all true plus so much more. a girl i know here told me people are already voting to have american style gun laws for protection. it's going to get messy. this in a country which has 100s of murders a day already.well it has a federal structure Brazil right (i just read this in the Economist), so the different regional governments could obstruct to some extent. bit like with the USA where California and Oregon are holding fast against some of the Trumpian depredations.
the rhetoric is terrifying though isn't... and the encouragement given to the police (or mobs of vigilantees) to crack down harshly is ruddy alarming
that's why when you said about come start a commune in Brazil i thought 'hmmm perhaps not the most opportune moment in the country's history' to give that a go!
and business is going to be unleashed on the Amazon to exploit right?
what a nightmare
it's a great city. was instantly charmed by the warmth of the people (who i've been told are cold by brazilian standards *shrug*), the architecture and all the cultural action. this is one of the safer cities in Brazil so maybe things won't get as hairy as say Rio. the commune plans are on the back burner for now. atmos is weird, people seem so unsure of their future. a lot of people want to leave.Sao Paolo is great - been there twice, never been to any other bit of Brazil
it's so huge, though, i tried to go to a record store in what looked like a not that far away neighbourhood, and 46 mins later got there to find it was closed down
undoubtedly the ruling class (assuming "liberal" in the sense of global neoliberal consensus) deserves a large share of the blamekeep people relatively comfortable...relatively stable society
Just like the nazis, the current wave of rw are using the fear and desperation as fertile ground.i.e., you can explain the global nature of what's going on with a common cause, but why does it give rise to a common response? why this explosion of RW populism specifically?
My guess would be that people feel increasingly adrift in a world dominated by liberalism and RW populism offers very clear and simple answers to complex problems. Nobody wants to hear that things take time, that an issue is complicated and difficult or that they've played a part in anything negative that may be happening, they want to hear that it's someone else's fault, they want someone to step in sort it out on their behalf and they want someone to be punished for it. RW populism offers that.i.e., you can explain the global nature of what's going on with a common cause, but why does it give rise to a common response? why this explosion of RW populism specifically?