Thursday, September 29, 2005

From Daily NK: "Let's fly a balloon tied with bible verses"

See this image: People sending balloons over the North Korean borders with some sheets of paper tied with it. Those sheets are Bible's pages.

According to these people, defectors from that communist regime "“This was the only way to spread the gospel to the people of North Korea”

Isn't it depressing? The Words of The Lord are completely forbidden in North Korea. Even behind bars on a filthy jail, where the sun doesn't shine, in any forgotten corner of South America, still you can freed your mind & spirit by the reading of the Bible.
But in North Korea no.

But is not only in a place like North Korea the Bible's word are being prohibited. We face now an incredible wave of anger towards christianism and even christians. It's far away from what's happening in NK but it's fasting its pace all over the world.
I feel that in a few years christians, even in democratic western countries, will be putting their balloons in the air too.

Read this story in "Daily NK" website.

French Company built Chemical Weapon Factory for Saddam instead of Powdered Milk Plant in Iraq

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French blog "No Pasaran!" has a good example of a typical detour used to boost Saddam destructive power using the "humanitarian" UN "oil-for-food" program.
In this case a Powdered Milk Plant turned into a Chemical Weapon Factory with the help of France.
Read on at ¡No Pasarán!: "While Hired to Make Powdered Milk for Iraqi Children, French Arms Company Built a Chemical Weapons Factory for Saddam

Michel Josserand was fired from Thalès (formerly Thomson) in 2004 explains Hervé to non-French speakers as he comments a TF1 news article.

He now accuses his former company of having installed a vast corruption system in France and abroad. He talks about a Thalès lawyer who validated a vast bribery system in a lot of countries. 'There are 2 kind of countries: those where bribery is unavoidable (Africa, Korea, Greece, Italy) and those where you can do business without tampering (several European countries, North America, Australia, NZ). And France? It depends on local and national political interests.'

In foreign countries, he relates Operation Miksa, a bribery system in order to deliver security devices to Saudi Arabia. But this system was diverted in order to deliver chemical weapons to Saddam as Iraq suffered the UN the embargo of Oil-for-food program."

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Chile: sweeping away the dust from the truth - Pinochet had acted to obey a resolution of the Chilean Congressmen

After my two last articles (here and here) some updates and repercussions must be done.

First: the full article from Eduardo Mackenzie on the book "Cuba Nostra" that I translated was published by the main Brazilian conservative website .  See here.

Second: I received some comments about that may be true that the assassination of Allende was perpetrated by Fidel and his agents in Chile but Allende was a democratic - even though socialist - president and represented no threat for democracy in Chile nor to US and  the military "coup" in 1873 was managed by US through CIA and even through Pinochet.

This is a lie! A worldwide-spread lie.
The truth is here.

If he exceeded the legal rule to accomplish his duty, is another story, but the premise was that he was trying to obey a resolution of the Chilean Congressmen.

"It is true that Salvador Allende was elected President of Chile in 1970 by means of a democratic election (although with only 36.6% of the vote). Nevertheless, it is equally true that his government lost its democratic character by repeatedly violating the Constitution. The Economist said it clearly at the time: " The temporary death of democracy in Chile will be regrettable, but the blame lies clearly with Dr. Allende and those of his followers who persistently overrode the Constitution" (September 15, 1973).

In effect, President Allende became a tyrant when he broke his solemn oath to respect the Constitution and the Chilean laws. There are numerous evidences to that effect (including a clear statement of the Supreme Court), but the most important one--and widely unknown outside of Chile--is the momentous Agreement of 23 August 1973 of the Chamber of Deputies (the Lower House of the Chilean Congress), which I have translated and posted as "The Declaration of Breakdown of Chilean Democracy".

And here the full transcription of the resolution called "The Declaration of Breakdown of Chilean Democracy":

Editor's Note: This is the complete text of the resolution that Chile's Chamber of Deputies approved by 81 votes against 47, on August 22 1973. The resolution includes a list of the legal and constitutional violations committed by the Marxist government of President Salvador Allende. In the absence of a viable impeachment procedure contemplated in the Constitution, it "presents" the Armed Forces, among other authorities, with this "grave breakdown of the Republic's constitutional and legal order." Likewise, it serves to "remind them that, by virtue of their responsibilities, their pledge of allegiance to the Constitution, and to the laws of the land . . . it is their duty to put an immediate end to all situations herein referred to that breach the Constitution and the laws of the land." After this call to "immediate" action by the equivalent of the US House of Representatives or the UK House of Commons, the Chilean Armed Forces, led by the Army commander General Augusto Pinochet, decided on September 11, 1973—only 18 days later—to remove from office the President, thus charged with violating the Chilean Constitution. As Benjamin Franklin said, "Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.")

Another conservative brazilian blogger started to write in english.. Enjoy it.

My friend Claudio Tellez just started an english version of his very good portuguese blog.
He writes outstanding texts as you can see.
While I am a gun-machine-style post-maker he goes to the depth os his ideas and emerges with great pieces of thoughts.

