“Brazil First And God Above All”: Jair Bolsonaro Shows The Ways of the Lord.

 

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This guy just made my day.

Let us pick a handful of selected quotes first:

“My electoral campaign listened to the call of the streets and forged a commitment to place Brazil first and God above all.”

“Thank you, my God”

“I place myself before the whole nation, on this day, as the day in which the people began to liberate itself from socialism, from the inversion of values, from big government, and from political correctness,”

If this is not enough, how about the new Minister for Families?

“When I talk about life, I’m talking about life from conception,”

“In this government, a girl will be a princess and a boy will be a prince”

“the government is secular, but this minister is terribly Christian”.

This is quite shocking, in a good way. You can barely believe this is today, in the XXI Century. This is like fresh air finally entering a room full of (liberal) stench. This is – at least as far as values are concerned – Trump on steroids.

This man shows once again that God works in mysterious ways. When He intervenes, He does it in a generally unexpected way, because the world is unable to understand the workings of God. He sends us unexpected people, with unexpected characters and inclinations, who cause an entirely unexpected upheaval of the worldly status quo. He does not send (most of the times at least) great saints and powerful angels. He sends fallible, flawed people like us. They have common names; names like Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Viktor Orban, Matteo Salvini; but also, looking at the past, Benito Mussolini, Napoleone Bonaparte, Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus. They have normally not led, nor in many cases they continue to live, an exemplary life; but at some point, they start – more or less willingly, and at times merely out of political convenience – to do God’s work for their Country.

We look at these sudden changes of landscape, and wonder at the greatness of God, at work under our eyes, for those who have eyes to see.

We get these breaks again and again; whether we use them properly and profit from them in a permanent way is a different matter altogether. It is for us, the common people, to do the most we can as individual to continue in the small scale what God has set in motion in the great one. This is also another aspect of Bolsonaro’s message: the invitation to change one’s Country not only in its deformed legal structures, but in the hearts and minds of his inhabitants.

If the Pope were Catholic, and the clergy straight, Bolsonaro’s work would be much easier. But again, we do not need to be worried about that: have we not seen, and do we not keep seeing, that God works in mysterious ways and always runs to our help in some unexpected manner?

Do not spend sleepless nights thinking about the Evil Clown. Use your sadness and anger to pray more. Try to help in the restoration of sanity as much as you can, and let Providence do the rest.

The government may be depraved, but let the readers of this blog be terribly Christian.

M

 

Posted on January 9, 2019, in Traditional Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Yep!

    One issue I have with the above is the use of the word “straight”. It is one of these fake words to disguise the disgusting aspect of what it actually connotes. My humble suggestion is that we Catholics use the term “intrinsically ordered” or “intrinsically disordered”. It would be good start to clean up our language of this cultural Marxist “garbage”. This would in short order lead to rational behavior that this fake language hinders.

    If you have 10 minutes, here is a good clip that ties in well with the above.

    • I must disagree, S. Armaticus. The expressions “straight” and “bent” were among the first I learned from the natives now almost 30 years ago. I also notice that “straight” is an inherently positive word, used also in other contexts (say:”honest”) whilst “bent” is inherently negative, and also used in other contexts (say: “crooked”, “forced to yield”). I agree your words are perhaps more correct, but I prefer to speak the language of the people.

    • I’m wondering if the term “straight” came originally from the Boy Scouts’ Promise:

      Boy Scout Oath or Promise

      “On my honor, I will do my best
      To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
      To help other people at all times;
      To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.”

    • I think it is very intuitive: straight means correct, upright, honest. Conversely, we say “crooked” to connote a negative quality.

  2. Thanks for bringing this most encouraging information and your inspiring words Mundabor.

    Yes, we must always know that God is with us while oftentimes his official representatives are not.

  3. Curious: How to you include Mussolini and Bonapart with Constantine? Napoleon imprisoned the Pope and tried to create the sort of fake, state-run “Catholic” Church that the Chinese are doing today. I don’t know so much about Mussolini, but hadn’t figured him high on the Pope’s list of the faithful.

    • Napoleon killed the revolution and the anticlerical age by reintroducing Catholicism as the state religion, point blank, after Cardinal Consalvi had persuaded him that Catholicism was, so to speak, good for him. Providence at work. Mussolini created, after the Patti Lateranensi, the most Catholic Country in Europe. Initially, none of them did it out faith. Again, Providence at work.

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