Venezuela: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Pedro Paiva
Pedro Paiva - Πριν 5 ώρες
Maduro is now rotten...
(Maduro in portuguese is ripe in english)
Josue Sencion
Josue Sencion - Πριν 6 ώρες
Venezuela is not the most corrupt country in Latin America, but it sure is the only socialist one.
martin watvedt
martin watvedt - Πριν 7 ώρες
i liked her :)
Sweetums
Sweetums - Πριν 16 ώρες
Cannot overemphasize what a steaming pile of horseshit this propaganda is or how tremendously disappointed with Oliver I've become. Who knew someone who worked his way up on UK class-based satire could so easily be transformed into a grinder monkey for soulless fascists? Mind you, you'd never mistake him for a principled social commentator, like Carlin. This shit just isn't funny when it's no longer based on truth. He's just sad, douchey, aging turd vomitting up pernicious state propaganda for his oligarch snake oil salesmen. Pathetic.
Sweetums
Sweetums - Πριν 14 ώρες
Yang Fan Heh. Nice. What's the price of your soul, sad, pathetic troll? Kinda hypocritical to berate someone with principles when you clearly have none, don't you think? Or do you think at all? To be expected of pathetic trolls. Nope. No self-pity on this end, but then who'd expect some cretin like you to notice. You're delusional, goat roper. You're OK with defending what history will view as war crimes and tyrannical governments, but go after folks who call out bullshit for what it is. Such a sad little bitch. Look at you. Miss me with that "trash" nonsense, Cletus. You don't even have an identity, life or profile avatar. Mine's satirical, of course, but I'm a degreed IT professional & civil rights activist with two children in college. What have you done with your life? More importantly, who've you stepped on or sucked up to, shit breath? And you clearly don't know shit about Carlin. Stop your whining & projecting, snowflake. What an idiot.
Yang Fan
Yang Fan - Πριν 15 ώρες
I pity you. I can see you are a useless piece of trash wallowing in self-pity pondering why you have accomplished nothing in your 40s or even 50s. You are the kind of human trash that blames everything and everyone other than yourself for your failed miserable existence. Also your mentioning of George Carlin is laughable at the very least, Carlin was a die-hard libertarian while Oliver is just a pretentious buffoon. Grow up you boomer trash.
Matthew Bailey
Matthew Bailey - Πριν 17 ώρες
Maybe she should live in that Plantain?
Matthew Bailey
Matthew Bailey - Πριν 17 ώρες
So, Venezuela is dyning because it is "Socialist," and it is "Socialist" because they say it is?
Does that mean "Democracy" is evil because of what has happened in North Korea? After all, it is the "Democratic Republic" of North Korea.
Yang Fan
Yang Fan - Πριν 15 ώρες
What kind of dictator? Lee Kwam Yew was a dictator. Signapore under him experienced jaw-dropping development and it went from a fishing village in the middle of literal nowhere to one of the richest GDP per capita nation in the world. Idi Amin was also a dictator, and his people suffered tremendously under his rule. Maybe Americans like you should try to purge the decades long propaganda you were fed with since the day one of your enrolling into public school and take reality for what it is? That the world is more nuanced, that you really, really shouldn't use blank terms like "dictatorship" and "democracy" to try to interpret the world? The Federalists had ideals and ideas still applicable today with great merit, but it would be ludicrous to expect them to be completely correct on modern affairs. Also, the federalists would most certainly not in tune with today's "popular democracy" or birthright democracy, the founding fathers of America were very much elitist: black men couldn't vote, women couldn't vote, poor white men couldn't vote. The founding fathers of America were very much aware and wary of the mayhem Democracy is capable of.
Matthew Bailey
Matthew Bailey - Πριν 15 ώρες
Yang Fan And so a dictator is preferable? Perhaps you should read the Federalist Papers to discover what the Founders of the USA called the US government. Hint: The form of government described by the Founders was a "Majoritarian, Representative, Liberal Democracy." The shortened form is a "Liberal Democracy" in the form of a Republic. I get it, semantics is hard for some people.
Yang Fan
Yang Fan - Πριν 15 ώρες
Democracy IS EVIL. Naive, clueless Americans. Democracy is majority rule. From ancient Greece to Nazi Germany, democracy displayed its amazing capability for evil.
Alkis Daispyros
Alkis Daispyros - Πριν ημέρα
Socialism alone doesn't really work.
