Evangelical-backed Brazilian president takes aim at political correctness, gun control, environment
Brazil's newly inaugurated President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday his election had freed the country from 'socialism and political correctnes' and he vowed to tackle corruption, crime and economic mismanagement in Latin America's largest nation.
Bolsonaro, a former army captain turned lawmaker who openly admires Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, promised in his first remarks as president to adhere to democratic norms, after his tirades against the media and political opponents had stirred unease....
Simon Jenkins wrote: Brazil has been one of the worldâ€™s most exciting emergent nations, yet its evolution over 30 years from dictatorship to hesitant democracy seems to have stalled. Bolsonaro has exploited the oldest politics, that of self-interest, and also the newest, that of anger, polarisation and fear. Voters have stomached his distaste for gay people, feminism, rainforests and the rule of law, to rid themselves of a corrupt leftwing regime unable to contain street violence. A famously tolerant nation has opted for military and economic discipline.
In any country, the apparent breakdown of social order will drive voters to extremism....
excerpt from: "Fear and anger won the election in Brazil. Itâ€™s a wake-up call to the world"
I support this man--he has already done 3 good things: 1. move to privatize airports to reduce cost of govt. 2. mention that Brazil needs to host a US airbase to counter the influence of Russia--now building a military base in Venezuela, and 3. say that Brazil has to find other countries to make a coalition to fight the communist regimes of Cuba and Venezuela. I am going to ask any Brazilians living near me if they can get me a bumper sticker with his name on it. He is the real thing, even more conservative than Trump.
"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
"I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ...."
"I won't say that the papers misquote me, but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be today if some of those reporters had been Matthew, Mark, Luke and John."
" Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world."
Barry Goldwater as pointed in Brainy Quote
It's obvious from the last quote that Barry Goldwater didn't live long enough âť— đź‘Ž
Associated Press wrote: .... Bolsonaro, a fan of U.S. President Donald Trump, met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss joint efforts regarding the leftist administrations in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
Pompeo told him that Trump is â€śvery pleased with the relationship that our two countries are on the precipice of beginning to develop.â€ť
excerpts from, "Brazil's Bolsonaro targets minorities on 1st day in office"
Keep an eye on this guy. He is going to do things that will put conservatism to the test, and I think it will pass. Of course, you need to know Brazilian conditions. I heard a joke from a Brazilian: they don't have earthquakes, hurricanes, but they do have something worse--Brazilians!