Wednesday, 13 July 2016

In the hands of the workers

There are many stories about the plight of Venezuela. This one via the BBC concerns the closure of Kimberly-Clark, makers of Andrex toilet paper among many other products.

The government of Venezuela has said it has seized a factory owned by the US firm Kimberly-Clark.

The firm had said it was halting operations in Venezuela as it was unable to obtain raw materials.

But the labour minister said on Monday that the factory closure was illegal and it had re-opened "in the hands of the workers".

Perhaps its is not so much a lack of raw materials, but the plummeting value of the printed paper called currency. Venezuelans may as well wipe their bottoms on that.

Antique socialist mantras cannot improve the situation and are probably not intended to. Putting the factory "in the hands of the workers" is worthless chest-beating in the face of reality, that politically incorrect bastard who always seems to win in the end.

Or another footnote to the endless tale of political stupidity.


Demetrius said...

Perhaps when the factory workers sing "The Red Flag" they might sing the LSE Rugby Club version from long ago. "The working class can kiss....". It would be appropriate, on paper at least.

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - but not so appropriate with a paper shortage.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Socialists, eh? They never learn, do they.

"...and the Gods of the copybook headings limp up to explain it again."

A K Haart said...

WY - and never will learn. Human nature seems to need a dash of fantasy.