Friday, November 19, 2004

Brazil U.S. connections

While surfing the net on interesting blogs I came across some fascinating things about Brazil. Noam Chomsky posted a thought provoking piece on the U.S's determination in having Brazil to be chosen as the country to expand the Security Council. Yeah I said it...Brazil! Who in f cares about Brazil? So I read it. What kind of underhanded country do we live in? Chomsky connected dots I didn't even imagine were drawn. Long story short: the U.S can't afford to have Germany or France, who would the most logical choices, gain any type of leverage or even power. From what I see the U.S. is really trying to prevent any real major alliances. God forbid Japan lined up with China! Woe be upon us if France and Germany linked up(though it would be kind of funky in they meetings). Britain and Tony Blair are our boys! Most people don't know that our First President George Washington said in his Farewell Address, "be wary of foreign alliances, attachments, and intrigues". Looks like we have jumped head first into all three. So does this mean the U.S and Britain are the only ones who get to unite and hold the largest voting block in the Security Council? Well, if they gonna expand it, why not Brazil? We been basically helping them out for years. If you read the article on CNN, they basically tell you that Brazil wants to run South America. Which would alleviate our efforts to rule the whole continent. Let Brazil do it since we control them?

Well why is it interesting to me? I am currently taking Latin American Civilizations in school and considering we just finished studying the colonial period of Brazil and the decimation that the Europeans inflicted on the natives. One of the most horrible ways was with the Bible. Nasty missionaries and their smallpox and venereal diseases wiped out half from trying to spread the gospel. When looking at the current census provided by the CIA, 55% of the population is white (European), which also means they have a majority vote from the gate. They oppress the hell out of their minority population. FUN FACT FOR African Americans: According to Philip Curtain, a noted historian, by the complete, on paper end of slavery in 1870, Brazil had the largest amount of slaves in the entire Western Hemisphere ; a grand total of 3,646,800. The U.S. came in second place with a paltry 1,552,100. Brazil is also one of the largest and successful drug smuggling countries in South America (don't believe all the hype about Columbia).

Seems like we'd make excellent bedfellows, don't ya think? I mean the U.S. and Brazil sound like sibling nations. Brazil, being the younger brother ready to enjoy some serious domination down there in South America. Like the Indians against the Conquistadores, those other countries don't have a chance!

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