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Some weeks ago, The Economist published an article arguing that Jair Bolsonaro, the front-runner presidential candidate, is a threat to democracy in Brazil.
No further proof is necessary to show The Economist, over the decades, has turned from distinguished defender of political and economic freedom to factory of globalist clichés. It is now no different from the many other mouthpieces of the dominant Orwellian ideology. In recent years, even its photo captions have ceased to be funny, a clear sign that the magazine’s adherence to globalism has also killed its sense of humor, capacity for critical judgment, and intelligence, a common phenomenon in all parts, when totalitarian thinking takes hold.
The former Army captain turned politician is indeed a big threat, but not to democracy. The attempt on his life, perpetrated by a left-wing activist, on the eve of Brazil’s Independence Day last month, signaled that the crime syndicate that has been running the country is in panic mode.
Bolsonaro’s popular candidacy is based wholly on his steadfast views in the fight against crime. His stance is to fight crime along its whole spectrum. From “everyday” crime such as street robbery and rape, organized crime, which includes drug trafficking with its links to terror networks, to white collar and governmental corruption. The many dimensions of crime that ravage Brazil do not constitute, at this point, separate spheres, but rather a single, perverse, universal system of evil.
Crime, inside and outside of government, feed off each other, subsidize each other, protect and propel each other, to the point of being ultimately indistinguishable. There is a continuum that runs from street thieves to top level politicians, going through all kinds of illegal activities and bribery, murder and violence, the theft of public funds, influence peddling, public contract manipulation, buying and selling of legislative acts and governmental decrees, political steering of public bank loans, and so forth. Bolsonaro poses the most serious threat ever faced by this enormously corrupt system.
Crime Destroying the Nation
Bolsonaro threatens democracy only in the sense that the term has become synonymous to the political arrangement that protects and perpetuates Brazil’s crime syndicate. Only when democracy represents the absolute power of “intellectual” elites over what the people can think and will, exercised through the mainstream media. Only if you define democracy as a play where actors pretending to represent different political currents sit comfortably in armchairs on those Davos-style debate stages, put on faces of grave concern or moderate optimism as advised by their marketeers, and argue about some technical aspects of tax law or gender issues. Meanwhile, they totally ignore outside reality and the evil that plagues society, stalls the economy, corrodes the nation and the idea of nationhood itself: crime.
Such evil is everywhere. Perversion and dumbing-down of kids through political and gender indoctrination in school is part of the criminal system. The artificial creation of race issues to divide society as a means of turning people against each other and forget about the surrounding catastrophe is part of the criminal system. Keeping small and large companies dependent on the state for loans and government contracts, forcing business owners to play the game if they want to survive, is part of the criminal system.
Crime’s hold on Brazil, in all its guises, is under threat for the first time. Bolsonaro’s candidacy represents the only political project to give real hope to Brazilians, because he correctly identifies and attacks the core problem. No other candidate in this election would ever get stabbed for his views.
Whereas the other contenders propose to raise the public spending ceiling, or promise to clear debtor’s credit history, or even to repeat innocuous bromides on “sustainable development” or “investment in education,” Bolsonaro has tackled the crime issue head-on. Thus, the only candidate who threatens crime comes under threat from the criminal system. Only the candidate who courageously goes into the streets among the real people, saying without measuring his words, without fear of being called a fascist, that he will stand up to criminals—only he gets stabbed with an 8-inch knife that brings him, literally, within a millimeter of his life.
Brazilians Hate Crime—Crime Hates Them Back
So, who is a threat to whom? Bolsonaro threatens the criminal system; the system tries to kill Bolsonaro. This is the dramatic reality that no amount of pre-cooked media discourse can obscure with jargon or abstractions like “violence begets violence” or “climate of hatred”—although they are trying hard.
These bromides are useless. The only meaningful attitude is to stand up against the violence that Brazilians endure everyday when they have their cell phone stolen while waiting for an overcrowded bus, or when they have their tax money stolen by corrupt politicians.
The Brazilian people are still mentally healthy to a large extent. They can perceive reality as it is and not according to the social control system that is the media nowadays. Brazilians hate crime and are hated back.
In the aftermath of Bolsonaro’s stabbing, what should Brazilians’ reaction be? Let’s hate crime less? Let’s leave things as they are and retreat to an ever-shrinking space of decency, as criminals encroach into every aspect of our lives—and call that “peace”? No, Brazilian people are not the cowards that mainstream politicians and their ideological bulletins like The Economist think we are. We drew the beast away from its comfortable feasting on the entrails of the country, and now that the beast is coming after us, we will not apologize, but will face it head on.
International media combines with the Brazilian press to push the narrative that Bolsonaro’s stabbing was his own fault, thanks to “the climate of hatred.” Actually, there is no climate of hatred in Brazil. Bolsonaro is generating a climate of hope: hope that democracy and popular engagement will destroy the left-wing-controlled criminal system. The fact that this hope is spreading among the population is what has the system in a panic.
This is the real story, and the international press sees its role as obscuring that story from the world.
Extreme Right vs. Extreme Wrong
But why are international media taking so much negative interest in Bolsonaro? Because Brazil’s crime syndicate is the local representative of the globalist regime, the infamous “liberal world order” which was about to declare its total triumph over the planet when Trump was elected and started to break it apart.
In Brazil, the fight against globalism (i.e., the great amalgam between economic globalization and cultural Marxism, or the liberal-marxist complex for short) takes the shape of the combat against widespread crime, a fight for which Bolsonaro, displaying courage and integrity, is galvanizing millions of Brazilians. His victory would take Brazil—the fifth-largest country in the world by both size and population, and the eighth-largest economy—away from the globalist column, a huge blow for the “liberal world order” so cherished by the thoughtless moderates and so deftly steered by the Left in Europe and the United States.
Bolsonaro’s comparison with Trump is apt. As Trump valiantly fights—almost alone in the political circles but supported by the multitudes—against the corrupt elite who want to destroy our nations, our faith, and our culture, so does Bolsonaro struggle against another head of the same Hydra, Brazil’s powerful left-wing-dominated crime scheme.
Bolsonaro gets branded by the media as “extreme right.” To strive for order and honesty, for nation, family, and God is now “extreme right”? What is the center then? A bunch of soulless replicants controlled by some sort of psychological malware, serving the interests of Marxist-dominated corporate nihilism? This pure evil which threatens to transform mankind into politically correct automatons, slaves to whom even the dream of freedom is denied, is this now the center? That center is in the “extreme wrong,” so perhaps it is appropriate after all to characterize those who radically oppose it as the “extreme right.”
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