Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Impeachment in Brazil: Latin America is running out of Populists.

And it cant happen fast enough. I’m honestly sick of the lot.
Dilma Rousseff was officially removed from office today. In the early 60s, Rousseff participated in the militant activities of the Comando de Libertação Nacional—COLINA (National Liberation Command) and advocated Marxist politics. She claims to have had a change of heart, going from Marxism to pragmatic capitalism. By this she means she’s the kind of Marxist that will play ball with the elite if that means that the redistribution mostly goes towards her own bank account.
First Cristina Kirchner, now Dilma and that clown in Venezuela Maduro will follow shortly.
Things are shaping up nicely in Latin America after a few dreadful decades.
Beware of Populism
Populism is a political sickness, a disease. I hails from both left and right, often in extreme sides of the political spectrum since there is where it festers best given that it needs fanaticism and lack of rational and critical thinking to survive. The Populist leader is always charismatic in his own way. Populists tend to shout. A lot. Moderation and dialogue is not their thing. Dialogue upsets them. They get their audiences engaged and their political agenda will be all about blaming those on the other side of the political spectrum and assure you that the only way to fight such a powerful enemy (Populists cant think in terms of political adversaries) is to concentrate as much power as possible on his own person. He’s the messiah, he’s the only possible saviour. A Populist will spend very little time talking about the people working with him and presenting them as individuals with their own ideas and potential. The Populist rather thinks in terms of people that work FOR him, not WITH him, as in him being equal among others working for the people they are supposed to represent. The people he represents, public resources and funds, it all belongs to him in his mind. The Populist doesn’t even consider the possibility of working with political adversaries for the good of the people. That’s simply unthinkable for him. The Populist is essentially a corrupt individual, capable of everything in order to care for what matters the most in his vision of the world: Himself.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.


Anonymous said...

Populism is democracy.

How could you simultaneously have populism be bad while democracy is good?

Doug said...

I have been checking-in on your blog and really enjoy it! Love your comment about the demise of the Populists (includes the Socialists and Peronists too presumably). Yeah, good riddance to all of them. Your description of these people above sounds like Narcissistic Personality Disorder. That's Obama to a tee. Although not my best one, I wrote a blog about it: http://gulfcoastcommentary.blogspot.com/2013/09/obama-narcissistic-personality.html. Because the lying media is so subservient to him (and Hillary), you may hold a different view. It's hard to get the truth these days.

And Hillary is De Kirchner; no successes, only failures and destruction and is only in politics for money. She's used her State Dept position to enrich herself fabulously! She's running for President but she's an FBI-certified liar, a faker, a grifter and has a record of 100% failures. Her campaign is all about offering "free stuff" and promises to extract more money from the "wealthy." Shameful populist!

America will become Argentina if she gets in. Here's a much better blog post about that:

Take care! I'll be checking back soon. Doug