In a tweet on Sunday, May 5, Charlie Kirk shared a video of a Venezuelan man being beaten for speaking out against Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro Moros.
This is a young boy being brutally beaten for exercising free speech
This is socialism. It is coming to America
We must stop it
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 5, 2019
Kirk is well known for his anti-socialist views, and regularly criticizes Democrat Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for their socialist policies.
Charlie Kirk warned the American People of what socialism is, saying:
“This is a young boy being brutally beaten for exercising free speech. This is socialism. It is coming to America. We must stop it”
In the video, the person taking the video laughs as he watches the man get beaten. It can be inferred that the man filming is a part of the group, loyal to Maduro, responsible for beating this man, and most likely the others seen in the line with him.
Currently, there is a power struggle going on for control over Venezuela. Dictator Nicolás Maduro is fighting against his own people to suppress them after a democratic vote that indicated that they wanted him out of power.
Maduro is backed by Russia, and according to CBS News, Russia has sent soldiers to assist him. Moscow insists Maduro is the country’s legitimate leader. However, the U.S., along with dozens of other countries, has thrown its support behind opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Putin and Maduro have a long standing relationship, which would explain Moscow’s backing of his dictatorial regime.
Charlie Kirk has been speaking out against Maduro for years, and will continue to do so. He looks at Venezuela as a prime example of why socialism should never come to the United States.