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About Brazilians…

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“As Tom Jobim says, “Brazil is not for beginners…”,

how come you live in a place where stamps come unglued,

sopa melts almost before you can use it,

rivers run too fast to the sea?

I would like to understand this unbearable joy Brazilians have,

this constant urge to celebrate,

and there is your melancholy, it’s drama,

it’s flamboyance, it’s abandon.

To a North American, in particular to one like me,

it is… out of proportion, excessive.

Kennedy’s assassination, such mourning,

such outpourings of grief.

The doormen, cab drivers, cleaning ladies…

Why? What is it you lost?

But when the military coup happened

and you lost your freedom,

I was there, I saw it;

you went on playing soccer on the beach.

The longer you stay in one place,

the less you understand it.”

 

I don’t really know if Elizabeth Bishop wrote this about Brazilians… but that is how is portrayed in “Flores Raras”, the movie about her years in Brazil living with Lota Macedo Soares. True or not, it is a very good picture about Brazilians to the eyes of a North American (as to my own eyes).

Left: Elizabeth Bishop; Right: Lota Macedo Soares

Left: Elizabeth Bishop; Right: Lota Macedo Soares

Flores Raras e Equivocadas por Alfredo Brito

Flores Raras e Equivocadas por Alfredo Britto

Elizabeth Bishop.

Elizabeth Bishop

 

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Equality is better than slavery; Freedom is better than a cage.

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War on Women

War on Women

“”I admit to myself long ago that there is no dignity in preserving and promoting our identity. From experience, I say that there is nothing good to encourage immigrants to live with their habits, traditions and religious dogmas of their countries of origin.

It seems to me that no tradition or culture itself deserves respect, only actions that promote human welfare deserve to be cultivated. Whether traditional or not. If adherence to tradition conflicts with the welfare of the individual and human rights, individual rights should always prevail. And the modern secular societies of Europe maintain those rights better than gated communities and oppression of immigrants who have made so much effort to put their families in these societies, and then try desperately to remain unaffected by their values​​.

The doctrine of multiculturalism traps girls in bondage and abuse, and holds the minds of many children under the guise of tradition and religious dogma. There are many ways to help an individual on poverty. Food, water, relief, remedies. But there is also the provision of a new and better way of life. A way of life that will launch them into modernity. And a new identity sometimes better.

It is best to choose and think for themselves than to be indoctrinated and brainwashed. Equality is better than slavery. Freedom is better than a cage. Multiculturalism preserves cages and slavery. “”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali – Somali writer, author of the bestselling autobiography “Infidel: the story of a woman who challenged Islam”, awarded the Freedom Prize of Denmark’s Liberal Party and the Liberal Party’s Democracy Prize of Sweden “for her courageous work – democracy, human rights and women’s rights. “