Our good friend Mike, late of El Opinador Compulsivo, sends us this photo of people standing in line, in pouring rain, in Caracas, Venezuela, when the government announced that milk would be available at ONE supermarket. FYI, Caracas has a population of 2.1 million people.
At least socialism preserves the dignity of the individual! /sarc By contrast, people standing in lines in capitalist countries to buy the new iphone 5:
Can you say, "Personal space?
This goes hand in (wash your filthy) hand with the recent story of TP shortages: Venezuela completely runs out of toilet paper
Update: Although there are shortages of milk and toilet paper in Venezuela, that's not what this picture is about. Our Venezuelan correspondent Mike has come up with the source of the confusion: a wrongly attributed photo from Reuters. The picture's actual caption translates:
Catholic pilgrims following the image of the local saint of Our Lady of Nazareth, in the greatest religious festival of the country, in the city of Belem at the mouth of the Amazon River.The original image can be found here.
Cross posted at Proof Positive