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It might be a surprise to Europeans or any citizen of a developed country, but it shouldn’t be to any Brazilians. Last night, the video of a major cabinet meeting of president Bolsonaro was revealed and what it really showed was an unequivocal intent, from the president, to apply an armed coup over my nation. In his own words, Bolsonaro is arming the population for a civil war. He said it with every word. There were many signs before. He recently revoked the need for tracking large amounts of ammunition sales.
The video was, aside from all the profanity being said – which isn’t the most important aspect at all – a shocking display of hypocrisy, egocentrism, and most of all, of a vicious and authoritative government agenda. Every part showed its real intentions. Bolsonaro, to arm the population – aka his militias and extremist supporters – for an armed coup; Ricardo Salles, the minister of environment, to “take advantage of the pandemic” – in his own and every word – to pass out decrees to destroy the Brazilian Amazon forest; Paulo Guedes, minister of economy, “to profit from money-lending to big companies and not help small companies, cause that would make us lose money” and a few others, including the minister of education urging to arrest every supreme court minister.
My country is under siege and I fear it has already been taken, because I woke up today and they are all in the same exact place. Like it’s been happening for a long time. A war of information, via social media, has made millions of Bolsonaro zombies that can’t be brought back, just like “walking deads”. Bolsonaro claims he wants to arm the people to avoid a military coup. What a joke! The great fallacy in his argument is that no one else wants to launch a coup, but himself and his allies!
His ratings were diminishing and the supreme court and the media finally decided to make a stand against him – which are the only hope we have left. But his outrages grow by the week and so far even the more than twenty thousand deaths that had fallen from the virus haven’t been able to stop him. They have become involuntary martyrs against Bolsonaro and there was absolutely no concern for them in the dreadful video we saw. None. We are ruled by a group of psychopaths with no empathy for human life.
Once more, Brazil is on the verge of a dictatorship.