Sunday, September 20, 2015

On leaving PCdoB

Hello, whoever reads or will read this post!

I am a Brazilian teacher. I teach languages. I've kept this blog since 2004. If you take some time to check my previous posts, really old posts, you'll notice that I mention about Brazil's general situation here and there. I was never engaged in politics. So, that has changed. Since June 2013*, I have become interested in protesting and doing my part. On March 15th, April 12th, and August 16th this year, always on Sundays, more than 2.5 Million people wearing the colors of our flag protested on the streets of Brazil. Since last year's presidential election, many popular moviments, especially LIBERAL moviments, have popped up and led these people, me included.

Last August, I got to join Movimento Brasil Livre (MBL), which was translated by The Economist as Free Brazil Movement. Since the World Cup, July 2014, the country started being divided, there was some tension between the ones who approved of everything President Dilma and her Labour Party "did" to receive the World Cup in Brazil, and the ones who got outraged and frustrated by the amounts of money that were supposedly spent on building soccer stadiums and better airports all over the country. Let alone that Brazil is a continental nation; one can fit over 20 Frances in our territory. Some stadiums and airports were never finished, including Rio de Janeiro international airport, but the money was all spent.

Guess which side I picked?

There are countless corruption scandals directly related to PT - Partido dos Trabalhadores (Workers' Party - openly Bolivarian socialists). Brazilian media, as a matter of fact the leftist media, came up with a label to call those who have begun opposing President Dilma and her party PT: "coxinhas", which is literally the name of a typical Brazilian dumpling filled with schredded chicken or beef. Coxinhas are also called "reactionary" and therefore rightists.

August 16th, 2015 in Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil - All against the president
You may call me rightist, coxinha, or reactionary. I know that I do not partake any socialist, communist, or any leftist ideology... In reality, I had always called myself an ANARCHIST. However, I have grown, lived, and learned. People may call me a LIBERTARIAN, as I favor the freedom of the individual. I favor justice and progress. In the past, people could call me "communist". I did join PCdoB when I was 16 and dilligently worked for this ideology. It took me years to free myself. I am 39 now and I declare my wish to unjoin the Brazilian Communist Party as I do not partake its socialist and communist ideals. I am out of it. My name must be related to liberal ideals.

Thank you, MBL Caxias do Sul, for accepting me.

 re·ac·tion·ar·y 
rēˈakSHəˌnerē/

adjective: reactionary 1. (of a person or a set of views) opposing political or social liberalization or reform. synonyms: right-wing, conservative, rightist, ultraconservative; More antonyms: progressive noun noun: reactionary; plural noun: reactionaries 1. a reactionary person. synonyms: right-winger, conservative, rightist; traditionalist, conventionalist,dinosaur "an extreme reactionary" antonyms: radical

*Read this NYTimes, June 19th 2013

Saturday, September 12, 2015

A letter to Manu's video commenteers

Dear Emanuelle's commenteers,

How's it going?

Emanuelle Thomaziello, a furadora do Pixuleco, respondeu aos comentários sobre o video dela defendendo o ex-presidente Lula. Suas análises sobre os comentários são cheias de preconceito e outras ideias nonsense.

Emanuelle is really delusional.

Segundo ela, os ricos estão com "medo" de dividir a sala de aula da faculdade com os pobres. Quem cita a palavra "medo", é a autora do texto, senhorita Manu. Ricos com medo de pobres? O indivíduo pobre promove MEDO? Isso nem faz sentido.

Todos os brasileiros vivem o medo rotineiramente, tão intrinsicamente, que achamos normal gradear janelas e não poder andar calmamente nas ruas de noite.

Os pobres, os de classe média e os ricos do Brasil tem MEDO de tudo e de TODOS. Não confiamos nas palavras. Não cremos em políticos. Não confiamos na polícia. Não confiamos em médicos. Não confiamos no vizinho, no taxista, no advogado, nas vacinas, no mecânico, no gerente do banco... Tudo é cartório e fiador... Sufocante.

Ela cita que uma socialite se ofendeu porque  mal-vestidos estão pegando avião com ela. Para as socialites, eu penso, todo mundo deve andar mal-vestido mesmo. É por pensar assim que elas são chamadas "SOCIALITE". Se a Manu associa ser pobre com "andar mal-vestido", bem; o julgamento está sendo feito pela autora do texto, again. Delusional, isn't it?

Política de Cotas é XENOFOBIA sim. Só que para esquerdopatas, essa XENOFOBIA pode!

"A elite tem raiva do crescimento econômico do nordeste..." Como assim? Qual crescimento econômico? E elite de qual região do Brasil? Se o nordeste estivesse realmente crescendo economicamente, duvido que a elite nordestina estaria com raiva.

Manu foi muito criativa tbm quando escreve, "E esse ódio não é de agora! A ânsia da elite por  condições de privilégio existiu em meados do século XIX..." Impressionante que antes disso, ninguém nunca ansiou por privilégios. E os ricos de hoje, eles são ricos devido a privilégios? Really?

Que brilhante, para o século XIX, desenvolver o conceito de classes sociais, e mais tarde  acreditar que uma oprime a outra. Isso deve ter sido muito revolucionário mesmo, para o século XIX.

Se é fato de que há muitos pobres, porque há os ricos; uhmm... já que minha família é pobre e numerosa, deveríamos combinar um suicídio coletivo, para ver se nascem mais ricos no mundo.

Thanks, Manu for providing me enlightenment.

Truly yours,
Laila C. Batista
;)

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