Here´s his own definition on politics and economy:

Claudio Tellez: "My belief is that economic freedom and democratic State of Right, two fundamental pillars of any society that pretends itself to be liberal, should be built upon a strong moral basis which makes a clear distinction between truths and lies, virtues and vices, good and evil. In the absence of objective parameters for our acts as individuals, we cannot speak of responsibility, and liberty can only exist in an environment where people are conscious and responsible for all their choices.

In other words, I am a right-winged Chilean mathematician, living in Brazil and drinking a lot of coffee!"

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

China launches "North Sword" war game

China launches "North Sword" war "'The Chinese army is becoming more open and transparent,' said Peng Guangqian, a major general of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).

'Such openness and transparency is a refution against the 'China threat' rhetoric,' said Peng, who is also a research fellowwith the PLA's Military Academy of Sciences. 'Facts have proved that China does not constitute any threat to any country, instead China is a major force in safeguarding world peace and stability.'

After the war game, Chinese and foreign military officers will hold academic discussions at the drill base, according to defense sources."

Does anybody believe it? It's just empty rethoric. China is still red and still a threat for democratic world.

What changed was the strategy: instead of being dependent from the "Moscow Gold" now China is taking resources from capitalist world to attack the west when the right time comes.

North Corea doesn't allowed us to forget what "socialism" means

Blog Free Thoughts has upsetting images of how low a socialism regime could fall : "Physical Abuse of a Woman by the North Korean Military - Pictures taken on August 17, at a border military station"

That's the real socialism. The way defined as "social-democracy" is just a slower lane to reach the same spot: total control over the human being by a giant state.
This is what happens when the disguise of "egalitarianism" is left behind.

Full Article: The sad ending of Salvador Allende- finally discovered?

By the huge reception to this story, I decided to translate the full article from Eduardo Mackenzie to english. We hope this book to be translated to english too, right away.

by Eduardo Mackenzie *
Paris, 12 of September of 2005

Salvador Allende did not commit suicide, nor died under the bullets of the military coup participants the 11th, September, 1973. During the assault against La Moneda palace, the president of Chile was cowardly assassinated by one of the Cuban agents who were in charge of their protection. While the military was bombing the place, the panic had seized among the president´s collaborators and he, in view of the desperate situation, had requested and obtained brief fire ceases and was, in the end, determined to stop all resistance. According to a witness of the facts, Allende, frightened by terror, ran by the corridors of the second floor of the palace shouting: "It is necessary to surrender". Before he could do it, Patricio de la Guardia, an agent of Fidel Castro and direct responsible of Chilean president´s security, waited Allende returned to his writing-desk and it shot him in the head with a machine-gun burst. Immediately, he put on the body of Allende a gun - making believe that he was murdered by the military attackers and returned in a rush to first floor of the flaming building where they waited for other Cubans to leave. The group left La Moneda palace in complete silence and after minutes took refuge in Cuba´s embassy, located near from the palace.

This version of the dramatic ending of Salvador Allende, who contradicts the two previous almost-official versions, either by Fidel Castro (the thesis of the heroic death in combat), or by the Chilean Military junta (the 'suicide' one), required only two old members of secret organisms Cuban - very informed about that bloody episode and today exiled in Europe- to com to life.

In a book that is finish publishing in Paris editor Plon Editions, entitled "Cuba Nostra, them secrets d'Etat of Fidel Castro", Alain Ammar, a journalist specialized in Cuba and Latin America, analyzes and confronts the declarations gave him by Juan Vives and Daniel Alarcón Ramirez, two ex- Cuban civil intelligence employees.

Exiled since 1979, Juan Vives is a former secret agent of the dictatorship and Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado´s nephew , the opereta´s Cuban president that reigned from 1959 to 1976, and "was forced to suicide" in dark circumstances in 1983. Vives told him that in November, 1973, in a bar at Habana Libre hotel, where some members of the security office used to meet on saturdays to drink beer and to interchange by informal ways rumours and information of all type, he listened the same story form the Patricio de la Guardia, head of the Cuban special troops present in La Moneda fatal september, 11th, 1973, that chilling confession.

During years, Vives did not want to present that information because , as he says, "it was dangerous to do it" and cause there was until that moment no other Cuban person in exile that could confirm the trustworthy featurer of those facts. When Ramirez knew that Daniel Alarcón, a.k.a "Benign" , one of the three survivors from the guerrilla of Ernesto Guevara in Bolivia, also was exiled in Europe, the idea to present those serious facts returned to gained force.

In the book of Alain Ammar, "Benign" confirms the whole Vives' story. Both knew Salvador Allende and his family. Both lived in Chile during Allende's government. Both listened, at different moments, the confession of the de la Guardia when they returned to Havana.

