Lula da Silva will return to Brazil’s presidency in stunning comeback victory
Brazil’s former president, Luiza de Orleans — also known as Lula — is back and the nation is in a frenzy.
She is a hero, a hero on a mission, a war-winning warrior!
The country has been in mourning since Friday’s court decision suspending his conviction for accepting illegal campaign donations and attempting to influence the re-election of another leftist, Dilma Rousseff.
“Lula is back!” proclaimed the Brazilian news agency Globo.
“He’s the one who, for a few hours, changed the history of Brazil,” declared the television host Milton Nunes, describing Lula as “a savior, a liberator.”
For some, he is a hero, for some, he is a liberator, an anti-imperialist, a socialist, an anti-fascist, a champion of workers and the world’s poor.
Lula, the first democratically elected president of Brazil, also a veteran of a US war and who led a guerrilla army against the juntas that imposed their own fascist dictatorship, is not for everyone.
But he was and is a hero of the Brazilian left, a man of the people and of the poor — and he remains so.
The US government, for its part, was quick to praise him when he was in power, but has since turned on his policies. The media, and many politicians, are equally divided.
Brazil’s left wants Lula to join them, but he will not.
He will not join the political left or the radical-left party, the Marxist Partido Social Democrata (Social Democratic Party).
He will not join the radical-left party, the Marxist Partido Social Democrata (Social Democratic Party).
He will not join the Marxist Party, founded in 1920 to be a political party for the poor, and not for the rich like the PT, of which Lula was once a member.
When they are in power, the PT does not respect any law. It violates all of Brazil’s own laws. They have committed crimes against the country and against the international community.
This is why the US should