Brazil: Bolsonaro’s Augean Stable

Brazil: Bolsonaro’s Augean Stable, by Augusto Zimmermann.

Very nearly slain on the campaign trail, the new president is widely depicted by Western media as a fascist intent on tyranny. Well they would say that, wouldn’t they? The long-suffering citizens who elected him knew better, voting for a new broom to sweep away mayhem, corruption and leftist failure.

Bolsonaro was one of the few Brazilian politicians willing to publicly attack what the communists from the Workers Party (PT) were doing: the destruction of the family through gender ideology and sexualisation of children; the promotion of organized crime as a stylish way of life and counter to the ‘capitalist system’; the promotion of abortion on demand; the deep and unprecedented corruption scandals perpetrated by President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and his Workers’ Party, and the endemic violence that is claiming tens of thousands of murders every year.

As Brazil’s most powerful party, the Workers’ Party is structured along Leninist lines …  It has moderate supporters of social democracy, but its radical wing consists of hardliners eager to create a dictatorship of the proletariat.

It is clear that numerous members of the Workers’ Party consider the use of violence a feasible strategy. They argue that laws must be obeyed only as long as they contribute to radical social changes. …

Jair Bolsonaro recovers in hospital after being stabbed by a supporter of rival candidate Fernando Haddad during the election campaign.

Predictably, media reports, especially overseas media, blandly described [leftist presidential candidate, Fernando Haddad] merely as “leftist” or “liberal”. Far-left or extreme-left far more accurately convey his ideological inclinations and the nature of the political party that has driven Brazil into desperate economic straits, along with social turmoil and skyrocketing crime. …

Bolsonaro is promising to reduce the size of deeply corrupt government and reduce taxes in a country where, day after day, the press is full of reports on cases of corruption involving bureaucrats and politicians. His electoral motto was “Brazil Above Everything, God Above Everyone.” This combination of a belief in national sovereignty and the recognition of God is what particularly angers the radical Left and motivates such a ferocious campaign of vilification against him. Accordingly, the mainstream media, both national and international, regularly portrays his election as a major threat to democracy in Brazil, when such a threat actually comes not from him but from the intolerant left.

hat-tip Stephen Neil