Brazil’s neo-fascist President Bolsonaro, by Noam Chomsky


This 31 December 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

A Disaster for Brazil: Noam Chomsky on Brazil’s New Far-Right President Jair Bolsonaro

As Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro prepares to take office on Tuesday, we return to our conversation with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky shortly after the election. Bolsonaro‘s impending presidency marks the most radical political shift [in] Brazil since military rule ended more than 30 years ago.

Bolsonaro is a former Army officer who has praised Brazil’s former military dictatorship, spoken in favor of torture and threatened to destroy, imprison or banish his political opponents. Bolsonaro has also encouraged the police to kill suspected drug dealers, and once told a female lawmaker she was too ugly to rape. Noam Chomsky calls Bolsonaro a “disaster for Brazil“.

BRAZIL’S THREAT TO DEMOCRACY Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro offers a model for authoritarianism that leaders around the world will follow. He is about to show how democracy collapses. [HuffPost]

Jair Bolsonaro, the fascistic ex-army captain and federal legislator, was formally inaugurated as president of Brazil January 1 in a ceremony marked by a massive mobilization of security forces, the deliberate suppression of the media and extreme right-wing rhetoric: here.

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