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Thu Jan 3, 2019, 10:51 PM

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's Far- Right President Targets Minorities On First Day In Office

Source: The Independent

Newly installed president Jair Bolsonaro has targeted Brazil’s indigenous groups, descendants of slaves and the LGBT community with executive orders in the first hours of his administration. He has moved quickly after a campaign in which the far-right leader said he would radically overhaul many aspects of life in Latin America’s largest nation.

Meanwhile, Sao Paulo’s stock market jumped 3.56 per cent to a record closing of 91,012 points as new cabinet ministers reinforced the intent to privatise state-owned companies and a Brazilian arms maker benefited from Mr Bolsonaro’s plans to loosen gun controls. Similar spikes in stock prices also occurred during the presidential campaign.

One of the orders issued late on Tuesday, hours after Mr Bolsonaro’s inauguration, is likely to make it all but impossible for new lands to be identified and demarcated for indigenous communities. Areas set aside for “Quilombolas”, as descendants of former slaves are known, are also affected by the decision. Another order removed the concerns of the LGBT community from consideration by the new human rights ministry.

In a move favourable to his allies in agribusiness, which have criticised giving large swaths of lands to the indigenous, Mr Bolsonaro transferred the responsibilities for delineating indigenous territories from the Justice Ministry to the Agriculture Ministry.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/jair-bolsanaro-brazil-first-day-executive-orders-indigenous-lands-lgbt-privatisation-gun-control-a8709801.html

NYT, Gay Couples Rush To Wed Before Brazil's New President Takes Office, Dec. 29, 2018.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 11:05 PM

1. This is going to be a goddamn disaster. I wish that evil fuck the worst. nt

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 11:16 PM

2. Anti democracy. Arch Rt Viktor Orban, PM Hungary at Bolsonaro Inaugural

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 11:40 PM

3. Goodbye, Amazon. Goodbye, lungs of Earth.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 11:49 PM

4. Amazon, environment, people, democracy. New authoritarians,

> 'Brazil Is About To Show The World How A Modern Democracy Collapses.'
> Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is a threat to Brazilian democracy- and a model for authoritarianism that leaders around the world will follow. By Travis Waldron, Huff Post, Jan. 1, 2019.

What a nightmare,” Argentine journalist Diego Iglesias tweeted in Spanish of the scene. Bolsonaro, whose presidency will begin with a New Year’s Day inaugural ceremony in Brasília, has routinely praised Brazil’s military dictatorship, which gave way to the return of democratic governance in 1985. And his rise to power shares many similarities with the military regime’s: Bolsonaro has seized on widespread discontent and fatigue with an incapable and corrupt political establishment, on fervid opposition to a leftist party that had spent more than a decade in power, on an economic collapse that Brazil has only slowly begun to escape, and on rising levels of violent crime.

And while he has pitched his surge to power as the result of a “populist” revolt, his base of support mirrors that of the old coup masters: wealthy financial elites, segments of the population willing to trade the rights and lives of the poor and marginalized for their own safety and economic prosperity, and traditional parties and politicians who refuse to acknowledge their own roles in creating the monster before folding themselves into his arms...

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 12:08 AM

5. This P.O.S. dedicated his vote to impeach Dilma Rousseff to the guy who tortured her

during the time she was imprisoned as a rebel when she was a young woman, long before the Brazilian masses elected her as their President. Here's what the demon said:

-- "For the memory of colonel Carlos Alberto Brilhante Ustra, the terror of Rousseff... my vote is yes!" -- After voting in favor of impeaching then-president Dilma Rousseff, a former guerrilla who was tortured under the military dictatorship, Bolsonaro dedicated his vote to retired colonel Ustra, the former head of the military dictatorship's intelligence services accused of having killed at least six people under torture.

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Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro's most controversial quotes

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The murderous demon torturer in present form and as a younger demon, one of Bolsonaro's heroes:

Carlos Alberto Brilhante Ustra
Looked as if he really loved going to work.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 11:06 AM

6. This asshole and what he is doing reminds me of the Chicago Boys....Friedman and Buchanan.......

Milton Friedman did not save Chile
Naomi Klein

Democracy in Chains

Penguin Random House 2017



Americans provided more than political and military aid. The new government was instructed by economists like Milton Friedman and James Buchanan. Chilean economists, called the “Chicago Boys,” who had been trained at Friedman’s home base, the University of Chicago, applied what Friedman at the time called “shock treatment.” Chileans had been told the coup was intended to counter policies imported from Cuba, but conservatives targeted a different enemy: the welfare state.


