“On July 28, the largest meeting of the Latin American right in history will take place in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, PR, Brazil: the Conservative Summit of the Americas will bring together political leaders from the right of different Latin American nations and the U.S. The meeting is being organized by federal representatives Eduardo Bolsonaro and Fernando Franscischini,” said a Brazilian right-wing website.
What the website did not say is that, by its pompous name, it was assumed that the Conservative Summit of the Americas would advocate conservative ideas. However, as it appears in the event website, the Summit is being officially held by the Indigo Foundation, which advocates the legalization of the medical and recreational use of marijuana.
“The legalization of possession, distribution and sale of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes could solve several Brazilian public problems, such as prison overcrowding, the existence of complex and very profitable trafficking schemes, reduction of crime rates and reduction of deaths caused by trafficking and overdose by the use of more toxic substances,” argues Indigo Foundation, which holds the Conservative Summit of the Americas.
When you think of drug legalization, one of the big names coming to your mind is George Soros, a left-wing billionaire engaged in several anti-conservative fronts to liberalize drugs. But, in a turnabout reminiscent of George Orwell, a self-proclaimed conservative conference is being held by an entity equally engaged in the effort to liberalize drugs.
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It is not known if Soros is somehow behind the Conservative Summit of the Americas, but the fact is that this event inaugurates the first conservatism moved by a pro-marijuana group in Brazilian history.
If the Conservative Summit is the “face” of the Brazilian right, then this right leans more to the left than the facade of its propaganda.
The international public often does not understand Brazilian “conservatism.” For example, Marina Silva, who was a candidate for president of Brazil in the past election, was portrayed in the American press as “conservative,” although she has no activism against abortion and against the gay agenda. She was interpreted as conservative merely because most Brazilian evangelicals are conservative and because she is also an evangelical of the Assemblies of God, but many did not notice that she came from Catholicism and never left liberation theology from her Catholic origins. I was one of the only Brazilian conservatives to denounce in English that she is not conservative, but leftist.
The Indigo Foundation is linked to PSL, the Brazilian party of one of the speakers, Jair Bolsonaro, who is a candidate for president and is using all possible platforms to propagandize his candidacy. Another PSL member, Luciano Bivar, supports legalizing abortion and euthanasia. So it is very strange and bizarre for a political party with a pro-abortion politician to hold a supposed biggest conservative conference in the history of Latin America.
The speakers for the Summit are: Paulo Guede (Brazil), Carlos Gomez (Chile), Francisco Javier Leturia Infante (Chile), General Augusto Heleno Pereira (Brazil), Diego Pessi (Brazil), Olavo de Carvalho(Brazil), Prince Luiz Philippe de Orleans and Bragança (Brazil), Roderick Navarro (Venezuela) and Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil).
From the U.S, the speaker is Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat, who is not a famous leader neither in the U.S. nor in Brazil.
Essentially, the Conservative Summit of the Americas is a politicking event held by the Indigo Foundation and Eduardo, son of Jair Bolsonaro, both extremely political.
The presence of Olavo de Carvalho, the greatest propagandist of the Inquisition in Brazil, only happens because he is greatly flattered by Bolsonaro and is suspected of being his Rasputin. His presence would only be surprising in a genuinely conservative event. But in a politicking and opportunistic event, his supposed rightistism is very fitting.
Despite Bolsonaro’s efforts to magnify his own conservative movement moved by a pro-marijuana group and flatter his Rasputin with his false conservatism, “The Nation,” the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States since 1865, said last year that the largest Brazil’s anti-Marxist conservative force are evangelicals.
A supposed pro-Inquisition right-winger is no less perplexing and contradictory than a supposedly conservative event by a pro-marijuana political entity. Anyway, Carvalho is a heavy smoker and a radical advocate of smoking.
Any conservative group promoting such an event shows that politicking interests are above a genuine conservative agenda.
With information from Gazeta do Povo.
Portuguese version of this article: Autoproclamado maior evento conservador da América Latina é realizado por grupo pró-maconha
Spanish version of this article: Autoproclamado gran evento conservador de América Latina es realizado por grupo pro-marihuana
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