A new report released this week found Venezuelan citizens viewed their country as the “most dangerous place on the planet,” with residents fearing violence, theft, and food shortages as the socialist nation continues to spiral out of control.
According to the Miami Herald, a new survey from the 2018 Global Law and Order Index found that Venezuelans largely felt unsafe on public streets, had little confidence in local or federal law enforcement, and had been assaulted at a stunning rate.
The Gallup report also gave Venezuela a “law and order” score or 44, ranking last among every other nation on the planet.
“While Afghans were more likely than Venezuelans to have been the victims of theft, Venezuelans were less likely to have confidence in their local police and were more likely to have been assaulted,” said the survey.
Read the full report here.
SOCIALIST PARADISE: UK Cancels ALL ROUTINE OPERATIONS Due to Overcrowding
The United Kingdom’s National Health Service announced this week that it was canceling all “routine operations” until February, saying all “non-emergency” procedures will be delayed after a flu-outbreak left hospitals overcrowded and under-funded.
According to the Telegraph, the nation’s government-run health services axed over 50,000 operations in every hospital in the UK following claims by doctors that patients were being treated as if they were in “third world countries.”
“Hospitals are reporting growing chaos, with a spike in winter flu leaving frail patients facing 12-hour waits, and some units running out of corridor space,” write the Telegraph. “Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS medical director, on Tuesday ordered NHS trusts to stop taking all but the most urgent cases, closing outpatients clinics for weeks as well as cancelling around 50,000 planned operations.”
“I want to thank NHS staff who have worked incredibly hard under sustained pressure to take care of patients over the Christmas. We expect these pressures to continue and there are early signs of increased flu prevalence.” Keogh added.
The chaos comes as prominent Democrats and liberal legislators like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders advocate for a similar, single-payer healthcare system in the United States. Left-wing advocates often point to Canada and the United Kingdom as an “ideal” vision for the future of America’s health industry.
SOCIALIZED MEDICINE: UK Judges ORDER DEATH of Infant AGAINST Parents’ Wishes
A court in the United Kingdom has decided that doctors have the right to remove a severely-disabled 11-month-old infant from life support on Monday; ignoring the wishes of the boy’s parents’ who hope to seek further treatment.
According to Fox News, the British High Court decided that “further treatment” on Isaiah Haastrup would be futile and that the child would only endure “prolonged suffering” if his life is unnecessarily extended.
“Examining Isaiah’s best interests from a broad perspective…I am satisfied that it is not in his best interests for life-sustaining medical treatment to be continued. That, with profound sadness, is my judgment,” said the judge’s ruling.
The court’s decision to remove Haastrup from life-support follows weeks of legal proceedings, with the boy’s parents fighting his doctors’ insistence that he would never recover from injuries sustained during child birth.
“When I speak to him he will respond, slowly, by opening one eye,” said the boy’s mother. “I see a child who is injured. He needs love. He needs care. I have it. I can give it.”
The case echos a similar legal fight last year, when ‘Little’ Charlie Gard was forcibly removed from life support despite his parents’ desire to seek further treatment in the United States.
Charlie passed away days later.