Susan Robinson
Susan Robinson - Πριν 2 ημέρες
I know that this comment is late, but I am still catching up on all the news that I missed from being homeless for a year. John-you made a throwaway comment about Trump renaming Congress Don-gress. I mentioned in passing to a friend that Trump is such a narcissistic asshole, he WOULD rename the United States, "Trumpolis", if he could. I laughed about it, but I bet the bastard would buy a town and rename it for himself if he had the idea, or throw a YUGE "TRUMPERTANTRUM" until he got his way! The big, orange, loud, rude, lying, colluding, disrespectful, cheating, racist, homophobic scumbag. I respect the office of the POTUS. Not the man who currently holds it. Being homeless for a year has not changed that. At. All.
Alexander Marchitelli
Alexander Marchitelli - Πριν 2 ημέρες
The amount of misinformation in this piece is really making me rethink a lot of what John Oliver has covered in the past...
Raul Duran-Berestov
Raul Duran-Berestov - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Hahahaha I bet there will be evidence of US meddling in Venezuelan affairs
f1KING
f1KING - Πριν 2 ημέρες
https://youtu.be/_fV-C1Ag5sI this is more like realety
Tom L
Tom L - Πριν 2 ημέρες
I love Sassy Popeye
Alejandro Chavarria
Alejandro Chavarria - Πριν 2 ημέρες
John Oliver, could you cover Nicaragua. No one ever covers my country ):
Utkarsh Dave Sahni
Utkarsh Dave Sahni - Πριν 3 ημέρες
At the 5 minute mark, he showed a clip o Chavez getting on TV and taking control of a private company and firing executives to make a joke out of it. That is literally one of the most egregious examples of property rights violation by an arbitrary fiat and he thinks that it is funny. If that doesn't make you shiver, there is something seriously wrong with you and you ought to go look up this thing called "human rights" and "system of checks and balances".
Utkarsh Dave Sahni
Utkarsh Dave Sahni - Πριν 14 ώρες
nobody is perfect, but there is a difference between problematic spying of citizens and the executive branch arbitrarily forfeiting property rights
Yang Fan
Yang Fan - Πριν 15 ώρες
Look it up yourself. The western definition of HR is literally a joke. Some of the drafters for HR came from the most notorious offenders of their time. Sadly in Western nations people are generally spoon-fed with rosy, sanctimonious BS while programmed from early on to not think. And as a result, you have HR violations all over Western world yet the average people are capable of pointing fingers elsewhere with a straight face.
Imported Triggermen
Imported Triggermen - Πριν 3 ημέρες
“Oh no! Me communism! Oi mate, you got a loicense for that failed state?”
Lucas J. H
Lucas J. H - Πριν 3 ημέρες
Socialism ALWAYS equally distributes misery, everytime, everywhere.
Lucas J. H
Lucas J. H - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Denmark is the 18th country in the world with most economic freedom. First five are Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zeland, Switszerland and Australia. Last four are Congo, Cuba, Venezuela and North Korea.
Michaelthevagabondpoet
Michaelthevagabondpoet - Πριν 3 ημέρες
...Denmark?...
Brett Zukus
Brett Zukus - Πριν 3 ημέρες
Pure propaganda for capitalism. Redo please.
Yang Fan
Yang Fan - Πριν 15 ώρες
Makes you wonder why so many people cheer for capitalism? It's like they have someone pointing a gun at their heads, ye know, like socialism?
WilliamParadise
WilliamParadise - Πριν 3 ημέρες
Which is worse LELE PONS SUCCESSFUL CAREER or...VENEZUELA ECONOMY
Patrick Gonzalez
Patrick Gonzalez - Πριν 3 ημέρες
How is it dishonest showing just a tiny bit of the diaster maduro has made of a once rich country!!
Music
Music - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Sassy Popeye is awesome
John Robie
John Robie - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Socialism is like cocaine. A little feels good, but make no mistake, it's a hard drug. Once you get hooked, then you need more and more to stay level – all while destroying yourself and blaming everyone / everything other than the drug for causing the problems in your life. Maduro isn't the real problem, he's just the dealer. Socialism itself (the drug) is the real problem.
Ant Lefty
Ant Lefty - Πριν 4 ημέρες
He needs to take his long thumbs and shove them up his ass.
