After years of decline by every measure of industrial and post-industrial civilization, Venezuela has reached terminal socialism. In Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon The Deep, when the transcendent power The Blight occupies a world, the Net of Thousand Lies collapses.
The progressives of the 1960s were half-right: The Revolution will not be televised. Under the sun and moon, without electricity, the revolution to overthrow socialism will not be televised. Or streamed.
With his latest pronouncement (“Zuckerberg says Facebook’s future is going big on private chats”) Zuckerberg proves he is qualified for public office. Already no one believes any promise he makes.
Race, Class, Gender are the trilogy of modern socialism. Millions died to persuade the majority of people that racial (National) socialism was evil. Tens of millions died to persuade a minority of people that class (International) socialism was evil. Millions of children will be mutilated (transitioned), deformed, and killed before a majority of people will believe gender socialism is evil.