Both Chile and Argentina are suffering from the resurgence of a radicalized left that promotes the goal of “destroying and paralyzing” infrastructure and business investment in the region. The new left has taken the form of native peoples, identifying themselves as Mapuche natives who seek to vindicate their supposed rights by violently usurping property and setting fire to and destroying public buildings and businesses. 

The Argentine and Chilean media published this week that after the new upsurge of conflicts with the Mapuche, which have been unresolved for months, a “Mapuche manual” entitled Kutralwe, tools for the struggles, which teaches how to “generate a climate of uncontrol and chaos,” “destroy and paralyze” infrastructure and investments, was released.

The nearly 300-page manual was published and distributed by the RAM (Resistencia Ancestral Mapuche), an armed organization based in Argentine and Chilean Patagonia that claims by violent means its alleged ‘ancestral rights’ to land ownership.

The leftist indoctrination text details methods for seizing land, manipulating public opinion, and even “self-defense tactics” to act against security forces. For the writers of these instructions, the “rule of law” in Chile and Argentina is nothing more than a “continuation of the usurpation” of the white man over the territories of native peoples. 

Following the intense clashes, on Oct. 12, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera announced a state of emergency and deployed troops to two regions in the south of the country where real pitched battles have broken out between the self-proclaimed Mapuches and security forces, reported Breitbart.

Piñera, 71, said during a speech that week that the four provinces in question have seen “repeated acts of violence linked to drug trafficking, terrorism and organized crime committed by armed groups,” and that innocent civilians and police have died in the violence.

The Mapuche are Chile’s largest indigenous group with 1.7 million of the country’s 19 million inhabitants. Historically, they have peacefully demanded the restitution of forest lands currently exploited by companies dedicated to exporting raw material for the paper industry and the international timber trade.

During the last few years, small radical groupings have emerged within the Mapuche who have decided to carry out their demands in a violent manner, following the guidelines of the left to achieve their objectives. 

In Argentina, the Mapuches are a considerably smaller community than in Chile and with very little representation. However, during the last few years, radical cells have also been present in the country’s southern provinces, carrying out strong attacks such as the burning of forests, public and private buildings, usurpation of fields, and numerous violent confrontations with neighbors and police forces. 

The manual in question argues a concern for the deforestation of forests and the exploitation of natural resources, with rather simplistic statistics and proposals, but ending with a call for the protection of the patrimony, with an invocation, still soft, towards action: 

“What are you going to do, let them continue to plunder and annihilate our ancestral territory? Or will you rise up in struggle and resistance to reverse this complex situation in which nature, water and the Mapuche people are seriously going through?” one can read in the manual.

These initial questions function as the typical romantic hook used by the left to get the attention of the masses and recruit people, using words that generate a light-hearted but idealizing presentation. 

As the chapters of the manual progress, the message becomes more apparent. The romanticism is left aside, and Kutralwe is revealed for what it is: a basic, but complex and comprehensive manual on all instances of a “war of liberation.”

In its conclusions, one can read: “May the businessman find it unfeasible to develop his business in the locality. The actions against the enemy must leave serious consequences in his economy, irreparable and increasingly on a larger scale.” It is about “destroying or keeping all their means of production, their machines and resources, advancing in the construction of conditions for total territorial control.”

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