Coup d’état in Brazil
This time things can be different!
Brazil is big in the news nowadays, and more and more people are starting to understand that there is something very fishy going on here. Main narrative is still that the current president, Dilma Rousseff, did very bad things financially and because of economic mismanagement she must go, but even a slight look further shows a completely different story. Patterns from 1964 start to repeat. In 1964 Brazil started the military dictatorship it has been free from for only some decennia yet.
But the other side of the story finds its way to the media, and it angers quite some very big names in Brazilian politics. All of these names are linked to corruption. Dilma and the former president Lula actually are not, the strongest link available is that Dilma was responsible for Petrobras in a time that most of the corruption of the other indicated people took place, so she is accused of that she should have known. A fair point indeed, but using that in combination with a fiscal trick that is beneficial to the people at worst is a bit of a weird stretch to make.
With this in mind, all the tell tale signs are there for something very suspect going on. When voting to oust Dilma, a majority voted yes, of whom way more than half were in corruption cases, while only 2 of the people in corruption cases voted against, with a bunch of people who seem to be clean.
The Brazilian media has been in charge for quite some time now. They have over and over again managed to decide the political climate. You have to know here that the Brazilian media that is most watched is commercial, and most journalism in the country is under only 6 big rich families.
But things are different now. The same tricks as ever are applied, but they don’t work as well any more. Because of the internet, people are more and more well-informed. And you can help too: share the information about the hostile takeover of power in Brazil in your local language, inform journalists who report about it as “the people think their president is no good” about the other side of the story. What happens in Brazil must be under public scruntity of the world. Don’t let the terrible bits of history repeat itself!