Sunday, September 29, 2019

Steve Bannon Says Trump Is “Just Another Scumbag” and Crook


Steve Bannon Says Trump Is “Just Another Scumbag” and Crook

By Julio Severo
Considering that Steve Bannon was fired by U.S. President Donald Trump after providing information to “Fire and Fury,” a book by Michael Wolff filled with gossip against Trump, Bannon should be ashamed of himself enough to contribute nevermore to any other book else of Wolff.
Steve Bannon
But this is not so. According to a 29 September 2019 DailyBeast report, Bannon has contributed to “Siege: Trump Under Fire,” a new book by Wolff with much more gossip against Trump. The DailyBeast said,
Extracts from Siege: Trump Under Fire published by The Guardian Wednesday show [Bannon’s] antipathy for his former boss hasn’t cooled down just yet. In the book, Bannon predicts Trump’s presidency will fall after investigations into his finances reveal to his supporters that he’s not some incredible self-made billionaire, but a crook. “This is where it isn’t a witch hunt—even for the hard-core, this is where he turns into just a crooked business guy, and one worth $50m instead of $10bn,” Bannon is quoted as saying. “Not the billionaire he said he was, just another scumbag.” Bannon was a major source for Fire and Fury—he described Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr.’s Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer “treasonous,” and said Ivanka was “dumb as a brick.”
With his new collaboration to gossiper Wolff, Bannon shows that he deserved to be fired as an opportunist and traitor. In his message on Bannon after firing him, Trump said,
Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind…
Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve… only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.
When an opportunist can no longer use his victim, he attacks him violently. So the new attacks of Bannon on Trump are no surprise.
Bannon’s fate is sealed as an enemy of the Trump administration. He can no longer deceive Trump and his administration.
Yet, he is deceiving other governments.
On September 11, 2019, Bannon met Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington allegedly to help prepare the U.N. speech of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. You can read his speech, delivered at the U.N. on 24 September 2019, here: “Conservative Analysis of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s UN Speech in 2019”.
This was not the first meeting of Bannon at the Brazilian Embassy. On March 2019 he was a special guest of Bolsonaro in the embassy.
On the eve of Bolsonaro’s U.N. speech, Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of the Brazilian president, met Bannon in New York. These meetings are frequent, especially after Eduardo became the director for Latin America of Bannon’s The Movement.
Bannon also regularly meets Bolsonaro’s guru, Olavo de Carvalho. Both Bannon and Carvalho were spiritually influenced by the Islamic occultist René Guénon.
If someday Bolsonaro realizes that he is being used by Bannon and other adherents of Guénon, just as Trump realized, I will not wonder if opportunist Bannon says that Bolsonaro is just another scumbag and crook.
With information from DailyBeast, Veja, Estadão and PRNewswire.
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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Conservative Analysis of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s UN Speech in 2019


Conservative Analysis of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s UN Speech in 2019

By Julio Severo
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro delivered the opening speech of the 74th United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York, United States, on September 24, 2019. His speech had several important points from the conservative viewpoint. I will highlight the points that I think are the most important.
“I present to you a new Brazil that resurfaces after being on the brink of socialism,” said Bolsonaro, adding, “My country was very close to socialism.”
Although his view of a Brazil close to socialism would be a Brazil similar to Cuba, it is noteworthy that it went unnoticed to Bolsonaro that his education minister promised to create more day care centers than previous socialist administrations in Brazil. More day care means more state power over children and less parental influence. This is socialism, although palatable to those who do not understand what socialism really is.
Bolsonaro’s criticism of Cuba’s communist dictatorship deserves praise. He said:
“In 2013, an agreement between the socialist Workers’ Party administration and the Cuban dictatorship brought to Brazil 10,000 doctors without any professional verification. They were prevented from bringing spouses and children, had 75% of their wages confiscated by the Cuban regime and were prevented from enjoying fundamental rights, such as coming and going. Real slave work, believe me… Backed by human rights groups from Brazil and the UN.”
Bolsonaro’s stance on Cuba was 100 percent conservative.
Bolsonaro also exposed the fruits of Venezuelan socialism:
“In Venezuela, these agents of the Cuban regime, taken by Hugo Chávez, have also arrived and today there are approximately 60,000 and they control and interfere in all areas of local society, especially in intelligence and defense. Venezuela, once a thriving and democratic country, today is experiencing the cruelty of socialism. Socialism is working in Venezuela! All of them are poor and without freedom! Brazil also feels the impacts of the Venezuelan dictatorship. Of the more than 4 million who fled the country, a part migrated to Brazil, fleeing hunger and violence. We have done our part to help them through the Welcomed Operation by the Brazilian Army and praised worldwide.”
