segunda-feira, 27 de março de 2017

Editorial: Because the mobilizations of the "coxinhas" failed

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The time is quite difficult for the country. Even for little thugs and paneleiros, who until recently took to the streets or pounded pots to ask for the departure of President Dilma Rousseff, giving popular support to the institutional plot that was devised with the purpose of removing her from the Presidency of the Republic without a crime of responsibility To justify it. A procedure that common sense would recommend not having the support of that Brazilian minimally well informed, with some conviction in the democracy. If the elite send our democracy to the grain - depending on the maintenance of its historical privileges - the middle class might have more respect for it. It is not what it seems, judging by these marches of folly.

The agenda of this conservative movement that takes to the streets - almost always from meetings at the waterfront - is diffuse, confusing and stupid. What they have achieved so far has been to plunge the country into the marshy terrain of political instability, erosion of rights, cutting investment in key areas, unemployment and recession. Here is a good explanation for the "cooling" of these movements, judging by the concentrations held last Sunday, the 26th. A good portion of the Brazilian middle class is salaried, made up of public servants. They must be felt on the skin - or in the pocket - the reflexes of this rudeness carried out by the Temer Government. The agenda to ask for the arrest of Lula, the maintenance of Lava Jato, in support of Judge Sérgio Moro, strictly speaking, are things of the past. The agenda of a consequent agenda would be quite different. I believe that even the "coxinhas" - in an unusual effort of reasoning - have already reached this conclusion.

The Brazilian state is being completely dismantled and with an unusual voracity. They are in a hurry to complete the "service". They invest against the civil rights of minorities - such as LGBT, blacks, quilombolas, natives -; Propose a draconian social security reform; Subvert the consolidation of labor laws - not even the dirty list of slave labor is disclosed -; In addition to a tax reform that should, as always, be guided by the principle of preserving the interests of the rich, further sucking taxes from the poorest. As noted by the sociologist José Antonio Moroni, in a post published here on the blog, even the unsuspected World Bank acknowledged the increase in poverty in Brazil. It is against these excrescences that the Brazilian of brio should take to the streets. Not to ask for the arrest of a former president who was the one who did the most for those who occupy the bottom of the social pyramid, taking away 40 million from extreme poverty and allowing a legion of impoverished youths access to higher education. Now the IFES may even charge monthly fees. Have you thought?

On May 5, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will have an audience at the 13th Federal Court of Justice, in Paraná, where he will be heard by Judge Sérgio Moro, in the course of the investigations of Operation Lava Jato. According to what has been reported in the press, the process involves the reform of that trio of Guarujá, supposedly owned by Lula, which is owned by contractors who had business with the government, which raises the suspicion of some favor. In a recent meeting of the PT, harassed, in a moment of verbal dismay, former President Lula treated that prosecutor of the São Paulo Public Prosecutor's Office of "Moleque". This is a misconception, because such attitudes only reinforce the unbridled streak of hunting it, manifested by some actors and institutions. To this day, social movements and union centrals are preparing a major street mobilization. The expectation is great, because the degree of dissatisfaction of the Brazilian society with this government is quite pronounced. Now, yes, we will have a street mobilization with an agenda, in fact, consequent.

There is a great deal of uncertainty about how the Temer Government will react to these street protests and possibly a general strike. There are signs that the feeling of apathy that has taken over the Brazilian is gradually being broken. Awakened by a deep sleep that produced the monster of political retrogression, Brazilian society finally awakens to the need to go to the streets to defend its most primitive rights, such as a roof, a job, the right to come and go - violence grows To frightening levels - of eating and retiring. We do not want to be pessimistic here, but in such circumstances the trend is not the best. It is advisable to prepare for a hard confrontation with the state's repressive apparatus. As sociologist Slavoj Zizek has warned since the June Days, this regressive agenda also foresees a "tightening" of the exercise of political power.

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