Sad Gurl
Sad Gurl - Πριν 4 ημέρες
I’m here for sassy Popeye
Enrique Rivera
Enrique Rivera - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Not "poopatov"... They speak Spanish. Shit is mierda. Mierdatov
joseph karl
joseph karl - Πριν 5 ημέρες
How does this guy have a job? He said Trump had no chance.
MrMollusk7
MrMollusk7 - Πριν 4 ημέρες
I never said I supported Hillary, dumbfuck. I said that you tards would have no problem with the legitimacy of the case for the president having committed treason if it was Hillary instead of Trump, as you just proved. "hillary is allowed 20 felonies and Trump is not" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_affairs_of_Donald_Trump The Equal protection clause? In the 14th amendment? The amendment your God Emperor called "questionable"? The one that explicitly sanctions the "anchor babies" you babies hate oh-so-much? grvideo.net/_TwG1j22Rdg-βίντεο.html
joseph karl
joseph karl - Πριν 4 ημέρες
MrMollusk7 yes hillary is allowed 20 felonies and Trump is not. It’s right there In the Constitution. “Equal justice Clause.” Keep dogging the hole deeper
MrMollusk7
MrMollusk7 - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Peter Struck investigated Hillary as well, so you toothless monkeys should love him. "No President has EVER been spied on by a previous President except Trump." BAHAHAHAHAHA Do you losers still have your panties in a twist about that time Trump said Obama was spying on him? "Sore Losers bitter crybabies" I never new White House insiders are all Trump supporters.
joseph karl
joseph karl - Πριν 4 ημέρες
MrMollusk7 yeah being investigated by Peter Struck who sent emails that he would not be allowed to win. LoL. No President has EVER been spied on by a previous President except Trump. Sick beyond belief. Banana Republic. The Washington insiders Hate Trump more than anything. Sore Losers bitter crybabies
MrMollusk7
MrMollusk7 - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Seeing as he tanked in the popular and is now being investigated for engaging in treasonous behavior to win the electoral, he never did :^)
G14able
G14able - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Currency has no value. Currency crisis is not economic crisis. Yes the cost of a plantain today is more than the cost of a house 30 years ago but the value of a house is still greater than that of a plantain. Those who hold currency as security are dumb or poor.. Venezuela have food shortages which can be fixed. Venezuela is fine.
Sheldon Scipio
Sheldon Scipio - Πριν 5 ημέρες
People really look at a comedy show for the news, Wow
John Cook
John Cook - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Wait. Are rabbits high in protein with no cholesterol? Is that the truth!? Damn. Why are we not eating bunnies!? That is the true travesty.
wcatholic1
wcatholic1 - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Sounds like the early Weimar Republic.
Bob Smith
Bob Smith - Πριν 6 ημέρες
All I got from this is that brown people aren't good at goverment.
What would Julius Cesar do with moderen American milatary technology?
Lol, fuck hitler, I want the J.C.
Big Raf
Big Raf - Πριν 6 ημέρες
This Moron thinks this is Funny. People in Venezuela are eating their Pets to survive. These Stupid Celebrity Socialists are clueless to the damage they do with their Bullshit.
MrMollusk7
MrMollusk7 - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Imagine being such a fucking retard that you watch a step by step breakdown of why Venezuela's economy is in the shitter, and can only become impotently angry that it blows your "soshulizm" explanation to bits.
r4ym1n13
r4ym1n13 - Πριν 6 ημέρες
This is the clown who said Trump would never become POTUS. John Oliver supports this left wing socialism lunacy. Go fuck yourself idiot
Anonymous Filth
Anonymous Filth - Πριν 6 ημέρες
You talking about Venezuela, do a little Research on Bangladesh , Democracy has been hacked in Bangladesh
Jessica C.
Jessica C. - Πριν 6 ημέρες
I think of that "I just want people to have health care, honey" quote all the time, like same
Gin Toni
Gin Toni - Πριν 6 ημέρες
Blatantly lying, Mister Oliver! He repeats mainstream media talking points and completely forgets that the US empire is waging an economic war against oil-rich Venezuela, supporting and funding opposition groups and through American Food corporations.
Get some help here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fV-C1Ag5sI
Seems like the US do exactly what they blame Russia for: Interfere and intervene in other sovereign countries with democratically elected governments!
Hands off Venezuela, USAID and US Government!
wink3319
wink3319 - Πριν 6 ημέρες
There are plenty of Socialist Countries that don't look like Venzuela? Like which ones? North Korea? Cuba? These are the Socialist countries...
