Many conservatives are accustomed to resisting and lobbying against UN influence in the United States. But this story, “Amid Federal Land Grab in Brazil, Whole Towns Evicted at Gunpoint,” reminds us that the UN is doing its evil work all over the world:
“Federal Brazilian police and military personnel, some wearing United Nations insignia, are forcibly relocating whole communities in Brazil at gunpoint under the guise of returning huge tracts of land to a small group of Indians whose ancestors were allegedly there at some point. Thousands of local residents who have lived in the area for decades or were even born there, however, are fighting back, with critics saying the government’s actions smack of Stalinism and may constitute crimes against humanity. Since the latest controversial operation began in November in the state of Mato Grosso, according to authorities and news reports, citizens opposed to being stripped of their property and homes have been doing everything in their power to stop the assault — setting up road blocks, battling heavily armed federal forces with stones, sticks, and Molotov cocktails, torching government trucks, protesting, and refusing to leave. Others cried as they tore down their own simple houses under armed guard.”
The above quotation has a link to the following video. I don’t understand Portuguese, but you don’t have to understand the language to notice the people tearing down their homes, the SWAT-garbed and armed police, and the people weeping as they describe what is going on.
What is obvious from the video is that these people tearing down their homes are poor. By American standards they are very poor. According to the story, Brazilian politics is overrun by Leftists who have decided that any area where a tribal person was buried must have been land that belonged to the tribe and must be given back. Do you think that an the discovery of an Indian buried under a skyscraper in the skyline of São Paulo, would ever be used to give it to the tribe? Of course not. Nor are we ever going to see the UN force the US to “give back” New York or Washington, DC, to the native Americans.
But forcing a bunch of poor property owners into homelessness (the government is offering no compensation) at gun point so that corporations can later come in and exploit resources? That is not only likely, it is already happening. By transferring other people’s real property into a kind of “common property” that is “owned” by a tiny tribe, the state is increasing its direct control over the land and its resources.
“Critics and local residents have accused the government of Brazil of mass corruption, saying the end goal is to smash private property ownership and all potential resistance — starting with the rural population. They argue, among other points, that federal authorities are doing the bidding of foreign interests and are in cahoots with the UN, massive international corporations, Western-based non-governmental organizations like Greenpeace, and other interests.”
So while we resist the demonic aggression of the United Nations in America, we need to remember that the attack isn’t coming from the rest of the world. Rather, it is coming from the elites of the rest of the world who are also attacking the majority of their own people. People are really being robbed of what little they own and cast out of their homes.
May God grind these bureaucrats, and environmentalists, into the dust under the feet of their victims. And may he do it soon.