While the globalist media would never have you believe it, the leaders of three of the biggest economies in the world are finally putting the average working man above multinational corporations, costly trade deals, and politically correct immigration policies. The result? Lo and behold, they’re getting things done. It’s a wave that began with the election of President Donald Trump, which set a basic standard for how it happens, and how it succeeds.
Study the hows and whys of Trump’s success and it will boil down to what sticks in the craw of the liberal media more than anything: Trump has relentlessly done what he promised to do when the people elected him. On trade, immigration, and rolling back big government policies, he’s been focused on the little guy rather than on the elites, and when they try to stop him, he punches back.
The U.S. media turns its nose up at the 130 executive orders and many bills that have been signed into law that have sent our economy into turbo drive and eliminated the curse of unemployment. They can’t believe Trump is the first president trying to do something about the crisis at the border and that he is ignoring their blathering excuses for inaction. The reason Trump’s supporters are so fervent is that he never stops showing he is fighting to accomplish what he said he’d do.
In the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson has caught on. In just three months the British prime minister shook the mediocrity out of his Conservative Party’s Brexit negotiations and got closer to getting a real Brexit done than his half-baked predecessor, Theresa May.
Despite continued opposition from those whose arguments the voters rejected, Johnson got a deal with the European Union including a smarter compromise on the Irish border. Why? Because Johnson made it clear from day one that the people had already voted and Brexit was going to happen whether the globalists in Brussels or at home liked it or not, deal or no deal. Now he’s going to fight a general election on that fundamental principle and prove his point.
Last year, a new leader joined Trump in representing the interests of the people above all other concerns. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro was elected in a landslide with a singular mission: tear apart the corruption-soaked legacy of socialism and communism that has kept Brazil on its knees and humiliated it for decades.
Like President Trump, Bolsonaro is fighting a deep state that rivals the one in the United State, with a massive bureaucracy he can’t fire, a Supreme Court stacked with corrupt holdovers, and a Brazilian media still in love with Fidel Castro. It hasn’t been easy for him in the political swamp he has to deal with, especially in having to make deals with his Congress. But as a self-described apprentice of Donald Trump, Bolsonaro should take a page from his mentor in Washington and start using his presidential powers more forcefully.
In the United States, Trump’s presidential pen has been a fruitful weapon, not only through the concrete effect on regulations but also in showing the political force behind his determination to deliver on his promises. Bolsonaro needs to do the same and punch back at his saboteurs. In fact, there is one vulnerability the socialists left behind that he can use to hit back at the politically-driven, biased, monopoly media complex in his country. Bolsonaro can use his executive powers via “provisional measure”—commonly referred to as MP—to cut back a partisan media law that holds Brazil back economically, while working against free speech and his movement. Such a move would be akin to finding the central flaw in the Death Star. Strike there, and who knows what can happen?
Socialist policies left by former President Dilma Rousseff hang over Brasilia like a thick fog, but one policy in particular—the 2014 “SeAC” law—has empowered a leftist movement against the Bolsonaro Administration that is attempting to thwart its progress, pushing fake news, and spreading disinformation.
In 2014, SeAC cut a deal that gave the country’s biggest media monopoly, Globo, carte blanche control of the airwaves, in turn, controlling how the public gets its news. This law has created a fake news firestorm much worse than the one coming from the corporate leftist mainstream media in the United States. SeAC gave Globo a legal safehouse to hide in—fueling the far Left to fabricate and broadcast an entirely false story that Bolsonaro murdered a left-wing activist.
Not only has SeAC empowered companies like Globo, but it has also blocked new media entrants. With a stroke of his pen, Bolsonaro can issue a provisional measure that would strike down the parts of SeAC that were written by his socialist predecessors to protect Globo and limit the flow of information.
What can Bolsonaro learn from President Trump and Boris Johnson? It is really quite simple. Ignore the rank file, squash corruption, and do what the people of his country—not career politicians—have elected him to do.