Argentina elects ‘madman’ Trump admirer amid economic crisis

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With over 99% of the vote now counted, it’s clear that Trump admirer and self-described “anarcho-capitalist” Javier Milei will be the next president of Argentina. Considering the conspiracy theory-spouting Milei has claimed the only way he could lose is if the election were rigged, at least Argentina might not suffer the damaging riots that plagued neighbor Brazil after Trump-supporting former President Jair Bolsonaro lost his reelection bid. But that may be the only good thing about Milei’s election.

Nicknamed “the madman,” Milei is a former TV pundit who gained attention with radical-right theories of economics—and detailed explanations of “the joy of tantric sex” that included informing the public of his ejaculation schedule. He has a pack of five huge Mastiff dogs, all of whom are clones. He has frequently campaigned as libertarian superhero “General AnCap” in a black and yellow costume. He has also appeared on stage with running chainsaws and singing Rolling Stones covers while wearing leather pants. He has suggested that Argentinians should be able to sell their internal organs, and once proposed a free market for selling babies. In a country that’s roughly 63% Roman Catholic, Milei has denounced Pope Francis as “a filthy leftist.”

Now he’ll soon be in charge of that nation of almost 47 million, and running South America’s third-largest economy. He intends to show the world a real Ayn Randian/Nietzschean dystopia where wealth and rights are synonymous.

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