Craig Barron
Craig Barron - Πριν 3 ημέρες
wink3319 those are communist/authoritarian countries dipshit. socialist countries? try the majority of Europe. hell, the US has a great deal of socialist policies that voters don't know are socialist, like Medicare and Social Security.
pash Go
pash Go - Πριν 6 ημέρες
Dear John, shame on you!!! Get your facts right
Agoraphobic News
Agoraphobic News - Πριν 7 ημέρες
This guy is totally ignorant about the American influence in South Africa. What a disgrace! And this "repoter" who talks about people eating rats in Venezuela...Well, that actually happened in Chiapas, Mexico. What a bunch of propaganda in 20 minutes video!
Jeremy Campbell
Jeremy Campbell - Πριν 7 ημέρες
holy crap what a trainwreck the left is. socialism has failed on every level, everytime and your "new" ideas arent actually new its just repackaging what has failed time and time again. the fact that millions of idiots buy into this shit says a lot about higher education and our future.
Jeremy Campbell
Jeremy Campbell - Πριν 3 ημέρες
that fact you play video games and know consoles furthers my point about you even more....who the fuck doesnt use a compute but instead sits in their mothers basement all day on a console....you.
MrMollusk7
MrMollusk7 - Πριν 3 ημέρες
+Jeremy Campbell No one the age of my father is pretending to be some shotgun wielding badass like some snot nosed brat on Xbox live. Go back to stormfront or something for a safe space to cry in if you can't address my points like a grown adult.
Jeremy Campbell
Jeremy Campbell - Πριν 3 ημέρες
kid? im old enough to be your father. if i am your father lets meet so i can shove a shotgun through your eye socket because you offer society nothing and trying to actually have a conversation, again with a potato is useless... "everyone else did me wrong", " i never did nuffins", "the other side is evil because i say so", "facts, who needs facts, lets just call each other names and when im offended let me pull my victim card out", "help, safe space police help me!!"
MrMollusk7
MrMollusk7 - Πριν 3 ημέρες
"i can cite the only case that matters" You have the intellectual integrity of a toddler. "The United States of America has never been a socialist county" So, you're just admitting you're absolutely incapable of comprehending nuance. "the worlds only super power. checkmate" BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Stay in school, kid.
Jeremy Campbell
Jeremy Campbell - Πριν 3 ημέρες
i can cite the only case that matters since this is america....The United States of America has never been a socialist county, never, not once and is the worlds only super power. checkmate, go suck on your pacifier you worthless cum load.
Frankie Fontecchio
Frankie Fontecchio - Πριν 7 ημέρες
SOCIALISM DOESN'T WORK
Vineeth Mohanmc
Vineeth Mohanmc - Πριν 7 ημέρες
Oliver where is your campaign contribution to Trump?
Arlind Krasniqi
Arlind Krasniqi - Πριν 7 ημέρες
i wonder if the outcome would be different for the people of venezuela if they had the second amendment at their disposal.
Arlind Krasniqi
Arlind Krasniqi - Πριν 7 ημέρες
and yet the libtard in the us are all out calling for socialism here. for fox sake.
bunies infernal
bunies infernal - Πριν 7 ημέρες
nice to see john back to the whole propagnada thing, the left was getting their asses kicked without it
John Robie
John Robie - Πριν 7 ημέρες
Everything that is happening in Venezuela is entirely the result of Socialism. Central planning, public ownership, and collectivism did that, not "mismanagement". An ad hominem attack on the Right to defend Socialism is grotesquely dishonest.
MrMollusk7
MrMollusk7 - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Public ownership is not collectivization, which in no way describes why PDVSA took Venezuela down with it. If you stepped outside once in a while, you might realize that every government on the goddamn planet manages public holdings as an absolute necessity to establish something adults call "infastructure". How the fuck does collectivization relate to PDVSA? Did all the workers own their own oil rigs before PDVSA put them on government payroll? Or were they EMPLOYED by a publicly owned company? If you took of the fedora for a second you might be able to understand how bad management of public companies effect the country regardless of political ideology, instead of using your poor understanding of ideological terminology to feel smug about yourself.
John Robie
John Robie - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Before you overzealously run your mouth, you might want to look up what "public ownership" means, and then look up how Venezuela increasingly nationalized PDVSA. Like I said, what's happening in Venezuela is the entirely predictable outcome of Socialism. Maybe if the apologists took a little time away from their sanctimony to actually learn how this all works, we would have fewer countries imploding and people wouldn't be forced to eat their pets. But you know, free stuff is all that matters, eh Comrade?
