Organized crime takes control of Brazil
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Formation of the Gang
players of the stock exchange and similar parasites, after amassing a
fantastic wealth of resources, have decided to defend their interests
and further increase their profits. To accomplish this, they have
To them, as Noam Chomsky
pointed out in his excellent “Manufacturing Consent,” it makes no
difference whether the regim is liberal, authoritarian, social democrat
or allegedly “socialist.” The only thing that matters to them is to
maintain and extend their profit, paid for by the work of other people.
In the case of Brazil,
after the monumental fiasco of the military dictatorship; a fiasco that
was mainly financial, because the military, in general, tend to be
nationalistic and to take care of their own people, despite all the
other disasters they caused, the real cause of their expulsion from
power was brought about because they failed to facilitate the
fulfillment of the wishes of the wealthy speculators.
After that, with the
connivance of the usual venal intellectuals and economists, a majority
came to the conclusion that a ‘guided adjustment’ of Brazilian politics,
from point of view of the banks, could be accomplished by electoral
means, means that evidently have absolutely nothing to do with
democracy, but are the opposite, as is strikingly affirmed by the gang’s
above-mentioned syndicate began to sponsor the electoral campaigns of
its potential allies, many of them bankers themselves or owners of mass
Once elected, members of
the House of Representatives and Senate vote for laws in defense of the
financial elite who bring them to power, laws opposing the legitimate
interests of the working people of Brazil. Of course, their spokesmen
always take care to assert the opposite every time they talk to the mass
media or in their meaningless speeches…
The president of the
republic is no more than a puppet, a clown who provides suitable public
relations, strongly affirming in public the opposite of what was
conveyed to him privately. He is no more then a puppet defending the
interests of the bankers and speculators (‘shareholders’) when he makes
speeches to the common people. He keeps them under control with lies so
well-constructed that they would leave Joseph Goebels red with shame and
ready to go back to school.
There is an expression
that has become quite fashionable, and is very widely used despite its
awkwardness, and which fits perfectly here: "nuncaantesnestepaíz", that
is to say,
“Never before in this
country,” has a cruller attained such great popularity by governing for
the bankers, against the people of Brazil, while having such great
success in making people believe exactly the opposite.
Those that were left in
need, as was actually necessary for the type of government that existed
in the first term, must now abandon their struggle for jobs, wages and
dignity. They are consoled with stock market alms that the government
grants to the desperate with the consent of the bankers, the real rulers
of this poor country.
Brazilian law formerly
had many benign loopholes that allowed a humanist judge — it is
difficult to find one, but there are still some — to interpret laws in
favor of the oppressed and against the oppressor. Thus, it became not
only crucial to the gang to modify existing laws to prevent this type of
occurrence, but to control judiciary ‘authority’ so that judges learned
once and for all in whose favor they must rule.
Obeying the dictation of
the bankers and stock speculators like trained dogs, responding to the
gang in command of organized crime, the details in labor law that
benefited the worker, however remotely, were subjected to so-called
“reforms.” The proper expression, "reform," which long ago meant
something like a gradual change of capitalism in the direction of a more
just society—a delirium of social democrats—underwent a transformation
and today, when the word “reform” is used, everyone knows that more
disasters will fall on the workers.
Most of the “reforms”
suppressing the rights of workers as defined in labor laws, now allowing
the bankers and stock speculators more control over the people who
generate the wealth of this nation, are provided by the faction that
occupies the presidential palace, and are signed to ensure support by
the bankers for their puppet, the one who sits in the presidential chair
and presents such ‘reforms’ to the venal parliamentarians who, in turn,
for a good price, sell their consciences and declare these disagreeable
initiatives as their own.
It is this puppet of the
bankers who occupies the presidential palace, and who allegedly
nominates judges, who is regarded as “trustworthy” by the gang that
really dominates the nation.
In this way,
interpretation of the law is completely under the control of the banks
and their representatives. That means even more profits can flow to
those who are already extremely rich, and more losses suffered by those
who create the wealth, those who work and who have been deprived of the
modest legal protection they once had.