Bolsonaro’s stance on Venezuela was 100 percent conservative.
But one point ignored by Bolsonaro was that both Cuba and Venezuela are overwhelmingly Catholic countries. Venezuela is 97 percent Catholic. It was impossible for socialism to dominate Venezuela without the help of the Catholic Church.
In fact, when Hugo Chavez, who was a military man, came to power, even Bolsonaro supported him, knowing that he was a socialist.
Brazil has only escaped socialism because 30 percent of its population is evangelical and they continue to grow. Most evangelical churches have an aversion to socialism, especially its policies of abortion and homosexuality.
Bolsonaro’s UN speech then said:
“The São Paulo Forum [Foro de São Paulo], a criminal organization created in 1990 by Fidel Castro, Lula and Hugo Chavez to spread and implement socialism in Latin America, is still alive and has to be fought.”
Such thinking is a copy of ideas preached by Olavo de Carvalho, who has had such a devastating influence on Bolsonaro that it earned him the nickname “Bolsonaro’s Rasputin.”
It is an exaggerated idea to think that a leftist group of poor socialist nations called the São Paulo Forum would be a greater international threat than communist China, which has the largest communist army in the world.
In fact, the one who most funded Hugo Chavez’s socialist project was the United States, the largest purchaser of Venezuelan oil throughout Chavez’s dictatorship. Oil was the most exported Venezuelan product and by being the largest buyer of this product the U.S. under Bush and Obama financed Chavez’s revolution.
The problem with Bolsonaro following Olavo de Carvalho’s ideas is that he has many similar ideas that look more like conspiracy theories. Carvalho thinks that smoking does no harm and that tobacco industries are victims of media disinformation propaganda.
Carvalho also defends the theory that no Jew was tortured and killed by the Catholic Inquisition, which for him was a sheer lie and invention of Protestants.
Although the Flat Earth theory is usually viewed as a scientific aberration, Carvalho attempts to reconcile his pose as a philosopher with a passionate closeness to the Flat Earth theory while attacking the idea that the Earth is a spherical globe.
Therefore, it is impossible to see in the universe of Carvalho the São Paulo Forum disconnected from his other showy theories.
Bolsonaro also said: “It is a fallacy to say that the Amazon is a world heritage site.” It was a nationalistic and patriotic point. It was a conservative stance. Americans and Europeans have big interests in the Amazon.
Incidentally, NSSM 200, a document made by the CIA to use family planning and feminism to reduce the population of various countries for the benefit of the U.S. government, was not attacked and not even mentioned by Bolsonaro. NSSM 200, which was drafted by President Gerald Ford’s conservative Republican administration in 1974, made Brazil one of the top priorities for suffering U.S. population control policies.
The conservative Republican mindset in the 1970s was that by reducing the Brazilian population there would be fewer people to use Brazilian natural resources, including from the Amazon. Result: These resources would be stored for U.S. use.
During the military rule, Brazil began to swallow the NSSM 200 trap, and today population control policies have become so normal in Brazil that Bolsonaro himself has openly advocated various birth control measures to reduce poor populations.
The largest pro-abortion organization in the world is the Planned Parenthood Federation, whose Brazilian branch, BEMFAM (Civil Society for Family Well-Being), was established under the military rule. Thus, while the military administration was fighting communism, a powerful American group settled on Brazilian soil to promote the largest anti-family agenda in Brazil’s history.
Receiving money from the U.S. government, the Planned Parenthood Federation has for decades been promoting abortion, contraception and the homosexual agenda, which functions today under the guise of gender ideology.
BEMFAM, which receives money from the U.S. government through USAID, has been working since 1966 to implement the U.S. population control agenda in Brazil. USAID also participated in the drafting of NSSM 200. In the 1990s, BEMFAM distributed to educators throughout Brazil a handbook convincing Brazilian authorities of the need for a sex education conducive to family destruction and homosexual ideology. The handbook was not printed in Cuba. It was printed in the official printing press of the U.S. government during the Bush presidency. How would the conservative Republican Bush administration not collaborate with Planned Parenthood and BEMFAM when their goals are perfectly aligned with NSSM 200?
It cannot be said that the CIA and U.S. Republican administrations have changed their mindset and intentions regarding obtaining raw materials from other countries at the expense of drastic population reductions.
At least for me, as an evangelical, the only kind of relationship you can have between Brazil and the U.S. on the basis of trust is with evangelicals, who have no U.S. government-backed Planned Parenthood and no population-control policy. Conservative American evangelicals are the most trusted Americans.
