Published: September 9, 2021 Noon EST
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Just two days ago, on September 7, Brazil celebrated 199 years of independence. More than 3 million Brazilian citizens took to the streets; but what made this Independence Day so historic?
Despite almost two centuries of national autonomy, Brazilians are facing impending authoritarianism from within their own government. In Brazil, a Supreme Court justice has the power to issue subpoenas, arrest citizens, and more; and the Court has gone rogue.
Alexandre de Moraes, a justice on the high court, has ordered arrests of Brazilian citizens. Under the orders from de Moraes, law enforcement has targeted supporters of Bolsonaro, a clear indicator that these are “political imprisonments.” Jair Bolsonaro, the firebrand conservative president, has been vocal in his criticisms, calling for the impeachment of the corrupt justice.
Jason Miller, former adviser to President Trump and CEO of Gettr, had traveled to speak at the Brazilian CPAC. During his return to the United States, Miller was detained at the Brazilian airport and questioned for three hours.
According to insider information, de Moraes had ordered Miller’s interrogation, as his office oversees a “national investigation into misinformation.” The goal of this investigation appears to be similar to the mission of Orwell’s ‘Ministry of Truth;’ state-sponsored propaganda.
Tyrants throughout the ages recycle the same ideas, yet rebrand every time under a new, custom, public relations campaign. However, the patriots of Brazil are seeing the truth, and are united in their fight against the egregious infringements of individual liberty.
“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” -Thomas Paine, The American Crisis