I was missing you!
Yap, I was out for some long months, mostly due to time issues, excess of work and browser problems (both my Chrome and the built-in Microsoft one were not displaying DA right 9 out of 10 times I tried to access the site...).
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If you are curious (and not bored from my last journals), the political situation in Brazil is still pretty tense, with the 2016 Olympics running parallel to the governmental circus instituted by the Coup in progress.
By the law the president Dilma Rousseff is still the president, but she must remain out of presidential activities until the Senate judge her (waited to be around the end of August). Meanwhile the vice-president, instead of keeping the same policies and orientations, decided to rule as a new president, name a new cabinet, new ministries and adopt a neo-liberal reformation completely against the programs of Dilma and Lula terms.
He just invented (with help of the media) a "debt" of 120 billion out of thin air (funny that before the Coup the country had a surplus of about 360 billions...), rose the salaries of federal judges, politicians from the legislative branch and himself, cut 45% of the Education budget (money that would go to all the hundreds of federal universities, schools and colleges...), 58% of the Health budget and now his ministers are pushing for even more cuts while rising their own earnings...
States governed by the vice president Temer's party or his new friends (the defeated right-wing parties of 2014 elections) are using heavy police enforcement against protesters and demonstrations in favor of democracy, Dilma, Worker's Party or against the Coup while the media plainly cover all up and don't even mention any protests or demonstrations at all.
By now it have become clear that law means nothing in this fake impeachment, and it's very unlikely the elected president will be reinstated. The investigations about the crime claims against her (of "fiscal bike") concluded there was no crime and even if there was any, she didn't signed anything or gave any directive that resulted in the monetary maneuvers. But even then, the senate insists in going ahead with the process and making a public trial of a "crime-less crime"...
Meanwhile some corrupt businessman that was dealing with the Senate leader, the Vice President and other politicians in shady stuff decided to "bug" them and record their conversations, probably to use as blackmail. The guy got arrested, probably failed to blackmail them and his recordings got "out", being widely spread around the internet, despite media efforts to dismiss them.
The "Making Of" of the Coup shows clearly how people like Aécio Neves, Renan Calheiros (the actual leader of the Senate), Eduardo Cunha and the Vice President Michael Temer, united to make a fake impeachment, take Dilma out of the presidency and them build a network to protect them against any and all the corruption investigations being conducted.
Shockingly, as the Supreme Court and top brass of Brazilian Armed Forces are also in the same paycheck, absolutely zero things have being done to the conspirators after their conspiracy got public. Without the media and their brainwashed zombie masses to make protests and appear on TV, few to no pressure at all seems to come from the people, and the combined action of police repression and media selective blindness have made most demonstrations seem futile. Most "not-brainwashed" people are relying in international news (mostly the Intercept, Al Jazeera and even the russian Pravda...) for local news, and Facebook became, together with Watsapp, Instagram and the russian Telegram, a chaotic and convoluted web of fake news, old stories, weird theories and independent media running in all directions...
In the same day you can read about 30 contradictory and mutually exclusive "news" about government and political characters in these online platforms, every single one with eyewitness accounts, cellphone-filmed videos, photos and "credible" sources. It became quite usual to log in and see how Lula/ Aecio/ Temer/ Renan/ Cunha/ Dilma were arrested, not arrested, found guilty, arrested, seized power, defused the Coup, not defused the Coup, were behind, were victims, were criminals, were just spectators, came back, escaped, suicide, blamed someone, got blamed, framed, got framed and/or any combination of them... And often all this schizophrenic news are more believable and trustworthy than the "big media" of TV, newspapers and magazines, that by now are oscillating from the completely fictional to downright irresponsible...
At least for Warhammer 40.000 fans like me, reality seems to have caught up with British Sci-Fi, and I believe it's a pretty accurate depiction of how it looks like to live in the depths of the Eye of Terror... XD