Right Wing Watch, of People for the American Way, Attacks Jair Bolsonaro: “U.S. Right Helps, Cheers Rise of Brazilian Authoritarian”

Usually, I report on Right Wing Watch mentioning me, in an attempt to incite the U.S. left to mark me as a “bad guy.”

This time, Right Wing Watch has marked another Brazilian as “bad guy” too. In an October 25, 2018 report titled “U.S. Right Helps, Cheers Rise of Brazilian Authoritarian,” Right Wing Watch said perversely,

“The rising political tide of right-wing nationalist movements appears poised to crest next in Brazil, where a torture-supporting apologist for military dictatorships and police killings appears to be headed for a victory in this Sunday’s presidential election. The U.S. right-wing is cheering his rise.”

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Torture-supporting apologist? Far-left-wingers support, here and now, torture and killing of innocent pre-born babies through legal abortion and do they think that they can accuse other people of advocating “torture”? What Right Wing Watch calls “military dictatorship” saved Brazil from communism in the 1960s and 1970s. This is the same communism that was slaughtering millions of innocent men, women and children in other nations.

If far-left-wingers do not like torture and dictatorship, why do they praise Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, notorious torturers and killers?

If they do not like military dictatorship, why do they praise Hugo Chavez, a military communist who impoverished Venezuela?

In comparison to the U.S. republic, the Brazilian military government (1964-1985) was a dictatorship. But in comparison to Cuba, North Korea and the Soviet Union, where Christians were persecuted and killed for their faith, the Brazilian military government was a “democracy,” where Christians were not persecuted and killed for their faith.

U.S. Republicans can accuse the Brazilian military government of being a dictatorship. But no left-winger has such right.

Continuing its perverse report, Right Wing Watch added,

Legislator Jair Bolsonaro is riding a wave of public anger over crime and corruption, with a lot of help from the military, big agricultural interests, and conservative evangelicals—the “Bullets, Beef and Bibles” caucus. A Bolsonaro victory could signal “a major step toward authoritarianism,” writes Michael Albertus at Foreign Policy.

We reported in August that Bolsonaro was getting a boost from former Trump advisor Steve Bannon and former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. And we noted that U.S. Religious Right groups have been operating in Brazil as part of the globalization of the “culture wars.”

If Bachmann is supporting Bolsonaro, it is excellent news. She is pro-life, pro-family, pro-homeschooling and against compulsory child vaccination. Besides, she is an evangelical, a charismatic Lutheran. I am sure that she has many good advices to give to Bolsonaro. But in regard to Bannon, how could it be good? Bannon is involved in occultism. U.S. President Donald Trump eventually expelled him from the White House. Read my article “How the Powerful Union of Trump with Evangelicals Saved the U.S. from Steve Bannon and His Occult Plan of a ‘Traditionalist’ Government.

Eduardo Bolsonaro with Steve Bannon

As far as occult traditionalist connections are involved, Bolsonaro is not far away from Bannon. He has been a propagandist of Brazilian astrologer Olavo de Carvalho, who has as his source of “traditionalism” and “conservatism” the Islamic occultist René Guénon, who incidentally is also Bannon’s source. In spite of their Guenonian inspiration and involvement, both Bannon and Carvalho equally portray themselves as “traditionalist Catholic.” You could say that Carvalho is a sort of unsophisticated Third World Bannon.

Even though Catholic Bolsonaro has received massive support from evangelicals, who are determining his election, he has been unable to disconnect himself from Carvalho’s Guenonian traditionalism, while Trump has fully disconnected himself from Bannon’s Guenonian traditionalism.

Right Wing Watch said,

“Bolsonaro has been praised by the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board as a ‘Brazilian Swamp Drainer’—the editorial writers seemingly chuckled over the ‘anxiety attack’ that Bolsonaro is giving ‘global progressives.’ An AFP news photo from a Bolsonaro rally last weekend shows a sign reading ‘GOD BLESS BOLSONARO AND TRUMP! MAKE US FREE FROM COMMUNISM AND ITS SLAVERY!’ Taking a cue from Trump, Balsonaro described news reports about his connection to Bannon as ‘typical fake news’—even though it was his own son who had met with Bannon in New York and reported on his support for the campaign.”

Even though I do not agree with the Right Wing Watch report, I do not understand why Bolsonaro has denied connections to Bannon, because the source of this “fake news” is his own son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, who in a trip to the U.S. met personally Bannon, assuring his readers that Bannon is “an enthusiast of Bolsonaro’s campaign and we are certainly in touch to join forces,” adding that “we share the same worldview.” If they are certainly in touch, as Bolsonaro said, why now does he treat his own news as “fake news”?

If now Bolsonaro is disavowing Bannon because of his radicalism, why is not he disavowing the Third World Bannon because of his radicalism too? Carvalho is the most prominent Brazilian advocate of the revisionism of the Inquisition. As the Holocaust, the Inquisition sought to destroy the Jews. The revisionism of both is an offense to the Jews, because it understates the crimes and belittles the victims of the Inquisition and the Holocaust.

