In this video, I talk about the situation of Brazilian prisons, the medieval state they are in and criticize the authorities for doing nothing about it. It’s all a smokescreen. Whenever a crisis erupts, they pretend to be doing something. I also present very basic suggestions on how to straighten up the crime-fighting war in Brazil — one of them is the adoption of the death penalty for corrupt people and drug dealers.
This video was originally published on Facebook. In this video, I show a few reasons why Brazil is in such a desperate state as far as the economy goes, with chronically nearsighted and corrupt politicians thinking only of taxing citizens indiscriminately, never thinking about the country, but only about themselves. No wonder they are all considered criminals and many of them are, indeed, going to jail. I compare Brazilian and U.S. taxation, showing how absurd the Brazilian system is currently operating under. I also mention a proposal presented by a facefriend of a single tax, designed to radically change Brazil’s fiscal landscape, promoting its quick and sustainable recovery.
In this video I basically claim for respect and reciprocity, reaffirming the “your walls, your treatment” concept. If I go to a country like Saudi Arabia with my wife, she will be expected to cover herself, leaving only her eyes to show. If someone from one of the Islamic countries come to any Western country, they are supposed to behave like we do, and dress (and/or undress) like we do. The same way I don’t go to their countries insisting violently that they change their behavior or their way of life, I expect them to do exactly the same here. My concern is that president Temer, himself of Muslim origins, does not pay attention enough to this trap set up by his predecessor, allowing Brazil to turn into a violent chaos with more unemployed people (on top of the 12 million Brazilians already unemployed) not speaking the language, with an agenda of violent change — since they never accept the customs and habits of the countries that welcome them with open arms. Brazil runs a very serious risk of generalized chaos with the imminent arrival of these refugees. It is to be noted that First World Europe was not able to control them; what is going to happen to a Third World Farm like Brazil? Well… food for thought.
This video was posted live on Facebook and is being shared here. Essentially, I say that when it appears that president Michel Temer’s closest associates are (finally) starting to leave the administration, based on the accusations surfaced during plea bargaining on the Car Wash scandal, it is necessary for Temer to realize he does not have the luxury of time to waste. These departures should have happened (or be happening) long ago.
I start with a disclaimer: I did not vote for Michel Temer, but I believe he is the legal, legitimate man on the job who needs all our support to put Brazil back on track. Secondly, I don’t have any pet criminals. I cherish my political independence, and thus I think that anyone who sits on that chair or is around the president must be under an electronic microscope at all times, period.
I also say that Michel Temer should be acting decisively, as opposed to what he has been pathetically doing so regularly. He knows he needs Congress’ support to have his agenda implemented, but he also must know he can’s overstep that fine line that divides political maneuvering and politicking. That has very definite reason, something completely forgotten by everyone involved in this political cleansing process of late: Michel Temer cannot be just honest; he has to give every appearance of honesty to everyone. Therefore, if any member of his cabinet is involved in serious accusations, he/she must leave the administration, take care of his defense outside the government and then — and only then, come back, if it is the case.
The way things have been conducted by this administration regarding maintaining the appearance of seriousness of business has been completely flawed and is leaving everybody worried about the chances that Michel Temer may not have enough political fuel to arrive at the end of the race in 2018.
The headline from O Globo newspaper on November 22, 2016 says that “Temer does not see a reason to remove Geddel”.
This blog firmly believes that it is most unfortunate that this is happening. It was hoped that the Temer administration, composed of certified crooks, would put the knowledge of these crooks — now supposedly converted to saving the country — to good use, at a moment when everyone in Brazil wants to see the end of corruption and the emergence of sound political practices. The Geddelgate proves this blog wrong, unfortunately.
Ainda bem que já passou (exceto no Acre), mas ainda assim vale lembrar uma frase minha de 1 ano atrás que gerou reações inflamadas por parte da esquerdopatia até no plenário da Câmara dos Deputados: “Com um plantel feminino dos infernos, os desgovernos Lulla e Dillma foram um Halloween permanente.”
Hoje, para nosso alívio, temos… Marcela. E não custa repetir o poetinha: “As feias que me perdoem, mas beleza é fundamental.” 😉
We have finally turned the page (except in the state of Acre). However, at this juncture (as Bush Senior would say) it’s worth remembering something I said and wrote a year ago that caused an uproar among leftists all over the place, even on the floor of the Brazilian House of Reps: “With this hellish female squad, the Lulla and Dillma un-administrations were a permanent Halloween.”
Now, we are relieved to have… Marcela. And it’s worth remembering the poet’s words: “Ugly women must forgive me, but beauty is essential.” 😉