Michael Jackson has a song and a video called “They Don’t Care About Us”. In the video it looks like he was in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The video was full of Black people dancing and the dancing was not like a happy or celebration dance. It was more like a war or protest dance in my eyes. The Black people in the video were dressed in very colorful outfits. The message was strong and clear.

While viewing the video you can see the slum housing and seeing the people in that area you can tell they were living in poverty conditions. He could of produce that same video in any major urban city in the United States.

The politics of Brazil take place in a framework of a federal presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. The political and administrative organization of Brazil comprises the federal government, the 26 states and a federal district, and the municipalities.

Brazil has a GDP of less than 3 trillion dollars with a population of over 200 million, almost half the citizens are mix race or classified as Black i.e. 15 million who call themselves Black. In the 19th century Brazil depended on slave labor for their economy. There were over three million Africans Slaves imported. At that time there main export was sugar and coffee. Does that remind you of the United States history how the continent of Africa was pillage.

Brazil have the 10th largest economy in the world exporting tons of steel and cement. Brazil is a country that has abundant natural resources. The government is corrupt and has over 30 different parties. There are 135 million Brazilians that are Roman Catholic.

This has been a pattern for centuries all over the world whether it was free labor or cheap labor. The colonization of Blacks and poor has been going on for centuries. Follow the Money. Paying for cheap labor or free labor is one the keys to profitability of capitalism.

After reading some history about Brazil the Europeans did the same thing invaded the indigenous native and tried to make them slaves. There were over twenty thousands tribes and thousands of them died of disease that were brought over by the Europeans. The natives who they called Indians could not work in the fields and they imported African Slaves. This in turn boost their economy where they were able to export sugar, coffee, and tobacco.

I am really puzzled, I haven’t read anything about a slave uprising or great slave leaders in Brazil. The only famous Black Brazilian I know is Pele the soccer player. Black/African history is so deep and masses I am a shame I can’t keep up. If only the dirt could talk. Where are there reparation follow the money.

Ted Harvey Sr. The Money Connection.Com

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