“‘Some forty years ago,’ Friedman told Pinochet, ‘Chile, like many another country, including my own, got off on the wrong track...’ by trying to ‘do good with other people’s money’.”

58 Under the guidance of Friedman, Buchanan, and their followers, Chile became “a laboratory of free market fundamentalism.”

59 Policymakers sharply reduced the money supply; privatized state industries and government services, like education; reduced tariffs and subsidies, dismantled labor unions; issued cheap credit to make up for rapidly falling wages; sharply curtailed regulatory power; limited judiciary powers; and forced 5 universities to become “self-financing.”60 Their social security system was converted to individual retirement accounts run by private companies.

61 [Slide13-Pinera]

José Piñera, who put it into effect as Pinochet’s labor minister, wrote a laudatory article about it for the NY Times

62 in 2004. Piñera, now working at the Koch-funded Cato Institute, was identified only as a pension expert. In 2008, our Social Security Bulletin described it as “a model for pension reformers around the world.”

63 [Slide14-DemoSS] When the Chilean economy went into a tailspin in 1982, those who had invested their retirement in failing mutual funds lost everything.

64 The World Bank reported that those retiring in 2000 had paid half their pension contributions in fees.65 School vouchers for K-12 schools introduced fees.66 It took until 2016 to reverse these and reinstate free higher education.

67 [Slide15-Buch]

In 1980, Buchanan helped design the dictatorship's new constitution constraining popular government. It has proved resistant to reversal.

68 It was so important to Pinochet that its legitimacy was a condition for the transition after he lost a plebiscite in 1988.

69 [Buchanan cooperated with the Koch brothers to achieve similar results here. Twenty-eight states of 34 needed have passed resolutions for a new convention.

70] His advice included austerity, credit restraint, deregulation and destruction of unions. However, economic crisis in 1982-71 forced a policy shift. Buchanan received the Nobel in economics in 1986, Friedman in 1976.

72 Demonizing Socialist governments is based on their lack of democracy. But what if a Socialist government could greatly improve living standards and create an admired society while it maintained democratic standards? That was the threat of Chile.

“For most of the 20th century, many Latin Americans thought democracy and socialism were the same thing – the fight for the vote was indistinguishable from the fight for welfare – but it was especially the case in Chile, where communists and socialists had built a modern social democratic state.” Pinochet’s coup offered Friedman and the Chicago Boys “a chance to establish, as [their intellectual mentor, Friedrich] Hayek put it, an untainted form of ‘democracy and liberty, clean of impurities’”73

It was the first test of Friedman’s theories, which he described in 1982 as “the Miracle of Chile,”74 and a field test for neoliberalism. A Chilean journalist says, “You can’t imagine Margaret Thatcher’s reforms, in the United Kingdom, and Ronald Reagan’s, in the United States, without Chile.” The Chicago Boys remain proud of their work, and “can’t understand why Chileans are not thankful for what they did.”

(PDF) The Other 9-11: The Destruction of Chile's Democracy [1973] and its Test of Democratic Socialism. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323162837_The_Other_9-11_The_Destruction_of_Chile's_Democracy_1973_and_its_Test_of_Democratic_Socialism [accessed Jan 04 2019].

And his new found asshole in the white house thinks ist just great also...................he to can go fuck himself............

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 07:48 PM

7. Bolsonaro on Afro-Brazilians and gays

Bolsonaro, Brazil's new president, described Afro-Brazilians as not even good for procreation. And that he would be incapable of loving a homosexual son. And his (straight) sons were at no risk of falling in love with black women because his sons are very well educated.
-- The Nation 12/3/18

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Response to progree (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 08:07 PM

8. Unbelievable, like something straight from the height of the Eugenics

movement 100 years ago, and still around. The things he says are incredible.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 08:16 PM

9. It's scary that people like him, & Philippines' Duterte, & our Trump get elected. Mind boggling. nt

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