While the U.S. took advantage of Brazil’s anti-communist military climate to bring in Billy Graham and Rex Humbard, U.S. groups, mainly Planned Parenthood and several large pro-abortion foundations, entered Brazil to inject anti-family culture.
Considering NSSM 200, Brazil’s relationship with the U.S. should be cautious, especially with the U.S. government. John Perkins, who worked as an economic hit man for the U.S. government, revealed in his book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” that in the 1970s several military governments around the world obtained multi-million-dollar loans to build huge hydroelectric dams, ending in equally huge debt. These countries received malicious advice from U.S. economic killers. Brazil was one of them.
NSSM 200 is much worse than the São Paulo Forum. But while the conspiracy theory of a lover of smoking and the Inquisition gets spotlight from a Brazilian president, NSSM 200, which has drastically reduced Brazil’s population, gets no spotlight.
Brazil is experiencing an accelerated demographic aging, with the birth of babies decreasing year after year. The U.S. and Europe only suffered a demographic aging after experiencing abundant prosperity. But Brazil is already aging demographically long before it reaches the level of prosperity of Europe and the U.S. This demographic aging seriously threatening Brazil’s future and prosperity was all planned in NSSM 200 in 1974. Brazil is a victim of the CIA’s population control policy and an American government under the leadership of the Republican Party.
Thanks to NSSM 200, Brazil’s demographic suffering is granted for the future.
Although Bolsonaro is not the first Brazilian president to attack socialism, no Brazilian president has ever attacked NSSM 200 and its violation of Brazilian sovereignty.
Brazil’s foreign debt during the military rule (1964-1985) grew so much, with the help of U.S. economic hit men, that it was the breeding ground for the left to move forward. And it did move forward.
Although Bolsonaro indicated that the socialism of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff destroyed the economy of Brazil, actually even before these two socialists became presidents of Brazil, Bolsonaro himself confessed that he was evading all taxes he could, because historically, even without any socialism, taxes in Brazil are exorbitant. For example, during the military rule that was anti-communist, the Brazilian people who could afford to buy a car paid half the value just in taxes. A telephone line was as expensive as a house.
Exorbitant taxes on cars and phone lines look like socialism, but it is not. It was just the military rule continuing the old tradition of high taxes in Brazil.
Another important point in Bolsonaro’s speech was to treat Indians as humans, not as zoo animals, as they are usually treated by environmentalists and leftists. Bolsonaro said:
“Unfortunately, some people inside and outside Brazil, supported by NGOs, insist on treating and keeping our Indians as true cavemen.”
It was a 100 percent conservative stance.
Bolsonaro also undid a serious injustice of leftist governments that welcomed communist terrorists. Bolsonaro said:
“In my administration, Italian terrorist Cesare Battisti fled Brazil, was arrested in Bolivia and extradited to Italy. Three other Paraguayan terrorists and one Chilean terrorist, who lived in Brazil as political refugees, were also returned to their countries. Terrorists under the guise of persecuted politicians will no longer find refuge in Brazil.”
It was a 100 percent conservative stance.
Bolsonaro’s speech also dealt with religious persecution, but leveling all religions — Christianity, Judaism, and Islam — as if they all suffered equal attacks. It was a generalizing and politically correct speech. He said:
“In recent years, we have witnessed, in different regions, cowardly attacks that have victimized the faithful gathered in churches, synagogues and mosques. Brazil strongly condemns all these acts and stands ready to collaborate with other countries to protect those who are oppressed because of their faith. Of particular concern to the Brazilian people is the increasing persecution, discrimination and violence against missionaries and religious minorities in different regions of the world. That is why we support the creation of the ‘International Memorial Day for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.’”
Putting Christianity, Judaism, and Islam as equal victims of religious persecution is a huge disfavor to Christians, who by far suffer about 100,000 martyrs in the hands of Muslims alone. If anyone can show that 100,000 Muslims are martyred by Christians a year, I will fully support Bolsonaro’s politically correct speech of placing all religions as equal victims of religious persecution.
It was not a conservative stance.
Perhaps realizing the specific absence of Christians, Bolsonaro later cited them as victims of religious persecution, but making it clear that other religions are also victims. He said:
“It is unacceptable that in the 21st century, with so many laws, treaties and organizations to safeguard rights of all kinds, there are still millions of Christians and people of other religions losing their lives or their liberty because of of their faith.”
Bolsonaro’s speech gave importance to the partnerships his government is seeking through international visits. Bolsonaro said:
“These visits will strengthen friendship and deepen relations with Japan, China, Saudi Arabia.”
