Poor Venezuela (in both sense of the word "poor")
Fun fact: The currency of Old School RuneScape is so much more stable than that of Venezuala’s, that a good number of Venezuelans farm items for gold and sell that sweet sweet virtual coin for real-world $$. It’s such a thing that when there was a huge blackout in Venezuela a week or so ago, the OSRS economy went out of wack as a bunch of the supply for grindy items suddenly disappeared. It’s pretty neat stuff.
@The Nopemeister, so what your saying is that I can take my mil in runescape and use it in Venezuela?
@The Nopemeister, 🦀🦀🦀
@troubled panda, Well, the exchange rate I around 1 mil - ~1 USD. You could probably buy something with that. Maybe a dog
@The Nopemeister, deal
@The Nopemeister, at this rate you could probably by a person if you time it right
@The Nopemeister, i kinda hated how that happened cause it ruined runescape but I'm not against venezuela bit its just a inconvenience
Boy, that inflated quickly
It's almost like socialism doesn't work...
@punsnipermark6, it's almost like having an economy based on a boom and bust resource like oil doesn't work. I'm not saying that socialism doesn't have it's issues but blaming it purely for the poor state of Venezuela's economy is disingenuous.
@TenorTwoPointO, every country that went to socialism has been severely hurt by it.
@punsnipermark6, that isn't entirely true. Many of the Scandinavian countries have implemented socialist policies and yet their economies are some of the strongest in the world, at least per capita. But even if we accept that claim as it stands it still is disingenuous to attribute it all to socialism. It is analogous to using every single person who has frozen to death as evidence that cryo-stasis is impossible. There is some level of accuracy there but there is a lot that is getting glossed over. Much of which can play a large role in the overall success. Further still, countries failing in the past does not ensure that it will fail in the future. In my personal estimation socialism, to function effectively, needs two things: surplus and automation. Neither of which has really truly been possible until a more modern time such as this to fully implement.
@TenorTwoPointO, there is also a huge difference between "cone socialist policies" like those Scandinavian countries, and the complete socialism that is ruining Venezuela.
@punsnipermark6, absolutely. There certainly is a difference. That is in fact part of the disingenuous nature of the original comment it effectively glossed over the difference between full socialism and merely socialist policies. Also, again it is still worth noting that there may be other lurking variables that contribute to Venezuela's problems, as well as with other failed socialist states. As I said above, socialism definitely has it's issues but it is disingenuous to attribute everything to the ideology.
@TenorTwoPointO, the problem is that the more socialist policies you accept, the more they push
@punsnipermark6, but that is more a problem with socialists than with socialism. It's kind of like blaming Christianity as a whole for the West Borough Babtist Church. Blame the people not the concept.
@TenorTwoPointO, sorry bud. Most (not all) places with a strong practicing Christian community end up seeing a positive influence in a swath of metrics. Meanwhile, everything socialism touches turns to shït. I’m very comfortable blaming the people AND the concept.
Socialism is evil.
@TenorTwoPointO, the Scandinavians openly reject the idea that they’re socialist so using them as a standard is debating in bad faith.
@punsnipermark6, too much of anything always goes to shït. America is gonna be an oligarchy pretty soon with how easy politicians get pocketed by companies
Aaaaand Sudan takes the lead! .... wait what’s this? Venezuela is coming back with a vegance!! Venezuela is kicking it into maximum overdrive!!!!
Somebody’s about to get a big dose of freedom real soon
"BuT sOcIaLiSm WiLl WoRk!"
I can feel the looting from here
@Canadian Reaper, that is just your friend playing with your bootyhole. Not the same
“His inflation level, it’s over 9000... percent.”
Cool! Let’s try socialism here!
Venezuela went full on plaid
And thus old school runescape became very popular in Venezuela.
They didn't even have a chance
@Cooktavius Gordova, not after switching to MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE
“It wasn’t reeeaaaal socialism”
This is quality content
Anyone know where to find the original gif?
What song is this?
Jesus Christ slow down. Let the rest of us catch up