"The Brazilian artwork of the subsequent decade shall be heroic and nationwide, it should have an awesome capability for emotional involvement and on the identical time will probably be deeply dedicated to the pressing aspirations of our folks, or will probably be nothing," he mentioned.
Many Brazilians shortly observed that the assertion resembled a quote from Peter Longerich's Goebbels biography, which reads: "The German artwork of the approaching many years shall be heroic, shall be fiercely romantic, shall be unpretentiously goal, shall be nationalist with nice pathos, it should both be dedicated or unifying – or will probably be nothing. "
Alvim was fast to reply, calling reviews that he had quoted Goebbels as a "mistake" from the left.
He mentioned he would by no means quote Goebbels, however acknowledged that within the video there was "a coincidence with a sentence from a Goebbels speech".
"It was a rhetorical coincidence," wrote Alvim. "However the sentence itself is ideal: folks's heroism and aspirations is what we need to see in nationwide artwork."
Nevertheless, along with Goebbels' similarity, the background music reproduced throughout Alvim's announcement comes from the work of Richard Wagner "Lohengrin", which the Nazi chief Adolf Hitler claimed to have performed a key position in his life.
"On the age of 12, I noticed the primary work of my life, Wagner's Lohengrin," wrote Hitler within the first quantity of "Mein Kampf", including that it had helped him affirm his "deep-seated aversion" to profession of his father chosen for him.
"I needed to develop into a painter and no energy on earth might ever make me an officer," he wrote.
The controversy over Alvim's video sparked a response from the German embassy in Brazil, which known as Nazi rule the "darkest chapter in German historical past".
The Brazilian Israelite Confederation, the nation's main Jewish group, additionally spoke out in opposition to the video.
"Emulating (Goebbels's) imaginative and prescient … is a daunting signal of his imaginative and prescient of tradition, which should be fought and contained," he mentioned in a press release requesting Alvim's fast removing.
"Brazil, which has despatched courageous troopers to struggle Nazism on European soil, doesn’t deserve it," reads the assertion.
"Rock music results in medication, which ends up in intercourse, which ends up in abortions," mentioned Dante Mantovani in a publish on his private YouTube web page.
"On the identical time, the abortion business feeds on one thing way more critical, which is Satanism," he added.