You are perfectly correct in your assessment that Bolsonaro presents a more significant short-term risk than Trump, because Trump is merely an infantile moron with no plan, no backbone, no vision. He's a reactive whining compulsive liar whose only "big idea" was to do the opposite of whatever Obama did before him. Bolsonaro, in contrast, while also a moron, has a clearer sense of purpose. All the various right-wing buffoons and posturing halfwits who've been voted into office by simple-minded ignorant citizens over the last four years are each different in their own way; yet collectively they have shown how easily our civilization is torn apart. The only way forward from here is deeper into the pit. Hopefully once we emerge again, perhaps many hundreds of years from now, we won't make the mistake of thinking representative democracy is a suitable way to deal with complex reality.


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