Esta é uma das faces do socialismo, embora não a mais trágica:
« (...) President Hugo Chavez called on Venezuelans on Wednesday to stop singing in the shower and to wash in three minutes because the oil-exporting nation is having problems supplying water and electricity.
Venezuela has suffered several serious blackouts in the past year because of rapidly growing demand and under-investment, which has been aggravated by a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams that provide most of its energy.
He mentioned using airplanes to try to force rain from clouds and said the government would soon publish a decree prohibiting imports of low-efficiency electrical appliances. He called on ministries and state-run companies to cut energy consumption by 20 percent immediately.»
Uma palavra para a presunção de omnipotência expressa no último parágrafo, nomeadamente através da intenção de fazer chover através do uso de aviões, eventualmente através da dispersão de substâncias catalisadoras da condensação.