Bolsonaro: 3 Options for the Future – Prison, Death, or Victory
During a speech delivered to evangelical Christian leaders over the weekend, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that he can only see three options for his future: prison, death, or victory.
“I have three alternatives for my future: being arrested, killed, or victory,” Bolsanaro, a former army captain, told the crowd of evangelicals while delivering an address about the country’s upcoming election in 2022.
The national conservative leader added: “You can be sure the first option will not happen. I’m doing the right thing and I owe nothing to anyone. No man on earth will threaten me.”
Evangelical Christians have played and continue to play a crucial role in Bolsonaro’s electoral success.
Bolsonaro’s fiery words come amid growing tensions with the country’s judiciary, which he insists is comprised greatly of left-wing activists judges, and communist sympathizers who seek to remove him from high office.
To ensure a fair and balanced election in 2022, Bolsonaro has been trying, somewhat in vain, to revamp Brazil’s current electronic voting system – which like all electronic voting systems, can be easily hacked – to one that leaves a paper trail, and is thus less vulnerable to fraud.
Unsurprisingly, however, Brazil’s political left – like America’s left – wants to keep the current electronic voting system in place.
Last week, Brazil’s lower lawmaking body failed to pass a constitutional amendment that would’ve allowed the electronic voting system to be abolished.
As Big League politics previously reported, President Bolsonaro recently urged Brazilian citizens to arm themselves, telling them that they’ll never be enslaved by a tyrannical elite if they are well-armed.