The undeserved ranks of general that have been conferred, the new "national heroes" that have been buried in the National Pantheon and the sword of Simón Bolívar have been devalued almost at the same pace as Venezuela’s national currency. The Bolivarian Revolution destroys everything in its path
Not only the bolívar currency: the entire country is being devalued as well. There is other evidence of what we are saying here. The general state of the national infrastructure is getting worse every day. So is the quality of education. Going to a public hospital means putting life at risk.
The bolívar was nicknamed "strong" a few years ago and today its strength is fading away to the point of death. The national currency has been reduced into cosmic dust thanks to the inflation caused by the disastrous management of Nicolás Maduro.
But the bolívar is not the only thing that has been devalued by the chavista "revolution." The ranks of general within the National Armed Forces have also lost hierarchy. Today Venezuela’s military world has more generals than the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as a whole. This means that it also has more generals than the United States Army. What troops are they in command?
In addition to what is happening, there is the burial of new "national heroes" in the National Pantheon. Today anyone can be buried there rather than Venezuelans who have made important contributions to the progress of the country. The latest burials go in the opposite direction.
Another example of what we are saying here is the "sword of Simón Bolívar," which in the past had been received very few times by people with a remarkable background in the world. Since the arrival in power of Hugo Chávez, the sword has been received by such despicable characters as Muammar Gaddafi, Robert Mugabe, Raúl Castro and Vladimir Putin.
It reached its highest point of depreciation on Wednesday, when 13 Venezuelan officials sanctioned by the government of the United States received the sword. If it keeps going like this, the Maduro Government will have to borrow more money from China to start serial production of Bolívar swords.