The video is more than positive, it really makes you wanna dance in celebration for Brazil's good news!
However, I have to say that as a Brazilian who grew up watching step by step how Brazil got to where it is today, it is mind-boggling and irritating to me to see Lula taking most of the credit for the country's current economic success.
In my opinion, the best thing Lula ever did was to "NOT DO ANYTHING" to mess up what the previous president Fernando Henrique Cardoso's team had done to set the country on the right path for economic growth, the former president, a sociologist, created the "bolsa familia" and again, I give Lula credit for not messing it up and trying to create something with his footprint on it, better yet, he took full credit, today, ask anyone on the streets and 8 out of 10 people will assure you "bolsa familia" was a Lula creation.
Lula was VERY smart on not changing anything and taking credit for the GOOD results from the previous administration, so I don't totally discredit Lula but I don't agree that he is solely responsible for Brazil's economic boom, he is just not.
Now, to add insult to injury, he insists on making "fun" of the European for being perfectionists, he seems to try to sell an image that he is "cool" by dismissing the Europeans concern on Brazil's lack of seriousness and implies that HE is RIGHT and the perfectionist EUROPEAN are wrong.
If anything, the Brazilians who lack seriousness are the ones who have contributed less and have held the rest of the country hostage on a joke that always said "Brazil is the country of the future and always will be", yes, those, the slackers, those who think they are cool are actually the ones who have held everyone else back.
Honest, hard working Brazilians, the ones who pay their taxes, have no "Caixa 2", respect dead lines, arrive on time...yes, those have been held back for years by the idiots who think they are cool for doing everything wrong.
Well, that is no more my friends!
Now, back to Lula's foot in his mouth talents...
Why pick on the European like that? I seriously smell a strong inferiority complex in the air, but who am I to know if that is true, it is just a suspicion I have from his obsessive negative bashing of European people and Europe.
|President Lula doesn't miss an opportunity to bash blue eyed people and have his foot half way into his mouth!|
Keep in mind he is the one who "brilliantly" said that "Blue Eyed" people were responsible for the current economic crisis on Wall Street and around the world! Really? Not only you sound stupid and racist but completely uninformed.
Did you really say that? You are the president of a country of 190 million people, many of them Blue Eyed by the way, many in my own family!
How can a president of a country like Brazil lack common sense at such drastic levels?
When Lula went to Africa, the first thing he says was "Africa is not so dirty I thought!" Yes, He said that! Google it and find details in the media.
You are a president and you say that in public! to the media? Have you no shame, sense of right and wrong?
I don't hate Lula, I really don't, like I said before, the best he ever did was not doing anything at all, but we have to hold our breath when genius opens his mouth.
Being a blue in the face New England democrat, trust me, I wanted nothing more than Lula to sound smart and represent the left in a decent way, but he kept disappointing me every time he opens his mouth, at least he is letting the country be.
Now, let's back up to his comments against European.
Before I go any deeper, let me state that I think every Brazilian-European I know, many from my family and Gil's family have been true contributors of Brazil's economic success.
If Brazil is pulling out of the mud it's because of perfectionist European like my grandfather, who arrived in Brazil in 1926 and who worked hard all his life, always paid his taxes, made sure all four of his kids graduated from college, three engineers and one teacher, the perfectionist European was able to do accomplish a lot without the help from any government, don't get me wrong, I am not against bolsa familia, is has helped elevate millions out of poverty, but don't come bashing the ones who always worked hard and pay an absurd amount of taxes so these masses can be elevated from poverty.
Gil's mother is another example of a hard working European lady, perfectionist, disciplined who accomplished a lot as a single woman raising three kids and making sure they all graduated from college and became active members of society paying a very heavy tax load to make sure there is money in the public coffers to pay the "bolsa familia" and elevate millions out of poverty.
Let it be clear, that this money is coming from the sweat and hard work of middle class Brazilian families who carry an astronomical tax burden, Brazilian-European, Brazilian of African origin, Brazilian of mixed races, Brazilian of all races, all middle class Brazilians are paying a hefty tag for "bolsa familia", I am glad to see it is working and it is lifting millions out of poverty.
Lula is an idiot again when he criticizes European people and forgets that he just helped elect a Brazilian who's father immigrated from Bulgaria.
I am excited and full of hopes because the newly elected president Dilma Rousseff will take over the country has a reputation for being hands on, with a strong common sense lacked from Lula and an authentic capacity to lead the country into it's exciting new path of quick development and lot's discipline and full of European perfecionism ;) which Lula so eloquently criticises.
Let it be clear that I am proud of my grandparent's blue eyes and my mother's blues eyes who brought to this land their dreams along with a stubborn European perfectionism, honesty and hard work that have always contributed to Brazil being the country of the future!
The future has clearly arrived!