A Memorable Failure, by Olavo de Carvalho
The Durban Conference was a farce and a trap. Its failure was the most logical, just, and healthy thing that has happened in international politics in recent years.
The conference never honestly proposed to fight racism and discrimination, aiming instead to exalt those communities that have the opportunistic support of the world’s left, which, at the same time became accomplice, through a criminal silence, of the persecution and violence suffered by politically inconvenient groups.
I’m not talking about Christian and Buddhist religious groups who face genocide in China and Vietnam and to whom the conference turned a blind eye. The mere decision to host the event in South Africa shows the level of cynicism that is present. There, apartheid never ended, it just changed color. Boer farmers are being beaten by the sticks of paramilitary troops, prodded on by the pro-Communist government of Thabo Mbeki. As of last week, 1,118 had already been killed, without a single voice being raised in the government against this “ethnic cleansing.”
The Jewish people are obviously innocent of accusations of racism. They are merely paying for their stupidity. How many Jewish scholars over the years have despised the West, which loved and comforted them, and refused to help those who hated them in return, as much between Israel and the West, as Moses and Christ? Now they have a sample of gratitude from those they protected.
Equally crazy are the Muslims who, in the shared hatred of Israel and the United States, have formed alliances with groups who used to represent bitter enemies as in Russia and China.
Nothing in this world can justify that the sons and daughters of Abraham, in killing each other for whatever purpose, join forces with the offspring of lies. This sin has already cost Christians dearly and is beginning to do the same to Jewish followers. And it is not me who say that tomorrow it will fall on the Muslims. It is the prophet’s voice. Mohammed said: “If your predecessors [Jews and Christians] fall in a pit of serpents, so too will you.”
Who can guarantee the Muslims, so enraged with anti-Israel rhetoric today, that a new declaration of the global government will not emerge tomorrow, under the pretext of protecting women or gays, and expose Islam to the world’s mockery, as it does today with Israel, under the pretext of protecting Palestinians?
All these latent contradictions, muffled under the talking heads of the day, are suddenly brought to the light of conscience in the failure of the Durban Conference.
The failure is even more memorable for revealing the conflict between globalism and U.S. national interests, which leftist propaganda has managed to cover up by blaming the U.S. for all the evils of the New World Order. As highlighted by Henry Lamb in his column in World Net Daily, “what the international community really wants is to place the United States under the control of an international authority. Such would be the ‘global village,’ with the United Nations serving as village administrator. The U.S. has already given up more sovereignty to the UN than the U.S. Constitution permits.”
Let this serve as an alert, while there’s still time left, to all Brazilian nationalists “enrages” who, believing they are shaking the globalist machine that oppresses us, aim for the U.S.
P.S. This article was ready when the terrorist attacks occurred on September 11. I decided to keep it because it sheds light on the general environment that prepared the ground to the tragedy. The most elucidating point to add is: before the last brick touched the floor, the globalist intelligentsia had already begun pressuring the U.S. not to react, to play nice, and patiently await the decision of the “international community.” It was a psychological war intended to highlight the armed conflict, an effort to take advantage of a dazed victim and encourage further disarmament.
Olavo de Carvalho
Jornal da Tarde, September 13, 2001