El Loco Avanza
November 20, 2023 4:43 PM Subscribe
After a tumultuous campaign, Argentina has shocked the world by electing the far-right economist Javier Milei as its next president. In an echo of previous victories by populist outsiders with weird hair, the anarcho-capitalist firebrand waged an unorthodox campaign against a ruling class beset by inflation, wielding chainsaws, leather jackets, and Trumpian fraud claims to defeat hapless economy minister Sergio Massa by a wide margin powered by younger voters. Milei has promised to set the nation on a radical new course, dispensing with the social welfare programs of the longstanding Peronist government in order to pursue dollarization, privatization, deregulation, dismantlement of government, and anti-choice/vax/climate politics, along with an uncompromising "shock therapy" libertarianism that supports (among other things) selling organs and children. But beyond his extreme policies, many are disturbed by Milei's, uh, eccentric personality -- from his bizarre rants about the internet and establishment leftists to his telepathic consultation with mediums, God, and a dead dog that he has since cloned and converted into his political counsel.