The book of Ammar accurately describes the last months of the "Unidade Popular" government and, mainly, it shows the advanced degree of direct control that Fidel Castro had managed to install -- by means of its hundreds of spies from the DGI (a Cuban service of intelligence), by means of its operators and implanted influence agents in Santiago --, on the Rescuing president Allende, his ministers and even his friends and more intimate collaborators. In fact, what they call "Chilean way to the socialism" had been turned aside by Castro until the point of even from within the Allende's government there were voices that criticized that brutal interference. Months before his death, Salvador Allende already "had been instrumentalized by Castro", explains Juan Vives. "But Allende he was not the man whom Havana wanted to be in charge in Santiago. Who Castro and Piñero [ right arm of Castroe in operations of espionage in Latin America, died recently in Cuba of a heart attack ] prepared for this, the body-guard of the same president Allende, were Miguel Henríquez, main leader of the MIR and Pascal Allende, number two at the MIR, just like Beatriz Allende, the daughter of the president, who also belonged to the MIR ". Beatriz will die in Cuba in 1974.

The control on the Chilean Chief of State had been become serious remarkably after the first attempt of military coup, the 29 of June of 1973, more known as "tancazo". When Havana knew that the Chileans who surrounded the president were scared, Fidel Castro let Allende know that he could not surrender in any case nor requesting asylum in an embassy. "If it had to die, it had to die like a hero. Any other attitude, cowardly and little brave, would have serious repercussions for the fight in Latin America ", remembers Juan Vives. For that reason Fidel Castro issued the order to Patricio de la Guardia "to eliminate Allende if he, in the last moment, surrendered to fear".

Shortly after the first attacks to La Moneda, Allende had said to Patricio de la Guardia that was about to request political asylum at Sweden embassy. The executive agent chief had even designated to Augusto Olive, his advisor of press, to do it. Probably for that reason Olive, a.k.a "perro" , also received and ultimatum by the Cubans before they closed batteries against the president of Chile. "Recruited by the Cuban DGI, Olive transmitted even the minimum thoughts of Allende to Piñeiro, that, as well, informed to Fidel", Juan Vives declared.

Another Chilean body-guard of Allende , a certain Agustín, also "was shot" by the Cubans at those dramatic moments, according to the declaration by "Benigno" to the author of the book. Weeks after the coup d'etat, Patricio de la Guardia had revealed, in effect, to "Benigno" the ending of Agustín, brother of a friend of him that still lives in Cuba, and it had given another important detail to him on the happening during that tragic morning in the palace of La Moneda: before the machine-gunning, the Cuban agent had grabbed Salvador Allende by force, who wanted to come out form the palace, and he had seated him on the presidential armchair shouting to him: "a president dies in his site".

The version of the point-blank shot of Allende was not absolutely stranger. At Septembed, 12th, 1973 several agencies, among them the AFP , summarized in four lines that fact. Published on the following day by Le Monde the cable said: "According to sources of the Chilean right, president Allende was killed by his personal guard at moments at which he requested five minutes of cease of fire to surrender to the military who were on the verge of entering the palace of La Moneda". Ammar indicates that this hypothesis "was immediately buried" because it was not profitable to anybody: "neither to the collaborators of Allende, nor to the Chilean left, nor to his friends abroad, nor to the military nor, mainly, to Fidel Castro...".

The confirmation that, until recently, this "hypothesis" received from Juan Vives and Daniel Alarcón Ramirez could be reinforced in the future by the testimonies of other silenced Cuban civil employees and by documents that are outside Cuba. In effect, in a bank of Panama the masterful piece of this magnicidio would rest. According to the authors of the book, Patriciode la Guardia, who was condemned to thirty years in jail during the process-farce against major general Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez, and in residence vigil today, would have deposited a compromissing document in the coffer of a Panamanian bank which describes, among other things, the assassination of Allende by order of Castro, in a text that would have to be revealed in case of death of Patricio de la Guardia. Fidel Castro, according to the authors of the book, would have taken this threat very seriously and it caused Patricio to escaped to the execution, unlike Tony, his brother, that along with general Ochoa and two other civil employees of the Department of the Interior, were shot at July/13/1989.

The revelation of what happened to Salvador Allende is not interesting solely for the historians of the calamitous adventure of the Unidade Popular in Chile. It is interesting too, for the new Latin American friends of Fidel Castro, specially for Venezuela president Hugo Chávez. Hugo Chávez and others, the more reliable are them for Havana, just like had been president Allende - at least in the papers - could be being now object of identical kind ofr control and political domination by the same services that built so beastly against the president of Chile. The book of Alain Ammar approaches, in its 425 pages, many other subjects and episodes related to complicated and not always successful secret operations of Havana in Cuba and several countries. It is expected that a translation to the Spanish of that useful book could be quickly in bookstores (and english too).

* Colombian journalist, co-author (with Alain Delpirou) of the book:"Les Cartels criminels. Cocaíne et héroïne, une   industrie lourde en Amérique Latine", PUF, noviembre 200.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Salvador Allende's sad ending: He was fund-backed by KGB and got killed by a Cuban Agent!

