Activist group wants NZ to end diplomatic relations with Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro, a former Army captain, has been sworn in as the new president of Brazil, after the country’s recent elections saw him installed into office. The elections were fair and democratic.

However, the fact that the elections appear to have been conducted properly and that Bolsonaro is now the legitimate president of Brazil does not seem to worry the ‘socialist’ group Organise Aotearoa, which sent 10 activists to the Brazilian embassy in Wellington last Thursday to demand that New Zealand recall its ambassador to Brazil, send home the Brazilian ambassador to New Zealand and cut diplomatic ties with Brazil. Yes. Really. RNZ has the story. quote.

Organise Aotearoa, a socialist organisation formed late last year, sent about 10 activists into the Wellington embassy on Thursday.

The group say they stood in solidarity with the Brazilian people against Mr Bolsonaro, a divisive populist whose racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments have angered many. end quote.

Let me get this straight. Organise Aotearoa says it stands in solidarity with the Brazilian people… who just elected Bolsonaro as their president? He hasn’t even done anything yet. Thursday was literally his first day in office. quote.

We demand the expulsion of the Brazilian ambassador to New Zealand and the recall of the NZ ambassador in Brazil. No relations with fascist nations! 

“Bolsonaro is a vocal homophobe and misogynist. He is on record saying that if he saw two men kissing, he would want to beat them up.
“He’s said that he would rather have a son that was dead, than gay, and has told a female political opponent that she’s too ugly to be raped,” they said.
“His unapologetic bigotry and subsequent rise to power has emboldened fascist and homophobic movements in Brazil, who are committing hate crimes with impunity.” end quote.

What did the Brazilian ambassador do to deserve this? Nothing, of course. He did nothing.

Here’s a hint. Sometimes you have to look beyond the rhetoric. These things are often said just to get a reaction. Calling Brazil a ‘fascist nation’ when the president has not been in office for a day shows the stupidity of this group. He’s made a few tasteless remarks. Donald Trump, as we know, does it all the time. quote.

They told RNZ the 10 protesters went to the lobby of the Brazilian embassy in Wellington, with a banner emblazoned with ‘No Relations with Fascist Nations’ and then live-streamed a series of short speeches. end quote.

You see, here is the thing, and I know a lot of you will relate to this. My basic views on life have not changed in four or so decades but I have gone from being mainstream in the 1980s to being ‘alt-right’ in the 21st century. I don’t even know what happened. Bolsonaro may not be politically correct, but he was elected democratically. What is it with these leftist groups that think they can override democracy because they decide they don’t like someone? quote.

The Embassy of Brazil said the protest was being investigated by police.
A police spokesperson said a small protest took place at the embassy in central Wellington.
“Police understand that six to eight people from Organise Aotearoa entered the public reception area around 10.00am and conducted a peaceful protest before leaving.
“Police are making enquiries to confirm no offences were committed.” end quote.

I love the way the Left like to disrupt anything that they do not agree with. Bolsonaro might be very good for Brazil. Time will tell. The least the world can do is to wait and see what he actually does. They should judge him on his actions, not on how the left feels about him.

That is not going to happen though. Already, a little group of true fascists has decided we must break diplomatic relations with Brazil. Watch out for the ‘captains call’ from Jacinda, endorsing this particular piece of madness.

Take a look at the person in the centre of the photo. I say ‘person’ because I truly cannot tell if it is a man or woman. I do not wish to denigrate genuine transgender people, but do we have a case of political activism by an opportunist here?

If you would like a glimpse at the sort of people involved in Organise Aotearoa, take a look at the video below. It will tell you all you need to know.

Dream on sunbeam… whichever letter of the alphabet you identify with.