MrMollusk7
MrMollusk7 - Πριν 4 ημέρες
"public ownership, and collectivism did that" Right, because their oil reserves were 100% managed by the rig workers and people. You absolute fucking moron.
Erica Wang
Erica Wang - Πριν 7 ημέρες
The woman in the pinafore reminds me of Parker Posey!
Zia Parker
Zia Parker - Πριν 7 ημέρες
This episode is SO full of totally incorrect information! Please look beyond the surface John! Please consider this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fV-C1Ag5sI
Ford Prefect
Ford Prefect - Πριν 7 ημέρες
I wish I could thumbs down this video more than once.
VaporwaveBoi 9000
VaporwaveBoi 9000 - Πριν 8 ημέρες
if you go to google and compare what is one euro in Venezuelan currency, it is 236.559,97 Bolivars. No wonder everyone is pissed at the Venezuelan government!
The Stammering Dunce
The Stammering Dunce - Πριν 8 ημέρες
Some people say Empire Files does a good job debunking this video.
How many of the people who hate John Oliver for condemning Venezuelan government are *actual* Venezuelans? How many of the people who support Empire Files debunking video are *actual* Venezuelans?
For foreigners who hate this video, do you hate it because you have solid evidences to debunk the existence of Venezuela's crisis? Or do you hate it because you are a socialist who got butthurt when a comedian condemns a troubled country that happens to be socialist, not realising Oliver himself refused to blame it on socialism?
墨汁一得閣
墨汁一得閣 - Πριν 8 ημέρες
hahhahahahaha
Slotenmaker Den Haag SDH
Slotenmaker Den Haag SDH - Πριν 9 ημέρες
Worthwhile watching this being debunked: https://youtu.be/_fV-C1Ag5sI
Juan Toledo
Juan Toledo - Πριν 9 ημέρες
6:47 As a colombian myself... auch >:c
BadJovi praying
BadJovi praying - Πριν 11 ημέρες
Oliver, Buddy I love your show but please, Stop twisting facts.
John Schauder
John Schauder - Πριν 11 ημέρες
You retards want to elect Bernie? He got kicked out of a commune for not working hard enough! Let’s just elect him, pay 90% income tax, watch the government misspending all the money, starve and then revolt...sounds great👍🏻
John Schauder
John Schauder - Πριν 11 ημέρες
It blows my mind that the left can joke about the horrors of Venezuela and in the same breath advocate the same economic policies. This isn’t a fucking joke, it’s the future of our country.
John Schauder
John Schauder - Πριν 11 ημέρες
How did that Infowars girl get burned from that larping sailor socialist?
scallen2112
scallen2112 - Πριν 11 ημέρες
Welcome to socialism.
Nakoruru The Extra Terrestrial
Nakoruru The Extra Terrestrial - Πριν 11 ημέρες
I *KNEW* bird poo was deliberate!!!
They see you walking under that bridge or a tree and *THAT'S* the moment they need to take a Donald?!!
S Holzer
S Holzer - Πριν 11 ημέρες
Lies, lies, LIES! So disappointing. FORMER fan here... Jon Oliver's obvious agenda is to keep his show on air. The sell-out has shown his cards and those cards reveal Jon Oliver is a paid SHILL. Unfortunately, he is going to alienate the very audience that made his show possible and profitable. So, in order to keep on air Jon's now going to need to change his narrative to accommodate the very audience he typically likes to make fun of. There's some irony for you! What Jon is the last to know is, it's the beginning of his end. Sure Jon, blame it on the 'writers.' He sunk his own ship. Jon, go home. Peddle your propagandist agenda in your own land. Maybe over dinner with the Rothschild's (accurate phonetic pronunciation sounds like road shit...) Unfortunately or not, the Rothschild's (road shits) don't consider him good enough for them either.
Bryson Chociej
Bryson Chociej - Πριν 11 ημέρες
Did he really have to get a shot in at Trump
Thomas Connors
Thomas Connors - Πριν 12 ημέρες
Wait, TJ Eckleberg was the president of Venezuela? I must have missed that chapter.
