BRASILIA – Democracy is not perfect, but it’s the best we have. This type of discourse is often heard from the mouths of conformist people to justify social and political outrageous crimes and the attempts to overthrow governments via fake revolutions.

We must remember that democracy is nothing else than the government of a majority, or as many people say, the government of the mob, over the minority, no matter what the numerical differences are.

So-called democracy has provided the opportunity for political hackers to condemn Brazil to suffer two coup d’Etats in less than two decades.

The first coup took place along 16 years or so ago by the Worker’s Party (PT) after being chosen to govern the country by what many here in Brazil call a miserable majority; the lowest classes that prefer to sit on their butts all day while everyone else works hard to provide them with free housing, money and food, and while the political class looted the country. “It is the institutionalization of misery,” a deputy said last night in the House of Deputies.

Brazilians in Sao Paulo celebrate the YES vote to impeach president Rousseff. Photo:

The first coup did not take place because of the election of former president Luiz Inacio da Silva, but along his two administrations and, more recently, during Dilma Rousseff’s two administrations.

The second coup is taking place now; still during the reign of a “democratically-elected” government.

As much harm as Dilma, Lula and the PT have caused to Brazil, the removal of the elected government, for legitimate reasons, and after being approved by the Supreme Court, is a move that will enable foreign interests to take power in Brazil.

The move to remove Dilma Rousseff for the alleged commission of fiscal fraud, among other alleged crimes, is facilitating the installation of a group of politicians who have not only been collaborators in the abuses by the political class against the country, but whose leaders have now allied themselves with foreign intelligence agencies and billionaires to hand over the country to an international crime syndicate.

Those who will take over at the Palacio do Planalto should the Senate vote YES on the impeachment of president Rousseff, are conspirators, not heroes.

Members of the PMDB and their allies from opposition parties are helping foreigners to kidnap the country for a handful of international criminals.

Brazil is on the verge of suffering its second coup d’Etat in just two decades due to the imperfection of its democratic system and the criminal actions of a group of politicians from all political parties.

Ruling party lawmakers react after the lower house of Congress voted to impeach Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in the Chamber of Deputies. Photo: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres
Ruling party lawmakers react after the lower house of Congress voted to impeach Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff in the Chamber of Deputies. Photo: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

One-third of the 511 House members who voted last night in Brasilia are implicated in corruption scandals that are being investigated by federal authorities.

It is important to emphasize that there is no coup, as PT militants claimed, because of Dilma’s political prosecution, but because of the unholy alliance between opposition groups and the international criminals who saw an opportunity to capture a country that has been less of an ally than its neighbors in South America.

Last night’s vote to initiate an impeachment process against president Rousseff does little to punish the highest crimes committed by the political class in Brazil. The process concentrates on ‘pedaladas’, or the alleged commission of fraud by Rousseff and her administration regarding fiscal policy.

While PT members warned Eduardo Cunha, the president of the House, that the next politician to go would be him, government opponents said that the process against Dilma was just beginning and that the next step would be her judicial prosecution.

Cunha is being investigated by the Ethics Committee of the House for his involvement in alleged money laundering. In the process of investigating the corruption scandal at Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company, authorities uncovered the existence of secret bank accounts associated with the House’s president. Cunha’s detractors have accused him of everything from money laundering to fiscal fraud.

While Dilma’s supporters alleged that the House did not have the right to overwrite the vote of 54 million Brazilians who had reelected Rousseff for a second term, people on the streets made it clear that 54 million votes were not a license for the PT to loot the country.

On the other hand, the millions who voted for House deputies do provide legitimacy for them to initiate impeachment proceedings against Rousseff and Cunha.

In the House, deputies also reminded viewers that irregularities had been committed and that the irresponsible mortgaging of future generations in the name of false populist policies was nothing else than an attempt to legitimize laziness. “It is paid laziness”, they said.

“People without virtue end up being slaves”, warned several Christian Evangelical deputies, who expressed their concern for the PT’s attempt to corrupt the minds of toddlers through educational policies that include teaching sexuality at their early age.

PT supporters react to the People react while watching the live broadcast of the session's vote for the impeachment against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. Photo: Xinhua
PT supporters react to the People react while watching the live broadcast of the session’s vote for the impeachment against Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. Photo: Xinhua

Despite opposition from the PT and some deputies from parties that also voted against impeaching Dilma, the truth is that forwarding the vote to the Brazilian Senate will allow Rousseff to defend herself from the accusations levied against her.

As announced by the president of the House last night, the vote in favor of impeaching Dilma will now be taken to the Senate, whose members will ultimately decide if Rousseff is dismissed or not.

If the results from last night voting (367 in favor and 139 against) is a sign of what will happen in the Senate, we can say that the end of the Rousseff administration is nearer than anyone would have imagined.

It is important that Brazilians are able to see beyond the impeachment of the president. If they intend to clean the country and bring back the rule of law, it is necessary that the judgment of The People extends to the over 100 deputies, senators and former political candidates who are being investigated for crimes that are more serious than the ‘pedaladas’ themselves.

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