Jair Bolsonaro’s four-year government has been beset with controversy. Provocations and scandals have become a trademark of the president, who will bet on renewing his mandate for a new term in this October 2 election that he will dispute with former president and Workers’ Party leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
He has been considered by many as a former army captain and seven-time deputy for Rio de Janeiro between 1991 and 2018, which appears to be more than separate episodes. Many experts consulted by CNN believe Bolsonaro has made it the main milestone of his presidency, even forcing him to.
“The mode that incendiary Bolsonaro is a political strategy, and it should be understood as such. It is very well thought out. You have to remember that this is how he built his career. Researcher in the Department of Political Science at the University of So Paulo And while it was gaining attention, it gained interest through these approaches, says full professor Lorena Barberia.
According to him, the president tends to divert attention to the things that really matter, such as reform or privatization. “He creates a circus atmosphere to divert attention,” Barberia says.
In addition to a strategy, Federico Finchelstein—an expert in populism and author of the book “From Fascism to Populism in History”—thinks that the explosions are “part of the core of his ideology, which is essentially anti-democratic.” According to this historian, Bolsonaro is no longer a classic populist, but instead shares many elements with fascism. “One of those elements is lies. He and (Donald) Trump are both great liars. They lie outrageously, they don’t just explode, but they make lies a tool of propaganda. And those great lies Appeal to what is different.”
Furthermore, professors from the New School for Social Research in New York confirm that the President of Brazil is not native, but “in Hungary with (Victor) Orban, in Argentina with (Javier) Miley (Antonio). ) cast in Chile, even in Italy with (Georgia) Meloni, who at the end of the campaign compared his last name to that of two melons, for example, giving them his body brought closer.”
“Profane language, violent rhetoric, a reactionary and sharp masculine form, even references to his genitals in public speeches, are all central elements of Bolsonaro’s ideology,” says Finchelstein. “Blast is an exception, but in all these cases, it is about ways of doing politics.”
However, Brazil’s president insists that he is a defender of democracy and the constitution. In addition to what is happening in his own country, Bolsonaro has spoken on several occasions about the rights and freedoms of opponents and democratic processes in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
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