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This is suffering, stupid

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This is suffering, stupid

The political trap of approving the PEC-kamikaze closed as expected: all political forces support the buying of votes, disguised as an emergency measure. This opportunistic voter pleasure is the essence of the activities of small-represented parties without leaders of genuine self-expression, focused on protecting private, regional, corporate or segmented interests.

A “trap” because to vote against her in the name of principles was to be rude to the voter. The yes vote helped Bolsonaro, even if the PEC’s electoral dividends are dubious. Between principles and mercy, even serious and sincere opposition to Bolsonaro clung to the phrase: “This is suffering, fool.”

It can be said that no political system works if disease, poverty and ignorance persist at its core. A photo: Clea Viana/Chamber of Deputies

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This is an undeniable and deeply disturbing conclusion. During the period of emergency assistance in Brazil, there has been a significant change in income levels. Since then, the situation has only worsened. “I discussed how I would vote for the PEC, but then I stopped at a traffic light, gave 20 reais to a family camped there, and heard from them how that 20 reais was so decisive for their children, so I voted in favor,” he said. he is an old school political senator and a staunch opponent of the government.

Fighting inequality is a phrase of political usage that is not associated with a consensus in the ruling elites on the need to reduce poverty, disease and ignorance. It is not an “evil” concocted by the “ruling classes” as claimed by the sub-Marxism that prevails in much of higher education. It is an “invertebrate society” that does not realize how much it is hostage to suffering that it cannot eliminate.

It is clear that the “social sensitivity” of political leaders is heightened when they are asked to vote, which is not a Brazilian feature. In fact, the approval of the PEC reflects a much more troubling scenario than fiscal indiscipline, a clear disregard for institutionality (the Constitution is changing in line with the current political moment) and circumvention of electoral rules.

In social terms, the “state of emergency” that justifies pre-election kindness is that of a country that is back on the hunger map, boasting of being the world champion in food production. Regardless of the political creed of the ruler on duty, the same troubles are discussed in the depths of the soul. It can be said that no political system works if disease, poverty and ignorance persist at its core.

In this sense, “state of emergency” is our permanent state.

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FBI search causes political storm and could speed up Trump’s re-election

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FBI search causes political storm and could speed up Trump's re-election

Hours after it was revealed that the FBI raided his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, Donald Trump posted a campaign video on his Pravda social network, fueling rumors that he was preparing to announce his re-election to the presidency.

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Donald Trump says he is a “victim” of the FBI. Republicans talk about political attack

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Donald Trump says he is a “victim” of the FBI. Republicans talk about political attack

After the FBI ransacked the home of the former President of the United States, early Monday morning Donald Trump, several family members and members of the Republican Party point to illegal police actions and “political persecution.”

“After working and cooperating with the relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home is inappropriate,” Donald Trump said in a statement, accusing Democratic rivals of using the U.S. Department of Justice as a weapon to stop him from doing so. run in the 2024 presidential election.

The children of the former president also spoke out in favor of Trump. Eric and Donald Junior say the FBI’s investigation is worthy of a “third world country” and a “banana republic.”

Former Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes in a conspiracy against a businessman and political leader: “Overt politicization of the DOJ/FBI is shameful. The Attorney General must explain why these searches delayed justice for 250 years.”

Rep. Ronnie Jackson even says the FBI has “officially become an enemy of the people.”

The FBI is led by Christopher Ray, who was appointed by Donald Trump in 2017. Officially, investigators have not yet commented on the searches, but US media sources indicate that Donald Trump could have taken confidential documents from the White House without permission.

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On political crime and criminal policy – 08.08.2022 – Opinion

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The escalation of violence that has engulfed the political arena has taken another victim. The birthday party, which had former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) as its theme, ended tragically after a political antagonist intruded and fired a gun, killing the birthday boy. A police spokesman in the case said it was not a political crime.

And how is a murder with a clearly political motive not a political crime? Sometimes there are such things in the law: it has its own logic. This “magic” created by the codes is not always pleasant, but this time we must give a justification to the law.

Attributing a crime to a political one is not limited only to the motivation of the perpetrator, but also to the actual or potential consequences of the action. Thus, it takes a crime to endanger national sovereignty, democracy, territorial integrity, or the head of any of the Union powers. The gruesome murder may have been politically motivated, but the perpetrator’s intended consequences were limited to the party and its members.

There is no rule relating exclusively to political motivation; thus, this type of motivation corresponds to the concept of abomination, which, in the language of criminal law, is a particularly heinous and heinous crime. Since murder qualifies as hooliganism, the crime is punished more severely. Thus, there is no political crime, but there is a crime in politics.

Besides the issue of the infamous crime in politics, there is another dimension, much more complex, that deserves attention: the politics of crime.

The aggressor was reportedly traveling with his wife and child when he fell out with his political opponents. He left them both safely and returned for a rematch. From the killer’s point of view, he was definitely not a killer, but a patriot or some sort of hero against a villain.

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The Manichaean understanding of life, projected into politics, allows for family conflicts, broken friendships, and even marriages, which have been widely reported. Exposing yourself as the bearer of absolute truth allows you to confront the enemy as a hero who must defeat the villain. This kind of absolute contraction is characteristic of religions whose dogmas are guided by love, mercy and tolerance.

Politics, on the other hand, has other dogmas, as it is a stage for disputes over power and ideas. Presenting oneself as the holder of sacred truth outside the religious scene is usually the fuel for the generality of historical atrocities. The politics of crime is born only in the absence of minimum cultural and educational standards, replacing persuasion with knowledge.

There is no other way to suppress criminal politics than to reconsider one’s own convictions, to make room for listening to the opinions of others, no matter how much one wants to convince the other of one’s opinions. In politics, as in science, belief is the worst enemy of consensus, and without a minimum of consensus, there is no nation, only a handful of people shooting at each other.

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