Venezuela’s Welfare Has Run Out. Now They Want Ours
Welfare Has Run Out. Now They Want Ours
September 29, 2022
by Ann Coulter
The massive news
coverage of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “political stunt” of sending 50 illegal aliens
to Martha’s Vineyard reminds me of the media’s “political stunt” of referring
to illegals as “legal asylum-seekers.”
Number one: They
broke into our country. They’re illegal aliens. Number two: All asylum claims
are frauds. Every single one.
Asylum is nothing
but a conveyer belt to bring the worst people on Earth to our shores. You say
you turned your own country into a hellhole? Fantastic! Come right in!
No one gets asylum
from a well-run country.
Why would we want to admit people who have
demonstrated the wisdom, foresight and diligence to produce a functioning
society? Rewards await only those who’ve participated in the creation of
complete disaster zones. (Just think of what these great thinkers could do for
Venezuelan illegal aliens whom DeSantis sent to Martha’s Vineyard. Biden’s
press secretary and human kewpie doll, Karine Jean-Pierre, repeatedly referred
to the briefly loved illegals as “people who are fleeing communism, who are
fleeing hardship … desperate people — people who are trying to come here
because they’re fleeing communism themselves.”
How did Venezuela
become communist again?
As The Martha’s
Vineyard Times explained (once the illegals were safely expelled and the island
fumigated), Venezuela’s “humanitarian crisis” resulted from that country’s
“complicated political and socioeconomic history.”
Actually, it’s not
that complicated. Poor people in Venezuela voted for it. Oh boy, did they vote
peasant Hugo Chavez promised Venezuela’s poor that he would take vengeance on
the rich — “the squalid ones” — and give their stuff to the poor. Millions of
poor people responded: YESSSSS!!!
Beginning in 1998,
and five times after that, the poor came out in droves to support this clown.
Fist pumping! Dancing in the streets! Red shirts as far as the eye could see!
As The New York
Times described it, “To the adoring, impoverished masses who catapulted him to
power, Hugo Chavez Frias is El Comandante, their protector and benefactor, the
bold leader who will wipe out 40 years of inequality and corruption and
redirect this country’s enormous oil wealth to better their lives.”
promised to deliver the Ta–Nehisi Coates “equity” agenda that’s so popular with
the Democratic Party right now. The poor believed the rich were rich because
they had stolen from the poor. Chavez vowed to take it back. It was sort of a
1619 Project for Venezuela.
As promised, Chavez
proceeded to seize private businesses, farms (by 2011, he’d expropriated 6
million acres of farmland) and golf resorts, telling poor people to move onto
the club greens.
asylum yet? Nope!
Between 1998 and
Chavez’s death in 2013 — whereupon he was promptly replaced with his handpicked
successor, President Nicolas Maduro — Venezuela’s poor voted for him over and
over and over again: in 1998 (80% public approval rating his first year in
office), in 2000 (winning 60% of the vote), in 2004 (59% against recalling
him), in 2006 (winning 63% of the vote), in 2009 (54% voted to make him
president for life) and finally in 2012 (winning 55% of the vote).
Never has any
public been polled more often and returned the same resounding answer.
Well, they’re not
fist-pumping anymore. Instead, Venezuela’s poor are claiming they “deserve” to
access America’s generous welfare state.
Twenty years of
Chavez’s Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (DIE!) produced this: “a country whose
economy has collapsed … malnutrition and disease are soaring [and m]illions
have emigrated to escape the grind of finding enough to eat, of living without
reliable electricity or tap water,” as Bloomberg News put it in 2019.
sitting on the largest oil reserves in the world, and the communists still
couldn’t get it to work.
Who could have
seen that coming??? Oh, anyone with two functioning brain cells. There were
little hints, like Chavez promising his very first year in office “to follow
the path of Fidel,” and describing Cuba as “a sea of happiness, social justice
and true peace.”
Venezuela’s poor thought that sounded just peachy, and the rest did nothing.
They act as if this 100% predictable catastrophe was a natural disaster for
which they bear no responsibility.
Yeah, I definitely
want these people as my fellow citizens. They’ve shown solid judgment.
Now that their own
choices have wrecked their country, they demand free admission into ours.
Unless they’re professional baseball players, I’m not seeing what’s in it for
In the kewpie
doll’s press conference proclaiming that these innocent little lambs “deserve
better” (than being sent to a fabulous beach resort), she cheerfully listed the
great heaping portions of welfare being ladled out to Hispanics:
has delivered billions of dollars in loans to Hispanic small businesses,
expanded the child tax credit to provide help to millions of families and
reduce Hispanic child poverty by more than 40%, expanded access to quality
healthcare to thousands of Latino families … And thanks to President Biden’s
student loan debt relief program, almost half of Latino students with federal
loans will see their debts forgiven.”
Party is cribbing Chavez’s lines. And it will work, because the same people who
fell for it last time will be voting for it here.
To be sure, the
Venezuelan “asylum-seekers” aren’t any worse than other members of that
illustrious group. If (when) they are granted asylum, these poor
decision-makers will join:
— Tamerlan and
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombers (sometimes, they’re persecuted
for a reason);
Todashev, who, along with Tamerlan, slit the throats of three Jewish men in
Munyenyezi, a genocidal Rwandan, who won asylum by lying about being a victim
of the genocide, rather than a perpetrator.
Those are just a
few of our standout asylum grantees. To be fair, the illegal Venezuelans
haven’t killed anybody yet, as far as we know. They’re more like a homeless guy
who shows up on your doorstep after a lifetime of bad choices and demands that
you give him your house.
Perhaps, just this
once, we should defer to the wisdom of our moral betters on Martha’s Vineyard
and tell the Venezuelans: We love you! Now get the hell out.