My deceased father used
to tell me that the people who pay an employee also can say what the
employee must do. Does the powerless judiciary in Brazil have any
independent authority over taxation? Does the legislature, essentially
powerless, have any such authority? Which is the only one authority
able to impose taxes and therefore the only one to have financial
power? The Executive. The Executive Power pays the Judiciary (without)
Power and the Legislative (without) Power and they, clearly, follow the
orders passed to them by the puppet of the superior Economic Power that
truly rules “estepaíz,” this country.
Organized around a
single powerful group, their crime reaches the height of sophistication,
while other nominal ‘powers’ are relegated to a secondary role. They can
make speeches, of
course, since it is actually useful to promote the illusion of democracy
in speeches that apparently oppose the truly dominant power.
Paradoxically, such public relations efforts bring even greater
popularity to anti-democratic measures taken by the government.
Naturally, such speeches
are allowed with the clear understanding that at the end of the day, the
speechmakers will support and maintain without change the structure
created by the leaders of this organized crime.
3. Different Forms of Crime
The organized crime that
dominates Brazil today writes the laws and controls the judges.
The criminal faction known
as BACEN, the Brazilian equivalent of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank,
operates at the highest governmental levels, representing the economic
interests that dominate this country. BACEN determines all tax
assessment and controls all national finances. As dealers in the slum
quarters grant crumbs to villains to obtain their support, BACEN
controls villains through bribery and a propaganda program so
sophisticated that our people are lulled into a terrible apathy: As has
been said above, they have even given up their struggle for their
legitimate rights to life, hapiness and the respect deserved by those
who labor. When a criminal faction controls power, it corrupts the
The BACEN faction has the
duty of maintaining the highest taxation in the world to protect the
interests and the profitability of the companies they represent.
Although their aim is to prevent the growth of the economy, announcing
this would make the dishonesty of their public predictions obvious, and
that is why their real calculations are not used to make their
predictions and promises. Any economic growth of Brazil above that
preached by venal economists would be potentially dangerous to the
astronomical profitability of bankers and similar parasites.
The responsibility of the
presidential palace is to make speeches, to carry out public relations
to conceal the economic direction adopted by BACEN, always taking the
precaution to present it, if not as “the only possible alternative,” the
one that will bring benefits to the Brazilian workers in the long term.
This is not really new in the Brazilian political scene. It consists of
the same dubious claims in an updated version, tailored for the current
speechmaker, of “Let the cake grow and divide it later among all of the
people.” These were the words of the Minister of Planning of General
Geisel in 1974 and they are now offered by today’s president of the
BNDE, Antonio Delfim Netto. The cake is growing a lot, indeed! But the
division never takes place.
4. The Distance Between
Speech and Practice
In 1789, Brazilians
rebelled violently against the collection of an extortionary 20% in
taxes that went entirely to the Portuguese Crown, bringing no benefit at
all to the people of this developing nation. This is the time when the
expression originated, nobody could bear to pay, “os quintos dos
infernos.” – The fifth of Hells.
The world changes.
Propaganda becomes more and more sophisticated. Today, even if we pay
more than 40% (more than twice as much as those famous “quintos dos
infernos”) of everything of we produce in taxes, and this brings nothing
of benefit to the Brazilian people, they do not rebel against those two
fifths of Hells! There is silent acceptance, apathy and the rare revolt,
when it occurs, is directed against those who denounce the evil, not to
those who practise it!
But where does the enormous
amount of taxes that we pay go, after all? The BACEN faction controls
the distribution of these finances, which it sends, mainly, to the
speculators of the money markets, the true owners of power.
It is not accidental that
all the presidents of BACEN are chosen from among the representatives of
banks and major speculators. Yesterday, the representative was the
courier of George Soros, a scum called Armínio Fraga. Today it is the
gangster Henrique Meirelles, an employee of the Bank of Boston. If he
happens to be replaced, it will be by another stooge of the same
interests. The puppet that occupies the presidential palace will pretend
to be the one who "proposes" or "nominates" the president of the BACEN.
This is no more then propaganda, and doesn’t go beyond empty words.
