People forget to attach importance to the dramatic changes that are taking place right in front of the scammers, who are changing the public and political air they breathe.
This is not only about the normalization of horrors under Jair Bolsonaro: coup, torture, dictatorship, ignorance and hatred of human diversity, for example. It goes beyond the pocketbook that was a vehicle or catalyst for change, but less so than these torrents.
Religion again became an official matter of the state, for example, with the appointment and confirmation of André Mendonce to a seat on the Supreme Court.
Yes, we already had a formal or informal conviction. The Catholic Church, often reactionary and monopoly, played a huge role in politics and society. You have forgotten about this, perhaps because there was a vacuum in religious politics. Then it seemed that the country was moving towards civilized secularism, freedom of all beliefs, which would be a private matter, if not intimate. This failure occurred between the onset of the decline of Catholicism in the late 1960s and the political and economic rise of what is now commonly referred to as “evangelicals” in the early 1990s. sense of timing and error.
Great-grandfathers and great-grandfathers of political science said that when a social group, usually emerging, considers itself underrepresented or powerful, it abandons the coalition in which it was protected and creates a new party in the broadest sense of the word. This is the case with the “evangelists”, but also with agricultural landscapes, or in the wilderness, or with a resurgent army.
2022 will be the ninth year that per capita income (GDP) will be lower than at its peak in 2013. With a lot of competence and luck, we will only return to this level in 2026. Moreover, it would simply be a replacement for the lost soil: what is not included in this count, we stopped growing during this period. The generation that became adults in 2014, then 21 years old, will live to thirty without even noticing the growth of the country.
Even more impressive is that the Great Stagnation, exacerbated by other crises, did not provoke any major social or political movements of disadvantaged sections of the population, or even a revolt of protest. Hunger is quiet in a country of noisy religion or the noise of nonsense of ignorant sectarianism, the great rise of idiots.
We also fail to notice that some socio-economic relations have undergone profound changes, which in many countries can lead to conflicts. The labor law was gutted, and no new defenses were transplanted (on the contrary, informality eats up what is left of the subsoil). Serious changes have taken place in the pension law (it does not matter if “this does not solve the fiscal problem,” this is another matter). The state was still large and regulated the economy with market services, but it lacked a democratic state.
A chronic economic crisis, structural changes in work and a lack of social and political debate about economic fate are forcing the country to be divided into a mass of ordinary people who want to give nothing more than a ration of bread (minimum income) and an elite limited to an enclave living off rent or work. which will remain.
This country, which no longer talks about development (or in which such a process has become impossible), risks turning into a modern post-apocalyptic pop caricature with traces of ancient despotism, bread, some circus and lack of work, with feudalized regions. at the expense of dukes and factional militias in what was left of a fire or drought of climate catastrophe, possibly as part of theocratic politics.
We quietly descended to these places gradually.