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Friday, November 9, 2018

Brazil's New Prez: "God Before All"

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Way to go, Brazil! For electing a president with the campaign slogan: “Brazil before everything, and God above all.”

Yes, this actually happened in 2018! The backlash against the left has gained such momentum that Jair Bolsanaro, the outspoken, rough-around-the-edges theocrat who has been called a misogynist, homophobe, and racist—who was stabbed in the gut during his campaign by a far-left activist—won the presidential election with over 55% of the vote.  

Bolsonaro won against leftist candidate Fernando Haddad with a market-friendly, tough-on-crime platform that resonated with a population disillusioned with political corruption and increasing insecurity.

During his campaign he promised: “We cannot continue flirting with socialism, communism, populism and leftist extremism … We are going to change the destiny of Brazil.”

He also suggests literally smacking some sense into a son who is beginning to act “sort of gay”.

Little wonder why the far-Left in the U.S. are on the violent warpath against President Donald J. Trump and his supporters.  His nationalist populism is contagious and, like him or not, President Trump has proven to the world that patriotic and Godly people can still profoundly impact elections. 

And, let's face it, the far-Left is clearly out of ideas. Their hackneyed socialism has grown tired and transparently self-serving. Their slogans are just that—slogans. They're racist, Christophobic, angry and desperate and, as such, can do little to push their destructive agenda beyond inciting mob violence and resorting to the strong-arm tactics of bullying and intimidation. 

God bless President Bolsanaro! Perhaps now and at long last, Christ the Redeemer—one of the largest statues of Christ in the world—will begin again to remind the people of Brazil of whence they’ve come and to where they must return.

This video of workers repairing Christ the Redeemer (after it was recently struck by lightning) in Rio shows how truly awesome the statue is and how profound the faith of the pre-conciliar Catholics of Brazil must have been to erect such a monument of fidelity to Christ.  May He rule again in the hearts and minds of the people of Brazil.  

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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.