I completely agree!
Steve Foerster
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You call it socialism. I call it state capitalism. Anyway, you are wrong. I highly recommend you read the article I linked to. Below is an example.

“Another consequence that Venezuela’s oil wealth has had for its political system is that it turned it into what political scientist Terry Lynn Karl calls a “pacted democracy.” The term pacted democracy describes a democracy which is held together via an agreement among different elite groups. It is a kind of truce among opposing powerful interest groups in the society, so as to maintain their privileges.” — https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/74

Elites using the profits from the oil industry to control democracy in Venezuela does not even come close to socialism, and it occurred before Chavez came on the scene.

And Venezuelans fleeing to its corrupt Latin neighbor, Colombia, is hardly a ringing endorsement for more neoliberalism.