I hadn’t known about the approval of the world’s third biggest dam being built to destroy my childhood village down in Brazil. I’m not as sad as I am angry. Don’t worry, I’ll even tell you the name of the man who took the new position as the director of “approving” this project. In an interview he is heard answering the question, “How do you sleep at night knowing all the indians have been misplaced?” and he answers with “I sleep well” (something close to that). I think we know which character he resembles in the movie “Avatar”. Of course, the indians were denied any healthcare or housing unless they submitted or agreed to the project. This Brazilian guy thinks we are savages and have no rights. Well, apparently we are skilled enough to jump on the computer and put him on blast and speak perfect English for the world to see. The President of Brazil gave the final approval.
I will continue with my blogs and my memories of my life down there as a document for future generations. It’s the main reason I jumped on WordPress. To keep a record of my life and interests. If you’ve been with me from the beginning, you’ll know I always talk and write about Brasil and my life down there. My cherished memories. But I wanted to share this video for all my suscribers to read (special welcome to my newest subscribers). I did live in the jungle during my first 4 years of life and in the town until I graduated from High School. I know very well how life is and SHOULD be there. This dam not only affects the natives, it affects everyone globally. Please share this video to everyone you know. Thank you. That would mean a lot.
One more thing, the video was beautifully done and very informative. I admired how James C. took the time to go down to Brazil and see this for himself. It’s a big deal for indians to paint their visitors up. It’s a form of love and acceptance and to be included in that, is a huge deal. Even giving away their indian artifacts like the ones James is given is also a way of saying “thank you”. I know, I have given an indian necklace to people now and then as a token of my heritage. I will post a photo of one of them here below once I find the one I want to show my subscribers and readers. Come back to this post and you’ll see it posted here below after the weekend. This weekend I’ll be busy, but you’ll see by my next blog post where I went and what I did. Hope you like it.