By: Trevor Loudon
Brazil is generally regarded as a moderate, pro-Western country. In fact, it has been under communist leadership and has been since 1994, when Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva first came to power – with the help of Democratic Socialists of America and the AFL-CIO.
Democratic Socialists of America member Stanley Gacek was a labor attorney and AFL-CIO International Affairs Assistant Director, responsible for the Federation’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
He has spoken and written extensively on Brazilian labor and politics and has been a friend and adviser to President Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva and his Workers Party since the early 1980s.
From Democratic Left, Winter 2005, page 7:
Stanley Gacek is a labor attorney and AFL-CIO International Affairs Assistant Director, responsible forthe Federation’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean. He has spoken and written extensivelyon Brazilian labor and politics and has been a friend and adviser to Lula and the PT for twenty-four years.
Now current president former communist terrorist Dilma Rousseff shows her true red colors.
From The New American:
Between confiscating land from its owners at gunpoint and collaborating with the world’s most ruthless despots in the ongoing conquest of Latin America for socialism, supposedly “moderate” Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (shown) found time to rally the troops and re-affirm her alliance with Marxists at the Communist Party of Brazil’s 13th Congress. Virtually nobody noticed it — especially in the establishment press — but the dramatic scene featuring the radical Brazilian leader speaking next to giant posters of Karl Marx and mass-murdering Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin was captured on camera and posted online.
The crowd at the Communist Party (PCdoB) summit, which took place late last week under the banner “to advance in change,” certainly loved the spectacle. As President Rousseff, a key figure in the extreme “Workers’ Party” (Partido dos Trabalhadores, or PT), approached the podium, the Communist Party zealots stood up, clapped their hands above their heads, chanted, and cheered. “The Communist Party of Brazil, it’s good to say, was the only party, aside from the PT, which stood beside [former Brazilian President and fellow PT leader Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva] in all of the elections since 1989,” Rousseff told the roaring crowd before her remarks were drowned out by hysterical chanting. She also celebrated communist terrorists and the deep bonds between her party and the communists, who she said were fighting “the good battle” on behalf of the people of Brazil.
Critics of the Brazilian president, who are working to expose her extremism and the role she plays in the ongoing conquest of the region for socialism, said the video showed Rousseff’s true colors. “The ideology that Dilma and her guerilla comrades tried to foist on Brazil in the 1960s, and are now trying to impose through peaceful schemes, has become very clear,” noted a Brazilian Judeo-Christian anti-communist group known as Right Now in comments about the video. “We are walking toward a dictatorship of the proletariat.”
Despite past efforts of Rousseff and her PT cohorts to portray the Brazilian government’s leadership as “moderate” — a deeply deceitful ploy that has been facilitated by the establishment press and powerful forces from Brazil and China to Europe and the United States — regular readers of The New American magazine know better. It is widely known, for example, that Rousseff was a “former” communist terrorist in her younger days. While she may have abandoned outright terrorism for the moment, her zeal for imposing communist tyranny on Brazil and the broader region remains as fervent as ever.
The Marxist machinations of the PT and its co-conspirators go much deeper than even the recent spectacle. Her PT predecessor and mentor as Brazilian president, known affectionately as “Lula,” not only hand-picked Rousseff to take over Brazil, he was actually a central figure in the ongoing totalitarian takeover of Latin America. Working with Communist Cuban despot Fidel Castro, the Sandinistas, Marxist narco-terrorist groups, and a broad coalition of socialist and communist forces, Lula was one of the chief founders of the São Paulo Forum.
The encirclement of the United States from without and its subversion from within continues.