A Venezuelan Youtuber
known as Carlos Gaio
released a video Monday that he says will turn into a series titled “My Socialist Hell.”
In the video, Gaio goes into detail about the conditions he is currently living in within the failing country of Venezuela. Currently, Venezuela is suffering from a shortage of almost everything, from food, to medicine, to something as simple as toilet paper.
Gaio begins by saying that his government is not actually a government, it is more accurately a dictatorship. He says they are running the country as a socialist one, but as Gaio says “if you take a look at history, socialism never worked.”
“Take a look at the USSR. Take a look at Romania,” says Gaio. “Take a look at all the eastern European countries that were run by socialism during the 70’s and 80’s. They don’t have these forms of government anymore.”
Gaio, 31, goes on to tell the viewer that he was an English teacher who has been unemployed since December 2015. The former teacher says that finding a job is very difficult in the country’s current economic state, as they cannot pay for anymore employees. To make money, Gaio says he taught privately, but this is only a temporary solution, and maybe even a fruitless gesture as the Venezuelan currency – the bolivar – is practically worthless.
Gaio hopes that these videos will help him raise money in order to be able to escape the country, and move somewhere where he can have a “normal life.”