President Jair Bolsonaro’s re-election would be a victory for Brazil’s democracy



Brazil’s next presidential election is scheduled for this Sunday, October 2nd. Many sectors of the media have accused incumbent presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro of posing a threat to Brazil’s democracy. and broadly described.

In contrast, media reports, especially foreign media, cast a tepid portrayal of former president Lula da Silva, the opposition candidate, simply as “leftist” or “liberal.”

So what is wrong with this kind of story?

Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, more commonly known simply as “Lula,” is the left-wing candidate for this presidential election. He served as President of Brazil from his 2003 to his 2011. During this period, he was a notoriously corrupt government leader who hired thousands of members of his own party, the Workers’ Party, into state apparatus.

One of its members, Marco Aurelio Garcia, was hired as a foreign policy adviser to then-President Lula. Garcia openly expressed his desire to establish communism in Brazil.

In an article written to celebrate the anniversary of Karl Marx’s “Manifesto of Communism,” Garcia said: Conclusion: “The agenda is clear. If the horizon we are looking for is still called communism, it’s time to reframe it.”

As a way to “reconstruct” communism, in 1990 Lula and his colleagues in the Workers’ Party organized the Forum of Sao Paulo (FSP) and established an organization called empire. In 2004, its organizer Declared FSP’s main goal was to “offset losses in Eastern Europe with victories in Latin America”.

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Brazil’s former president and current presidential candidate, Luis Inacio Lula da Lula da, during an election rally during the final week of his campaign at the Portela Samba School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 25, 2022. Silva addresses his supporters. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Lula’s strong ties to the communist movement

Lula was part of the FSP, which was attended by representatives of Colombia’s FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrillas, Peru’s TUPAC-AMARU guerrillas, Chile’s MIR (Revolutionary Left Movement) guerrillas, Spain’s Basque separatist ETA, and representatives of the Republic of Ireland. was the first president. Army (IRA). The US State Department considers all of these to be terrorist organizations.

The late Dr. Konstantin Menges, former CIA agent, commented:

“[Lula da Silva] These annual [FSP] The meetings are used by anti-American terrorist and extremist groups to coordinate their plans to come to power in their respective countries and to plan their actions against the United States. “

During President Lula’s tenure, his government was even accused of receiving illicit funds from Cuba’s communist regime.

As reported by Veja magazine on November 2, 2005, a Cuban citizen named Sergio Certantes, a diplomat based in the capital, Brasilia, received $3 million in two boxes of Johnnie Walker whiskey and one. seems to have been sent to Brazil by plane. A box containing Cuban rum.

The story looks surreal at first glance, but if you look closely, it is rich in details, Backed by other sourcesIn addition, political generation mastermind José Dirceu, who came to power during President Lula’s time, was a left-wing terrorist who worked and studied in Cuba until 1975. At Fidel Castro’s private expense and invitation.

A traditional ally of the Workers’ Party and the current supporter of Lula’s presidential candidate is the Brazilian Communist Party. The party was founded in 1958 as a result of a split within the Brazilian Communist Party following Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev’s accusations of Joseph Stalin’s genocidal atrocities.

In an open letter to the Soviet leader, members of the party protested against his “revisionist” agenda and decided to align themselves with Maoism, especially the Chinese Communist Party.

According to Brazilian journalist Lucas Ribeiro, the idea that Lula was a “moderate” is utterly absurd and has no real evidence whatsoever. It’s no secret that the event proudly carries a red flag imprinted with the ‘international socialist’ and communist symbols. The red star is the party’s official symbol.

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Former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva wears a face mask during a press conference in Brasilia, Brazil on October 8, 2021. (Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images)

Needless to say, Lula openly supports socialist dictatorships not only in Latin America but around the world.

“This completely dispels the assumption that Lula is really moderate,” said Ribeiro. To tell.

In fact, according to Frey Bett, one of Lula’s closest friends, his failure as president was not radical enoughEven once in power again, he must never neglect the “revolutionary horizon” and never allow him to “compete on a level playing field with the right.”

Brazilians cannot develop a normal democracy in such a political environment.

Bolsonaro is a defender of democracy, not a threat

But Brazilians have a chance to re-elect the current president, Mr. Bolsonaro.

In fact, his stance on corruption has earned Bolsonoro huge support. On his September 7th, the 200th anniversary of independence, millions of Brazilians took to the streets to express their support for Bolsonaro and his conservative government.

Of course, there are other reasons why Brazilians should and should support their president. Bolsonaro has reduced the size of an inefficient and corrupt state and dramatically reduced Brazil’s tax burden.

His electoral motto, “Brazil above all, God above all,” serves as a combination of patriotism and recognition of God as the ultimate ruler and provider of the nation.

Unsurprisingly, this belief in God particularly angers the secular elite, motivating them to attack the Brazilian president even more. The national and international media often portray his impending re-election as a major threat to Brazilian democracy, but such threats actually come from their own favorite left-wing candidates.

Views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Epoch Times.

August Zimmermann


Augusto Zimmermann is Professor and Legal Director at the Sheridan Institute of Higher Education, Perth. He has also served as President of the Western Australian (WA) Association for Legal Theory and Editor-in-Chief of The Western Australian Jurist, and from 2012 until 2017 he was a member of the WA Law Reform Commission. “Composition Brasileiro”, “Western Legal Theory”, and “Christian Foundations of Common Law”.