On October 2nd, Brazil held its general elections for president, as well as local and statewide offices. The election pitted right-wing nationalist, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro against the socialist, disgraced former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. There were also several third-party candidates who had no hope of winning, most of whom were liberal or left-wing. These candidates took votes away from Lula, preventing him from crossing the 50% threshold (the final results were 48.3% for Lula and 43.2% for Bolsonaro), thus forcing the election into a runoff between Lula and Bolsonaro on October 30. In the runoff election on October 30, Lula “won” again with 50.9% of the vote and Bolsonaro with 49.1%. Both of these elections were obviously stolen.
It comes as no surprise that liberal globalists stole the election from Bolsonaro. He has earned the title “Trump of the Tropics” by having similar rhetoric to Trump, as well as bucking the interests of subversive elites in favor of his people. He has made it much easier for Brazilian citizens to buy guns, which in turn brought about 2 million new guns into the country. He has been a protectionist on trade and opposes Brazil’s inclusion in Mercosur (the South American equivalent of NAFTA). Perhaps most importantly, he speaks out against the COVID/vaccine agenda. Despite immense pressure from both sides, Bolsonaro decided not to let millions of vaccines into Brazil, has not taken the vaccine himself, and has spoken on the harmful side effects of the vaccine many times in television interviews.
Lula served as president from 2003 to 2010 and left office with an approval rating of around 80%. His popularity is attributed to the economic growth that Brazil experienced during his presidency due to increased trade with China, from which he used the extra money to finance social welfare programs. Between these and his coalition building with center and center-right establishment politicians, his scandals became mere background noise, and he became the most popular politician in the history of Brazil.
Leading up to the first round of the election, polls had Lula leading Bolsonaro by double digits (assuming the polls aren’t fake (which they are)), and many news outlets predicted that Lula would win the election outright in the first round. Therefore, Bolsonaro’s loss by only 5 points and the triggering of runoff is an upset. At least it would have appeared that way to someone who wasn’t paying attention to the vote count on election day. The election was stolen from Bolsonaro in the exact same manner that it was stolen from former American President Donald Trump in 2020. Bolsonaro had a commanding lead going into the late evening, but then corrupt liberal poll workers organized strategic ballot drops to give Lula the lead. This happened during both the first round on October 2nd and the final round on October 30th. Here are some screenshots from the live vote count on October 2nd:
Less than two hours later, this happened:
Here’s a graph of the vote percentages over time on October 30:
The “results” were predictably mostly along racial lines:
Also, much like in the American 2020 election, the right-wing parties won the legislatures, but the right-wing leader did not win the Presidential election. This is another sign of something fishy going on. Why would the people want right-wingers in the legislature but not in the office of the president? Surely having a legislature and president at odds with each other would prevent either side from accomplishing anything while in office.
However, Bolsonaro has been alluding to this outcome after seeing it happen to Donald Trump in 2020. Ever since running for president in 2018, Bolsonaro has been questioning the integrity of voting machines and mentioning historical corruption in Brazil’s elections. This seems only logical, as the Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (TSE) has placed limits on audits of elections and voting equipment. Also, according to a case study conducted by the National Democratic Institute and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems: “Most of the TSE’s security efforts are aimed at protecting against an external attacker. Critics of the system argue that an internal attacker is also possible and that the TSE has not adequately described safeguards against such an attack.” There have also been reports of millions of ballots being thrown out. In July 2021, Bolsonaro said, “I’ll hand over the presidential sash to whoever wins the election cleanly, not with fraud.”
Prior to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, media outlets outside of Brazil would often claim that Brazilian elections were fraught with fraud and that the Brazilian government in general was plagued with corruption. The latter charge is undeniably and objectively true, as ever since Brazil became a democracy in 1985 there have been 4 presidents caught engaging in or condoning corruption.
This began in 1992 with the first democratically elected president, Fernando Collor, who was impeached and found guilty of condoning an influence-peddling scheme run by his campaign treasurer. On the last day of his impeachment trial, Collor resigned in hopes of not being convicted and thus still being able to participate in politics for the next 8 years. However, the Senate ruled that he could still be impeached and convicted despite not holding office, and upon his conviction, he was barred from politics for 8 years. He returned to politics in 2007 and currently represents the state of Alagoas in the Senate.
President Lula and his administration were rampant with scandals, corruption, and malfeasance of all sorts. One of the earliest of which was the Mensalão Scandal, in which members of Lula’s Workers Party were caught paying congress members of other parties under the table in exchange for voting with them on certain bills. Oddly enough, Lula came out of the scandal unscathed in the public eye despite being directly charged by the Brazilian attorney general, and many legislators, Workers Party leaders, and top advisors. Lula resigned due to the scandal. He also allowed an internationally wanted criminal, Italian communist terrorist Cesare Battisti, to live in Brazil as a free man for almost 8 years. Battisti had been globetrotting to escape punishment for four homicides he was involved in and went to Brazil in 2007. Despite being arrested in Rio de Janeiro, Battisti was granted refugee status, which by law halts extradition requests. The Brazilian Supreme Court then ruled that Battisti’s refugee status is null and void, but also ruled that the Brazilian president has the right to deny extradition requests. So, Lula denied Italy’s extradition request on his last day in office as president on December 31, 2010. Battisti then lived and worked comfortably in São Paolo until January 2019, when he was arrested in Bolivia and finally sent back to Italy to serve his prison time.
