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segunda-feira, 8 de outubro de 2018


I've spending in the past months of my life trying to give my positive contributions to the world. I've doing it with my words by talking with someone or writing somehow anonymously as I'm doing now. Dear reader, you probably don't know me as a person, but my idea is making you know about what I think, what's inside my brain. I just wanna give you the opportunity to think a little bit more while I'm doing the same now.

My utopia is making we all of us have the same opportunities in our society not mattering where you were born, which family has grown you, which gender, color skin, religion or sexual orientation you have. In this utopia I wanna make people have the same privileges that I have, because the fact the I'm a men that was born in Brazil in a non misery family make was just by lucky. You were born in the place that you are was by lucky as well. You could had born in a extreme poor family in Central Africa and probably you would have died in a war, by malnutrition or by a disease resulted by a poor health system and lack of sanitation younger that you're now. My dear if you are reading me now, you're a privileged. You're using your computer or cellphone, well dressed in a warm place sitting in your nice chair or comfortable bed, like me now. Billion of people in this world don't have chance that you're having now. Just for making things clear for you.

  • 1.3 billion people in the world don't have access to electricity;
  • 2.1 people don't have access to safe water;
  • At least 892 million people continue to practice open defecation;
  • 821 million in 2017 face chronic food deprivation;
  • 3.4 billion people around the world still don’t have Internet;
  • 1.6 billion people lacked adequate housing

If you just write in google: how many people in the world don't have.. "something", you'll see how privilege you are. If you're able to search for it, luckily you're one of the 4.2 billion people that can do it. 

The fact that I was born in Brazil as a men, non-black skin, from a family that could provide me a good basic education that allowed me to have the chance to develop myself and have the chance to be the person that I am now. My life interactions and maybe biological influences made me feel attracted by people that have a different gender than mine. The place that I was born was just by luck, in the dice game that God plays. My lucky mixed with my life experiences made me be really privileged if I compared myself with other people not just around the world, but also in my own Country.

That's where I start! I was focused to make people think about several topics that could make our world so much better that I was not knowing how I could contribute positively to my own country. In fact I don't know exactly how to do it, but it's gonna be my first potential influence.

In the case that you're not Brazilian or you don't know what's currently going in Brazil, we are living a period of elections where the first round was yesterday. There 2 candidates in the second row:

Jair Bolsonaro: A retired military with conservative views rising the flags to solve 2 big problems of the Brazilian society: Corruption and criminality. Fixing this two keys in fact would make our country so much better than it's now. It's estimate that around 16% (R$826 billion in 2014) of our country’s gross domestic product is from informal market that is encouraged by corruption in different scales. Just in the operation cash wash, one of biggest scandals of corruption in the world's history, found $11 billion misappropriation of money. This big scheme of corruption that politicians had their campaign for the election financed by companies, mainly in the construction field that once the politician was elected they gave privileges for this companies having easily contracts with the government, where part of this money were they were overpriced, that providing a not a service as good as it was paid, it's shared between the companies and the politicians. This a example of this operation that found out this scheme that were happening with several politicians for several parties that was also strongly connected with the current government. The Brazilian history in the past year is intense a full of informations that I would spend long time explaining you that. Even being a Brazilian is hard to understand it fully if you're polarized and don't have the chance to use your own brain to think and have your own point of views about several subjects. The corruption in Brazil is a virus that runs in small scales from not paying a tax to the government and politicians that use our money paid by taxes to put in their pockets not using it to apply it in public politics. That's how a country should work, we pay taxes for seeing its return in our community. This feeling that the government is sabotaging us just provoke in us a strong feeling of revenge that we wanna make the justice.

The corruption in fact is the biggest reflex of social problems that exist in Brazil. There is big abysm between rich and poor people. Eduardo Marinho, a Brazilian artist in a interview said that everyone is currently living in a hell that the poor are been massacred, the middle class are been pressured and poor are living in a fear. He said that we are even afraid to think, because if we think too much we start to be afraid to see things beyond what's conditioned in the society that we'll be discriminated and be seem as someone "crazy". He strongly argue about the educational model that's guided by government not us thinking and still have the chance to control us for every 2 years during elections.

This big abysm is the main reason why the Brazil kills more people than any country in the world. In 2016 there were 61.283 homicides. This complex social problem is seem many of the times as a simple problem that just killing the criminals is gonna solve problems of criminality. "Criminal good is a dead criminal". That's how Bolsonaro wanna resolve this problem of security in Brazil. His emphasis in the campaign was sharing ideas such as:

  • Allow people have easier access to guns that would make them be able to react against criminals;
  • Invest more in the police allowing them have more autonomy to kill criminals and make the justice.

These ideas of hate are the potential solution for him and supported until now for 46% of the valid votes registered yesterday, around 50 million people. This is a easy solution for a problem that go really deeper than that.

