(National Sentinel)Â Reality Check: In a recent appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” actor/comedian and, most recently, POTUS Trump-hating activist Jim Carrey, professed his love for socialism and claimed that Americans should embrace it fully as well.
After stating that we have to “say yes to socialism, to the word and everything,”Â Venezuelan columnistÂ Laureano MÃ¡rquez published aÂ scathing columnÂ on Wednesday for the Venezuelan media outlet Runrunes, schooling Carrey over his economic worldview.
â€œDear Jim, I admire you a lot, but sometimes it seems that the inability of Hollywood stars to understand politics is directly proportional to their talent,â€Â wrote Marquez, as translated by Fox News.
â€œI read that â€¦ you said: â€˜We have to say yes to socialism, to the word [â€˜socialismâ€™] and to everything.â€™ Perhaps for you, as for all humanity, the word â€˜socialismâ€™ sounds beautiful,”Â MÃ¡rquez wrote.
Noting that many Americans and celebrities on the Left view socialism as “the antithesis of selfishness, synonym of concern for others … support for the weakest and their needs, of seeking health and education for all.” But in reality, socialism as an economic system has “deep threats.”
â€œ[In] Venezuela, what we find is just that our regime is not â€“ for Godâ€™s sake â€“ the antithesis of selfishness,â€ he continued. â€œIn Venezuela, dear Jim, from what I have just told you, there is no equitable distribution of wealth; wealth is concentrated, as rarely before in our history, in very few hands.â€
Which is always the case with economic systems that must beÂ imposed on people rather than adopted and accepted by them.
â€œAt Godâ€™s mercyâ€ under socialism, and with little to no access to the most basic human needs, MÃ¡rquez wrote that Venezuelans are trying to escape it â€œhowever way they can.â€
â€œ[This is] a tragedy that is compounded by the denial of a regime that claims that the population has never been better.â€
Venezuelans by the tens of thousands have been fleeing their country in such high numbers that some neighboring nations are now closing their borders, while indigenous citizens rebel against the wave of humanity caused by President Nicolas Maduro’s ‘very equitable, fair, and wonderful’ socialism.
The situation in the country is so bad Venezuela has gone from one of the world’s top producers and exporters of oil to beggar of Chinese largess.
As for Carrey, he’s free to give as much of his millions away as he wants “to the people.” Which of course beats having it taken from him by the government by force and then redistributed at the pleasure and direction of a dictator.