A new book, about to be published in France "Cuba Nostra - Les Secrets D'Etat de Fidel Castro" by Alain Ammar has destroyed a very-well constructed myth by the left: The assassination of Salvador Allende in Chile while he was being toppled by Augusto Pinochet. This article by Eduardo Mackenzie (updated: it was translated by me to Media Without Mask website) has a brief on the book.
"The fact is that Allende was not a suicide, he was not killed by the military that took the power in september, 1973. During their assault against La Moneda palace, Chilean president was cowardly murdered by one of the Cuba agent that were in charge of his protection" says Eduardo.

Allende was frightened by the military and wanted to surrender. Before he could do this, he was killed.

It´s the second major attack on this leftist myth this month!

Early this month a new book by KGB archivist Vasili Mitrokhin revealed that Allende, and other leftist leaders in Latin America received money from KGB.
This article by Juan Tamayo explains who were helped:

"• The KGB documents record actual and proposed payments to Chile's Salvador Allende totaling $420,000 both before and after his election as president in 1970.

• Costa Rica's José ''Pepe'' Figueres received $300,000 from the KGB for his 1970 presidential campaign and $10,000 afterward.

• Carlos Fonseca, founder of Nicaragua's Sandinista National Liberation Front, was ''a trusted KGB agent'' code-named GIDROLOG.

• Nicaraguan Manuel Andara y Úbeda was a KGB agent who led a group of Sandinistas tasked by Moscow in the late 1960s to scoop out the U.S. border with Mexico for possible targets for KGB sabotage teams.

• The KGB ''trained and financed'' the Sandinistas who seized the National Palace in Managua and dozens of hostages in 1978. A senior KGB official was briefed on the plan on the eve of the raid, led by Edén Pastora, also known as Commander Zero. "

It's the end to these old-time leftist myths in LA?
No. These events were not EVEN mentioned by Brazilian media.
Here in Brazil, we are still wearing Che Guevara shirts and believing in the holy santity of Salvador Allende.

Friday, September 23, 2005

The Causes of Brazil´s Corruption: Too Much State, Less Free Market

Vargas Llosa explains how corruption turned out to be a symptom of a disease (in a under-developed country suffocated by too much state), not the cause.
You can put "poverty" under the same account.

Lula's Demise

September 22, 2005
Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Brazil's President Lula da Silva is immersed in a seemingly endless corruption scandal; his once larger-than-life reputation has been reduced to tatters. The significance of this is not negligible: Lula has become an emblem of the post-Cold War left with his combination of conservative fiscal and monetary policies and big social programs targeting the poor.

A breathtaking sequence of revelations involving the government and Lula's Workers' Party—beginning with the confession by opposition legislator Roberto Jefferson that he had received bribes for his vote in Congress—has brought to the surface a vast scheme of bribes to legislators and irregular methods of party financing.

The conventional wisdom was that, despite his radical Marxist roots and occasional concessions to his political base, Lula represented a healthy move away from the old left and toward the emergence of a new model for underdeveloped nations similar to Europe's social democracy. Many thought this model would have a moderating effect on the left across the continent and hold Hugo Chávez in check.

However, Lula's capacity to reinvent the left always hinged on something more than keeping interest rates high to stem inflation, maintaining a strong currency, riding on the high prices of certain commodities, and giving cash to poor families. He could either opt for simply managing the perpetual crisis or he could try to overhaul a labyrinthine political system that benefited certain pockets of industrial and agricultural production but keeps millions of people out of the realm of opportunity. He chose the former path.

While technocrats talk about a three percent rate of economic growth for Brazil this year and an export boom that has translated into a trade "surplus" of $40 billion, Lula's voters are indignant at the corruption scandal. But the real point is that corruption has developed naturally in an environment of limited opportunities due to asphyxiating government interference. And the absence of adequate limits on the power of the political bureaucracy is in turn an incentive for corruption at the top level. The corruption of Lula's government, therefore, should be seen more as a symptom than a cause. Ranting about corruption without removing the causes will only generate further frustration. Brazilians impeached President Collor de Mello in the 1990s but failed to change a system that ensured a party like Lula's would fall into the same trap years later.

Brazil has often been a bellwether of Latin American political currents. It exemplified French-style authoritarian positivism in the early 20th century, centrally planned industrialization in the 1960s and 1970s, and democracy in the 1980s. (It was not, however, one of the leading nations in the so-called free market reform wave of the 1990s). Lula's demise is now strengthening the more radical left, which has been quick to blame what is happening on the President's "betrayal" of his Marxist origins. The rest of the Latin American left is watching.

Widespread corruption in underdeveloped countries is a symptom of the cost of the law and the weakness of the legal framework. If laws are burdensome and costly to follow, and there is no reliable system for enforcing contracts, corruption becomes a sort of insurance policy. As legal scholar Richard Posner has written, "nepotism, clientelism, and bribery become substitutes for contract when the enforcement of contract is undependable". Over an extended period of time, corruption becomes a culture.

