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'Grim Situation' of Spiraling Instability in Brazil Could Be Precursor of Coup, Observers Warn

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/06/10/grim-situation-spiraling-instability-brazil-could-be-precursor-coup-observers-warn


Send in Silvercorp. They’ll get the job done. :))

The term “military coup” may be confusing here. It usually means the military ousting the president,
but in this case (though the article is less than precise) it seems to mean President Bolsonaro using
the military to displace democratic bodies like the congress and probably also to rule over the judiciary.

Spanish-speaking Latin America would likely differentiate this process by calling it an “auto golpe”
– self coup. A similar term may apply in Portuguese-speaking Brazil.

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So do the U. S. and Israel, indeed all the Zionists in Congress and the Knesset, too.

Can any nation with an authoritarian president and militarized government be called a “democracy”? Don’t cheapen and abuse the concept of democracy by referring to Brazil, the U. S., the U. K., Israel, and many other right-wing, repressive, militarized nations as “democracies.” Call them what that to which they resemble: fascist oligarchies.

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Parliamentary inquiry?
Wouldn’t the U.K. be a socialist fascist oligarchy?