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DECEMBER 2022

Political Polarization In Brazil Reaching Point Of No Return

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Political Polarization In Brazil Reaching Point Of No Return

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Reaction to Lula’s victory was violent in the main Brazilian cities, which reveals Bolsonaro’s popularity, despite the electoral defeat.

Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant.

The days following Lula’s victory are being marked by protests across Brazil. People took to the streets to express disapproval against the election of the leftist candidate and demand intervention by the military. Boycotts to the national economy are being operated by groups linked to agribusiness, such as truck drivers involved in the transport of agricultural goods. Bolsonaro’s supporters believe the elections were manipulated and expect the process to be entirely annulled.

Political tensions in Brazil are increasing day by day. The reaction of Bolsonaro voters quickly escaped the control of the authorities. Truck drivers began to occupy the country’s key highways, preventing the supply of large cities. Then, the main capitals began to have their streets filled with crowds wearing shirts with the colors of the Brazilian flag, who, singing the national anthem and making patriotic salutes, demand that Lula’s election be revoked.

On November 2, the situation began to get even more tense. Due to the fact that it is a national holiday, an even greater number of people attended the protests. The focus became the concentration of masses in front of the main military units of the country. Protesters are calling for intervention by the armed forces to reverse the election result or take control over the government.

In fact, the demonstrations were favored by Bolsonaro’s inertia in the face of his defeat. The incumbent president ignored the Brazilian tradition according to which the defeated presidential candidate must call the winner immediately after the announcement of the result, to congratulate him. Bolsonaro not only remained silent for two days, but he also went public on November 1 to say that he would not congratulate Lula, which further exacerbated political polarization among voters.

Faced with the pro-Bolsonaro escalation and the absence of effective actions by the authorities to regain control over the multitudes, social life began to be affected. The main universities in the country suspended their activities, as well as several institutions located in rural areas, which are the most affected by the occupation of roads promoted by truck drivers. In response, social movements linked to Lula’s Party, such as the MTST (an organization of homeless workers), began a call for their militants to “liberate” the roads, acting as true parallel militias.

Mutual violence began to take on worrying contours after an attack by a pro-Lula driver in the city of Mirassol, São Paulo state. The motorist intentionally drove his car running over at least sixteen pro-Bolsonaro protesters, injuring even women and children. Other acts of violence have been reported in many regions, pointing to a pre-civil conflict scenario in Brazil.

Due to the chaos, Brazil took the news around the world, becoming a trending topic on social networks. Unsubstantiated rumors about possible military moves to annul the elections or operate a coup d’état began to circulate on the internet, generating even more collective anxiety and friction among Brazilian citizens. Bolsonaro went public again on November 2 to ask truck drivers to liberate the roads, in order to guarantee supply to the cities. However, he stressed the importance of continuing the protests peacefully.

Indeed, the problem of political polarization in Brazil is not something new. Experts have commented on this topic for a long time and warned of serious consequences if social pacification is not achieved quickly. During the electoral campaign there were several episodes of explicit violence, including murders, on both sides. This type of scenario intensifies the ideological tendencies of the population and prevents any kind of rational analysis of the country’s political status quo.

In fact, for decades Brazil has had its domestic arena dominated by wings that correspond to the interests of foreign elites. On the one hand, liberal conservatives, pro-Republicans and radical Zionists; on the other, progressives, environmentalists and pro-Democrats. Bolsonaro represents the first group – not by chance, having received support from Trump and Netanyahu in 2018 -, while Lula represents the second one – which is why he is now endorsed by the EU, Soros-backed NGOs, and Biden’s administration.

Both sides serve external interests and do not present concrete proposals for Brazil. Polarization, in this sense, serves precisely to keep the people ideologically inflamed and prevent candidates with projects focused on national development, and not on external alignment, from gaining popularity.

Regardless of what happens with the protests, the polarization will not end now. Certainly, the disruptive hatred among Brazilian voters will continue to intensify in the coming years, as will the popular yearning for the end of regular institutions and for a coup d’état. The Brazilian military seems committed to democracy and ignores calls for intervention made by the rightists. However, if the crisis of legitimacy reaches a point of no return and leads Brazil to absolute chaos, it is possible that a more interventionist political thought will actually begin to penetrate the military circles in the near future.

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Emanuel from Brasil

A Internacional Nazista chefiada pelos banqueiros judeus Rotscheild e Rockfellers e controlada pelo nazista Steve Bannon, tentou mas não conseguiu fazer do Brasil o maior país nazista do mundo. Aqui tem povo forte, apesar de todo o nazismo de Bolsonaro comandado por Steve Bannon.

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Brazilian People

This election was fraudulent. Bolsonaro votes were stolen with fake ballot papers. This election must be canceled and redone.