It's hard to understand the system. It's so complex, I'm not gonna give you the precise answer, because I'm working in my understanding more and more overtime. But I'm gonna ask you just to question it. Thinking more about the roots of things and not just how to fix the final problem.

I feel so impotent, because I don't really know how to contribute. I'm not in Brazil now, I can't vote and I don't wanna have long ideological debates in social medias, but what I wanna do now is making you think more and help me for not electing Jair Bolsonaro as president of my country. If you wanna contribute positively to the world, my country, please share this idea until reaching other people and maybe you can impact the vote of a Brazilian that's gonna decide the future of my country in 3 weeks.

I'm full of privileges, living in Germany, having a safe and good life. My plan isn't living in Brazil for now in long term. I would go back to Brazil for while, but I would love to have the chance to know more about the world. If I won't come to my country in the next years it's not gonna affect my life, but for the 200 million people living there and mainly people that I love that are there. We are human beings that should have the same opportunities, same living conditions.

If you don't know that much about this guy, just google his name and understand why is a potential risk for our country. Even the democracy that is allowing him to run in the presidential elections, once he support strongly the military dictatorship.

This monster created by our fears against criminality and corruption has a potential chance to be president of our country and Fernando Haddad the guy that's running as well has no that much chances.

Fernando Haddad is so far the candidate that I would like to see as the Brazilian president. He's from the worker's party that was in the government during 14 years and it was involved with scandals of corruption and they worked hard in people manipulation. Lula, the ex president, is a idol for a big part of the population for using strong public politics to change people's life. What he had done is definitely significant, but his party, his government and potentially him also stoled the money from our population that could have helped so many more people. 

I feel so sad about corruption that result make our society so unequal and in the ending making all of us living in the prison of our system. I wouldn't support this candidate at all in other scenarios. He seems to be this typical liar's politicians, he is the most rejected mayor that São Paulo ever had after governing 4 years in the capital after Lula's indication.

Lula would be the candidate of the worker's party this year, but once he's in the prison after convictions related with the Operation Car Wash, he wasn't allow to dispute the elections, indicating them Fernando Haddad. I don't really see a big change for fixing our social problems in my country after his election. 

But my friend, if it's bad for you. Bolsonaro is gonna be so much worse. If you're a a heterosexual rich white man, this definitely not gonna be a big deal for you, but think that maybe don't fit in none of these categories.  

There are some of his messages:

  • "Be incapable of loving a homosexual son."
  • "I won't be a hypocrite: I prefer a son to die in an accident than show up with a mustachioed guy. He'd be dead to me anyway"
  • "She doesn't deserve to be raped, because she's very ugly," Bolsonaro said at the time. "She's not my type. I would never rape her. I'm not a rapist, but if I were, I wouldn't rape her because she doesn't deserve it."
  • Bolsonaro also once described Afro-Brazilians as lazy and fat, and he has called refugees from Haiti, Africa, and the Middle East as the "scum of humanity.
  • In 2015 he defended the brutal dictatorship that presided over Brazil from 1964 to 1985, which was responsible for numerous atrocities.

Think about that you're not a white rich heterosexual men. Try to think how this guy as president could affect people's life. How a racist country could be led by a racist that ignore the slavery period and how it affected the current opportunities that Afrobrazilian people have. How a homophobic country could be led by a homophobic that ignore that more then one homosexual per day is murdered (387 people in 2017) and 58 other killed theirselves victim of homophobia. How a sexist country could be led by a sexism that thinks that men have the same privileges as women, but ignore that Brazil have a really low level of gender equality index and in Brazil per each 7 minutes a women suffer domestic violence.

This is how our society was built, but for me is so scaring to see my country going back to this dark past. Haddad isn't the one that I wanna see leading my country, but Bolsonaro? No way! In favor of the traditional Christian Brazilian family we are still gonna feed our hate, forgetting about love another person. In a crazy paradox I see people that are following the Bible and loving Christ strongly, but forgetting that he should love each other as he loved us. Allowing everyone to have access of a firearm to react agains other people when it will be "needed" isn't a act of love. Seeing people demoniac people that should be treated or exterminated just because their sex orientation isn't a act of love.

If you would like to give your contribution as I'm giving now, please share this idea with someone else. You can share this idea, not necessarily sharing this post you don't need to use my words, just use yours after these inputs that I'm giving to you if you feel like, maybe you can impact people as I'm impacting you now. If we share the same feeling of do something for not electing the monster, just concentrate yourself to find a tool as I just found mine now.

This would be a small contribution that could change the future a small part of the world: Brazil. The future of so many people can be your hands, maybe not you as a men, rich, heterosexual and white, but try to be just a bit emphatic for a moment, your life is gonna make really more sense. I promise you.

















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