Diana West, author of American Betrayal, Jeffrey Nyquist, author of Origins of the Fourth World War, and Olavo de Carvalho, Brazilian philosopher who authored a dozen books in Brazil and debated Russian geopolitical strategist Aleksandr Dugin, join Allan dos Santos, host of Update Brazil, to talk about the Communist Subversion in Latin America.
In an article published on FrontpageMag.com, Vladimir Tismaneanu, fellow of the Inter-American Institute, examines the recent popular demonstration against the Brazilian Workers’ Party and the São Paulo Forum.
In recent weeks and months, we have been flooded with news about the Syriza “miracle,” about how the Greek leftists will manage to pull the country out of the state of decay in which it languishes. The Greek Finance Minister was placed high on all pedestals of European and universal glory, as if he were John Maynard Keynes and Hegel himself combined into one. Propagandistic nonsense has reached its utmost peak. Too little or even nothing at all is said, however, about how the house of cards built by revolutionary Dilma Rousseff – a former combatant in the urban guerrilla organizations – is coming down. Mature and responsible, the country’s civil society is not the prisoner of leftist myths. It refuses to go on a wild goose chase, as it happens in so many other places.
Millions of people are out demonstrating, asking for president Dilma Rousseff’s resignation. The endemic corruption of the leftist regime is being denounced by the masses that have taken to the streets, but largely ignored by the media elites, which are connected to those neo-Bolshevik channels financially supported by the Putin autocracy and its friends. The Sao Paulo Forum with its radical exhortations continues its maneuvers of hypnotizing the public opinion. Lies abound, but are starting to not be believed anymore. Protesters are being slandered as “American agents”, “spies”, “fascists” etc. Yet, less people than ever buy into these slanders.
The hyper-corrupt bureaucracy of the Workers’ Party, so outrageously obvious during the World Cup in 2014, is coming face to face with a resurgent civil society. What is being foreshadowed, it seems, is a peaceful, non-violent revolution. Marxist revolutions are explosions of violence. But not the anti-totalitarian ones. It is now clear that millions of Brazilians feel the need to expose twaddle, nonsense, irresponsible foolishness, cynical demagoguery masquerading as a springboard for collective bliss.
Dilma and her crowd may not be Marxists in a traditional, strictly ideological sense, they accept and even profit from some liberal economic principles, but, when all is said and done, they still share, subliminally, the Marxist anti-capitalist and “anti-imperialist” revolutionary delusions, expectations, and fever. Therefore, their enduring affinities with the continental far left, including Hugo Chavez’s heir, Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.
The protests are directed against the acute institutional, social, economic, and moral crisis that has dramatically worsened over these past few months. I do not know if a revolution to the full extent of the term has begun crystallizing as of right now, but this is certainly a revolutionary situation as defined by Lenin himself: “Those at the top cannot govern by using the old methods, those at the bottom, the great masses, beyond social divisions, no longer accept them.”
A fool’s tongue is long enough to cut his own throat: in this case, a Marxist one turned upside down! The great historian Robert Conquest’s dream is gradually coming to life–a united front against radical fallacies. It is high time these chimeras were exposed for what they really are: myths, legends, delusions, fantasies of salvation, ideological fairytales with pernicious effects.
This essay was translated from Romanian into English by Monica Got, and published on FrontpageMag.com on March 26, 2015.
The anti-communist Brazilian writer and philosopher Olavo de Carvalho describes the advance of the world communist movement and what the free world, including the USA and Israel, can do to save their countries. “The United States is becoming Marxist,” he warns. Topics include (1) the Anti-American left,the Sao Paulo Forum, and the “collapse” of communism (2), cultural Marxism, the Frankfurt School, and homosexual rights, (3) Can Israel and Colombia be saved? (4) Pope Francis and world revolution (5) Russia’s role in the New World Order, and (6) the role of Christianity in saving the West.
