By Rebeca Crespo*
(Opinion) Next Sunday Brazil holds general elections. Brazilians will have to choose between revalidating a conservative government led by Jair Bolsonaro, currently president, or returning power to Lula Da Silva, convicted for corruption and money laundering.
Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court decided to overturn this conviction after he spent almost 600 days in prison.
But, contrary to what the Left defends, the highest court did not declare Lula innocent but overturned the rulings based on technical-formal criteria.
So why is Bolsonaro presented by most of the media as a danger to democracy compared to a former president who was imprisoned for corruption?
Bolsonaro represents everything that socialism, the LGBT lobby, radical feminism, and in general cultural Marxism do not like.
“May our people not experience the pains of socialism,” he defended in July in a march in São Paulo where he referenced what is happening in other regions of the region, which in recent times elected leftist governments such as Chile or Colombia.
“We do not want that for our Brazil”.
He also defends the family as a “foundation of civilization”. And in the face of the abortionist policies that proliferate in a good part of the countries of the world, he assured that in Brazil abortion would never be approved as long as it depends on him.
“I deeply regret the life of Argentine children, now subject to be biased in the womb of their mothers with the consent of the State.”
“As far as I and my government are concerned, abortion will never be approved on our soil. We will always fight to protect the lives of the innocent!” the president wrote after the approval of abortion in Argentina.
He has also taken a stand against gender ideology and the indoctrination of children in the classroom based on “the principle of comprehensive protection of children, provided for in the Constitution” of Brazil.
And during the covid pandemic, he defended the freedom of Brazilians to get vaccinated and took a stand against the so-called “covid pass” and confinement.
He has also been against maintaining totalitarian regimes in Latin America, such as Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua.
Most importantly, and even though most media and polls predict a Lula da Silva victory, he has the support of the Brazilian people.
During the commemoration of the second centenary of the country’s independence in September, he mobilized hundreds of thousands of supporters in an unprecedented show of force.
A force that was even seen in London when, upon his arrival in the city to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, he was cheered by dozens of people at the gates of the Brazilian ambassador’s residence.
“We have a position: we are against abortion, we are against gender ideology, against the liberation of drugs, we are defenders of the Brazilian family,” the president stressed at an event in July.
“We are the majority in the country, the majority of the good. And in this war of good against evil, good will win again,” Bolsonaro assured.
In short, the Brazilian president refuses to follow the path marked by so many presidents of so many American nations who let themselves be defeated by the left without putting up a fight.
After the recent fall of Peru with the election of Pedro Castillo, Honduras with Xiomara Castro, of Chile with Gabriel Boric, and Colombia with Gustavo Petro, the accelerated advance of communism in Latin America has very few dikes of containment left.
Bolsonaro is one of them.
* Editor at La Gaceta de la Iberosfera. Contributor to Estado de Alarma TV, El Toro TV and Decisión Radio. Twitter: @rebecacrespo_
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