This amount of taxation is
dreadfully large, 40% of all national production. There is a surplus,
however, which BACEN authorizes the government to distribute in the
1) Governmental propaganda,
to convey the idea that it is necessarily doing the opposite of what it
actually practises, and to simplify the transfer of Brazilian resources
to private accounts in foreign banks. This was clearly shown in the
episode involving Luiz Gushiken, Marcos Valério, Delúbio Soares and Duda
Mendonça, among other members of the gang.
2) Resources to be freely
spent on ”corporative credit cards“ When it was disclosed to the public
that the First Lady, D. Mariza Letícia, spent R$ 2,000 each day (about
14 times as much as the alms paid monthly to the lumpemproletariat),
this matter became a "Subject of National Security," and nobody can now
find out what the presidential palace does with the river
of money flowing into it.
3) Resources to bribe directly parliamentary through
montly basis transferences or some similar procedure, wich still active,
still very common. This practice, however, is only secondary to the main
form of bribe parliamentarians wich is mainly through nominations the
public offices with high salaries, as says the government itself,
"officially or unofficially", negotiations of ministries, etc. The only
not negotiable position, therefore does not belong to the faction of
presidential palace, but to the one of the bankers it is of president
(or "minister-president"...) of BACEN faction.
We know almost nothing about the leftovers of all
these hugely and eccentric expent resources, we only know that they are
not destined - either for direct prohibition from the faction of the
BACEN, either for pure and simple incompetence - to the improvement of
the existencial conditions of our people.
Nothing is invested in schools
or public hospitals, that are found in calamity state – not to mention
our roads, ports and airports... This is an intentional politics,
cleverly elaborated: instead of improving public schools, the resources
are turned aside to the private iniciative in an obscene program called
“PROUNI": the government paid a lot of money to private entities of
education, those of lowest level of all, and they reserve some vacancy
to the worse and less competitive courses to some villains, extending
the distribution of income of the group of the banks and politicians,
also to the owners of schools. The public hospitals are abandoned to
compel all the ones who can afford to submit to the extortionary plans
of private health extending the gang to these ones too.
Most incredible still it is the situation of the
civil and military police in general, their incomes are the same for
more than 15 years - it had an intense propaganda of an "increase" of 1%
that never it happened, only propaganda. As main defenders of the status
quo implemented for and to the banks and all the similar slag that
governs brazil in fact, results incredible the situation of the military
today. When they leave using uniformes – wich has became more rare as
times goes by, police fear the common or disorganized crime, who tryes
to follow the example that comes from above – their uniforms are thorn
in many places and their armament is visibly obsolete. The reduction of
the working hours of the military in 50% to compensate the successive
wage losses takes them to the marginal economy and it is not rare to see
militaries having problems with the law. The same law that putted them
this situation, by the way...
5. The disorganized crime
When it lacks resources for the education of the
youth, when any perspectives of a worthy and honored life are taken off
them, the disorganized crime is stimulated. We have live times where we
yearned for the future generation a better life then ours. Today, the
only certainty that we can give our children is that they will never
have the same standard of living that we have. Middle classes – if there
is still such a thing in Brazil – live the fall of their existencial
standards and the poor persons are hurled in the hands of the
I make this teeny differentiation therefore the drog
dealers, kidnappers and similars do not have the BACEN, the Presidential
Palace, the Law or the Parliament at their side – they are led to the
same condition of egotism and disillusion that exists in all capitalism.
On the other hand, the really organized crime, that
one lead by BACEN, banks, presidential palace, Parliament and Judiciary
are together as one. The example always comes from above and the drog
dealers, kidnappers and othere alike try with desperation to follow it,
but they will never have access to the same amount of resources that the
true owners of the power have and throu to thin of corruption to
purchase of legislators, economists and jurists in daily life.
