Last year, the world gained another bombastic populist and nationalist world leader who sent the political elities into another tailspin. In Brazil’s 2018 Presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, a well-known political maverick, beat 11 other candidates to break the centre-left’s grip on the nation’s politics.
Bolsonaro was labelled a fascist by the left and international media. In Brazil so far during his Presidency, he has introduced free market reforms, reducing the size of the state, rolling back the influence of cultural Marxism on the nation and empowering individual Brazilians.
While Bolsonaro was in attendance at the G7 late last month in France, he copped a serve from President Emmanuel Macron due to the annual wildfires in the Amazon rainforest; Marcon said this was a global environmental issue as the Amazon was the lungs of the world. Bolsonaro rebuffed any threat of foreign interference in Brazil’s sovereignty over the rainforest, calling it colonialism and imperialism.
The western media, in response, posted endless hysterical fake news stories claiming that the Amazon was going to be completely destroyed and that Bolsonaro was basically an environment criminal.
Brazil being a Latin American nation with Portuguese its local language, it is very difficult for those in the west to know the real story about Bolsonaro’s revolution in Brazil and how he is transforming the nation.
A friend of The Unshackled who can tell the real story about Brazil’s new beginning under Jair Bolsonaro is Professor Augusto Zimmermann. He was born and grew up in Brazil but is most known in Australia for his distinguished legal academic career.
He is currently a Professor and Dean of Law at Sheridan College, a Christian liberal arts college in Perth, Western Australia. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney campus – a catholic university.
He has previously been a Law Reform Commissioner with the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia and an Associate Dean (Research) and Postgraduate Research Director at Murdoch University’s School of Law. Professor Zimmermann is also the founder and president of the Western Australian Legal Theory Association (WALTA), a former Vice-President of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy (ASLP), a Fellow at the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family, and Editor-in-Chief of the Western Australian Jurist law journal.
He is a regular columnist in the Australian media in the Spectator, Quadrant Online, News Weekly as well as on the Unshackled. He has also authored four academic books including No Offence Intended: Why 18C is Wrong along with Joshua Forrester and Lorraine Finlay, plus three volumes of Christian Foundations of the Common Law, all published by Connor Court Publishing.
Augusto Zimmerman explains Brazil before Bolsonaro, which is gripped by corruption and socialism. With Bolsonaro in office, the ordinary Brazilians have hope again and want to be free.