“A 1983 holiday expedition with fellow officers to a garimpo (an informal gold mine) in Bahia led to criticism from his superiors, who claimed they were concerned by his “excessive economic and financial ambition”. – “A military court judgement earned him a fourteen-day prison sentence. A year later, he found himself in even hotter water. In a piece published in October 1987, Veja named him [Bolsonaro} as one of the ringleaders in a plot to bomb military installations: armed action designed to lend force to his group’s trade-union style demands. The attack never took place and the military court found him not guilty. But in practice the affair meant his days in the army were numbered. In December 1988 Bolsonaro quietly transferred to the reserve and started a new career.”
“The most disgraceful periods in history were arrived at slowly, methodically, with an infinite number of decisions being made, every day, by real people. There is no going to sleep one night in a democracy and waking up the next morning to police roundups. There is no “tipping point,” there are many points, and at each of them we have a choice – do we continue down this path, because it has not yet affected us personally, or do we intervene?” – Will Potter
Ah’ hell! So there goes Victor Lewis-Smith … after a “short illness” – a term that he may well of proffered to describe his life – in the typical fugue of overly-descriptive sardonic rampancy he was notorious for rousing.
Stake through the heart. Someone’s really, really gone & done it with this one. Of all the subjects, arguably the most murderous of them all is a rarely scrutinised radius, a concealment strategy that is crucial to it’s perpetuation. The arms trade.
Busy moment for a stupid country. We’ll mourn the burden lost but not remedy the crisis rampant. It’s not paying respect, it’s “paying” subjugation. Ingrained idiocy, inexplicable & indefensible – it’s just blind faith based on a prescribed ideal with peeling plastic.