Renegade as a Commie hack tells the true faithful that inflation is a normal thing countries go through. Those of us old enough to remember the failed Carter administration remember the misery index. Carter was also allowed the Soviet Union a free hand in the third world with a wink and a nod.
Prices kept rising but consumer products were available, but at a higher price. The situation in the blunder land of Venezuela has empty shelves. There are few goods to buy at all. Currency is valued by what it can purchase not its quantity. One can click the link tothe Dictators of the World blog and read how this policy wsorked in Zimbabwe.
This is the Communist Hack Dance
1 Deny that the thug is Communist as long as possible. Ren call Chavez a Socialist, but it is clear that this is not Sweden in South America.
2 Repeat all propoganda and lies issued from the party elite.
3 Cloud the issue and try to blame the failures of the Commie mess on the USA or cronies of the previous regime.
4 Slander all the exiles who tell their accounts.
5 Ignore all historical parallels
6 Cry victim
7 When the failure and death toll is too high claim noble motives
8 After some time passes claim you never supported the thug in question.
9 Blame the USA for the failures again
10 Repeat the process.
How many times have we seen this dance. Those of us that grant Ren and other Communists the benefit of noble motives are wrong.
Beamish in 08