So, here we have US President Donald Trump making a complete ass of himself by blaming socialism for Venezuela's woes while he has followed in Obama's fascistic footsteps loading sanctions upon Venezuela's democracy (with the freest and fairest elections in the world).
Venezuela suffered when oil prices fell through the floor. Venezuelan oil is extremely expensive to produce. Chavez did not plan for that. He did not pour money into Venezuelan owned and operated refining capacity in Venezuela when he had the chance.
I'm not for the carbon-fuel industry, but I am explaining most of Venezuela's problems before the sanctions.
Then, the neocons (of which Trump is now their hero) saw a dark-side opportunity to try to pull the rug out from under the democracy in Venezuela and to reinstall a puppet, fascist dictator. The neocons falsely claimed the social democrats and welfare-state advocates of being Venezuelan dictators and then poured on sanction after sanction while working via the black market to debauch the Venezuelan currency.
Remember, under Maduro, Venezuela has vastly improved in housing, health, and literacy all while Venezuela's democracy has been under severe attack from the US anti-democratic, imperialist, colonialist plutocracy.
Whose the better Christian, Maduro or Trump?
Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. (Matthew 25:44-46)
Where is Trump headed? Where is he trying to take America? Is what he is doing, and trying to do, to the poorest of the poor in Venezuela what Jesus called for? Trump wants to further enrich the rich while Maduro clearly works to lift the poor rather than raping them.
God bless the poor of Venezuela. God bless those who work to lift the poor.
Nicolas, do not fear Trump. Ask Trump how many Venezuelan babies he plans to bomb to death for the sake of US billionaires getting richer off the natural resources of Venezuela.
Don't let the neocons control the debate. Change the subject back where it belongs: the horrifically evil policies and practices they have carried out and are still advocating.
Remind the world that the neocons ideology is to lie their way to wealth, power, and control of the entire Earth and beyond. Their greed is insatiable.
Remind the American People what the laissez-faire-corporatist deregulators did: caused the Great Recession!
Remind the American People that Trump cut taxes on the corporatists while promising that the cuts would more than pay for themselves but haven't even come close but only made the rich richer while the bottom of the economy is still stuck where the Thatcherites and Reaganites stuck it.
Trump is a fake. He can't invade Venezuela if he expects to be reelected. Even his current approach toward Venezuela may be something that will cost him his office.
Keep speaking out with the absolute truth. Ask the American People to stand up for the real truth concerning Venezuela.
Invite every major news media to Venezuela. Shame them over and over and over if they refuse to come and to see for themselves and to talk with government supporters and to report what they are really told rather than what they are told to report by their neocon masters.
Ask for equal time in US media to present your views opposing the neocons' global agenda.
You have a golden opportunity to be a shining example. Do it! You can do it.