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Emanuel from Brasil

Para de mentir bolsomínion, continua no transe coletivo ainda? Não cresceu na vida ainda?

Brazilian People

Esta elección fue fraudulenta. Los votos de Bolsonaro fueron robados con papeletas falsas. Esta elección debe ser cancelada y rehecha.

Jefferson

The Jews experiment on the USA and if it barely produces some results they replicate on Brazil.

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Emanuel from Brasil

Corja imunda nazi-judía.

Dave

There is never “a point of no return” if people want, think and feel it, there is always a point of return. But return were? To democracy? Bolsonaro will likely use the military. The likliest scenario just now is a military coup.

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FudgyVonFirstenberg

Bolsonaro won’t use the military. The military will use the military if they decide to. You should have figured this out already given the behavior of that supreme court justice. They let him do his sh1tty tricks like banning Telegram app because Bolsonaro was popular there. That was always going to be a problem and now look what they get?

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USA is a shithole, EU is becoming one

Damn USA, THEY MANAGED TO TROUBLE BRAZIL, TO WEAKEN BRICS!

Damn Slavelandia aka USA, they cannot mind they own lands and want to destroy everybody!

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Dicksonrp

Dont be fooled…this is being directed by the zio terrorist 7jew scum and their attack dogs the UD…United Snakes of Aipac

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Francisco Lopes

I think you should be more carefull to talk about a country so far of your mains scenario. Brasil is not that much divided. It was just a minority that block the roads. The agrobusiness was against it. At the streets it was one day manifestation, with few people. Most of the country respects the democracy. The few trucker thar made this movement are desmobilized and confused now. MTST didn’t act in any way. Some organizad team supporters are the ones who made they run away, to be able to reach the stadiums, without a fight. In Mirassol it was a civilian, with no affiliation to any movement, that felt himself at dangerous and ran away. The demonstrators used childs to block the streets, as a tactical move. There is no deaths. And there were a lot of intervetionism at the election by the polices, politicals and employeers, pro-Bolsonaro. I’ve been a reader of your channel for 7 years, and I never had been so disapointed. You should find a better correspondent in Brasil, or stay away of what you don’t understand. Btw, I am a Brazilian, borned here, at São Paulo. And have live my whole life here, in many regions of the country.

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Francisco Lopes

And more… the main team of the protests is that the poor regions of the country gave more votes tp Lula. So the Bolsonaros elector feel that they wouldn’t have the power to decide an election. But at São Paulo, and Porto Alegre, Lula won.Even in the state or Minas Gerais. Bolsonaro had a mayor victory in the South region, where there is a lot of immigrants from Germany and the eastern europe, many of them declared as Nazis. And also at the country side of states that are burning the amazon and fighting native communitys. There is lass than 10%, maybe 5, that are actually pro-Bolsonaro radical. Please, don’t try to say that Brasil and EUA are the same. Try to travel to here first, at least.

Francisco Lopes

And this picture is from at least two months ago. Most of bolsonaros electors were against the protests at this week. I broke the trust I had on you.

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Francisco Lopes

Brasil is living a crisis of fake news. And you are not helping it. If you don’t write apologizing yourselves for doing that sheat, I will stop readind and sharing you. I had promote you a lot in my country, you made me ashamed

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Francisco Lopes

https://youtube.com/shorts/-REGWtTWm6g?feature=share Nazis in Ukraine are terrible, but in Brasil they are great? It is from wednesday, this week. At the southern state Santa Catarina

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Brazil election results are fake

https://youtube.com/shorts/-REGWtTWm6g?feature=share In this video, they are celebrating for stealing the Bolsonaro votes.Brazilian election results are fake and should be cancelled.

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Francisco Lopes

Even Bolsonaros speachs are missleaded… he wasn’t so agressive. And he has started the transition process. What are your real intentions, disturbibg brazilian imagem outside, provoking brazilian stress inside? Wtf?!

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Francisco Lopes

Correction… there was a girl killed by a bolsonarist at Minas Gerais. He is in a mental tratment, and shot on a familys party, at a garage. There was no provocation, and he shot at everyone there. At sunday, elections day.

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Francisco Lopes

Actually, this disturbed man shot at many people that day, and killed another man. But he, alone, did a the damages. With no fights, just got crazy and murdered Lulistas.

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Emanuel de Brasil

Porque deletaram meus comentários? Canalhas, falam palavrões aos montes aqui e quando eu falo palavrões me defendendo com palavrões vocês me censuram?

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Bolsanora wins

Porque borrar mis comentarios? Canalhas, falam palavrões aos montes aqui e quando eu falo palavrões me defendendo com palavrões vocês me censuram?

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