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