Opinion: Brazil’s Bolsonaro: Legend or Myth?

Given all the factors, which are widely published and well known to voters, the Curmudgeon’s readers should ask: Why will Brazilians elect Bolsonaro their next President?

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The second round in the presidential election will occur this Sunday, October 28th. Notwithstanding recent trends in polls, it is almost a foregone conclusion that Jair Bolsonaro will be elected President of Brazil.

Bolsonaro’s fan base often refer to him as “Mito”, which most English publications properly render as “legend” rather than “myth”; compare “a legend in his own time” with “the myth of Prometheus”.

The Curmudgeon respectively dissents from the moniker. Heroes become legends, failed heroes become myths. The Curmudgeon submits that Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?