Today is a day to celebrate our brave warriors who, even after all these years, still have to fight for their survival. Fight for their culture, for their rights to own their own native land. Today is a day to grieve over the thousands of indigenous people killed by the white men, to grieve over the native culture destroyed and substituted for white men culture.
Today is a day to sign the petition to stop the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam project. Today is a day to fight alongside the indigenous people who still stand strong. Let us celebrate, but not forget. Happy indian (native) day!
The pictures were found on Chief Raoni’s facebook page.
I’ve never done anything like this before but I just found this really amazing blog and I’m super keen to share it with you.
thosebrazilianthings is a blog filled with all the best things about my country. Our amazing nature, culture, cuisine, art. Since I think tumblr really needs to get educated on brazilian matters, this is a great opportunity.
Well done, Brazil. Well fucking done. One of the most famous conservative pastor/politicians in our country, well known for being an open racist, homophobic and swindler (I’m not sure if this word is actually used in the same context) has just been elected the president of the committee of Human Rights. This is one of the lowest moments in our modern politics history and I’m not proud to say that we have lots of these. This is so very dangerous for our women, glbtq community and for every beliver in the african-brazilian religons. Right now, I’m not proud of my country. Right now, I feel less than human for knowing what’s about to come. And there’s no much we can do about it.
There’s this petition going on but to be honest, right now, I don’t even know if it matters anymore. Deep down, I still believe that we can change the facts but I just feel so hopeless.
I hate it when I want to publish an ask and accidently send it private.
But okay, so we have reasons for why people on internet hate brazilian people and why they are wrong:
It all started with online games. I know this very well cause I’m a former gamer. The myth goes on that we brazilians are annoying when playing mmorpgs and I don’t know how it happened but suddenly, everybody thinks we’re annoying, untouchable third world beings who don’t deserve to have internet.
The truth is, my dear fellows, most of people who spread the word around are bigot xenophobic assholes.
My first point is: yea, sometimes some brazilian gamers don’t know how to play very well along others. There’s a lot of “beggers”, there’s a lot of people who will speak portuguese just to annoy the shit out of you guys. Guess what: every country have their immature population.
Based solely on the behaviours of some players in mmorpgs, people created this image of what brazilians are like. And for them, we’re annoying, disrespectful, we’re the “heuheu” nation, we’re poor, we are dirty, we’re hookers, we’re dealers. And I’m honestly not exaggerating.
So most of these people, these hateful dickheads, make the assumption that we’re ALL like those misbehaved immature players and as soon as we say our nationality, they think we’re not worth their time. They think it’s fucking okay to dismiss us solely based on our fucking nationality. And they make us feel bad and ashamed of ourselves. But you know what? I’m not taking ANY of this shit anymore. No way. I’m not ashamed of being brazilian because we’re fucking awesome and I’m not just saying that. We’re amazing people. We’re warm people, we’re probably the nicest nation you’ll ever come across with and I feel sorry for YOU, for being a xenophobic asshole and miss out the oportunity of getting in touch with people from a culture totally different from yours.
But what can I do? Your loss, mate.
Brazil National Anthem English lyrics (by VocalNationalAnthems)
I’m sorry, I’m just having a lot of patriotic feels lately and oh god, our anthem is so beautiful. But don’t let the translation fool you. The lyrics were written in a cult linguistic variation and, nowadays, it’s a little bit difficult for most of our people to understand and that’s why a lot of brazilians can’t sing the anthem.
Jared Padalecki in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - May 7, 2012.
Brazil is such a beautiful country.
I’m writing three essays about brazilian amerindians and what how the colonization fucked up their culture. My grandma told me that her grandmother was captured and then, somehow, she ended up marrying my great-grandfather (he was spanish). And I discovered she was from the botocudos tribe, a legit one. And they are extinct since 1920. Nowadays, there are the krenak, they are from the botocudo family.
Note that they used to be pretty rad.
About the tupiniquins, I think it’s disrespectful to the tupiniquim tribe when people from other countries refer to brazilian people as tupiniquim and even worse when brazilian people do. Because that’s what the portugueses did when they “discovered” Brazil. They arrived here thinking they were in India and went all “oh, look, a bunch of wild naked people, let’s call them indians” and yes. It used to be over 5 million native amerindians, over 2000 tribes, with different cultures before the colonization. Nowadays, it’s less than 200.000 and their culture is devastated. Just a few tribes that remain wild are still “pure”. Untouched by the white men.
Ok, so this post is lil bit pointless, I’m just organizing my thoughs and doing my research for tomorrow’s class and I thought it might be cool to share something about our rich culture.
I live in a fucking beautiful city.