Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Brazilian Trump: Three things you should know about Brazil’s next President… and why you should care.

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If you heard anything on the main stream media about the man who will most likely become Brazil’s next president, Jair Bolsonaro, it probably wasn’t very positive to say the least. Far right, homophobic, sexist and gun nut.

But here’s the Top 3 things you should know about the man.

1)Number one, and the main reason Jair Bolsonaro is so popular in Brazil, is because of his clean record. Nearly all other Brazilian politicians and certainly all the left leaning ones are either already in jail for corruption or about to end up there ( many related to the infamous Car Wash scandal). Say what you want about Bolsonaro, but the one thing you cant say about him is that he’s corrupt. That drives the Left crazy, but its one of his biggest selling points for the Brazilian voter fed up with corrupt politicians.

2)He’s got Christian, conservative values. The other important point that explains Bolsonaro’s popularity is his conservative values. Brazilians, like millions of people around the world and especially in South America, are fed up with Leftist’s agenda.  He does not believe homosexuality is “normal”, he believes men and women are different and have a different roles in society. He may be a bit rough around the edges in the way he expresses these cultural views of his, but that doesn’t change the fact that he reflects the view of a lot of people that are simply fed up with the leftist cultural brainwashing.
In fact, he's got liberals so upset, one of them stabbed him recently during the campaign, nearly killing him.
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3)He is very much pro gun. He has a military background, went to a military school, artillery parachutists with the rank of Captain. And the man likes his guns. That’s obvious by the way he handles firearms in some of the youtube videos. He has promised to pave the way for concealed carry in Brazil.

So what do I care

If anything, know that people like John Oliver hate the guy, meaning you’re likely to like him. A lot.

Also, you should because like it or not we’re all stuck in this world together and Brazil happens to be in America (as in the continent)  it’s the 5th largest country in the world and an economic leader in the region.

A man that finally cuts the BS with all the Liberal hysteria in many ways ruining countries, Bolsonaro can be a fantastic presidential figure in the region. Mauricio Macri in Argentina was a nice bit of fresh air. Although in global terms considered a moderate centrist, he’s as far right as anything Argentina produced in decades. A very well educated engineer, bilingual, millionaire and pretty much a man that has been very successful at anything he set his mind to from president of Boca Jr. Football club, business man dealing with Donald Trump or Mayor Of Buenos Aires city. But for all his political success so far he’s struggling economically and is far too moderate to lead the region on his own.

With a bit of luck Bolsonaro’s success in reducing crime with a pro gun agenda will help popularize the idea in the region.

Bolsonaro would be a great figure to influence the entire region for more permanent change, the kind that lasts for generations.

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”

1 comment:

Steve said...

I am from Canada. We have many immigrants from all over the world. I often ask them about the truth of headlines. Philippine's say we are missing the point about Duarte. Very similar evaluation to your evaluation of Brazil. Also people from Syria are outraged the White Helmets are being given sanctuary in Canada.