The story over at Zero Hedge Friday morning tells us about the shocking new 'forced labor laws' just unveiled by Venezuela. Going from a 'socialist utopia' to a 'slave nation' within only a few years, we're getting more and more proof from around the world that the economic situation is going from bad to worse. As we hear from the people of Venezuela in the heartbreaking videos below, never before have they had to go through such difficult times as they now are.
As we're told, with the Venezuelan food crisis continuing to 'sow discontent', there are no real answers so the president of the country has decided to 'enslave his entire nation'. With the economy continuing to worsen in America, how long until such a law is passed here? As we read below, Barack Obama has already signed all of the 'executive orders' necessary to force slave labor upon America. Might he carry out such a vendetta upon the American people before the end of his term?
As Vice News reports, President Nicolás Maduro signed a new law last week that requires "all workers from the public and private sector with enough physical capabilities and technical know-how" to work in agricultural fields on demand. The new law mandates that citizens can be required to work in the agricultural sector for a period of 60 days which can be extended "if the circumstances require it."
As we hear in the 1st video below, nearly 90% of the population of Venezuela now can't even afford to buy food. Venezuela is falling apart we're told. Inflation is estimated to be between 400% and 800% and they are in now in 'full blown crisis mode'. Basic goods like food, water and medicine have been increasingly difficult to get ahold of. We're told that the people of Venezuela are only allowed to shop two days a week at the state run grocery stores, resulting in long lines and empty shelves. Daily 4-hour blackouts have been authorized by the Venezuelan government.
From the Vice story.:
Maduro's government has repeatedly blamed the shortages in Venezuela on an "economic war" waged by right-wing businesses supported by US imperialism who seek to bring down his socialist government.
The latest decree states its aim is to "guarantee food supply, social justice, and democracy," and claims it is necessary as "a defense against the economic war." It comes at a time when President Maduro is also struggling to hold off efforts by the political opposition to force a referendum on whether he should remain in office.
"The new decree completely misses the point when it comes to finding ways for Venezuela to crawl out of the deep crisis it has been submerged in for years," Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said in Thursday's statement. "Trying to tackle Venezuela's severe food shortages by forcing people to work the fields is like trying to fix a broken leg with a band aid."
As we have previously reported on ANP, Barack Obama has signed a series of executive orders during his presidency and one in particular has gotten an awful lot of attention from the alternative media because it seemingly does the exact same thing here in America that Maduro's latest law does in Venezuela.
According to this July 2015 story from JD Heyes over at Natural News, Executive Order 13603 authorizes Obama to turn Americans into a 'government-controlled' slave labor force. As we're told, the 10-page document is basically a blueprint for federal government takeover of America as it gives govt nearly unlimited power to control just about everything, including.:
-- "all commodities and products... that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals";
-- "all forms of energy";
-- "all forms of civil transportation";
-- "all usable water, from all sources";
-- "health resources... drugs, biological products, medical devices, materials, facilities, health supplies, services and equipment";
and -- forced labor (or "induction" as the Executive Order delicately refers to military conscription).
Why are people in the formerly 'oil-rich' nation of Venezuela going hungry? As we immediatly see in the 2nd video below and the photograph above, roadblocks are being set up on roads throughout Venezuela by locals who are struggling, hungry, unable to find food and no help or hope in site. Hoping to draw attention to their plight, is this sign of tragedy in Venezuela another red flag of danger ahead, showing us the direction that things are going?
As we hear in the final video below from Gabor Zolna, central bankers throughout the world have been attempting to keep their own 'massive bubbles' afloat, it's clear from recent world events that they're running out of time. Back in 2014, Nouriel Roubini, the 'doctor of doom', warned that 'the mother of all asset bubbles' will pop in 2016. Now 2016, are we about to see Roubini's 2014 warning and Zolna's warning below that 'bubbles everywhere will soon be popping' come true? If so, it's clear that Obama and the US government have granted themselves all the power they need to take the situation under their control. If that's to happen, we deeply pray for the American people.