BRAZIL'S PURGATORY ABOUT TO BEGIN
The sad fact about the next election in Brazil is that it will not be decided based on principles or values. Nobody cares if Dilma Roussef murdered or robbed. It is just populism in the cruelest form. She is Lula's lady. Poor people have benefited a little from the end of inflation, and they forgot that this situation was inherited by Lula.
What is interesting is that the Worker's Party is neither Communist nor the helper of workers. IBGE, the main statistical institution in Brazil , has just released the information that illiteracy in Brazil increased during Lula's reign. Basic sanitation is in the same level as it was at the time of his coronation. 50,000 Brazilians die violent deaths, most caused by guns and drugs smuggled into the country by the FARC Marxist terrorists, allies of Lula. Who cares? I have a cell phone and tv set. The next World Cup will be in Rio .
On the other hand, the Federal Development Bank (BNDES) has received this year US$ 100 BI to lend to large corporations, in order to "buy" their good will towards the government during the election year. The capitalists get the money for 3,5% to 7%, while the government pays 10% to 12% for the banks. Itaú bank had the largest profit of any bank in the Americas , including the ones in the US .
Other acts of largesse of the government include the distribution of TV and radio licenses to capitalists and politicians, a TV network for the union leaders (who take one day of salary from the workers and can't be audited - Lula forbid it) and the definition of the targets of investment of the pension funds from state companies, in the order of hundreds of billions of dollars. They can make you or break you.
This is a fascist economy, in its purest definition. Mussolini would be proud.
It is hard for the common folk to understand how Communism has changed from a social utopia to this raw fascism. The reason is that they retain the old veneer in cultural causes, such as free abortion, gay marriage, globalism, ecological radicalism, etc. Just like in China , they tell you how to live your private life. Censorship or "media control" is in Dilma's agenda, as it is in full course in Argentina and Venezuela today. The fiscal privacy of Dilma's opponents has been broken with no consequences. Basic constitutional rights are worth nothing to the Worker's party, and they are challenging property rights. A bunch of communist peasants, all funded and led by professional agitators, will invade farms, kill people (as they do now) and the issue will be decided by popular acclamation, in a commune.
We are being prepared to be pawns of the world government.
I predict rough times ahead for Brazil . Dilma is incompetent and stubborn. Brazil 's public debt has almost tripled and is about to explode, due to to the high interest rates. The boom in the exportation of minerals and agro-commodities that gave Lula's popularity such boost can end anytime, especially if a heavy crisis hits the dollar. The taxation level in Brazil is one of the highest in the world, at 40,5% and bureaucracy, with 85 different taxes in the last count, is astronomical. They won't be able to raise tax anymore to support the do-nothings employed in the government and the corruption.
When the government crashes, the social aids that supported Lula's popularity will be at risk. Without the booming exports, there will be fewer jobs, and it is possible that we see riots and protests. Things have always been too easy in this country, where food grows even in a crack in the sidewalk. Perhaps it is time for Brazilians to mature from suffering.
PS: Dilma's father was a Bulgarian. He fled his country because he was a communist activist. Surprisingly (?), in Brazil he was a capitalist and very rich. Dilma had a very bourgeois life, living in a large house and studying at private schools. It is always good to belong to the Communist elite.