Right-wing strongman Jair Bolsonaro has not entered office yet as President of Brazil after being elected by an overwhelming margin earlier in the year, but his cultural impact is already being felt in classrooms throughout his nation.
“Attention students!” teacher and newly-elected legislator Ana Caroline Campagnolo wrote following Bolsonaro’s election. “Many doctrinaire teachers will be disconcerted or revolted [by President Bolsonaro.]… Film or record all partisan manifestations that … offend your freedom of thought or conscience.”
The purge is underway, and Marxist academics who have infiltrated schools for decades are finally in the crosshairs. The Economist elaborates on this great news for patriots in Brazil and around the globe:
“A proposed law, backed by esp, would ban teachers from talking about “gender ideology” (a catch-all term for trendy ideas about sex and gender), sexual orientation and their political views. How that will promote pluralism is unclear.
When the president-elect was reported to be on the verge of naming a respected moderate, Mozart Neves Ramos, to be his education minister, conservatives rebelled. Mr Bolsonaro retreated. On November 22nd he announced that the new education minister will be Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez, a Colombian theologian who has written that schools force “Marxist ideology” on their pupils.
Brazil’s biggest teachers’ union, with more than 1m members, has ties to the left-wing (but non-Marxist) Workers’ Party (pt), whose presidential candidate Mr Bolsonaro defeated. esp is obsessed with the influence of Paulo Freire, an educator who in the 1950s taught impoverished sugar-cane cutters to read. He thought teaching should draw on issues that affected learners, like hunger. His book, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”, published in 1968, spread that view worldwide. Brazil’s military rulers exiled him in 1964. Today, his writings are on the syllabus in most teacher-training courses in Brazil. A law designates him “the patron of Brazilian education”.
For esp, Freire transformed “innocent illiterate people into illiterate communists”. During the election campaign Mr Bolsonaro, who speaks well of the dictatorship that exiled Freire, vowed to “take a flame-thrower to the ministry of education and get Paulo Freire out of there”.”
This communist gobbledygook has weakened the national character of Brazil for far too long. Under the stewardship of Bolsonaro, Marxists and other child abusers will no longer have free reign to corrupt young minds in Brazil’s hallowed learning institutions.
“Either they go overseas or they go to jail,” Bolsonaro said shortly before he won the Presidency. “These red outlaws will be banished from our homeland. It will be a cleanup the likes of which has never been seen in Brazilian history.”
On Jan. 1, 2019, the clean-up officially begins as Bolsonaro will reign over his nation. May Brazil have stability, prosperity and order as a result!