Once again my family in Brazil was the victim of a crime. Not any crime… I am talking about a senseless, nightmarish situation that could have simply destroyed the lives of at least 3 people.
But hey, that’s life eh? Just another day, another little unlucky episode in this great country. Nothing to see here, folks. Carnaval is just around the corner! Get drunk! Have some sex! We have not time for worries here.
Now, the one thing that really surprised me in this whole situation was the reaction of people around this crime. Look, I understand that Brazil is now a lefty paradise and that its culture is corrupted and retarded beyond salvation. But still, I’ve never seen anything like it (or maybe I’ve just been away for too long?). It is not just the usual blaiming the victim: it is the total inversion of values. It is now accepted that criminals have the power in Brazil and that their power is so established, so unchallengeable, that regular citizens can only do two things: try to hide and avoid being a target, or if it comes down to it, to be a good, well behaved victim.
So the moral implication of any crime in Brazil nowadays is gone. Crimes have now become a judgement on the victim. If you behave well, you might live. If not, you die and that is just what one should expect. And that new norm is just the logical consequence of all ‘principles’ pushed by the left. After all, you have to remember that criminals are the victims of society’s oppression. They steal because they are shamed by your opulence. And by the way, you only have what you have because your forefathers oppressed someone.
It is time to pay up for your crimes, evil capitalistic middle class. Money or blood, it doesn’t really matter.
The unavoidable response I hear from people in Brazil when I show my revolt against what is happening there is: “Oh, so you think the US is heaven on earth? There is plenty of violence there too!”
That of course, is correct. There is violence here. There is violence in every single corner of the earth. The difference is always on the details. In the US people are still able to defend themselves for the most part. In the US criminals are still persecuted and sent to jail. In the US people don’t see themselves as victims, even though they do get victimized sometimes. So yes, the US is not heaven on earth. But is farther away from being hell.
I hated Brazil when I lived there and I hate it even more passionately now.