The latest "Doing Business" report by the World Bank shows that an average domestic company with fewer than 100 employees in Brazil would have to pay 148 percent of its annual profits in order to comply with all its taxes. A medium-sized company must spend 2,600 hours just in order to pay them.

It is not surprising that regulations and taxes have taken on a life of their own in Brazil, where the structure of government includes more than 5,500 autonomous municipalities, 10 million civil servants and a multitude of supposedly decentralized but really overlapping layers of bureaucracy competing for a piece of the action. Although this labyrinth has one positive aspect—it makes centralized decisions difficult to implement—it is totally impractical for reform-minded people.

Lula thought that as long as he kept macroeconomic stability and continued with his "Bolsa Familia" program—a conditional cash transfer that gives 50 dollars to each of 7 million families in exchange for making sure their children go to school—"social justice" would flow. Judging by the lack of investment at all levels of the economy, most Brazilians clearly did not agree. Prosperity requires a massive de-politicization of the prevailing system so that entrepreneurship can flourish. In the absence of that, it is not hard to see why Lula's government became so corrupt.

Olavo de Carvalho, a Brazilian writer, recently remarked at a conference in Washington DC that "corruption is deeply rooted in the Worker's Party not as a vulgar way for personal moneymaking but as a technical instrument to erode the moral basis of the capitalistic society and fund the revolutionary strategy". How ironic that the man who was to save Latin America from old-style socialism is helping revive it.

Alvaro Vargas Llosa is a Senior Fellow and director of The Center on Global Prosperity at the Independent Institute. He is the author of Liberty for Latin America.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Anatolyi Golitsyn: For how long his (fulfilled) predictions will still be ignored?

Mark Riebling has a good site about the famous KGB's information analyst defector Anatolyi Golitsyn and his predictions.

He is the person whose insights or predictions are still one of the best sources to explain this post-communist world. From Fukuyama's "end of history" to the new world of totalitarian-muslim-sponsored-terrorism and the "capitalist" Russia and China, Golitsyn's analysis has a main role to explain the "behind-the-scene" of our time.

He predicted - with years before the facts - Perestroika, Glasnost and even Gorbachev. He wrote some books on these predictions "New Lies For Old" and "The Perestroika Deception". These books were totally ignored (the former was published in 1984!) by the information community. Only during the 90's his credibilty was restored.

But all these events - The Fall of Berlin Wall was included - were only the sign for the so called "Final Phase" in a long term KGB strategy to dominate the world, by dividing the Atlantic allies and isolating the US with the most anti-american propaganda of all time.

An excerpt:
"When the Soviet Empire collapsed in 1989, the CIA was chastised for failing to foresee the change. "For a generation, the Central Intelligence Agency told successive presidents everything they needed to know about the Soviet Union," said Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, "except that it was about to fall apart."

"In 1982, KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn had submitted a top-secret manuscript to CIA. In it, he foresaw that leadership of the USSR would by 1986 "or earlier" fall to "a younger man with a more liberal image," who would initiate "changes that would have been beyond the imagination of Marx or the practical reach of Lenin and unthinkable to Stalin." The coming liberalization, Golitsyn said, "would be spectacular and impressive. Formal pronouncements might be made about a reduction in the Communist Party's role; its monopoly would be apparently curtailed.... The KGB would be reformed. Dissidents at home would be amnestied; those in exile abroad would be allowed to take up positions in the government; Sakharov might be included in some capacity in the government. Political dubs would be opened to nonmembers of the Communist Party. Leading dissidents might form one or more alternative political Censorship would be relaxed; controversial plays, films, and art would be published, performed, and exhibited."

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Brazilian left: from victory to defeat and to victory again

Philosopher Olavo de Carvalho has just sent me this briefing on his presentation at Atlas Economic Research. It explains the actual status of the leftist takeover in Brazil.
Enjoy it!

Brazilian left:  from victory to defeat and to victory again  


Olavo  de Carvalho*


A  brief presentation delivered at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation,  Washington D.C., September 15th  2005.


           For fifteen years the Brazilian media refused to tell the public about the "São  Paulo Forum", the controlling center of communist and pro-communist  organizations in Latin America, founded in 1990  by Fidel Castro and Luís Inácio Lula da Silva.

           Far from the public's eyes, the Forum has had time enough to prepare Lula's  ascension to the Presidency as well as to articulate it to the simultaneous  victories of the leftist parties in the neighbour countries and to the growing  power of Colombian guerillas.

           It has had also time enough to set up, under the protecting mantle of general  silence, the gigantic corruption machine that has been giving financial support  to the Brazilian Workers' Party and to other leftist organizations.

           It is not at all a coincidence that the Workers' Party politician more directly  involved in the recent corruption charges, Mr. José Dirceu, was precisely the  one that has the closest personal links to Fidel Castro and to the São Paulo  Forum. Corruption is deeply rooted in the Workers Party, not as a vulgar way for  personal moneymaking, but as a technical instrument to erode the moral basis of  capitalistic society and to fund the revolutionary strategy. These two  objectives are closely intertwined. Funded by corruption, the growth of leftist  parties strenghtens the credibility of the attacks they make against society, as  if capitalism was equally immoral without their own deliberate efforts intended  to degrade the moral standards.  

