When the Time Comes

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin own the Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Frontera Fund. This fund speaks when it is time to speak. It acts when it is time to act; the fight for human rights has never been so crucial to human history as it is now.

Speaking of human rights, when the time comes to act, that is precisely what any nation’s residents must do – before there is no more time to act. When the disaster hits, it will be too late. That’s why the moment of truth is now, especially for countries like North Korea and even Venezuela, where the rights of millions of citizens are being trampled upon every day. It is no joke but sad to witness; the worst part is that many other nations, such as the U.S. and China, are not even stepping in to help.

Venezuela has seen the hand of evil more than it ever has before in this last half decade: Nicolas Maduro has forced his hand and then forced it some more. After removing almost every single item of purchase, food and beverage under the sun, he has then managed to escalate wage and labor laws to his communistic advantage, thus leaving room for no one to advance – or even survive. Read more: Phoenix New Time and  Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

People like this must not be gently argued with but rather forced out of their position from an outside authority, perhaps one as powerful as U.S. President Donald Trump or Russian President Vladimir Putin. People like Maduro are an immediate threat and can serve as a reminder to all of us, slave or free, that human rights are no light matter; people this evil allow all others to see the importance of voting and of fighting for their country’s rights altogether – before it is too late to do so.

Nicolas Maduro and his pirate band of communists in power have stolen billions of dollars in wealth and resources from the dying country and only plan to steal billions more; if they are permitted to continue, then God only knows how much time will be needed before the country falls apart on itself once and for all, with no hope of return or reinstitution.

That is a scary fact, but for those who are informed and passionate about human rights there, anything is possible, and I do mean anything: The people of Venezuela who are allowed to vote have spoken, and they have said that they do not want Nicolas Maduro behind the Venezuelan presidency any longer, and that every day with him in office becomes one day less of their hope and freedom.

More than seven million Venezuelan citizens, those living in Venezuela and even those in other countries of the world, have firmly voted “no” to Maduro, and it all took place this last month. It is only a matter of time, then, until the votes kick in and this communist is thrown out with the dogs; the world has now witnessed his cruelty.

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