Friends, according to Brazil's electoral authority and the media, the results are in: President Jair Bolsonaro of the "far-right" has lost his bid for reelection, and "Lula", Brazil's former president, a confirmed leftist, and not so long ago a prison inmate found guilty of corruption, is back in the saddle, or soon will be. Bolsonaro has not yet commented on the results or conceded, so it's possible that he's considering clinging on to power, but the Brazilian and international establishments are making that as difficult as possible by celebrating and writing in stone Lula's triumph. Since Bolsonaro doesn't seem to have the fire in the belly for a coup, I assume he'll leave office with his tail between his legs, much like Trump did. That unfortunately means that leftists will be running the vast majority of the major countries of Latin America. Luckily, in many cases these socialists are constrained by legislatures that don't share their commitment to Bolshevism. Let's hope that Brazil survives its latest bout of Lula-ism, and that he doesn't take the country down the same road pioneered by Venezuela. The people of Brazil deserve better than that, or at least 49% of them do!
In other news, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether colleges and universities should be allowed to consider race as a factor in admissions. Since 1978, that has been permissible so long as the goal is to promote "diversity". Well, as we all know, the DEI agenda has long since become a code for reverse discrimination. It's high time that the Supreme Court mandate colorblind policies across the board. If it does so, we can't assume that anti-white and anti-Asian discrimination will disappear entirely, but it would be a beginning, and hopefully it would put the practitioners of identity politics on the defensive. Buck up, SCOTUS! America needs you to be strong. The Left will scream bloody murder if you put an end to "affirmative action", but the vast majority of Americans will celebrate. There's a very real danger that our country will be Balkanized in the years ahead. Let's prevent that sad fate while we still can.
Finally, Russia is escalating its attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure, and it seems to be working. Whether these attacks degrade Ukraine's capacity for military action, or its morale, remains to be seen.