Alex Bodnar
United States
March 31, 2017
Iryna Havryliuk
March 31, 2017

João Pedro

SFL Brazil

Part of a classical liberal band bringing change to Brazil

​João Pedro, a Regional Coordinator in Brazil, is part of a classical liberal band that went to a protest in Brazil’s capital, Brasília, and projected the band’s name on Congress’ towers.

La Banda Loka Liberal (The Crazy [Classical] Liberal Band) is a Libertarian band, from Porto Alegre, the south-most state capital of Brazil. They got famous by making anti-Workers Party songs with a libertarian message for the protests that lead to the ousting of former president Dilma Rousseff.

They have this very Brazilian-sounding beat with a collection of drums playing over rhyming chants. Their most famous song is “Chora Petista” (Cry Petista [Workers Party voter]), and you can check it out here. It goes something like this:

Cry petista, bolivarian
Workers Party robbery is ending
Your conduct is immoral
It violates the principles of the constitution

Ole Ole
Ole Ole
We are in the streets to take down the Workers Party

Ole Ole
Ole Ole
We are in the streets to take down the Workers Party

Their most libertarian song is probably this one, called “Menos Marx, Mais Mises” (Less Marx, More Mises), it goes something like this:

We sing to teach a lesson
Populism kills people
Mises refuted Marx
Capitalism is here to stay

Less Marx, More Mises
E dale dale ô
Who is John Galt?
Rand warned us

Brazil’s new South Regional Coordinator for the FY18 #1 class, João Pedro Bastos, is a part of this band. He is also the new president of a SFL spin off, Instituto Atlantos.

One of the founders of the group, Felipe Camozzato, even got elected to Porto Alegre city council at last year’s election. He was the 5th most voted city representative and he is a part of NOVO, a libertarian party.

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