In Iraq, a country with about the same population as Venezuela, there were 4,644 civilian deaths from violence in 2009, according to Iraq Body Count; in Venezuela that year, the number of murders climbed above 16,000.
Even Mexico’s infamous drug war has claimed fewer lives.
Think about this for a moment.
Venezuela...Another one of those brillian Communist "Paradises". But, have no fear! The great, compassionate leader Hugo Chavez, adoringly touted by all those forward-thinking progressives and the left's deep-thinking celebrity entourage, has the perfect solution: the government has ordered the newspapers not to report any more killings!
Yes. That. Should. Do. The. Trick. (And it is nothing but a trick)
The intellectual, philosophical and moral
It's just too too bad that all those people have to continue to be murdered. But in the great scheme of things, the only thing that's real to the left is holding onto their own power and their illusions of superiority. Thus, when confronted with a problem in the real world they can't even begin to deal with; or, which threatens their own perception of themselves or their policies, they have to focus on altering and distorting the perception of reality!
See the previous post for further psychological details and elaboration.
Or check out here or here to appreciate how pervasively this clever little leftist psychological maneuver is used right here in the U.S.A.