Double Dutch Dick Touch
Double Dutch Dick Touch - Πριν 12 ημέρες
Social democracy is not socialism. And democratic socialism is not social democracy. I am a social Democrat, so is Bernie Sanders, and so is I suspect John Oliver. The Bernie Sanders supporter in the beginning of the piece also sounds like a social Democrat. Part of the reason there's so much conflict over this is due to a misunderstanding of terms. A good way to tell if you're a socialist is whether or not you believe in a free market and owning property. Most of America believes in providing some measure of social programs and assistance to those who can't afford it, but almost no one wants to do away with capitalism entirely. Do some research, represent both sides as they are, and then maybe there won't be such confusion on this subject.
Joey Collins
Joey Collins - Πριν 12 ημέρες
Hi fez... Stop acting like your name is wilmer... it's fez your fez and you have a crush on Jacky who got married to Micheal after he broke up with some random older chick.
Santiago Kun
Santiago Kun - Πριν 13 ημέρες
Don't mind me....An Argentinian passing by........Fuck Maduro......
Poochie Collins
Poochie Collins - Πριν 13 ημέρες
*Wow, I've never seen an online bot campaign so dedicated to bad-mouthing a YouTube video as in the comments here. Edit: I mean holy shit the comments are swamped with them.*
Dᴏᴡʟᴘʜᴡɪɴ
Dᴏᴡʟᴘʜᴡɪɴ - Πριν 13 ημέρες
And here's a reality check for members of the united red-blue tribe of which John Oliver is clearly a member:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fV-C1Ag5sI
Some ... footnotes, if you will. Hah.
tusharip
tusharip - Πριν 13 ημέρες
Venezuela is the dream state of all the democrate left wing
1. ban on guns
2. socializem
Arhatu
Arhatu - Πριν 13 ημέρες
Venezuela has its troubles yet it is not as corrupt as much as USA.Still making false propoganda about people eating rats and this is the only excuse you can find for the defense corrupt system called capitalism.Age of capitalism is over, we all see that yet how the transition will occur is the problem we must answer.
clipobserver
clipobserver - Πριν 13 ημέρες
More like Trumpgress.
Mr. T
Mr. T - Πριν 14 ημέρες
“The maduro diet” so sad
Mr. T
Mr. T - Πριν 14 ημέρες
Come on. She’s wearing a sailor moon outfit. IN PUBLIC! lol
Morana Slovanska
Morana Slovanska - Πριν 14 ημέρες
John you could have mentioned the petrodolar with not choosing so this video is just ignorant. As if anyone believes USA had nothing with this ....as you mentiond you were all over the continent doing this and that to make USA greater...
Shangori
Shangori - Πριν 14 ημέρες
So, Oliver understands that having the price set by the government is a bad idea.. ..why is he in favor of socialism then?
So, Oliver understands that having the government own corporations is a bad idea.. ..why is he in favor of socialism then?
So, Oliver understands that governments can become corrupt.. ..why is he in favor of socialism then?
It's a great video about why Oliver is against socialism.. ..while speaking in favor of socialism..
Actually, the main reason why Oliver thinks socialism can work is because he believes in the pure motivations of the left. I can tell you now, Oliver, that the right thinks the same of their own side and that both sides are absolutely wrong about humanity. To be a ruler, even in the case of a socialist country, you have certain people to appease. If you cannot appease them, they will revolt, limiting your power and ability to control the country. That's what happened in venezuela. And strangely enough, you show one of the biggest failures that chavez did: firing those people at the oil company. They were too powerful for him to lose and he had too little loyalists behind him to regain control.
That's what happened. The economy took a nosedive due to mismanagement by the venezuelan government. And because the government was the central point of the economy, after all, they decide who gets what, who owns what and the price of things, the entire economy was pulled along with it. This is why socialism will never work. Social plans and stuff? Can work just fine, as long as it is limited in scale and not dependent on anything else. But socialism? No. Not possible
Andrew LaMothe
Andrew LaMothe - Πριν 14 ημέρες
Oliver!l, Why don’t you go take over for Chavez and be the 1st to make Socialism work. Please stop the “what if’s” and move your misguided peanut brain to Venezuela and make it the beacon of the world as you are clearly brilliant...or just keep using slight of hand humor to misdirect the 12 idiots who actually waste their time at your taping so you can make money. What a train wreck ass hat!
