In this segment that is being posted is an interview with Tucker Carlson of President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele who represents a new breed and brand of political leadership who is by far the most popular democratically elected president in the world today. He was elected as President in February 3rd of 2019 and assumed office June 1st of that same year. Since then one of the most pressing issues was crime in El Salvador which prior to him taking office had the highest murder rate in the world. Since taking office that issue has seen dramatic decreases in both crime and murder. There were many other challenges for Bukele when he first took office as well such as economic issues, COVID, all of which he took certain measures to improve the country’s health as a whole and so far his policies seem to be working and has the country moving in the right direction.
What impressed me most about Nayhib Bukele is his knowledge of economics and his world views on subject matters such as how Western countries view topics of free speech, how they measure GDP of a nation, health of a country, media institutions and their narratives and his approach to solving problems for his own nation which is putting people first. His expressed views on such topics was not only refreshing to see but thought provoking and inspiring to engage in broader discussions on such important topics. Its very rare to see a leader such as Bukele in today’s political landscape especially in a climate where most Political leaders through out the world today are always from a narcissistic bent who are only interested in advancing their own agendas while leaving the people who they are suppose to represent behind.
Bukele talks about quality of life issues in a way that is at the root level of every day working people that most of us can relate to or understand while calling out the establishment, social order of high society and Monolithic Government institutions that have implemented systems that fail to address such issues of fixing problems of the living working class or arriving at solutions that would make the most sense.
Unlike in America, where we have a two party system and we vote for the candidate who we think is going to best represent our values, our interests while obliterating our adversaries in the process which has lent much to the divisiveness that prevents problems of ever being solved; Bukele’s approach is focused on outside of politics and not talking about himself to arrive at other conclusions which makes for a more interesting conversation. In other words we don’t discuss about fixing problems that we as all Americans can benefit from, we only talk about defeating the other side and throwing caution to the wind which to be honest is getting old and stale.
I highly recommend watching this interview not only because Nayib Bukele is a impressive individual with moral principles who operates from a sound educated foundation when it comes to articulating his beliefs but he is a representation of what a real leader who looks through a selfless lens to solve everyday world issues to repair his own country’s problems looks like; something we as Americans are desperately thirsting for.
Back ground of Nayib Bukele and his political career