           The articulation of a variety of leftist parties in the São Paulo Forum, added  to the public's ignorance of the very existence of that organization, allows  them to follow a unified blueprint for the conquest of absolute power while at  the same time simulating a pluralism of political discourses in a normal  democratic competition.

           This shrewd strategy got to isolate the conservative parties and to deprive them  of any ideological substance, up to the point when they became inhibited to  criticize the leftist ideology as such. Some degree of leftism became the first  moral duty of every good citizen. Many conservatives turned into active allies  of the government in order to ensure themselves a humiliating political  survival. Those who had no stomach for that chose instead the strategy of  passive adaptation. They made their best to hide their convictions and to pay  large amounts of lip service to the honorableness of their adversaries' ideas.  Consistently, they tried to limit any criticisms to precise points lacking any  ideological relevance, chiefly those concerned with administrative inefficiency  and corruption, hoping these charges would so not offend any ideological  susceptibilities in the left and could perhaps obtain some support from the best  men in the left itself.

           This self-weakening strategy was condemned to failure since the beginning. It  got to destroy the conservative parties, but, when all seemed to be lost, it  suddenly turned into a mortal poison inside the government's belly. This  happened because a conservative ally of the Workers' Party, representative  Roberto Jefferson, a strange and unpredictable character, decided to commit  political suicide, confessing the crimes he and many other rightwing members of  the Parliament had comitted in exchange of government's bribes. By accusing  himself, this ambiguous type, at once a swindler and a hero, exposed the huge  government corruption machine in such a persuasive terms that nobody could any  more deny its existence.

           In the weeks that followed, the amount of attacks and evidences, including many  murder charges, grew to astronomic proportions and the government's moralistic  façade fell down at once.  

           Should we commemorate it? Of course not, because between Lula's election and the  disclosure of the government's crimes the leftist apparatus had the time and the  means to spread its agents everywhere, to tear down any consistent opposition,  to take absolute control over the judicial system, to corrupt the media, to  strenghten the Brazilian ties to Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro and to allow the  Colombian narcoguerillas to act freely in Brazilian territory under  semi-official protection. The Workers's Party may fall, but no conservative  force will rise to its place. The sole beneficiaries of the main leftist party's  disgrace are the lesser leftist parties of the São Paulo Forum, kept and  protected as in a freezer during all these years and now ready to present  themselves to the public as the new incarnation of the highest morality.  

           In order to grasp the real intentions of these parties, you should only know  that the most promising one, the PSOL, is under the ideological guidance of Mr.  Achille Lollo, an Italian terrorist who some years ago set fire to one of his  political enemies' house in Rome, burning to death his two children. The  spiritual highness of the master is the standard for the morals of the disciple.  Look at Mr. Lollo and you will see the future of Brazil.




           If now you are kind enough to hear me a few more minutes, I will tell you what  all these things have to do with Americans.  




           Since the late Dr. Constantine Menges's warnings against the Lula-Castro-Chavez  "little axis of evil" were published in 2002, I have been expecting the American  government to take a firm stand against the rise of neocommunist parties in  Latin America and specially in my own country.  As I personally had been uncovering the growing tide of leftist arrogance, being  the last and only conservative voice in Brazilian big media, I was candid enough  to fancy that the powerful support my opinions were receiving from an  outstanding Hudson Institute scholar might be the sign of some auspicious  changing in the U. S. policy  towards Latin America. Perhaps the "scoundrel  times" when Clinton's Ambassador to  Brazil proclaimed Lula to be "the  Brazilian incarnation of the American dream" were at last approaching their  end.

           Instead, the American government went on and on dispensing a regular amount of  flattering accolades to Mr. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, treating him as if he  were the very antidote to Hugo Chavez' revolutionary demagoguery and a champion  of capitalist democracy in the continent.  

           At the same time, American official agencies and billionaire foundations  continued to give full financial support to Brazilian leftists, allowing them to  pose as harmless reformers and to deceive Brazilian voters.  

           Under the best of disguises, these people went on to implement the blueprint for  general subversion designed by Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and Colombian  narcoterrorists at the annual meetings of the "São Paulo Forum".

           For Brazilian lovers of freedom, America's unbroken support for Lula  and his Worker's Party was superlatively disappointing. As the reality of a  communist conspiracy in Latin America was  concealed from the public opinion for more than a decade by Brazilian big media,  the whole country fell under Lula's spell, believing him to be some kind of  naïve Christian populist, too much unsophisticated to be conceivably mixed to a  Macchiavellian plot. The few intellectuals and journalists who knew the truth  were isolated, powerless, unable to spread it among the general public. I payed  a high price for trying to do so as a press columnist, suffering insults and  death threats for years and finally being fired from two newspapers and a  magazine. The political inspiration of the dismissals was too visible to deceive  my readers, who sent hundreds of letters protesting against the suppression of  my columns. But the letters, of which I kept copies, were never published. The  concealing of truth is never perfect unless it conceals itself.  

