No, it’s spelled that way there, trust me.
Almost unbeknownst to most of the American public, Brasil is in the middle of cultural upheaval, and literally hundreds of thousands of people have taken to streets to protest.
This is not Occupy.
Normally, I would take this chance to proclaim the virtues of free markets and limited government, but I think the people of Brasil will have to figure out if that is what they want on their own. I hope that is the conclusion they reach, but in the meantime, innocent citizens from some of the most impoverished and dangerous neighborhoods on the planet have stood up and demanded a change from their government.
This is not the Arab Spring.
The government in Brasil has become a symbol of corruption and excess, and the people have simply had enough. I don’t know what system this will lead to, if it leads to any change in Brasil at all. I am praying it will. Each generation that lives in these conditions loses an
immeasurable amount of talent, wealth, and knowledge to the excesses of their government.
I would say Brasil could learn from us, and change their country’s direction, but in many ways, we should learn from them. Let’s change our country’s direction before our last resource against the excesses of government is literally filling the streets in protest.
Viva Brasil. For all of us.