aoc wrote it herself is a full government takeover of huge swaths of the economy all of the health care radical socialist healthcare regime then an outline of about 90% of the American energy industry then a federal job guarantee program you get rid of parts of the welfare state and now you just have to work for the government then an outlawing of planes trains and automobiles so you don't get to keep your car then an outlying of your home an outlying of all of the current buildings in the United States because according to the green new deal which Bernie co-sponsors which they OC wrote we need to knock down every building in the country and rebuild it within ten years as we eliminate 90% of the American energy industry you can't even keep your own home that's the kind of takeover that we're talking about that's what they're pushing that's not Denmark that's not Iceland that's not Sweden that is Venezuela that's worse than Venezuela America is a richer country America is a bigger country America has better institutions America has a longer tradition of Liberty okay Venezuela was a rich country Venezuela was a prosperous country was the most prosperous country in the region and eventually steadily gradually socialism ruined it now there are tanks crushing citizens in the street why does the Left get away with this how do we let the left get away with this part of why we've got to call out Bernie Sanders and AOC here is that the American left never apologized for its support of the Soviet Union you had reporters in the New York Times and other newspapers in in the early days of the Soviet Union saying I've seen the future and it works you had reporters in those early days denying the Holodomor denying famines caused by Stalin denying all of the atrocities being committed by Stalin lying about it because they were so committed to the Communist cause in fact the conservative movement as we know it was founded because of those early reports about the Soviet Union when you had American newspapers publishing about the Soviet Union I've seen the future and it works you then had William F Buckley Jr start the flagship conservative newspaper National Review or magazine rather with in the first issue with the thesis a conservative is one who stands a fort history yelling stop the Communists see the future and it works and the Conservatives are there saying stop it doesn't work it's not gonna work it's it's evil even if it did work but what does it mean to even work who care let's say that socialism actually did work which it doesn't let's say socialism created a lot of economic prosperity and everybody had a lot of material goods but it robbed you of all of your Liberty it robbed you of all of your institutions your civic institutions it exerted so much power of the federal government over you that your way of life your culture your traditions were totally crushed who cares how materially prosperous you are even if socialism worked it would be evil but it also doesn't work it also leads to widespread misery the American Left can admit that they never apologized for the Soviet Union they never apologized for their support of Fidel Castro oh the left loved Fidel Castro they brought him to the United Nations in New York oh they love they sometimes wear his face on t-shirts they wear Che Guevara 's face on t shirts even today never apologized for that these people enslaved an entire country in Cuba and American liberals wear their faces on shirts like there are Disney characters they never apologized for their support of Hugo Chavez go talk to Sean Penn go talk to all the Hollywood leftists who loved Hugo Chavez go talk to all the activists who loved Hugo Chavez no apology they can't ever admit the logical conclude their ideas it's happened time and time again Soviet Union China Cuba all around Latin America now Venezuela they can't no no that was wrong socialism that was fake socialism next time it will work just give it one more try no more tries certainly not in the United States speaking of incoherent leftism and a good way to smack it down we can switch gears over to Attorney General William Barr testifying on the hill today before the Senate Judiciary Committee he's being called to testify over the Muller report now the Democrats are calling on attorney general Barr to resign what's the big takeaway here the big takeaway is since the Muller report was released Democrats have nothing they've got nothing they bet the farm on this Russia collusion thing two years more than two years they bet everything on it and it didn't happen it didn't pan out you had Eric's wall well presidential candidates saying Trump is a traitor we know that he colluded with the Russians didn't happen and so now what are they doing there they're grasping at straws now they want to impeach William Bar for some reason the new Attorney General so that I guess we'll get a new Attorney General and then the one on Peacham to the other big takeaway from this hearing today is that it's all theater it is all theater this is why I didn't lead with this story if you tuned in to CNN right now this is the biggest story on the top of the page and you've got to pay attention it doesn't really matter in terms of the Department of Justice in terms of the Russia investigation in terms of the Trump administration doesn't really matter what it matters for is to show you the desperation of Democrats in the Senate it's a story that people are talking about but it's a story that matters only in so much as it's a bunch of hot air it's important as political theater we have the Muller report you can read the report I've read the relevant sections of it probably hundred fifty two hundred pages of it that's enough that's you need to read you can see no collusion no obstruction the report left open the question of obstruction most legal scholars and certainly the legal scholars that we talked to Alan Dershowitz those kind of people say even leaving open the question of obstruction was pretty absurd even the framework of obstruction that Bob Miller was working with is pretty absurd but regardless it's up to the Department of Justice to determine whether or not obstruction occurred the Attorney General says it didn't occur the Deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein who is certainly no conservative Republican he said no obstruction occurred no no indictments no nothing so now we're arguing over the summaries and the press reports and the phone calls in the leaks and this why are we arguing over any of that we have the report itself you can read the report the report exonerates President Trump but they just can't let it go because they bet their whole two years on it so now they're trying to rehash anything around the edges of the report so the left needs a new boogeyman filling that role we now have Attorney General William bar they want him to be impeached and they say he lied to Congress that's the basis for them calling for his impeachment okay let's take them at their word they're saying he lied to Congress what did he lie about they're saying that the last time he appeared before Congress he lied when he was asked the question of whether or not Bob Muller agrees with his conclusions about the Muller report and here was William bars answer Bob Mahler's support your conclusion I don't know whether Bob dollar supported my conclusions okay he's asked the question does Bob Muller support your conclusions what William bar I think wanted to say is I don't care if Bob Muller supports