Lula, the meddler
Cuba, Israel and the forsaken black
By Julio Severo
No, the Fidel Castro dictatorship has never considered Lula a meddler. In fact, in his recent visit to Cuba, Brazilian president Lula preferred not to defend a black that, after years of unjustified prison and torture, also died from a hunger strike. Lula had no pity and mercy on him. After all, he was guilty of a horrible crime: to disagree with the Cuban communist paradise. Have you already seen crime worse than that?
Additionally, it was a mistake — in Lula’s modest opinion — for the man to appeal to a hunger strike, stopping eating the beggar ration kindly granted by the Cuban government. The correct thing was for him to remain alive to keep suffering tortures. In the past, Cuba used the paredón a lot, but probably because of the shortage of bullets, tortures are more economical. However it may appear bad, the Cuban striker just was one of the dozens of thousands of innocent men annihilated by the Cuban government, which only wants the “well-being” of its own people.
Evidently, if Lula were not socialist, the socialist media would never forgive him, “Racist Lula! False human rights advocate!” But his friendship with Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez guarantees immediate and automatic pardon and closed eyes by the press, which don’t also care about blacks and others that perish under communist governments.
Blacks and other minorities are very useful for the socialist ideology, but they are disposable when they riot against the slavery imposed by socialist governments on their populations. This is why Lula took the decision of not interfering in the Cuban “internal affairs”.
The case of the wretched Cuban black didn’t move black-rights Brazilian activists, nor did it lead them to yell complaints against the alleged supreme benefactor of their cause in the Brazilian presidency. After all, Lula has the zealous commitment of supporting Castro’s communist cause and the black militants’ cause, providing that they don’t interfere in the supreme cause — “May Karl Marx’s kingdom come. May his will be done!”
In Lula’s utopian socialist vision, Fidel Castro and his government are victims of the tyranny of the free speech from Cuban citizens that refuse to see the benefits of a life subdued under the socialist collar. Real oppression is a government suffering resistance by a stupid people against the “sovereign right” of the State of controlling citizens by any means. For Lula, that is the worst kind of oppression. So, what if he thought the black’s death in the rotten communist prison was the death of one more “oppressor” against the wonderful liberating forces of the secular State?
So far as it depends on Lula and Castro, every anti-socialism citizen should make a permanent hunger strike, without any right to breaks.
Undeniable admirer of the gay agenda, Lula would have just a paraphrased saying by Oscar Wilde to blacks, Christians and others oppressed by Castro’s paradise, “The best way to defeat the Castro communism is surrendering to it!”
Lula would apply that saying to many other examples.
However, he would never do that to Israel.
The Brazilian government, which has been systematically voting against Israel in the UN Security Council since Lula took office in 2003, has never condemned the most severe human-rights violations in Sudan, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, etc., where hundreds of thousands of Christians have been tortured and murdered. Philosophy of Lula: For friends, everything. For “enemies”, nothing.
If the poor black were Palestinian and he had been victim of Israel, Lula would certainly appeal for more drastic reactions. (“Hey, comrade Ahmadinejad, why so much delay? Are you going or not to make the bomb?”)
Certainly, Lula would never be silent on a Palestinian black’s death. But because the poor black “chose” to be victim of Lula’s Cuban friend, the only solution was the hunger death indeed.
Now, Lula is visiting Israel and Palestinians in the Jewish territories occupied by them. Ah, at last, the man recognized — after almost one decade visiting the countries enemies of Israel without touching the land of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — that he also needs to travel at least once to Israel.
It is not a courtesy visit, although Shimon Perez, the president of Israel, is as socialist as Lula. Actually, the Brazilian president hopes to obtain in some way the position of a peace “mediator” between Israelis and Palestinians. He wants, in short, a significant role in the international pressures that want to force Jews to hand over to the Palestinian Arabs half of the land God gave in promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Hey, don’t judge Lula. He does it because he has no faith in God and his promises. Is there free will, isn’t there? Everybody has a right to fight against what God promises. Lula is just exercising his right of secular interference in the internal affairs of Israel. In addition, he just wants to change the Brazilian scale, where crowds of evangelical Brazilians visit Israel yearly as a gesture of support to the Jewish people.
Lula’s visit represents the shadiest side of Brazil. He will be representing Brazilians that don’t accept by any means the alliance of God with the Jewish people.
I am not sure what can happen to a man that wants to be a meddler right in the middle of an issue that God have already fully decided. The land of Israel has already been handed over. That decision, which is final, came from God, not man. If Lula wants to give lands to Palestinians, let him give his personal properties.
However, I know what could have happened if Lula had used his gift of meddling between Fidel Castro and a poor dark-skinned Cuban subject. Yet, nobody defended the man, who died in a horrible way. Lula was there, in his comfortable presidential skybox, watching, with popcorn and coke (euphemism for rum) in his hands, the last minutes of a lonely Cuban citizen’s show against communist tyranny. In the end: unhappy end — for the black. At least, Lula was able to consume his popcorn and coke.
In the case of Israel, Lula’s pretension of being a “peace mediator” between Israelis and Palestinian is just an euphemism for “meddler”, a term that according to the Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) means, “One who meddles; one who interferes or busies himself with things in which he has no concern; an officious person; a busybody”.
Before dictators, Lula’s necessary interference disappears while the oppressed die. Hundreds of thousands of tortured and murdered Christians in Sudan, Cuba, Iran and North Korea do not appear to have some effect on Lula’s conscience (or conscienceless).
Before God and his promises, Lula, with his nose in the air, says, “Nobody will hold me back from entering in this issue! I do what I please and I travel where I want with the money from my subjects!”
In the trip agenda of Lula this year, there is also a scheduled visit to the president of Iran, comrade Ahmadinejad, who is always promising to destroy Israel and Jews.
Would Lula be able to consider paying a visit to Ahmadinejad or calling him a friend if the Islamic leader had promised to destroy dictators Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez?
Chavez is a friend of Ahmadinejad, and both have friendship with Lula. Both also support terrorist groups against Israel.
Yet, you will see who will prevail in the end.
I only fear for Brazil, because although Lula has a right of playing the role of comrade of the anti-Israel and anti-Jewish modern Haman, a whole nation may suffer the consequences from a bibacious and irresponsible man’s decisions.
Portuguese version of this article: Lula, o intrometido