In the context of the crisis in Ukraine, Jeffrey R. Nyquist, author of the book, Origins of the Fourth World War, and fellow of the Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government, and Social Thought (IAI) explains why German Chancellor Minister Angela Merkel was being monitored by NSA. Nyquist was interviewed by Cliff Kincaid from America’s Survival.
The new Russian Ideology, the Eurasian Empire, such as it is conceived by Dugin and his chief disciple, the Russian President Vladimir Putin, is a synthesis of the defunct USSR and the Tzarist Empire.It is not very hard to understand that an ideology designed to reconstruct one of the bloodiest empires of all times will end up revealing its murderous and cruel nature sooner or later.
Students of the Moscow State University have demanded the firing of Prof. Aleksandr Dugin, who, using his authority as a university professor, advocated the systematic killing of Ukranians—a people who, according to him, do not belong to the human species.
“Kill, kill, kill,” he said. “There is nothing else to be argued about. I say this as a professor.”
(His precise and full statement can be found on the following video at 17m50s http://rufabula.com/news/ 2014/06/15/dugin , and the petition by the Moscow University Students can be found here: http://euromaidanpr.com/2014/06/15/moscow-students-demand-to-fire-dugin-from-the-moscow-state-university-for-sparking-hatred-towards-ukrainians).
The Eurasian Empire such as it is conceived by Dugin and his chief disciple, the Russian President Vladimir Putin, is a synthesis of the defunct USSR and the Tzarist Empire. As the theory that is the foundation for that political project is a fusion of Marxism-Leninism, Russian Messianism, Nazism, and esotericism, and as it is hard to find a reader in the West who knows all of those schools of thought, each person who likes the theory ends up seeing in it only that part that is more sympathetic to him and buys the rest of it blindly.
Those who miss Stalinism see in the Eurasianist theory a promise for the rebirth of the USSR. Conservatives applaud its soi disant religious repressive moralism. Old admirers of Mussolini and the Führer appreciate its frankly antidemocratic conception of the state, as well as its racist contempt for the peoples destined to imperial subjection. Esotericists, followers of René Guénon and Julius Evola, deem that Eurasianism is the living embodiment of a superior “meta-politics,” incomprehensible to the common herd, and more or less similar to that which is described by novel writer (and esotericist as well) Raymond Abellio in his La Fosse de Babel. Muslims end up adhering to the Eurasian project on account of its undisguised and hateful anti-Western stance, entertaining the hope that they will be able to use it later as a spring board for the Universal Caliphate (which, on the other hand, Eurasianists believe they will be able to use it to accomplish their own purposes).
It would not be wrong to understand Eurasianism as a rationalized systematization of the international mental chaos. In this sense, its essential unity cannot be sought at the ideological level, but in the total strategy that coordinates into a project for global power a whole variety of heterogeneous—and, in theory, conflicting— ideological discourses.
That defining feature, however, is not original and unique. Contrary to what people usually think, all revolutionary movements, with no exception, have grown in the fertile ground of the confusion of tongues. Eurasianism only stands out from the others because it has been keenly aware of that factor from the beginning and it has therefore been making an ingenious use of the revolutionary confusion.
Whatever the case may be, the use of genocidal violence as an instrument of territorial occupation is so deeply rooted in its strategic principles that, with no resource to violent action, the entire project would not make the least sense.
However, such obviousness does not prevent each dazzled admirer of Eurasianism from seeing in it only that which he wants to see in it, closing his eyes to its unpleasant aspects. If millions of idiots did the same thing with Marxism for a century and a half, refusing to see the genocidal plan it carried within itself from the beginning—and ex post facto explaining away its crimes and ravings as mere unfortunate accidents—, why would they not give a chance to the newest and most fascinating revolutionary stupefying drug on the market?
Olavo de Carvalho is the President of The Inter-American Institute and Distinguished Senior Fellow in Philosophy, Political Science, and the Humanities.
The opinions published here are those of the writer and are not necessarily endorsed by the Institute. This article was translated from the Portuguese by Alessandro Cota.