Bolsonaro has showed support to the military dictatorship and says he wants Brazil to be like it was 40 years ago.
Regardless of how fucking stupid and out of your mind you might be, I don't think how you can call that "future".
And Haddad has shown support to Cuba, Venezuella and many other dictatorships.
Wanna keep comparing?
Look, he has won.Can we all agree that we wish that he makes the best choices possible and move on with this discussion?
Yes, let's compare. The left-wing dictatorships are bad. But being bad is a staple of Latin American politics and happen across the political spectrum.
Let's look at the results of the recent "conservative wave" and a few former neo-liberal governments on the region, shall we?
Mexico and Colombia: the results of the war on drugs speak by themselves. It started to change for the latter only when the country became more somewhat sensitive to the poverty issue. Now Mexico is going the same path with their new president.
Honduras and Guatemala: two patriotic and conservative parties, now two corrupt governments and coup d'etats.
Peru: coup d'etat on the 90s and now the Fujimoris are on prison, charged with corruption.
Paraguay: it was basically an isolated far-right Venezuela ruled by the Colorado party for decades, right in the middle of the continent. More recently, the former conservative president claimed he wanted to shoot his balls before having a gay son, tried to change the Constitution and be a dictator for life.
Argentina: twice hailed as the Ur-example to South America by the IMF, back in the late 90s and recently again with Macri, now twice bankrupt and in recession.
The future coming to Latin America right there, y'all.
Besides, much like Argentina proves, and the comparison of social indicators from before and after the military dictatorships, shows just how much damage untethered neo-liberalism can cause in the continent. Then it becomes clear why dictatorships were needed, the policies were just that unpopular. Elsewhere, in Asia, for instance, every extreme capitalistic country I can think of, like South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore etc. have been dictatorships or single-party ruled and sponsored by the US as well.
And it's not like Bolsonaro will stop supporting dictatorships, as well, since the agribusiness will still keep selling soybeans to China and chicken to Arab countries. Much like Trump sells firearms to Arabia, money talks the loudest, specially if it's the money of one of his major supporter groups. Hey, much like Bolsonaro says, all this talk of "ideology" belongs to the other side, the lefties...