           Meanwhile, I and some of my colleagues did our best to use the internet as a  means to fight the massive suppression of truth. But we were few and devoid of  any financial support. We payed from our own pockets to keep the standards of  real journalism alive, while a continuous cash flow from state banks and private  corporations, both from Brazil and abroad, allowed communist and pro-communist  websites, newspapers, magazines and TV shows to flourish everywhere. When,  against all probabilities, our penniless electronic newspaper "Mídia Sem  Máscara" (Unmasked Media) was chosen by popular vote to win the second prize in  a national contest against its millionaire leftist competition, some of us could  not avoid tears dropping from our eyes. But it was only a moral victory, with no  practical results whatsoever. We were still so powerless that it was  easy for our foes to deny publicly not only the communist continental strategy  but the very existence of the "Sao Paulo Forum". They were strong enough to  triumph over truth even after we published in "Midia Sem Mascara" the complete  proceedings of the twelve meetings of the Forum, the full proof of the intimate  connections between the Worker's Party and Colombian  narcoterrorists.

           Truth was everywhere downtrodden, derided, humiliated. Rejected and isolated in  our own country, we turned our eyes to America, excited by George W. Bush's  second electoral victory and by Dr. Menges' precise diagnosis of the  situation.  

           America was our last hope,  and America failed us.  

           Now that the deep corruption in Lula's administration became visible to the eyes  of everybody and that Brazilian people are conscious of the awful trap set up to  catch them, it is due time for the American government to reassess the gain it  obtained from appeasing Lula and disregarding the true friends of America in  Brazil. President Bush is now seen by every Brazilian voter as the main foreign  supporter of the dirtiest and most despicable administration we ever had.  Leftist parties, aware that it will be impossible to save Lula's reputation, are  managing to associate the government debauchery to its American links, in order  to blame the "right" for the crimes comitted by the left. It is the most  creative strategy of dammage administration ever seen, and it is working. For a  whole decade, many Brazilians hated America because they loved Lula. Now  they hate America because they hate Lula.  

        Perhaps  there is still time to change the course of events, but action must be quick.  The crimes of the Brazilian government are neither isolated facts nor the late  results of Lula's mythical "turning to the right",  but the natural  implementation of the Worker's Party plans for total dominination, devised in  close association with Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. Why should  America once more pay for the  misdeeds of its foes? The American government has to chose between telling the  truth or falling victim to a lie.  



* Olavo de Carvalho ( is a  Brazilian philosopher and writer and a columnist for the newspapers "Diario do  Comércio" (São Paulo) and "Jornal do Brasil" (Rio de Janeiro). He teaches Political  Philosophy at the Catholic University of Parana (South of Brazil) and is the  author of a dozen books.  


Saturday, September 17, 2005

Shockwaves from Katrina are hitting UK

Financial Times has reveales that Tony Blair was shocked by the BBC's coverage of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans, describing it as “full of hatred of America"
Finally Blair has realized what we feel for a long time: BBC is a pot full of leftists, ready to blame America first whatever the reason.

But it sounds just a involuntary disclosure, Blair is going to do nothing about this state news enterprise.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Hurricane Lovers (2) --The Unknown Louisiana

Hurricane Lovers (2) --The Unknown Louisiana
Olavo de Carvalho - Diario do Comério
(translate by me)

Here goes some chapters of the true history of the New Orleans' tragedy , whose fictitious reverse you read every day in the Brazilian media.

Louisiana is the most corrupt state of U.S.A., a kind of Workers' Party Land (the Brazilian most corrupt and Leninist party) of the North. It has been decades Federal Government has sent large amounts of money for Public Enterprises and the money disappears. Technicians had passed years alerting that the levees of Pontchartrain lake would not support a harder impact, but nobody cared.

Counting off the Oil business, the state has badly an industrial infrastructure. Millions of fat unemployees, stuffed-up by welfare-state policies, passing afternoons in rocking chairs at the verandas of their ruined houses, tanning a depressing idleness and without hope. The crime rate is the countries' highest. The sexual tourism moves the economy. Clutter, illegality, stealing, confusion: everything is prepared to the first crack in the civilizational cover that was still hiding the scene, the Louisiana staged a kind of Spielberg-sized "Lord of the Flies" play.

Two days before the breaching of the barrages, the Louisiana government, warned by the weather service, determined the evacuation of the risk areas. The intellectuals of the mainstream media had found it exaggerated, because the hurricane was still considered of a category 3, tolerable. The people believed the media and the mayor´s behavior confirmed it.

Five miles away from the zone that would hit, there is dry land, public housings, airport, public services. The population had two days to save their lives. It would take just to walk five miles. Nobody walked, nor was stimulated to this. The federal government offered the National Guard to help in the evacuation, but nobody wanted. "Our police will handle it" they say.

