International editor at The Economist about the Brazilian 2014 election
By Helen Joyce | published 04/04/2015 | # 46
I am absolutely sure Aecio’s economic platform was better – for all Brazilians. But when I see the prejudiced comments about stupid or lazy nordestinos sucking the state dry, I understand why so many didn’t turn to him.
Do these people have no idea that
- (a) a democratic government must seek to govern for all, and
- (b) that it’s corporate welfare and the vast privileges of Brazil’s elite that are sucking the country dry, not the very modest handouts for the poor??
There are no facts, only interpretations.
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature.
About the author...
Aldair Massardi, 42, is a Brazilian guy not involved in corruption, not in HSBCleaks list and who has no apartment in Miami (unfortunately).
He has never created fake firms in US and will never become president, which are, in his view, important credentials.