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"White People with Blue Eyes" are to blame for Economic Crisis accd to Brazil President

Original post made by Perspective, Midtown, on Mar 28, 2009

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Brazilian Pres says that white folks with blue eyes are to blame for economic crisis so other colors shouldn't have to suffer from it.

Brazil has a great President, too, don't they?

Sure am glad I don't have blue eyes!! And how white do I have to be before I am half at fault?

I guess he never heard of the Community Reinvestment Act and some of the men and women who valiantly fought any efforts to change it so that we wouldn't have this result.

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Posted by Who me
a resident of Professorville
on Mar 28, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Somewhere between the Equator and Tropic of Capricorn this guys name is translated into Adolf Schicklgruber.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Perhaps white people with blue eyes, and those who love them, should leave Brazil to others. Their Spanish is atrocious, anyway.

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 29, 2009 at 7:42 am

Walter, that is hilarious. "Their Spanish is atrocious..."

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Posted by Eric
a resident of Green Acres
on Mar 29, 2009 at 8:20 am

Walter: What do you mean? They speak Portuguese in Brazil and that's a long way from bad Spanish.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 29, 2009 at 8:24 am

"People who think that "congenital corruption" is racist are just showing their own ignorance of the meaning of the word.
It has two meanings,
1)from birth,
2) essential nature.
Describing Latin American countries as congenitally corrupt is absolutely accurate and has nothing to do with race.
Corruption in those countries is systematic and endemic (essential nature) and that state has existed since those countries' independence (from birth).
While many assume that a congenital birth defect means a genetic disorder,
the term congenital includes both hereditary and environmentally caused disorders"Web Link

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 29, 2009 at 9:41 am

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Thank you for that, Eric. It will comfort many to know I am not infallible. That explains a lot.

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Posted by Vasco de G
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 29, 2009 at 11:29 am

Sharon, are you saying that governmental and business corruption on a large scale is not endemic here in the US? True, we have more financial transparency and more overt rule of law, but wouldn't you agree that various elites have found ways to manipulate American civil procedure and law through organized corruption - not once, but many times - in ways that undermine civil society?

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 29, 2009 at 3:38 pm

V ofG, wouldn't you agree that it is impossible for any govt or business or organization to have zero corruption? It isn't a matter of corrupt/not corrupt. It is a matter of what a country ( or group, organization, whatever) does to try to not only prevent, but correct, corruption.

Ours, so far, does about the best job a country of such a size and such a huge amount of heterogeneity can do. We tend to go through lesser corrupt and more corrupt times, and I believe we have had an increasingly corrupt and powerful core group in the last few years, but I still have faith in our country to let "the truth set us free". Slowly the truth is coming out, and I think we will start swinging back toward less corruption soon. Until the next cycle of growing corruption.

There are other countries, frankly most of the ones south of our border, where graft and corruption are so commonplace, it is simply like another tax and just a way of life. That is what Sharon means by congenitally corrupt. It would require an entire cultural shift, at the roots of culture, to pull away from the corruption. It will not likely happen in the next century where attorneys and police and govt officials actually do any of their jobs without a little "greasing" of the wheels from those who have any money. Here, though we have power/wealth/fame gathering urges, we generally have an honest police, judicial, and governmental system. Our Congress, unfortunately, has settled into a certain level of acceptance of power/vote buying, but I still have some hope that we will overturn that and remind them who pays the bills.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of University South
on Mar 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm

This is a joke, right?

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 30, 2009 at 7:02 am

Corruption in Latin America------

"Although Mexico’s military is regarded as significantly less corrupt than the country’s police forces, defense officials estimate that 100,000 soldiers have quit to join the cartels over the past seven years."

"Mexicans long ago lost faith in their judicial authorities. One recent study found that about 90 percent of those who have been victims of a crime never reported the episode to the authorities, convinced it would do no good."Web Link

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 30, 2009 at 8:14 am

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Where is Zoro when they need him?

