Brazil's President Bolsonaro: "An
armed people will never be enslaved!"

By Dean Weingarten. June 2, 2020
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On 22 May, 2020, the Supreme Court of Brazil issued an order that a recording of a private meeting of President Bolsonaro with his staff be made public. President Bolsonaro uses impassioned language some might find offensive.

It shows what President Bolsonaro thinks when he is not in the public view. The video is of a meeting on April 22, 2020.

The public exposure of the video echoes what has been happening in the Trump administration. The political opposition to Bolosonaro's reforms have instigated criminal investigations into President Bolsonaro's family.

The video is ambivalent about the investigations; both sides have claimed vindication.

The video exposes what President Bolsonaro thinks about an armed population. Except for the passionate use of expletives, it could be something written by George Mason, Richard Henry Lee, or Tench Cox in the federalist papers.

Here is the translation from the video posted on twitter. Some of the translation has been slightly edited for clarity. .....


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