The revocation of decorum

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By Manuel Domingos Neto*

In parliament, in court, in the barracks, in schools, the defilement of women's honor is the most effective way of destroying respectful coexistence between humans. This is an age-old rule!

Willingness to address congressmen, members of the Judiciary, the country's authorities… Willingness to warn about the irrefutable need to remove, as soon as possible, the President of the Republic, followed by legal process and punishment in accordance with current law.

Not exactly because of shameless surrender and the imposition of suffering on society, problems that can only be resolved in political struggle. It's just that the President morally offended Brazilian women in the person of journalist Patrícia Campos Mello. This crime continued the long series of moral aggressions committed by this individual throughout his public life.

The fact that this man became president reveals that the institutions did not play their role in a timely manner. The corporatism of the City Council of Rio de Janeiro and the Federal Chamber covered up their vilifications. The failure of military education, royally bankrolled with the sweat of the people, was greatly revealed. It is inconceivable that such a moral aberration could have obtained diplomas at the Military Academy of Agulhas Negras and at the Army Officers Improvement School!

It amazes me the type of officer that makes up our Armed Forces today. It is unbelievable that so many generals happily bear to live with and submit to the orders of this scum! If the current president of the Presidency goes unpunished in the present case, the most sordid and unbelievable offenses against women will be released. The political and social consequences will be unpredictable. The authorities should imagine that, without their punishment, anyone can claim the right to publicly and jokingly refer to the private parts of their own grandmothers, mothers, wives and daughters without being liable to punishment.

In parliament, in court, in the barracks, in schools, the defilement of women's honor is the most effective way of destroying respectful coexistence between humans. This rule is millenary! The concept of “decorum” will, in practice, be revoked from Brazilian law and the defense of honor will be the responsibility of each individual.

I think of my family and Brazilian families. Would I impassively admit a criminal to hit my daughters like the bastard hit the journalist? We would dive into the dog world if this turpitude is admitted by Brazilian institutions. It is evident that the preservation of civility, law and order depends on the removal of the Head of State.

Attacking the left, General Villas-Boas and his comrades spoke of “the moral breakdown of society”. Money-hungry self-proclaimed Christian pastors joined in. Balela! They belied themselves by leading moral excrescence to the highest office in the country. They promoted degradation!

The President is a coward. Assuring him of his mandate, the institutions will follow his moral standard and will say to the people: save yourself who can!

Backhoe factories will boom!

* Manuel Domingos Neto is a retired UFC/UFF professor, former president of the Brazilian Defense Studies Association (ABED) and former vice president of CNPq.

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