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Jair Bolsonaro, Inaugurated as Brazilian President
Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration on January 1, 2018 paved the way for populist nationalism in Latin America. Like Brazil, the international public has grown tired of globalism and increasingly embraces populism and nationalism.
Like President Trump, Bolsonaro was a billionaire who was willing to stand up to the billionaire class and Marxist tendencies which were encroaching on his country. He’s bringing hope back to Brazil as well as national pride. As President Trump declared, just like we believe in America First, every country should put their interests first.
We shall succeed in forming citizens and not political militants.
In Bolsonaro’s inauguration speech, he made clear that his presidential goals are driven by the wants and needs of the Brazilian people:
“The Brazilians are dreaming of a better life. Brazilians are dreaming of better living conditions. They want to benefit from the fruits of their labors. They don’t want meritocracy. They want an effective and honest government. The government must support the people on the road to a better future. To achieve this objective, we will begin with a way forward with determination and a strong will. We have great challenges to rise to. We have to solve economic challenges. We have to fight against the ideological brainwashing of our children and the destruction of the family unit.”
Bolsonaro Hits Marxism Again as Brazil’s New President
The day after his inauguration, Bolsonaro vowed on Twitter: “One of our strategies to get Brazil to climb from the lowest spots of the educational rankings is to tackle the Marxist garbage in our schools head on. We shall succeed in forming citizens and not political militants.”
World Leaders Acknowledge Bolsonaro
Jair Bolsonaro had many prominent world leaders at his inauguration including Prime Minister Netanyahu. Like President Trump, Bolsonaro spoke in decidedly nationalist terms. Shortly after Bolsonaro’s inauguration, President Trump threw his support behind him in a tweet:
President Bolsonaro’s inauguration is a major event for South America and the example of Venezuela is a constant reminder of the dangers of socialism and Marxism. Populist Capitalism is a viable alternative. And the election of Bolsonaro proves this. Capitalism offers people hope while socialism has been tried and proven harmful. This is a great example of shining the light of freedom without meddling in other countries or spreading freedom through war. When other South American countries see the success and happiness of Brazil they will realize the importance of capitalism. Like America it will be an example of freedom and the popular will in a region plagued by poverty.