Post by Devil Wincarnate on Sept 16, 2018 16:13:30 GMT
Latest poll shows Bolsonaro leading the first round with 26%, with Haddad and Gomes next at 13%. This looks increasingly like a question of who can scrape together enough votes to face off against Bolsonaro.
If it is Gomes, Bolsonaro stands a chance of winning overall although it will be a hideous choice. Gomes belongs to the PDT, who are a bizarre catch-all party of the Left that includes anti-Rousseff obsessives, Marxists, general lefty cranks, and also pro-American leftists, as the former leader Brizola was rescued by the Yanks from being murdered by the Uruguayan junta.
"People may say what they like about the decay of Christianity; the religious system that produced green Chartreuse can never really die."
"Cicero" - a serious right-liberal german weekly - wrote in an article apparently (i haven't bought the magazine), that with a thriving criminality the military has had to take over more and more responsibilities in the recent past. Perhaps a coup d'etat cannot be entirely excluded, if PT will win (very likely) the 5th election in a row? A general was reported with such a remark few months ago.
Well, it was fishy, that the AssassinationAttempt didn't lead to a stronger lead in the OpinionPolls. But such an OutCome would be an immense failure for the polling-industry (only 1 pollster saw him above 50%).
You wouldn't have thought someone like Bolsanaro could win an election in a country where white people comprise only about 45% of the population.
I would. I grew up in a school that was mostly a mix of southeast Asian and white people who got along well. Racism didn't end just because people there were exposed to each other; although it's fair to say it was probably weakened significantly in that environment, it endured for the most part, and oriented itself towards black people and Jews.
If people want to blame an 'other' without worrying about their friends getting hurt, they'll find one.