There was certain anti-globalism, the fruit of the protectionism of several countries, but it was not a threat to the general and irreversible process of globalization.
We are living through dramatic socio-political times. Never in our history has there been such widespread hate and rage, especially in the social mass media.
Democracy will fail under Bolsonaro who committed many barbarities against women, Blacks, Indigenous peoples, the quilombolas, the LGBT, including torturers.
Even with rough winds, Brazilians maintain a commitment to hope. Hope is the last to die. This is why the Brazilian people understand that God writes correctly in crooked lines.
In my understanding, two factors have touched the heart of ethics: the process of globalization and the commercialization of society.
Fascism is an extreme derivative of fundamentalism, with a long tradition in almost every culture. Unfortunately, it is active around the world and formative in the United States.
You, yourselves, must be the protagonists of a new kind of society, with a new form of organic production, in tune with nature; a just distribution of goods, and sober consumption.
I dream of seeing a Brazil built from the bottom up, and from the inside out, forging a popular, participatory and socio-ecological democracy.
Tireless dialogue, open negotiations, and a fair agreement erase the basis for refusing protection and strengthen peace. It is time to act.
We can self-destruct because evolution has already created the means to do so, or we could finally start to create a truly just and fraternal society,