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It’s Them White Folk With Blue Eyes!

Brazilian President Lula de Silva blasted white people in the world as the cause of the current economic crisis which he believes has most impacted poor darker skinned people. He said “white people with blue eyes” are the ones who destroyed the banking system and sent the world into a downward spiral of poverty that now impact millions of innocent dark skinned individuals. “It’s not an ideological question–the fact is that once again we find that most of the poor who have not even participated in globalization have been the first victims of the crisis.”

This raises questions about white people with dark eyes. Are they at all responsible for what has happened? Perhaps, it is time to check out any white person with blue or dark eyes and find out their exact role in the financial crisis. If it turns out that only blue eyed are devils, we can take off the hook those white people with dark eyes who live in Brazil.

By the way, whatever happened to the darker skinned dark eyed people of Japan? Do they fit in anywhere?

Chavez Faces Growing Opposition In Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez won an election that he hoped guaranteed him a lifetime position as president of Venezuela and a promise he would never again have to be pestered by those who believe a democratic society needs honest elections and an end to one man rule. He obtained 54% of the vote, but the opposition recorded its largest level when over 5,000,000 voted against the boss of their country whose obsession with power and control is overwhelming. Opposition leaders noted there was extensive propaganda supporting a “yes” vote to change the constitution to allow unlimited terms of office as president while the “no” vote was less advertised. Chavez was able to use his control of government to pour money into projects that would benefit certain sectors of society and he demonized the opposition.

President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, emerged from working class and has always regarded himself as a man of the people. He has always supported democratic procedures and made clear to the world what he thought about the election in Venezuela. His advisor noted the president believes, “the opposition obtained an excellent result and that shows at least that….. the country is obviously divided.”

Unfortunately, Chavez wants the nation to be divided so he can play poor against rich and stir up emotions that will undoubtedly result in further curtailing of freedom in his nation.

Brazilian Rainforest Will Be Gone Says Gone Minister

Marina Silva, Minister of Evnironment in the Brazilian government, has finally decided she is unable to succeed in her battle to save the rainforest and will depart her position. In a letter to President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva, Ms. Silva said her efforts to protect the rainforest were being thwarted by powerful business lobbies. “Your Excelency was a witness to the growing resistance found by our team in important sectors of the government and society” she wrote the president. Her departure makes clear that Lula has drifted away from his promises to make a vigorous effort to save the rainforest from destruction by business interests.

The worldwise boom in agricultural coomodities has created an ongoing thirst for land and energy in Brazil and the result will undoubtedly prove catastropic for the rainforest. The president has been under pressure from business interests to proceed with plans for agricultural expansion since there are billions of dollars at stake in using rainforest land.

Marclo Furtado, campaign director for Greenpeace Brazil, says “Although Lula has adppted the environment talk, the practice is development at whatever cost.” The government is already prepared to construct a massive hydroelectric dam on the Xingu River despite opposition for environment groups. Money talks and the environment walks.