March 17, 2016 Daniel Greenfield

Venezuela is shutting down for a week as the government struggles with a deepening electricity crisis.

This is more serious than the toilet paper crisis and the currency crisis in which inflation increased so fast that the Socialist trainwreck ran out of big bills and the money to pay foreign companies to print them.

The government has rationed electricity and water supplies across the country for months and urged citizens to avoid waste as Venezuela endures a prolonged drought that has slashed output at hydroelectric dams. The ruling socialists have blamed the shortage on the El Nino weather phenomena and “sabotage” by their political foes, while critics cite a lack of maintenance and poor planning.

The critics probably hate science. Everyone knows capitalist sabotage prevents rain from falling.

This is clearly the fault of the Flying Global Warming Monster. We must start sending climate aid to the climate refugees of Venezuela who are victims of our carbon and in no way the victims of Socialism.

“We’re hoping, God willing, rains will come,” Maduro said in a national address Saturday. “Look, the saving is more than 40 percent when these measures are taken. We’re reaching a difficult place that we’re trying to manage.”

Blasphemy! Doesn't he mean Marx willing?

Venezuela has long suffered rolling blackouts that cripple public services and leave citizens in the dark for days at a time. The extended break seeks to further ease demand on Venezuela’s strained power grid and follows a forced reduction of hours at shopping malls and public institutions.

Which is okay because the malls have nothing to offer shoppers anyway. Except the chance to steal electricity.

Four people have been killed in the past few days while trying to steal electricity from Venezuela's national power company, Electric Energy Minister Luis Motta Dominguez said.

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