As I have noted many time, leftists, whether they call themselves communists or not, share the blame game with their fellow travelers. When the Soviet Union’s beautiful collective farms failed to produce; causing the Soviet Union to go from being a food exporter to starving millions, someone had to be blamed. Rather than admit that their bastions of equality and social justice were a steaming pile of rancid failure, they created scapegoats. “Conspirators” with the “imperialist capitalists,” usually some poor slobs that the political commissars didn’t like, were rounded up, or “disappeared.” It didn’t really solve the problem, but at least the people’s misery was redirected onto an imaginary “enemy.” Yuri Bezmenov commented on this in his early 80’s interview…
Fast-forward to the present, and think about how long did the Administration and MSM blame President Obama’s failures of President Bush. When the insurance companies followed the law, and cancelled plans that were illegal under ObamaCare, they blamed the insurance companies. When the government ordered the banks to make bad loans, and the housing bubble burst, the banks were blamed for doing what the government told them to do!
When the plans of statists fail, it is NEVER because the plans are flawed, horrible, or ill-advised, it’s ALWAYS the fault of the statist’s political foes. For the latest example of this, here is some news from Venezuela…
Heads are rolling and ministers are being shuffled as Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro takes on the dangerous saboteurs that comrade Stalin warned us about. The country with the world’s biggest oil reserves can’t seem to keep baby formula in its stores, as sinister right-wing “mafias” have speculated Venezuela’s way into chronic sugar and milk shortages. Maduro identified the culprits in his first state of the union address as President, reports the BBC:
Speaking at the National Assembly in Caracas, Mr Maduro vowed to introducer [sic] tougher penalties against “sabotage and speculation”.
“How can you describe someone who hides [from the shelves] formula milk for babies? We cannot create a new euphemism for that. That person must be described as a criminal,” said President Maduro.
But Mr Maduro says his government is under attack from powerful right-wing sectors in the country.
“While the government makes a big effort to guarantee the quality of some services and the availability of products, the mafias speculate with other products and even medicines,” said Mr Maduro.
In the years prior to Hugo Chavez assuming room temperature, he nationalized many parts of the economy, and most have turned into fail. They sell oil by the tanker, but have power problems. They earn billions, but cannot get baby formula on the shelves. The wealthy job creators are leaving, or going Galt, and Venezuela is suffering what all leftist states eventually suffer: the entire place is turning into Detroit.
But don’t worry. It’ll always be someone else’s fault. They might fire some people, or maybe even jail some political opponents. Life won’t get any better, but at least some otherwise innocent people will be blamed, right?