Friends! Please take the time to read this!
Many of you know that I am both Brazilian and Swiss. Today, I want to inform you all, my friends, of something critical happening in my country of Brazil.But first, I want to share with you a little something about me.
I used to live in Brazil for 6 years. In that time, I came to despise the idea of living in Brazil ever again for ideological reasons. Brazil is a country with enormous potential. With its vast resources, highly positive life-loving population, and craving for education, it has the potential to become the worldâ€™s single largest super power rivaling even the United States.
So why did I have a problem with it? Well, itâ€™s because despite the existence of these factors and the potential itself, it has been largely wasted. Until now, the people of Brazil primarily remained content with what they have (a typical sentiment part of Brazilian culture). They did not take advantage of these things and build on it to make Brazil into what it can truly become. It remained stagnant, and the people showed no signs of wanting things to change. No sign of action. The result, was that those in power saw an opportunity to take advantage of this potential for themselves through massive and unprecedented levels of corruption. Thatâ€™s why I didnâ€™t want to go back to Brazil. Because I didnâ€™t want to live in a country that didnâ€™t want to progress, despite the motto written on its flag â€œOrder and Progress.â€
That is all about to change. In the past few weeks, hundreds of thousands of young adults have taken to the streets to protest the vast corruption present in the government, law enforcement agencies, and the massively polarized Media of the nation. If you read some news outlets, youâ€™ll quickly find critics that say this began simply because the government instituted a minor price hike in transportation costs. Do not listen to these outlets as they only mask a much larger problem. One large aspect of this protest deals with the government placing billions of R$ (currently 1 US Dollar is equal to R$2.25), of public tax funds towards the World Cup and the next Olympics at the expense of lower budgets in Education and Public Health.
Brazilians are well known for loving Football. But their love for Football will never overcome their need for education and health services among many other things. That, is what has awoken the sleeping giant of Brazil. My friends are all taking part of this protest in Brazil, and if I was there, I would too. All I can do from here is spread the word and help make the world know about the fight that Brazil is about to partake in.
Friends, know that Brazil is no longer a sleeping giant. It has awoken, and it will not stop until we bring down the corruption present in our great nation. Please, I ask you to share this message, like it, or even write a smaller message of your own. Make the world know about whatâ€™s happening. Help us put pressure on the Brazilian government. The future of Brazil depends on it.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Vamos Brasil!