@RobynKurek ~ Sadly, I don't think the 'pro-socialists' actually connect the dots on Venezuela. They were not taught the differences/mechanics of government.
"Socialism" just sounds so great for those on the bottom rungs and habituated to INSTANT everything. The paying-the-dues part of life is not part of their thinking.
It's the string-pullers who benefit from the puppets. The puppets just bob along and parrot their lines.