In the turmoil that followed it, the police in a desperation act opened the doors of the jails, liberating thousand of delinquents that soon obatined guns and spread new reasons of panic among a frightened population.

Many ares the crimes and many are the criminals in the long preparation of the tragedy, that the former will never be investigated and the latter will never be punished. The medicine, of course, is to blame the regular evildoer. George W. Bush caused the hurricane because he did not sign the Kyoto protocol. George W. Bush spent in Iraq the money to the reform of the levees. George W. Bush did not convoke National Guards in time. George W. Bush did not order the Army to help the multitude of victims, because they were black and he is a disgusting white racist.

Does it worth to say that thousand of Kyoto Protocols would not change the global weather in so little time, all because this monumental fraud release the most polluting countries in the world, China and India from any ecological guilt?

Does it worth to say that the money that went to Iraq was not the money to the reformation and even that all amount of money had gone to the reformation of the leeves, it would never be ready before the coming of the hurricane? Does it worth to say that it does not make sense to blame USA, to be in Iraq to make money and to waste money at the same time? Udoes it worth to say that the cuts of spending for Louisiana was already being done since the Clinton era and if it was stopped the cuts none leeve would be done, for it would only stuff the local politicians' pockets?

Does it worth to say that Louisiana government refused the National Guard help? That National Guard is a volunteers' organization, spread in their houses and jobs, impossible to reunite in a sufficient number for a challenge of this size in less than three or four days?

Does it worth to say that a centennial American law (Comitatus Ownership, 1879) forbids Army mobilization for any internal subject, and to change this law would generate long debates at the Congress and that George W. Bush is not the Congress?

No, it does not worth. In U.S.A., just a minimum fraction of the public opinion took seriously these calumnies that, as always, came from Jesse Jacksons and Michael Moore's mouth. In Brazil, they are considered as absolute truths.

Hurricane Lovers (1) -- the root causes

Hurricane lovers
Olavo de Carvalho, from Washington DC
(translated by me)

Until the moment I write this column, Brazil is not officially among the 25 countries, the only 25, from much two hundred UN ´s members , had offered aid to the victims of the Katrina hurricane. Mr. Hugo Chavez, a insensitive sociopat, for his turn preferred to mock of corpses with a cynical offer of... oil!
U.S.A. does not need any aid from abroad. Many American cities already had been destroyed by earthquakes, fires and hurricanes. They had been reconstructed, without any outside aid, by the people whose sweated work saved the Russians, many times, to die in huge famine, and still rebuilt Germany, Italy, France, England and Japan after the war.
U.S.A. does not need nobody´s help. But, when the simple humanitarian intention is massively denied by countries that without the American aid would not even exist, the inevitable conclusion is the spread hate in the world by a brutal difamation campaign supported by Mr. George Soros did not return only against Mr. Bush and Rumsfeld, but against the American Nation as a whole: its people, its history, its values, its simple physical existence.
Americans had created a unique decent society that exists in the planet, the only one where moral, humanitarian values and mercy are still worth, where the third part of people do voluntary work to help other people, the only that feeds and supports the nations that fight against them, the only one where their own national culture rights are denied to give more space the presumptuous immigrants, the only one where even foreign bloody terrorists enprisoned in combat have the same rights of the local citizens, the only one that constantly places itself doubt with an incomparable intellectual courage, the only one where the fight for justice is the main reason, the substance of national life, the only one that conmdenm itsefl before to blame others, the only that, once winner in a war, he removed its troops immediately, leaving that the defeated ones reconquered its freedom and dignity, while its great partner of victory still remained per decades in the busy territories, with tanks, cannons and firing-squad, sucking blood of tenths of peoples while accusing the Americans for "imperialism".
The Americans had created the only nation that, judged in comparison with the others - and not with the angel-like artificial standards used by them to judge U.S , precisely to run away from the comparison which they know that they will fail --, has more reasons to be proud of that to shame.
The existence of America is a shame for the Russians, who had sworn to destroy her and had finished with their hats in the hand, begging aid. It is a shame for China, that is creating nanotechnological weapons to kill the entire US population from smallpox and tifo, but cannot use them, because it would represent the killing of golden eggs´ hen that drive millions dollars to state companies in Beijing. Is a shame for Islamic world , in despite all its beautiful religious oral tradition of a thousand-four hundred years had only created a society that was, in greater or minor measure , a live denial of Coran´s promises of freedom and justice. It is a shame for the Latin Americans, who do not support the comparison with their northern neighbor without gnawing of disdain to themselves, searching relief by the use of unthinkable low-level histrionisms and blusters.
The campaign of Mr. Soros summed all these “shames”, and throw it against America. And the campaign is working.
Therefore, for the first time in the history of the intended "international order", a fake humanitarianism, usual in the natural catastrophies, was traded by the explicit indifference, or even satisfaction smirks. The world is crowded today by Katrina lovers, as yesterday was full of Bin Laden admirers.