LesPaul2006
LesPaul2006 - Πριν 15 ημέρες
6:31 Ummmm.... no. Chavez was inexorably bound to run out of money, and not just because of the excessive spending on social programs and the funding of other socialist regimes in South America (anyone remember that bag with a million dollars someone found in a Venezuelan private flight bound for Argentina?), but because of the nationalization of almost every single means of production in his country, from the big companies to literally the small bread bakery next door. Not to mention the few private business left had to face price controls and extremely tight regulations on the foreign currency they used to get some raw materials. Domestic production plummeted, and he had to start importing basic goods like toilet paper or flour.
Ruda Macho
Ruda Macho - Πριν 16 ημέρες
check out the real story please...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fV-C1Ag5sI
Samantha Owens
Samantha Owens - Πριν 16 ημέρες
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘁 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗲𝗲 𝗢𝗳 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗮𝘄 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝘁𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗲𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗧𝗼 𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄) >>https://t.co/iwLrU6RZzP?sdf43dfg78sdf34aa
Juan Vargas
Juan Vargas - Πριν 17 ημέρες
I wonder what would happen if social programs would work if it didn’t eventually turn into a friends a family only thing 🧠
Doug Armstrong
Doug Armstrong - Πριν 18 ημέρες
John...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fV-C1Ag5sI
Maurice Francois
Maurice Francois - Πριν 18 ημέρες
What a crock of shit ! John Oliver is misleading his audience for what reason ? See for yourselves...
https://youtu.be/_fV-C1Ag5sI
Hydra Regia
Hydra Regia - Πριν 19 ημέρες
that dude is aware that a bird flying around someone's head in a circle is a common visual gag for someone being crazy, right?
gansosmansos
gansosmansos - Πριν 19 ημέρες
Venezuela made their bed and now they're wallowing in it
Jairaj Ranchod
Jairaj Ranchod - Πριν 19 ημέρες
All of the components of "epic mismanagement" are historically staples of socialism. Learn from history or be condemned to repeat it Oliver.
Jairaj Ranchod
Jairaj Ranchod - Πριν 19 ημέρες
"There are plenty of socialist countries that look nothing like Venezuela"......yet. Socialism always fails, maybe not immediately, but it always does.
RainintheBrain
RainintheBrain - Πριν 19 ημέρες
Chaos in Caracas sounds like the name of a WWE smack down hosted in Venezuela
Polaris Walls
Polaris Walls - Πριν 19 ημέρες
Long live the king John Oliver
MrMJpilot
MrMJpilot - Πριν 20 ημέρες
Oliver, you’re an ignorant moron like all the other life destroying lovers of socialism. The left is never called to the carpet on their love for bread lines, oppression, and murderous economic polices.
JH Brown
JH Brown - Πριν 21 ημέρα
Oliver can't be this stupid.
Nery
Nery - Πριν 21 ημέρα
1:34
Eric Brooks
Eric Brooks - Πριν 21 ημέρα
So I see John Oliver has comfortably joined the ranks of rich, lying, corporate bought, pieces of shit, lying to people in the media.
imnotmike
imnotmike - Πριν 21 ημέρα
There's so much conflicting information, I honestly cannot tell what is the truth about this story. I like John Oliver, but I've seen him be wrong before too.
Spite
Spite - Πριν 21 ημέρα
So its basically Zimbabwe 2.0
NICHOLAS WEAVER
NICHOLAS WEAVER - Πριν 21 ημέρα
As soon as Oliver defended Hugo Chavez, I lost all respect for him.
Nirmalya Roy
Nirmalya Roy - Πριν 21 ημέρα
Socialism=Communism
Jacquelina Mareena
Jacquelina Mareena - Πριν 21 ημέρα
While I don't necessarily agree with half of this video, I was definitely lmafo watching it because well, it was Damm funny
John Vroonhoven
John Vroonhoven - Πριν 22 ημέρες
Name me one successful socialist state, and don't say China cuz they've only been on the uprise ever since they started to open up a lil' and let a bit capitalism in.
Keith Ortiz
Keith Ortiz - Πριν 22 ημέρες
Fact check this idiot. Check out crowder’s rebuttal. For the FACTS!
RatatRatR
RatatRatR - Πριν 23 ημέρες
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fV-C1Ag5sI
Midas Haltzern
Midas Haltzern - Πριν 23 ημέρες
Oliver doesn't realize that Chavez ran the country into the ground with socialism and Maduro is continuing the socialist agenda. This is the end result of socialism. Then it's absolute tyranny. European socialism is taking longer due to slower steps but well on its way.
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