my conclusions Bob Muller is not the Attorney General and I am what he says is I don't know if he supports the conclusions now the Democrats are saying that was a lie what is their evidence that that was a lie a letter from Bob Muller - William bar leaked coincidentally by the way it leaked the night before we barré testifies before the senate yeah what a coincidence that's so strange I wonder who could have leaked that letter that was written by the Muller team two people have that letter Muller and bar I don't think bar League did so somebody associated with Bob Muller leaked that letter okay very saying this is evidence that William bar lied to Congress but what does the letter actually say does the letter show that Muller thinks that bars conclusions were wrong or he disagrees or he agrees or the bar lied to Congress will read the actual letter in a second but first we've got to say goodbye to Facebook and YouTube go over to Daly wire.com ten bucks a month $100 for an annual membership you get me you get the Andrew Klavan show you get the Ben Shapiro show you get the Mount Walt show you get to ask questions in the mailbag coming up tomorrow get the min you get to watch backstage ask questions backstage you get another Kingdom podcast and you get this the leftist tears tumblr we're about to get into some of that Democrat questioning of William Bar we're about to watch how William bar has a higher IQ than every Democrat member of this committee combined and you are going to need the tumbler or else you are going to drown go to daily wire.com we'll be right back what does the letter actually say Democrats think that this letter from Muller Tabar is evidence that Barre lied to Congress and that Muller does not agree with bars conclusions and that Barre knew that Muller does not agree with bars conclusions try to follow that here's what the letter actually says from special counsel Bob Muller the summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24th did not fully capture concern capture the concern the context nature and substance of this office's work and conclusions there is now public confusion about critical aspects of the result of our investigation this threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the department appointed the special counsel to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations again to begin who cares what Bob Muller thinks about the release or the context or whatever what matters is is the Attorney General accurately relating the report but who cares what Muller thinks about the context or how many press conferences bar should do bill bill bar does not answer to Bob Muller the special counsel is not the Attorney General the Attorney General does not report to the special counsel the special counsel reports to the DOJ to the Attorney General ultimately the only question that matters here is the accuracy of the context or the summaries or whatever now the question is ambiguous right the letter says that bill bars letter did not fully capture the context who cares the nature may be that matters and the substance definitely may be that matters of the offices work in conclusions three things context nature substance if bill bar didn't provide the context that bob muller wanted doesn't matter if bill barr inaccurately presented or relayed the nature of the investigation and conclusions maybe that does matter what does what does Mulder mean by nature here talking about the facts or is he talking about some ambiguous term in the substance this is the one that really might matter if he is accusing William Barr of misrepresenting the substance of his conclusions that's a very serious criticism but did Muller is that what mother means Mulder is using pretty ambiguous terminology here well Billboard was asked this question today he gives a very straight answer the opportunity to review that letter before it went out and he declined on Thursday morning I received it probably was received at the department Wednesday night or evening but on Thursday morning I received a letter from Bob the letter that's just been put into the record and I called Bob and said you know what's the issue here are you sick and I asked him if he was suggesting that the March 24th letter was inaccurate and he said no but that the press reporting had been inaccurate and that the press was reading too much into it and I asked him you know specifically what his concern was and he said that his concern focused on his explanation of why he did not reach a conclusion on obstruction and he wanted more put out on that issue he wanted he argued for putting out summaries of each volume the executive summaries that had been written by his office and if not that than other material that focused on the issue of why he didn't reach the obstruction question but he was very clear with me that he was not suggesting that we had misrepresented his report there it is bill bar gets the letter from Bob Muller saying that bill bars letter to Congress did not fully capture the concerns about the context and the nature and the subs didn't fully capture and so Bob Barr call bill bar bill and Bob Billy Bob Billy Bob Thornton bill bar calls Bob Muller and says listen to bars very precise language are you suggesting that my letter to Congress did not accurately portray what was in your report are you suggesting that I was inaccurate in how I talked to Congress and Muller said no no no I'm not suggesting you were inaccurate I'm suggesting that I want you to release more context more summaries more executive summaries of the report because in the Muller report you have about 400 pages 380 something like that and before each volume two volumes you have an executive summary now the executive summary was very helpful when that report was released and I had to go on TV in about 10 minutes and so I had to quickly scan the executive summary but clearly what Bob Muller wanted was for William Barr to release that executive summary right away and William Bar says no I'm not going to release multiple summaries especially staggered overtime that are going to confuse people now it's not Bob Muller's call on what summaries and how many press conferences and how many press interviews he wants to give it seems from the leaking of Bob Muller's letter that he or somebody on his team is pretty familiar with talking to the press but what William Barr said is no we're not going to do that and here's his reasoning why I told Bob that I was not interested in putting out summaries and I wasn't going to put out the report piecemeal I wanted to get the whole report and I thought summaries by very definition regardless of who prepared them would be under-inclusive and we'd have sort of a series of different debates and public discord over each tranche of information that went out and I wanted to get everything out at once and we should start working our paths free sound reasoning and by the way it turns out that Barr was right baris argument is if you release these things piecemeal and different summaries that's going to be endlessly ripped apart argued about there's going to be a lot of controversy better to just give Congress the quick view of things and then release the report when we can and by the way the only reason Barr had to send that letter to Congress in the first place which obviously then came out to the public was because William Barr asked Bob Muller to send him over a report with the grand jury sections

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