Venezuela: A Prepper’s Nightmare Come to Life

Articles & Novelettes for the Discerning Martial Citizen

Not much is being said in the state run media about the current events in Venezuela, but it would behoove the Armed Citizen/Prepper to pay attention to what is going on there; lots to learn. -SF

A group of masked men run for cover after riot police launched tear gas in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. After an opposition rally broke up in the late afternoon, in a pattern that has been seen in past demonstrations about 1,000 stragglers erected barricades of trash and other debris and threw rocks and bottles at police and National Guardsmen. The troops responded with volleys of tear gas to prevent the students from reaching a highway and blocking traffic. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd

Two years ago, Venezuela was a normal functioning nation, relatively speaking of course. It was by no means a free country, but the people still had a standard of living that was higher than most developing nations. Venezuelans could still afford the basic necessities of life, and a few luxuries too.

They could send their children to school and expect them to receive a reasonably good education, and they could go to the hospital and expect to be effectively treated with the same medical standards you’d find in a developed nation. They could go to the grocery store and buy whatever they needed, and basic government services like law enforcement and infrastructure maintenance…

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