Brazil's Surfer Prince: Bring Back the Monarchy

Chris Menahan
Jun. 06, 2016

Finally, an actual idea to Make Brazil Great Again.

Via AFP:
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - He surfs, dances in carnivals and can sound more revolutionary than royal, but Prince Dom Joao de Orleans e Braganca is serious about restoring the monarchy to save Brazil.

As Latin America's biggest country sinks under a tsunami of corruption, recession and political instability, Dom Joao told AFP that the royals -- who were last in charge 126 years ago -- could be part of a "radical" solution.

The prince, great-great-grandson of the tragic final monarch, Emperor Pedro II, said Brazil should switch from a republic to a constitutional monarchy, along the lines of Britain or Sweden, where Queen Elizabeth II and King Carl XVI Gustaf are essentially figureheads.

With a greying, trimmed beard, a neatly buttoned shirt, tan slacks and boat shoes worn without socks, the 62-year-old real estate developer and keen photographer said there would be no need for ornate palaces and long titles.
"There's an idea that the monarchy is pompous and I don't disagree, but if you look at the modern ones, especially the Scandinavians, they are very simple heads of state," he said at his apartment building in Rio's swanky Leblon neighborhood.

Dom Joao claims that royals would mean the return of an almost extinct type of public figure in today's Brazil, where president Dilma Rousseff is in the throes of impeachment proceedings over her alleged fiddling of the national budget, while Congress is reeling from corruption scandals.

"As royals, the one difference is that we have been raised to have... a sense of serving the country without wanting anything back," Dom Joao said.
The problem is in all these countries the monarch has no serious powers and they're not even speaking out against the migrant/Muslim invasion.

Brazil is one of the most "multicultural" societies in the world and just coincidentally it's a murder filled hellhole with massive internal strife.

A tiny light skinned elite hole themselves up in heavily armed, walled off cities, while a darker skinned underclass lives in poverty and form gangs where they kill one another en masse.

The end product of "multiculturalism."

There was 64,357 homicides in Brazil in 2012, yet leftists hail the place as a some haven for diversity!

Democracy + diversity = disaster.

These places are run better by strongman leaders who can actually unite the populace rather than divide them. Fortunately, it sounds like Brazil has some in waiting.
Although most Brazilians would agree the political system isn't working, few are serious about putting the imperial family back in business. The last time Brazilians held a referendum on restoration, in 1993, only 10 percent voted yes.

And there's another problem: the royals can't agree who would wear the crown.

The last to occupy the throne, Emperor Pedro II, was deposed on November 15, 1889 in a military takeover, followed by the declaration of a republic. A progressive monarch whose reign saw the abolition of slavery and Brazil's rise as a regional power, Pedro II went into exile in Europe where he is said to have lived with little money, dying two years later.

Since then, the royal family has sunk into obscurity and internal division.

One branch living in Sao Paulo is headed by presumptive heir Dom Luiz, 77, while many consider the politically active third eldest in the family, Dom Bertrand, to be the real emperor in waiting.

An austere and deeply religious 75-year-old, Dom Bertrand is linked to the conservative Tradition, Family and Property organization.

In public appearances, he rails at communists and what he calls the "eco-terrorists" fighting to preserve the Amazon rainforest from Brazil's powerful agricultural industry.

Dom Joao, from the more liberal Petropolis-based branch, near Rio de Janeiro, seems embarrassed by his right wing cousins. "It's awful, awful," he murmured.

According to Dom Joao, Dom Bertrand's affiliation to political organizations rules him out from claiming the throne.

As for his own impediment -- a decision a century ago by his grandfather to renounce his rights and those of his descendants -- "there is a big group of jurists who say that abdication had no legal standing."

"If you want to ask 'Who's the heir?' Well, there is no heir," Dom Joao said firmly.

It would be up to the new parliament -- replacing today's discredited Congress -- to decide.
Obviously they should go with Dom Bertrand, the man sounds perfect.

Dom Bertrand: He'll Make Brazil Great Again.

The article goes on to speculate Dom Joao himself could be crowned. Sorry, but a cucked liberal is not going to be good enough.

Democracy gets everyone at each other's throats, a traditionalist monarch could bring everyone together under a common vision and a single leader. The current "democratically elected" corrupt female president Dilma Rousseff is literally "a former Marxist guerrilla" LOL! That's who the masses elected to be their ruler!

Democracy doesn't work, it's bad enough in homogeneous European states, elsewhere as Brazil shows us it's an absolute disaster.

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