Homeschooling: the only educational hope in a Marxist Brazil
By Julio Severo
Marxist Dilma Rousseff, the favorite candidate of socialist Brazilian president Lula, is expected to win the next Brazilian presidential election and keep Brazil, and especially the school system, under rigid state control.
Homeschooling is illegal in Brazil. In fact, it is a crime, since socialists were able, in the creation of the new Brazilian constitution in 1988, to introduce a constitutional provision ordering all children to attend a school facility.
Hope for change is dim. Lula, who brags that he does not like reading, has made an education agreement with communist China, where Brazilian schools will follow the Chinese educational model.
And if Dilma Rousseff actually is elected on October 3, Brazil will keep suffering criminalizations, including of homeschooling. Anyway, she will be only obeying the Constitution…
In his 2 presidential terms, President Lula has put his administration machinery into action to work the decriminalization of abortion and the criminalization “homophobia”, even calling opposition to sodomy a “perverse disease”.
Nevertheless, he has enjoyed a very high popularity. The same Brazilian population that mostly disapproves abortion and is 99% “homophobic” (according to a poll conducted by a Brazilian institute connected to Lula’s party) gives Lula an approving rate of over 80%.
Late 2009, Lula changed the constitution to force four-year-old children to attend a school. But who cared?
TV channels were silent before this authority grab against the Brazilian family. Because they received in 2009 over 1 billion Real (almost 500,000 dollars) from the federal government to broadcast government propaganda, the Brazilian media kindly criticizes Lula and more kindly praises him. Red dictatorships in the past used to close down discordant media; Marxist Lula gratifies them.
So his presidential candidate is a direct beneficiary of his high popularity. And even though Lula is a friend of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and Mahmud Ahmadinejad, his probable successor is more radical.
What are her qualifications for ruling Brazil?
1967 - agent for the Worker’s Politics Movement
06/10/68 - robbery of Banespa bank, Iguatemi Street, $ 80,000
12/10/68 - planned the murder of [American] Capt. Charles Chandler [accomplished in cold blood, in front of his house, his wife and child]
11/12/68 - robbery of Gun Store Diana, Seminario Street, 48 guns [stolen].
??/04/69 - National Liberation Command [another terrorist organization].
24/01/69 - Robbery of Quitauna Arms Depository - 63 FAU rifles, 3 INA guns, 4 munitions.
18/07/69 - Robbery of the Governor Ademar de Barros’ house [the money was never recovered].
01/08/68 - Robbery of the Mercantil of Sao Paulo bank.
??/09/69 - VAR Palmares [terrorist organization] Congress in Teresopolis.
20/09/69 - Robbery of the Public Force Police Quarters in Barro Branco.
Daughter of a Bulgarian Communist, Rousseff has no concern about her dark past, because Marxists have twisted in such a manner Brazilian policies that today, while communists and their families are given multimillion dollar reparations at the expense of the Brazilian taxpayers, victims of the communist terrorism and their families are ignored and poorly compensated, even in cases where people were murdered or left mutilated by bombs and guns.
The past criminals are the modern wealthy heroes.
Rousseff has a so radical record that any political creature resembling Al Gore running for president in Brazil would be easily mistaken as a right-wing candidate and fundamentalist Christian!
In fact, the only evangelical presidential candidate is a radical adherent of the Marxist Liberation Theology. She was a long time member of Lula’s Party, and her only reason to leave it was that instead of her, Dilma was chosen as presidential candidate. Today, she is a Green Party member.
All the other candidates are similarly Marxists and no of them are expected to change de Socialist provision in the Brazilian Constitution mandating school institutionalization for all children.
Christian churches and leaders could make a difference and save Brazil from such Marxist disaster. But the Socialist spell on the Brazilian media is on many churches. While most Catholic bishops are plagued by the Marxist Liberation Theology, a Protestant version has infected many traditional Protestant churches, and now even some Pentecostal churches are in the Marxist bandwagon.
The evangelical coordinator for the Dilma campaign is Bishop Manoel Ferreira, whose task is to draw evangelical churches and flocks and leaders to the Dilma fold. He is the president of the second largest Assembly of God denomination in Brazil.
The official policies of the Workers’ Party (believe it or not, no relation to the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, better known as Nazi Party, which also banned homeschooling in Germany in the 1930s) have clear pro-abortion and pro-sodomy provisions, but Dilma’s political propaganda avoids these “controversial” issues. Yet, her political friendships show her values. Last year she visited Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, from the Marxist Spanish Workers’ Party. Zapatero has been famous and infamous for imposing abortion and anti-“homophobia” punishments in Spain.
Under Lula, Veja magazine (the Brazilian counterpart of Time magazine) charged that Brazilian school system was plagued by Marxist indoctrination. What hope is left for us Christians that believe that the State has no right to replace God?
Lula has been praising Dilma Rousseff. Hugo Chavez said that she is his candidate.
What about Obama? He has also welcomed her in the White House, which apparently sees no problem in the radical Marxist advance in Brazil. (Is he from the Workers’ Party too?)
Well, as a radical Socialist clone of Lula, Rousseff is in perfect peace with Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and Mahmud Ahmadinejad. And, of course, Obama is in peace with her.
Today the Brazilian cultural environment is much like to the US, but without any significant and large conservative opposition. Whereas Obama faces a lot of opposition from conservative Christian groups and leaders, Brazilian president Lula faces nothing of this sort. And his probable successor will enjoy his success too, because with all children under forced state indoctrination and media and churches under powerful financial spells, control is something very easy.
In this dark (oops, red) Brazilian picture, homeschooling is the only option for Christian churches and families to save their children, even though the cost is an illegal, underground lifestyle.
Roman Empire had its emperors that saw themselves as gods. In Brazil, god is the Socialist State. And this red god wants all the Brazilian children under its sacred “educational” control.
When my pregnant wife and I were reported because of homeschooling and child vaccination in Brazil, local government officials told us, “You can decide whatever you want about your children, but the ultimate decision belongs to the government”. Today, we are away from Brazil.
In the most important homeschooling case in Brazil, where the defendant was an Attorney General himself, the Higher Court of Justice ruled in 2002 that “children do not belong to their parents”.
These poor “children that do not belong to their parents” are being indoctrinated today to become in the future the Marxist doctors, teachers, politicians, governors and even Christian leaders. This is a dreadful prospect for the educationally-choiceless children in Brazil.
Brazilian law is very rarely enforced to punish political socialist abuses and power grab — and nowadays it is hindered from being enforced against Marxist terrorists —, but it has been steadily enforced to punish parents that think that they are free to educate their children away from the state model.
In a time of prevailing Marxism in the Brazilian culture, homeschooling is the only way for Brazilian parents to protect their children from the pervasive educational control of the state Moloch.
If the early persecuted Roman Christians could worship Jesus in the catacombs, why cannot Brazilian Christians educate their children for Jesus there?