After his presidency, Lula was implicated in Operation Car Wash, which eventually led to his imprisonment. Operation Car Wash is the largest corruption investigation in the history of Brazil. The investigation mainly focused on the state-owned petroleum corporation Petrobras, which then branched out to many other companies and also politicians, some even in foreign countries. A short list of crimes Lula committed includes:
- Lobbying foreign governments to do contracts with construction firm Odebrecht (a major business partner of Petrobras)
- Persuading the Brazilian Development Bank to finance those projects, accepting bribes in the form of developments to his beachfront property (the construction firm involved was then rewarded with fruitful business deals with Petrobras)
- Influence peddling
- Money laundering
- Obstruction of justice
For all of this, Lula was sentenced to 12 years in prison. He only served under 2 years because it was ruled that Lula’s judge, as well as the lead investigator in Operation Car Wash, were biased against him and had conspired to prevent him from running in the 2018 presidential election. Also, practically from the moment the trial began, there was a concerted propaganda campaign to cast doubt on those investigating Lula and the veracity of the charges against him. The United Nations even condemned his sentencing.
In 2016, President Dilma Rousseff (Lula’s successor and Chief of Staff during his presidency) was impeached and removed from office for criminal administrative misconduct and lying about the scale of the national deficit. She was also accused of failing to act on crimes unveiled by Operation Car Wash and having ties to subjects of that investigation. This is mainly because Rouseff was president of the board of directors of Petrobras from 2003 to 2010.However, Rousseff was not convicted of this due to the Prosecutor General of Brazil somehow successfully arguing that a sitting president cannot be investigated for crimes committed before taking office.
President Michel Temer, Rousseff’s successor upon being removed from office, is also implicated in Operation Car Wash. He is accused of:
- Having a lobbyist bribe individuals with business deals with Petrobras
- Accepting more than $1.5 million in bribe money from one of Petrobras’s major business partners (this was later dismissed by likely paid-off courts)
- Engaging in election fraud by illegally soliciting millions in campaign funds in the 2014 election
As well as many other cases of bribes and various illegal business/political dealings. In 2017, a tape was leaked of Temer openly discussing hush money payoffs. In 2019, Temer was arrested as part of Operation Car Wash, but 4 days later was issued a habeas corpus by a federal judge.
Despite Lula’s wicked character being revealed to the public years ago, he has still kept a positive public image thanks to propaganda from the liberal globalist cabal that runs Brazil and most of the world. This, as well as election fraud that we don’t yet know the full scale of (and may never), has given Lula yet another “victory.”
With its long and complex history of corruption, crime, and violence, it is evident that the Brazilian government cannot be trusted to handle large-scale contentious elections. Especially with a population as diverse, poor, and uneducated as Brazil’s. Brazil has mandatory voting, which requires all citizens over 18 to vote or else they will not be able to obtain a passport, enroll at a public university, hold a government job, or receive loans from a government bank. One consequence ofthis is that illiterate people will turn in empty ballots, which are easy to manipulate. More votes from a poorer population also means more opportunities to commit voter fraud, as they are prime targets for ballot harvesting operations. With what we already know of the Brazilian government, it isn’t a stretch of the imagination to think that maybe this law was designed with the intent to manipulate elections.
Bolsonaristas (supporters of Bolsonaro) point to Article 142 of the Brazilian Constitution to argue that Bolsonaro has the power to use the military to stop the coup against him by any means necessary. Article 142 states:
”The Armed Forces, comprised of the Navy, the Army, and the Air Force, are permanent and regular national institutions, organized on the basis of hierarchy and discipline, under the supreme authority of the President of the Republic, and are intended for the defense of the Country, for the guarantee of the constitutional powers, and, on the initiative of any of these, of law and order.”
Bolsonaro has made a successful effort to gain many allies within the military. Bolsonaro himself is a former Army captain and has many ex-military or law enforcement allies in the legislature. This combined with his loosening of restrictions on gun rights, and his history of positive comments about the 1964-1985 military dictatorship has earned him strong support among both the rank and file and the top brass of the military.
Bolsonaristas are hoping that he uses this to his advantage and have staged massive protests across the country in nine different provinces, including the capital of Brasilia. Truckers have gone on strike, major highways have been shut down by truckers and construction workers, airports have been blockaded, and city streets have been swarmed by protestors. Even military barracks have been the scene of massive rallies to encourage servicemen to defend Bolsonaro against the coup. There are currently conflicting reports about the degree to which police/military have joined or will join the efforts of the protestors to keep Bolsonaro in power.
Addressing a crowd of his supporters in August 2021, Bolsonaro boldly proclaimed “I have three alternatives for my future: being arrested, killed, or victory.” However, in a statement given on November 1st, Bolsonaro expressed his support for peaceful protesting, and his condemnation of the blockades, and said that he would follow the Constitution. He did not acknowledge a Lula victory, but after he was done speaking his chief of staff confirmed that a presidential transition was underway.
And there are two cherries topping off this entire mess: all of this is being censored and it is a US-supported color revolution. YouTube has declared that anyone who posts a video questioning the election will have their video removed. A simple Google search shows that they are up to their old tricks of doctoring search results. America has a history of interfering in Brazil’s government and this time is no different, as the current CIA Director William J. Burns went to Brazil last year to tell government higher-ups that America won’t tolerate Bolsonaro contesting the election results. The US Senate even passed a resolution urging the American government to accept Lula as the winner, and punish Bolsonaro if he refuses to accept the fraud.
Most Americans will pay no attention to what is happening in Brazil. When Americans think of South America, they picture coffee, cartels, and poverty. Most Americans don’t care and never will care about what is happening in South America, but they should. Looking at Brazil right now is like looking at a crystal ball into the future of America, as Brazil is a country that lost its White majority over time. America will join them in that category in about 20-25 years. Brazil is embroiled in poverty, hunger, drugs, cartels, corruption, ethnic conflict, and – as is being demonstrated in real-time right now – frequent political instability. Americans need to look at the chaos of Brazil and ask themselves “Is this what I want America to look like? Is America far off from being like this? Is this the kind of country that I would want to leave for my children and grandchildren?”