Partnership with Japan is a laudable attitude. The Japanese people are democratic and hardworking. But China is a communist dictatorship that persecutes Christians violently. If Bolsonaro is so serious against communism, why partner with the largest communist country in the world?
Bolsonaro does not want to partner with poor communist nations like Cuba, Bolivia and Venezuela, but does he open his arms to rich communist nations like China?
And why partner with Saudi Arabia, which bans the Bible on its territory and persecutes Christians? In addition, Sunni Islam followed by the Saudis is behind ISIS and most Christian killings.
Another very important point is that if Bolsonaro is concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, why has he shown no concern about the biggest current humanitarian crisis, which is the Yemeni population starving and dying of bombing from Saudi Arabia with American weapons? In this crisis, thousands of Yemeni children are dying.
Why does Bolsonaro want to partner with Saudi Arabia, the great Islamic “Venezuela” in the Middle East?
China systematically persecutes and kills Christians. Saudi Arabia also kills them. Venezuela, with all its socialist problems, has no Chinese and Saudi history of persecution of Christians. However, Bolsonaro prefers partnership with China and Saudi Arabia, not Venezuela.
It would make no sense for Bolsonaro to partner with Venezuela and condemn China and Saudi Arabia, or vice versa. To be consistent, he should condemn Venezuela and Saudi Arabia for human rights violations. To be consistent, he should condemn China and Venezuela for communist dictatorship.
Studying for many years the issue of persecution of Christians, I do not understand the attitude of Bolsonaro, who says he is concerned about religious persecution but wants to partner with great persecutors of Christians.
Sunni Islam from Saudi Arabia is far more dangerous than the São Paulo Forum, but how will Rasputin say otherwise, or advise his poor victim Bolsonaro to the contrary, when he himself has already received a Saudi award for a biography of Muhammad that he wrote?
At a very important point, Bolsonaro’s speech attempted to address directly the issue of gender ideology or homosexual ideology. But all he could do was to talk about these problems without directly citing gender ideology or homosexual ideology. He said:
“Over the past few decades, we have been seduced, without realizing it, by ideological systems of thought that sought not truth but absolute power. Ideology has settled in the field of culture, education and the media, dominating the media, universities and schools. Ideology has invaded our homes to attack the mater cell of any healthy society, the family. They are still trying to destroy the innocence of our children, perverting even their most basic and elemental identity, the biological one.”
If he could clearly mention São Paulo Forum, why not more clearly gender ideology or homosexual ideology?
Indirectly, Bolsonaro’s speech attributed exclusively to socialism the negative changes in society and family. These changes include the homosexual and abortion ideology.
But if Bolsonaro had read NSSM 200, which I read nearly 30 years ago, he would understand that many of these changes were projected not only by socialism, but also by the CIA and U.S. Republican administrations in their eagerness to reduce Brazil’s population to grab the Brazilian natural resources. If Bolsonaro had read NSSM 200 he would never have advocated population control policies that underlie the systematic destruction of the family today.
Trying to attribute to the São Paulo Forum, not to NSSM 200, the anti-family system that has been in place in Brazil since the beginning of the military rule is sheer smoke screen.
Concluding, Bolsonaro’s speech said:
“In matters of climate, democracy, human rights, equality of rights and duties between men and women, and so many others, all we need is this: to contemplate the truth, following John 8:32: ‘And you know the truth, and the truth you shall make free.’”
Sometimes Bolsonaro quotes biblical verses, probably because of the influence of his evangelical wife. The Bible is a good influence. But the other influences on Bolsonaro’s life are not so good and often prevent him from having a serious perspective on reality.
The reality is: The UN is worse than the São Paulo Forum. China is worse than the Sãoo Paulo Forum. NSSM 200 is worse than the São Paulo Forum.
If Bolsonaro does not see this reality, his upcoming UN speeches may say that smoking does no harm, that the Inquisition is a victim of the lies of Jewish and Protestant historians and that the Earth is flat.
However, the Bolsonaro team, especially Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo and Bolsonaro’s special adviser, Filipe G. Martins, has been seeking to camouflage the stances guided by them in the Bolsonaro administration as Trump’s stances. Martins, who helped write Bolsonaro’s speech at the UN, said of the speech:
“The media is wondering if there was any coordination between President Bolsonaro and President Trump’s teams, due to the convergence of ideas and values observed in their speech. This convergence is not the result of prior coordination, but the fellowship of perennial values.”
