Author: Rafael Augusto

Rafael Augusto B.L de Oliveira is a devoted Roman Catholic from Brazil. He considers himself an old soul, who enjoys traveling and the small things in life. Rafael believes, that a society with strong Christian values mixed with Objectivism is the best answer against the decline of Western Civilization. He has been influenced by the works of Ayn Rand, G.K. Chesterton, Saint Ignatius and Marcus Aurelius. If you want to know more about him check out his Blog or follow him on Twitter.

Pope Francis is Right in Comparing Abortions to Hitmen

Rafael Augusto B.L. De Oliveira | @ancient_scrolls

Pope Francis has recently come out against the practice of abortion due to the heated debate that has been sparked in the United States. Francis compared the practice to the hiring of a hitman to kill someone. The 266th Pope of the Catholic Church has made it very clear he is against any kind of death.

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California HS Deems George Washington Mural Offensive to Minorities

Rafael Augusto | @ancient_scrolls

Students at a San Francisco High School want to remove George Washington paintings from their hallways, claiming that they are cultural vestiges of America’s racist past. According to those in support of removing the artwork, these portraits can no longer be accepted in “Modern America” as they are “highly offensive” to minorities, especially Native Americans and African Americans.

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Venezuelan Government Accused of Human Rights Violations

Rafael Augusto | @ancient_scrolls

On Tuesday, May 14th Amnesty International requested the International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela’s government for causing a series of “crimes against humanity”.

During a report presented in Mexico, Erika Guevara, a Director for the Americas at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International reported about several human rights violations caused by the use of force by Maduro’s Government.

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Venezuelan General Speaks Against Maduro’s Regime

Rafael Augusto B.L. De Oliveira | @ancient_scrolls

Ramon Rangel, a Venezuelan Air Force General, has asked military officers to “rise up”. In a YouTube video uploaded over the weekend, Rangel expressed his concerns of Venezuela permanently becoming a communist dictatorship controlled by Maduro’s allies in Cuba. 

“We have to find a way to get rid of the fear, to go out into the streets, to protest, and to seek a military union to change this political system.”

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Bolsonaro Accepts Venezuelan Soldiers Fleeing Country

Rafael Augusto B.L. de Oliveira | @ancient_scrolls

In Venezuela, self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó is failing to ignite a military revolution. As a result, 25 Venezuelan soldiers who side with him fled. They now seek asylum in the Brazilian Embassy in Caracas. Knowing that their lives are at risk for defecting, they had few options. After all, betraying Maduro can carry a life sentence.

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