"He's racist, homophobic, sexist, highly religious, well, you know... all the usual stuff. Furthermore, he wants to legalize gun ownership in Brazil"
Sorry, I live in the US and these terms are used flippantly to describe people who are anything, but fascists. I would like more clarity.
First, let me start by saying these "terms" are crimes to human rights and to disregard them just because "they're used flippantly" is essentially giving said crimes a free pass. There were countless people over the course of this thread using this argument, and basically what you all are saying is that there's nothing wrong with being racist, homophobic and all that stuff. He is those things, how else do you want me to call him out for it? It's no different than calling someone a murderer. It's a crime. That aside, this thread has gone on for a long time and I don't feel the need to add anything to it. Everything I've said about Bolsonaro is well documented and it's not hard to find, but I really don't wanna bother go looking for links because I'd rather not think much about it.
Suffice it to say, his government so far has already been involved in countless corruption scandals, has taken several strides towards reducing the quality of our (already terrible) education, took several steps towards removing any kind of environmental control to make sure anyone can help cut down the amazon, and more. Of course, his whole family is now part of the government, cause why not, and all of them have been involved with corruption scandals as well. So much for the government that would bring an end to corruption, and all that stuff.
Furthermore, a gay deputy (the only one ever elected in Brazil) has just left his position and left the country in fear of threats. Although Bolsonaro defends the reduction of age of accountability to under 16 years old, he has defended his 37-year-old son from scandals by saying "he's just a boy". In fact, Bolsonaro's family has been linked to criminal activity surrounding the murder of Marielle Franco, an opposition politician, whose death has since been mocked by Bolsonaro's sons. Yes, they made fun of a dead person.
Ironically, just a few days after stating that Brazil is the country that best takes care of its environment (at the embarassing speech he gave in Davos, whose poor reception has since been called "fake news" by his son), we have seen a repeat of the Mariana disaster from a few years back, related to the exact same company from that time, which barely paid any of the fines they were due for killing dozens of people and fucking up nature, never mind actually improve their facilities to make sure this never happened again.
See, this isn't just a government filled with hate, prejudice and corruption. It's one that's deeply rooted in crime, and quite shamelessly so.