Nego acha que brasileiro é passivo, que aguenta tudo, que não bate panelas como os argentinos.
Mas historicamente, acreditar nessa passividade é um equívoco.
Talvez seja o que parece, porque vivemos o momento atual e ainda não temos a perspectiva histórica que só o tempo oferece.
This is not about Keane. If you DON’T want to know about what is happening in Brazil DON’T read this post.
This is about fighting against a stupid and indifferent government that I do have to deal in Brazil. I live in São Paulo and saw a lot of tweets of people who was in the protest in real time since last week.
What do I have to say? I’m upset, I’m upset because I can’t trust my government I can’t trust the police. I never trusted, I’m just confirming what I already knew. I trust in my people, who are fighting for a right to be heard. At first was against the bus fee, but now we are fighting to our rights, our welfare and our LIBERTY!
When protests are happening in other countries our people say “wow, this is awesome, this is democracy! This will never happen in Brazil”. Now we are fighting for our rights and I see the SAME people complaining: “Those people are breaking everything, vandals! Stupid brazilian people! Shame!” —- WTF, right? There were vandals, yes. Those vandals doesn’t know the real meaning of a protest and the police starts to stop all of them. But today, June 13th, was a pacific protest, who was there wanted to be there for their rights.
It’s been a while that we don’t have a big and massive protest in Brazil, not like this. not against my own people. And now the police want to take over all the situation using violence and repressing those people who are protesting. BY THE WAY, the mayor of São Paulo is not in Brazil, the vice-mayor … who is the vice-mayor? And the governor, who takes the power of the police in my state was in another city celebrating a anniversary-of-whatever.
Do you know what is worse? The media is changing all the facts to benefit the government and protect the police, with all the tweets from who was there (the protest today is over) it was the opposite… And there are people who believe in this sh*t.
Democracy is outside. Democracy are the people. Democracy are us.
So, to all of you who follow me and who are not from Brazil, you should read this, and please reblog, if you can.
These are some photos of what is happening to our country today. São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are facing protest all over the cities. To fight for their rights. Our country is living a hidden dictatorship. The protests started because the bus fee raised 20 brazilian cents. Which doesn’t seem that much, but you all should know that millions of brazilians live with a monthly income of no more than 700 brazilian reais (something like 350 american dollars). Some people live and raise families with that money. Monthly. To these people, $0,20 for each bus means a lot.
But the thing is: what initially was intended to be a protest against the bus fee turned into a protest against the dictatorial government. A government that every year, steals millions of dollars of their people, in their own benefit. A government so corrupt, the population got used to it, and make jokes about it. In this country, a school teacher has a yearly income of $8400. The governors, on the other side, earn, for the same time, about $300.000. To work less. And they don’t even show up to work. And besides that salary, they steal.
And now, people are going to the streets. And the response is photographed. The government is brutally attacking everyone. I mean everyone. Protesters, pedestrians, reporters, photographers. Everyone. For no reason. They just attack. And bomb. And hurt.
The media is absolutely corrupted. The brazilian media makes it look like a violent act, that has to be fought with equal violence. That is a lie. 15 thousand people are going to the streets of Sao Paulo with no guns, no fire, no weapons. And they are being hurt, persecuted, and arrested. Some of them have to pay bail fees up to $20.000.
If you came all the way down here, please, reblog this. Help making the world know what is really going on here. This country, this beautiful country, with beautiful beaches, and women, and music, is now screaming in protest. This is the country in which the World Cup will be in 2013. A country that worries about the World Cup much more than it worries about the welfare of its citizens.
It’s sad being here. But we’re fighting.
Tom Chaplin’s Alphabet (other letters here)
H is for… Hair!
Proof that he’s gorgeous enough to look good with every kind of haircut.
So, here’s the first post of my very own Tom Chaplin’s Alphabet.
A is for… Arms!
Though he doesn’t like to show them, we sure like it when he does. Don’t we?
Há exatamente 4 anos atrás quando o Tumblr ainda estava engatinhando tive uma ideia boba de criar um falando sobre Keane. Na época, após algumas pesquisas vi que não tinha outro tumblr dedicado a banda, aí percebi que fui uma das primeiras pessoas que fizeram isso.
Depois disso muitos começaram a me seguir, outros tumblr dedicados ao Keane foram criados e só alegria! Fiz algumas publicações, hoje vejo gifs, montagens maravilhosas que hoje em dia eu só reblogo.
Mas o mais legal disso tudo é que através dele fiz amizades e conheci gente muito legal pelo mundo afora!
Hace exactamente cuatro años, cuando él Tumblr estaba a arrastarse tuvo una tonta idea de crear una cuenta sobre Keane. En ese momento, después de algunas investigaciones que vi no había otro tumblr dedicado a la banda, y luego me di cuenta de que yo era una de las primeras personas que lo hicieron.
Después de que muchos comenzaron a seguirme, otro tumblr dedicado a Keane fueron creados y sólo alegría! Hice algunas publicaciones, hoy veo gifs, montajes maravillosas que hoy en día me reblogo.
Pero la mejor cosa sobre esto es que a través de él se hizo amigo y se encontró con muy buena gente de todo el mundo!
Exactly four years ago when Tumblr was still crawling I had a silly idea to create a talking about Keane. At the time, after some research I saw there was another tumblr dedicated to the band, then I realized that I was one of the first people who made it.
After that many people started to follow me, other tumblrs dedicated to Keane were created and only joy! I did some publications, today I see gifs, wonderful montage images as well and nowadays I just reblog them.
But the coolest thing about this is that through it made friends and met really cool people around the world!
Wow, F*ck Yeah Keane turned 4!!!
Thank you all for the support, following me and our friendship through Keane. I made a lot of friends here, meet some of them in the last Keane gig in São Paulo and I want to meet you around the world someday!
I love you all.
Tim Rice-Oxley :D