The Portuguese Constitution itself, in its preamble, lauds “the road to a socialist society”, a unique case in the Western world and one of only eight on the planet along North Korea and Cuba.
School curricula have advanced historic revisionism, gender ideology and moral relativism and virtually all media outlets are in the hands of leftist political parties or their proxies, mostly law firms.
Meanwhile, the overall debt of Portugal is of the highest in the developed world thanks to a succession of corrupt left-wing kleptocrats while citizens pay among the highest prices in the EU for electricity and other utilities. In this socialist distopia, the minimum wage is around 600 euro per month.
But last weekend, however, saw the election of one MP for the newly formed party Chega [Enough] which was formed only five months ago. André Ventura (36), a former member of a mainstream party, single-handedly managed his campaign.
Ventura moved into the limelight after accusing the Roma and Sinti community of living on subsidies. In June, the first Chega convention resulted in a virtually unanimous vote for André Ventura as leader. At the time, he guaranteed that “there would be no alliances or coalitions with the center” because, he says, the party is “worth more”.
Not surprisingly, leftist propagandists swiftly branded Ventura and Chega as “fascists, xenophobes, mysoginists, and anti -democratic”, even though Ventura was democratically elected.
Ventura courageously defended restrictions on mass immigration, chemical castration of pedophiles and sexual transgressors as well as a ban on gender ideology in every State institution.