“Perennial” has several meanings, but those who are connected to the perennialist movement only use it to mean their own causes. The perennialist movement is linked to the Islamic occultist René Guénon, promoted in Brazil for decades by Olavo de Carvalho, whose adherents follow perennialism.
Martins, who is a Carvalho adherent, is not a pioneer in linking Trump to perennialism and traditionalism. Prior to becoming Foreign Minister, Araujo authored a diplomatic document entitled “Trump and the West.” However, he praised Trump not because Trump is Trump, but because for him Trump embodies the soul of Steve Bannon’s values, who is a Guénon adherent.
For Araújo, Trump is the result of the values of Bannon and Guénon.
However, Trump eventually expelled Bannon calling him an opportunist and traitor. Unintentionally, by giving this classification to Bannon, Trump correctly identified the nature of Guenonians and perennialists.
Not even perennialists can stand other perennialists. In 2017, Carvalho did a diagnosis fitting all perennialists and Guenonians, including himself. He said, “It’s not a problem but I’ve rarely met people as sophisticatedly false and lying as in the so-called ‘perennialist’ environment.”
Araujo, as an adherent of Carvalho and Guénon, only used Trump in his document as an instrument for his Guenonian or perennialist revolution. Not unlike Bannon, who in 2016 described “Trump as a ‘blunt instrument for us.’” The “us” means the Guenonian or perennialist movement.
Yet, Trump was able in time to identify the opportunistic and treacherous nature of Guenonian Bannon. Bolsonaro has not yet reached this point of discernment. That’s why he has given much opportunity for Guenonians and perennialists like Araújo and Martins to use Bolsonaro for their revolution and talk about “fellowship of perennial values.” They are hijacking the victory that evangelicals gave Bolsonaro to advance perennialism or Guenonianism.
They know very clearly that what guides the Bolsonaro administration, which is guided by them, is not Christian values. These are perennial values, of perennialism. In fact, they use Christian values to exalt perennial or Guenonian values.
In their revolution one sees the same opportunism and betrayal of Bannon against Trump.
For Araújo and Martins, Bolsonaro is just an instrument for perennialism or for the values of Guénon or Carvalho.
If Bolsonaro does not wake up in time, his upcoming UN speeches may say that Brazil has been saved by perennial or Guenonian values.
With information from Agência Brasil.
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Monday, September 23, 2019

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party expelled several conservatives for criticism of Islam


Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party expelled several conservatives for criticism of Islam

By Julio Severo
An expert on Islam is warning that even under Boris Johnson the United Kingdom is becoming a “shabby little police state” after his Conservative Party expelled several people who posted online statements critical of Islam.
Boris Johnson and Islamic leaders
The warning comes from Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch.
“These broad-based suspensions make it clear that any criticism of Islam or Muslims, no matter how accurate it may be, is forbidden today in Boris Johnson’s shabby little police state,” he explained.
The actions of the Conservative Party against its own members who criticize Islam, Islamic rapists in U.K. and Islamic invasions “illustrate the confusion — confusion that has been deliberately sowed by Leftist and Islamic supremacist groups — between legitimate criticism of Islam as a belief system and ideology, and hatred of innocent Muslims,” he said.
It was the BBC that confirmed Conservative Party members were “suspended for posting or endorsing Islamophobic material.”
The behavior of Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party is incompatible with true conservatism. Even Britain has recognized that in 2018 Christians suffered an increase in persecution with 245 million facing especially Islamic violence or oppression around the world. This is a staggering number.
Even so, Britain has been rejecting legitimate Christian refugees and welcoming thousands and thousands of Islamic “refugees.”
If there is an oppressed group that has all right to criticize Islam is Christians. If there is an oppressive group that has no right to criticize Christians and deserves much criticism is Muslims for their horrific history of persecution, torture and slaughter of Christians.
Even though Christians are rightly entitled to make abundant criticism of Islam for its massive anti-Christian violence, Muslims have organized themselves in Britain, a traditionally Christian nation, to ban and punish criticism of Islam. The Muslim Council of Britain long has advocated punishment for anyone who expresses criticism of Islam.
Conservatives in Britain voted for Boris Johnson because he presented himself as a conservative and because they are tired of a police state commanded by left-wingers and Islamists against Christians and free speech. They are tired of being forbidden from identifying that the massive wave of rapes against British girls is Islamic. They are tired of being censored and punished for showing the evil ideological nature of Islam.
Yet, they have found that Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party have behaved not better than the Left and Islamic supremacists when expelling conservatives who post and support deserved criticism of Islam.
Can British conservatives see Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party offering any hope to save the United Kingdom from Islamic invasions and their hordes of rapists and censors?
With information from WND (WorldNetDaily).
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