Roberto Rachewsky
In defense of Liberty and Individual Rights - Writer and Speaker

Sick and tired

I am sick and tired. I recall having nightmares about the barbaric scenes that occur in Israel. What they have not shown me, I have imagined. Children were slaughtered. Women were raped. Men were decapitated. Hostages were tortured. I watch live on the news, beasts marching in the main streets of the world’s capitals, distilling hatred against humanity, defending barbarism, antisemitism, as if they were supporting freedom for a country that is a slave to its own religious, dogmatic, destructive, immoral, genocidal mentality.

I am sick and tired. Awaken from the nightmares that plague my homeland, Brazil. I see what they did in the last election, and they do not hide, they do not fear, because they control everything, the media, the supreme court, the parliament, and the Military. The facts are unbearable if you are a dreamer. Brazil is plenty of starving children, indoctrinated youth, victims of perverse ideologies, who are missing opportunities to flourish, develop human potential and thrive as a human being.

I am sick and tired. Awake from my nightmares, when I see the future of my country, which never misses an opportunity to miss one. Brazil is a banana republic, where the people in power engage in plunder, corruption, and adhere to an embarrassing international diplomatic relations with the world’s worst countries, including Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea, while devoting special attention to the Palestinian cause, which includes whitewashing Hamas atrocities and always condemning Israel for exercising its legitimate right to self-defense against those who attacked on October 7th. As the Ambassador of Israel called Brazil once, when our president was Dilma, a diplomatic dwarf.

I do not rest, so I am exhausted. I am sick and tired. To fight the battle of ideas, where we face ignorance, immorality, and nihilism daily, in social and traditional media, it is a moral duty to strike back at those who share and spread hatred, destruction, and death at the expense of love, value creation, and life.

I am sick and tired, but I am not going to rest, evade, or give up.

In the face of this struggle, most people prefer to flee, to save their time. They believe that by closing their eyes and covering their ears, they can achieve inner peace. It is a blunder. Existence teaches us that reality takes precedence over consciousness. You must act with all your strength to achieve your goals.

No sweet dreams dreamed can erase the nightmares that strike us when we are awake. There is no way to put an end to evil by simply shouting peace or calling for a cease-fire. Evil must be destroyed and overcome. The good needs ideas and action.

I am sick and tired. However, I believe that peace will not be achieved until good triumphs over evil, with those who defend themselves retaliating against those who practice violence by using force or words to incite them with falsehoods and emotional manipulations.

Life and death are extremes of an unavoidable polarization, as are life and death; good and evil; truth and falsehood; right and wrong; producers and parasites; good and evil; freedom and coercion; individualism and collectivism; those who launch a lethal attack against innocent people and those who respond in legitimate defense.

Everything must be identified, distinguished, and integrated in accordance with a standard. Choose between life, like the people of Israel, or death, like the people of Gaza. That is ethics, which is morality. When we have the freedom to think and act, we can make ethical decisions based on our conscience and objectivity.

Reality tells us that we are rational beings, even if not everyone makes full use of this faculty. Few people focus their minds, observe, and comprehend the nature of existing beings. Others do not think, avoid thinking, or are powerless to use reason. Whoever initiates the use of coercion is incapable of using reason. Thus, incapable of taking an ethical decision, choosing therefore, evil, hatred, destruction, and death. They have renounced their right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness because they have rejected their own rights by denying these same rights to their victims. Those who live under coercion do not recognize that others have inalienable individual rights; they only recognize that others have something that can be taken or destroyed by force, such as their life, freedom, property, and happiness.

To put it another way, I am sick and tired of nullity dominating our lives. In this case, by coercion to implement their whims and bad ideas. Whether it is the coercion of terrorists or dictators who subject the entire population to their nihilism.

Terrorists are supported by our dictators. Those who should be fighting them have tied their own hands with a suicidal principle, unconditional tolerance, and acceptance of multiculturalism, as if there is no better culture than any other. The Enlightenment has been defeated by the forces of darkness. The nihilistic religions and ideologies’ unrealistic mysticism has triumphed.

I am sick and tired, but I am alive, and I will continue to denounce evil and defend good, unlike Don Quixote, who fought imaginary enemies. My ones are real, made of flesh and bone, those who conjure up harmful ideas and put them into action by adoring the perversion and power that corrupt their souls.

The Brazilian Workers’ Party, or PT, does not act like Hamas simply because Brazil is not Israel. Terrorists in my country command, dismantle, and exploit those who obey, sacrificing their potential, lives, freedom, property, and happiness in the process.

I am sick and tired, but I will keep fighting those who want to condemn Israel in this existential battle. I have never visited Israel. Nonetheless, I adore Israel because I understand what it stands for. I am hoping to go there. I will see you in Jerusalem next year.

About the Author
Roberto Rachewsky was born in 1955, in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. His great-grandparents came from Bessarabia (Moldova and Ukraine), fleeing the pogroms of Tsar Nicholas II. Belonging to a family of traders, Roberto is the owner of an international logistics company and is an active supporter of laisse-faire capitalism for which he co-founded several institutions to spread the ideas of freedom. He recently published the book "The Greek, the Friar and the Heroine", which deals with the philosophical connection between Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and Ayn Rand.