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 31, 2009 at 9:48 am

No, Mike, it isn't a joke. That is the problem with the ever increasing racism and stupidity in our nation and in our world. Reasonable people can't believe it is real, and pass it off as a joke until too late.

I mean, really...when you first heard of the govt taking over the auto industry and trying to run it themselves, didn't you laugh at how absurd of a notion that was? Well, don't laugh at the absurdity of a NATION'S PRESIDENT blaming white folks with blue eyes for problems. This is not Barat. This is how this stuff starts.

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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Well what do you know: Bush has blue eyes.

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Posted by Aeni
a resident of Ventura
on Apr 1, 2009 at 3:28 pm

I don't think the Brazilian President's remarks were a joke. I think he was dead serious - and it's about time somebody started laying blame for the economic crisis and most of the other of the world's problems where it belongs: on the white male overclass.

It's time somebody in authority started the process of a true and overdue world revolution to overthrow the white race. It's time for people of color to rule for a change. It's time for peace and harmony rather than greed and war which we've had for centuries.

I'm hoping the now disgraced Bush banker class goes voluntarly and peacefully. But we have the numbers and increasingly, we have the power (as in Brazil). We shall overcome.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 1, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Brazil has nothing to crow about, it has gross racial and economic inequality, rampant violent crime and AIDs, and a very short history of democracy, it has typically gone in 7 year cycles from military dictatorship to corrupt "democracy" and back.
The same is trues throughout Latin America.
Mexico is on the verge of being a failed state
Africa is a disaster, and getting worse.
India still has untouchables and an caste system.
Ask the Tibetans and Africans about China.

If you want to blame blue eyed whites for the financial crisis then you also also have to give them credit for;

Inventing Western Civilization, Technology, Medicine, Science,Engineering, Democracy, Law, Public Health and Sanitation, Open Education.
The end of Slavery and the Freedom of Women.

The president of Brazil is a drunk, a fool and a token.
he can join his friend Chavez in the footnotes of history.

In fact the financial crisis was created by misplaced social engineering programs like ACORN, greed, and currency manipulations combined with looming demographic crises in Europe and Japan.

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 2, 2009 at 6:14 am

Well said Sharon.

Unfortunately, most people close their eyes to truth. Can you imagine this world with no democracies anywhere? Until 1776, there were none. What a lovely place it was.

Most of the world still live under tyranny, and unfortunately people in democracies forget that, and go chant for "one world rule" through the UN.

We have to always remember, there are, at the best you can count, only 45 of the 180-something nations in the world that are democracies. Caring about the "vote" of anything at the UN is bowing to a majority tyranny, mostly horrifically brutal, body of "leaders".

Brazil is one of them.

No thanks

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 2, 2009 at 4:16 pm

it is undoubtedly a silly statement but as a very blue eyed person I take great offence...

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Posted by Aeni
a resident of Ventura
on Apr 2, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Laugh, ridicule, and belittle all you want but the battle is joined and soon the white devils will be dethroned world-wide and we'll be through with this millennium-long scourge of the earth.

This so-called "democracy" fetish is nothing more than a white man's plot to control the world. It will be replaced - here and elsewhere - with a system that does not cater to blue-eyed greed and depredation.

You all act as if you're safe here in the US, but little do you realize that your time on top of the heap is limited. The end of white rule will come suddenly and without warning. Do you really think Mr. Obama is that last leader of color you'll have to look at?

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 3, 2009 at 4:12 pm

My only fear is that he won't be the last near-communist leader we will have to look at ( what else do you call "spreading the wealth" through central government regulation, and taking from a producer to give to a non-produceer)?

Ok, call it "statist" if you feel better. What else do you call a guy/government which just passed a bill giving $68,000 of debt to every kid in the USA today...for US ADULTS to spend NOW and make our kids pay for later, with no benefit at all to them? This is child abuse, and disgusts me.

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