Election in Venezuela

Election in Venezuela, by AP.

Some polling centers have been kept open long beyond the scheduled 6 p.m. closing time and electoral authorities have yet to release any vote results. Many polling centers around Venezuela appeared nearly empty Sunday as voters suffering from food shortages and hyperinflation heeded a call to boycott the race as rigged.

Notice how the socialist principle “from each according to his means, to each according to his needs” contradicts the principle “the more you produce, the more you have.” The latter principle trumps the former — when broken, things go quickly awry. When people cannot keep most of the fruits of their labor, they go slow and/or revolt.

But arrogant socialist leaders know better, so impose their will by force. So socialism always ends up with tyrannical force.

Venezuela’s Maduro eyes second term despite economic crisis and 75% disapproval rating, by AFP.

Hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages, rising crime and broken water, power and transportation networks have sparked violent unrest, and left Maduro with a 75-percent disapproval rating.

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have fled the country in a mass exodus in recent years as the country descends into economic ruin.

The socialist leaders personally benefit from the system, so they are always slow to get the hint.