Even before his election, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro inspired theories and debates about the best way to categorize his extreme-right ideology. There were no shortage of experts who openly calledhim a fascist. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, there are those who think he has gone even further.
“Bolsonaro’s attitude towards the Covid-19 pandemic is Nazi,” said historian Bruno Frederico Müller, “The social-Darwinian vision of survival of the fittest, Hitler’s cruelty to his own people, sending more and more people to war, to death, and finally saying that Germany deserved its fate.”
Bolsonaro opposed the policy of social isolation recommended by the WHO and even by his own Minister of Health, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, who he fired last month..
“Bolsonaro has a vision of the coronavirus as if it were a war. Staying at home is a cowardly thing, the good citizen leaves home, faces it, and if he dies we ‘regret’ it, but if even more people die we ask ‘so what?’” Müller added.
Full article at The Forward’s website. Date of publication: 07/05/2020.