VIDEO: Javier Milei is dressed up in General Ancap superhero alter ego outfit while singing 'The Traviata of Public Spending' song to trigger leftists in Argentina KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt


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Sunday, November 19, 2023

VIDEO: Javier Milei is dressed up in General Ancap superhero alter ego outfit while singing 'The Traviata of Public Spending' song to trigger leftists in Argentina

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Javier Milei dressed up in General Ancap superhero alter ego while singing 'The Traviata of Public Spending' song to trigger leftists in Argentina.

Argentina has elected a right-wing populist known as "el Loco" (the Madman) as its new president.

Javier Milei, a self-described anarcho-capitalist who has been compared to former US president Donald Trump, promised to deal with Argentina's soaring inflation and rising poverty.

"The model of decadence has come to an end, there's no going back," Mr Milei said in a defiant speech after winning 56% of the vote versus just 44% for his rival, economy minister Sergio Massa, who conceded.

It was the widest victory margin in a presidential race since the South American country returned to democracy in 1983.

"We have monumental problems ahead: inflation, lack of work, and poverty," he said. "The situation is critical and there is no place for tepid half-measures."

Mr Milei's plans to fix the economy include shutting the central bank, ditching the peso and slashing spending. Milei’s biography suggests some of those ideas may have come from his five cloned mastiff dogs who are named after economists including Murray Rothbard and Robert Lucas. “They are like two metres tall, they weigh like 100kg … He calls them his four-legged children,” said Lemoine, laughing off claims that Argentina’s future leader takes political advice from those animals.

Many experts believe Milei will be forced to moderate after taking power next month and will struggle to implement his more controversial proposals. Milei’s party controls just 38 of 257 seats in Argentina’s lower house and eight of 72 in the senate.

But on Sunday night Milei showed little sign of diluting his vision for South America’s second largest economy. “The changes this country needs are drastic,” he declared, announcing Trumpian plans to make Argentina great again.

Even before Milei’s victory was complete, Lemoine said she was certain her friend – and his sideburns – would prevail.

That has not always been the case. An unauthorised biography of Milei – who on Sunday trounced his Peronist rival in Argentina’s most important election in decades – paints him as a mercurial loner who suffered a childhood of parental abuse and schoolyard bullying during the 1980s and was given the nickname El Loco (The Madman). “More than Milei’s ideas, what worries me is his state of mind and emotional stability,” said the book’s author, Juan Luis Gonz├ílez.

A music-lover, Milei was the lead singer of a Rolling Stones cover band called Everest and, according to Lemoine, also enjoys Bob Marley and Verdi. “He loves opera. He sings opera. He’s not very good – but don’t say I said that,” she confided.

Such titillating declarations – and Milei’s propensity for attention-grabbing foul-mouthed outbursts – made him a household name and helped him kickstart a career in politics around five years ago. The libertarian economist was elected to congress in 2021 for his party Libertad Avanza (Freedom Advances) party and was swept into the presidency this week by an tsunami of voter fury at the corruption and mismanagement that millions of voters blame for Argentina’s worst economic crisis in two decades.

“The vote represents a desperate attempt at something new, come what may,” said Benjamin Gedan, an Argentina specialist from the Wilson Centre. “The option [voters had] was more of the same in catastrophic economic conditions or a radical gamble on a potentially bright future with a lot of downside risk.”

Gedan believed there would be “a lot of buyer’s remorse in Argentina” if Milei pursued even a small fraction of his ideas. Those ideas include legalising the sale of human organs, dramatically slashing social spending, downplaying the crimes of Argentina’s 1976-83 dictatorship, and cutting ties with Argentina’s two most important trade partners, Brazil and China. On the campaign trail, Milei vowed to abolish Argentina’s central bank and dollarise the economy, and brandished a chainsaw intended to symbolise ferocious cuts he believes will help stabilise the economy and “exterminate” rampant inflation.

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