The resources that would have to be destined to
education are deviated in the above described way; to this is added one
more task to the attributions of the faction of the BACEN: the
maintenance of raised unemployment levels. This protects the powerful
ones from strikes, lowers wages and extends their profits. The fact of
the human being happens to be the greatest victim of all this situation
is not even considered owners of the power. To them, the only important
thing is profit, that’s all. Here we find new discrepancy between the
reality and the speech. It is said that there are less than 15% of
unemployeds in the Brazil – wich, by the way, is a lot! All the official
speech takes that direction. However, the research where the official
speech are based, does not take in account people who have being
dismissed for more than 1 month, people who look job for the first time,
people who were recently dismissed and some other make up on numbers. On
the other hand those researches computes those that manage to survive
working in the so call "informal economy", they are good to improve
numbers of employment but, as they do not pay taxes they always end
being penalizide by the same law who put them in that situation.
Serious research that took such data in consideration
would conclude that we have about 30% of unemployment. That is
synonymous of desperation. Desperation to those who want a job and
happiness to those who profit a lot with the lowsy situation of the poor
Boys badly formed - also for alimentary insufficience
in the first infancy - without access to the formal education are
obvious victims of the disorganized crime wich, seeks to imitate the
more serious, greater and really powerfull one, the example comes always
Today the youthful if don’t even more manifest their
revolt politically. On the other hand it has the hypnoticall propaganda
who claims that “the workers are in the power"; for another one the
Unions had being transformed into small appendixes of the government and
are reduced to badly and nastily organize applause parties to the puppet
of the bankers in ceremonies full of bought people but empty of content.
Of course, all the Unions and same goes to the former left political
parties when they claim to be "defenders of the workers" – is that a
joke? It would be truth only if the word "workers" meant owners of banks
and players of the stock exchange...
Again, to emphasize: to the owners of the power,
speeches means nothing, since their profitability is guaranteed.
In this sence, it suits the opposing rule to that
subsequent to the mud sea of the first term of Lula da Silva. If at that
moment everything of illicit was allowed to make and nothing was allowed
to say about it, leading us to the edge of a return of fascist
censorship; in the case of the banking control the rule is opposing:
anything can be said or writen, since nothing is to be changed in their
profitability in practice. Even though authorities, governmental
politics, either in the Parliament or exactly inside of the faction of
presidential palace can say what ever they want concerning the guiding
politics. The definitive prohibition is only one: nothing is to be
changed in the economic policy dictated by the organized crime.
Criminal factions inverting equations
From the displayed logic, the criminal faction of the
BACEN hinders the economic growth it Brazil and extraordinarilly
practises an eccentric form of "income redistribution": from the
workers, who generate welth to the economy of the Nation to the
parasites of bankers and stock holders players.
To the faction of presidential palace, with precious
and expensive help of the faction of the National Congress, it is
fundamental to say the opposite of the reality - and in such a way, and
with as much emphasis and repetition that the smashing majority believes
more the propaganda that in the deterioration of their real life.
"We are growing and distributing incomes as
nuncaantesnestepaíz". When the puppet of the bankers adresses the
auditoriums of workers and unemployeds, he convinces, persuades. Already
it does not matter to them to fight anymore: either for honor, dignity,
honest work or wage just. It is enough to them to believe that they have
"one of them in the power making the best he can". Their counsciousness
is limited and does not allow them to realize that this illusion does
not match the facts and, since that has the needy alms for the
increasing number of desperate unemployeds and, with precious help of
the venal intellectuals and economists, everything goes well in the best
one of the worlds... Seems like Orwell (1984) in 2007 Brazil…
In synthesis: what the government calls "organized
crime", with strident voices hypnotically repeating in sensationalist
programs and propaganda refers to mentioned young despaired committing
terrible atrocities for measures there following small but dangerous
criminals who does not more then try in vain to imitate the great
These poor fellows have all the institucional
instances AGAINST them. The true organized crime is congregated in
comfortable rooms and decides that limitations they must be imposed and
where crimes must be fit. So they are not even close as organized as the
real criminals wants us to believe.
The true organized crime brazilian present days is
this practised by the Banks and its representatives, in presidential
palace, the Congress and the Judiciary “powers”.
As long as the organized crime has the power there
will be not hope for us and, worse than that, to the future generations.
Lázaro Curvêlo Chaves – 28/01/2007
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