April 19, 2017
All Hail Freeman
In Venezuela, resisting the socialist government takes a bit more courage than simply knitting a hat. Ms. [Anastasia] O'Grady wrote on Monday:So far this month pro-government militias or the police have allegedly killed three protesters in and around Barquisimeto, the capital city of Lara state. A demonstrator was fatally shot in Valencia--the third largest city in the country--and the governor of Carabobo state has admitted that the police were responsible. Another young protester was killed in a satellite city of Caracas, and an 87-year-old Caracas woman died when tear gas inundated her home.Ms. O'Grady added that roving "bands of government-sponsored militias terrorize civil society."
Freeman is suggesting that Democratic leaders should be cautious about elevating Sen. Bernie Sanders's (El Jefé -- VT) position in the party.
But James Freeman needs to know my brother. My brother will wring his hands and roll his eyes and say "For the hundredth time, let me explain: Bernie wants Democratic Socialism."
I suppose the people in Hayek's "Road to Serfdom" never look like one's friends.