#205: Blunt Talk About Religion, Politics & Culture—Olavo de Carvalho
Olavo de Carvalho uses new technology to communicate with his students and internet followers, which number in the millions. For the Brazilian born writer and philosopher (and former Communist sympathizer), the battle against the Left is personal.
Seen as instrumental (Olavo doesn’t lend much credence to this assessment) in the rise of Brazil’s conservative President Jair Bolsonaro, who was elected in October 2018, the largely self-taught Olavo is committed to cultural restoration and teaching people of the permanence of traditional institutions.
His writing reflects a polemical style that touches on a wide array of political and philosophical topics. He has little respect for anyone who helps leftist causes and hence has a low opinion of Pope Francis. One never needs to guess where Olavo stands.
In this episode, you will learn
- Why he thinks religion is inexorably tied to culture
- Why he regards Pope Francis as a communist
- How the Left got organized decades ago
- The similarities and differences between the US situation and the recent past of Brazil
- His thoughts on the internet as a revolutionary tool of communication and ideology deployment
- The global influence of bankers
- The relationship between the Russia-China project, the Western project, and the Islamic project
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Olavo de Carvalho’s online philosophy course
- The Minimum You Need to Know To Not Be An Idiot by Olavo de Carvalho (Portuguese)
- Despair and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time by Carroll Quigley
- The Anglo-American Establishment by Carroll Quigley
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