Doesn't matter. People turn on the TV and they play to the soap opera.
Dominating an entire population by playing to their fears? Easy as pie.
They can admit arbitrary levels of complexity on any issue -- except into the soap opera that is manipulating them.
When you're manipulated, realizing it hurts the ego a lot.
But when it is time to be real about what's actually going on in Brazil, they will insist "Corruption" is evil.
You can tell them because they spread "funny" memes about Lula being a political prisoner.
The left took the executive in 2002. In Brazil. A deeply conservative country. Of course that wasn't going to be free.
Brazil is in a permanent "State of Exception" (Estado de Exceção). There IS no law. There's only politics now.
There IS no way out. None whatsoever. I usually can think about pie-in-the-sky solutions. Not Brazil.