Right Wing Watch also mentioned a report in Haaretz, one of the largest newspapers in Israel. The report compared Bolsonaro to Hitler. But how can he be like Hitler if he publicly supports Israel? To back such baseless accusation, Right Wing Watch published the following excerpt from Haaretz, which said that Bolsonaro receives supports from Brazilian evangelicals:

Brazil’s Bolsonaro, who is Catholic but attends Baptist services, has made a populist effort to span denominations, and receives broad support from Brazil’s growing, urban evangelical movement, including boosters associated with the World Congress of Families.

Bolsonaro was baptized in the Jordan River into the Assemblies of God, which has been pouring money into far-right politics in Brazil and around the world. The Assemblies of God are deep drivers of the U.S. Evangelical movement, including some of the most important partners of the World Congress of Families.

Bolsonaro’s richest Evangelical supporters, like the Assembly of God’s head and Pentecostal televangelist Silas Malafaia, have partnered up with WCF allies at the Pat Robertson-founded American Center for Law and Justice, and at the Brazilian Center for Law and Justice, which promotes — as does WCF — a transnational movement against LGBT rights.

One of the most important leaders of the World Congress of Families was the late Larry Jacobs, whom I met in Moscow in 2014 for a pro-family meeting at the Kremlin. Jacobs told me that he was a member of the Assemblies of God. Even though the Obama administration hated the Russian law banning homosexual propaganda to children and adolescents, the World Congress of Families was the largest Western and American organization praising this law protecting children against homosexual predators.

Is Right Wing Watch desperate that the same U.S. conservative evangelicals who supported the Russian conservatism are now supporting the Brazilian conservatism?

Right Wing Watch is right to mention the vital role of evangelicals in the election of Bolsonaro. The U.S. media has confirmed such role. The British media has confirmed it. The German media has confirmed it. And the Israeli media has confirmed it. So everybody around the world knows that evangelicals are the best chance for Bolsonaro to get the Brazilian presidency.

Why then does Bolsonaro think, privately or not, that two traditionalist occultists — Bannon and Carvalho — are so important for him to be president?

Most Brazilian evangelicals supporting Bolsonaro are Pentecostals and charismatics, who are great advocates of Israel. Silas Malafaia and many other Pentecostal leaders travel to Israel to show that Brazilian evangelicals support fully the Promised Land only to the Jews, not to Palestinian usurpers.

Similar to Hitler was former Brazilian socialist president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, who always supported Palestinian usurpers and whose politics antagonized Israel. By the way, Lula, who supported the communist dictatorship in Cuba, is serving a long sentence in prison for corruption.

Right Wing Watch should explain how Haaretz, which is a far-left-wing Israeli newspaper, can accuse Bolsonaro or Brazilian Pentecostals of being Nazi if they support Israel.

With evangelical support, Bolsonaro has no chance to become a Hitler. Hopefully, evangelicals will be able to help free him from the Guenonian traditionalism, just as U.S. evangelicals through their prayers were fundamental to free Trump from Bannon and his Guenonian traditionalism. My wife and I are voting for Bolsonaro with such hope.

If Haaretz and other far-left-wing media were genuinely worried about radical ideas against the Jews, they would attack not Bolsonaro, but revisionists of the Inquisition and the Holocaust. While Bolsonaro has been perversely called a Nazi for supporting Israel, Carvalho has been granted a free pass on his radical revisionist ideas.

As it has done for over 4 years, Right Wing Watch has also mentioned me in its perverse report against Bolsonaro, saying,

Meanwhile, at BarbWire, blogger Julio Severo complained last week about a Foreign Policy commentary that said Bolsonaro’s “propaganda campaign has taken a page straight from the Nazi playbook.” Author Federico Finchelstein noted, “Recently, Bolsonaro argued that he would never accept defeat in the election and suggested that the army might agree with his view,” adding, “This is a clear threat to democracy.” BarbWire’s Severo, whose post repeatedly referred to Finchelstein being Jewish, asked how Bolsonaro could be a Nazi given that he supports moving the Brazilian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Coincidentally, Bachmann’s video message to Brazilian Christians was to vote only for a candidate who would move the embassy.

Right Wing Watch is a project of the far-left-wing People for the American Way and it has, according to its website, a special mission to attack conservatives opposed to the gay agenda, abortion and Muslim ideology.

According to WND, People for the American Way (PFAW) is “an atheist socialist organization which, through publications like its ‘Right Wing Watch,’ dedicates itself to the destruction of conservatives in general.”

Many prominent U.S. conservative names are in Right Wing Watch’s blacklist. My place in their blacklist is here.

Now, at last, it is Bolsonaro’s turn, whose name has also been added to Right Wing Watch’s blacklist.

Portuguese version of this article: Observatório da Direita, da entidade esquerdista Povo pelo Jeito Americano, ataca Jair Bolsonaro: “Direita dos EUA ajuda e encoraja ascensão de autoritário brasileiro”

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