a twist: please don’t come to brasil
What I’m about to say might offend some people and if you believe I am wrong feel free to elaborate on how and why and message/ask me.
I don’t know that remodeling a stadium is wrong. I mean yes it’s horrible that people are starving on the streets but the same thing happened in Puerto Rico. In 2010 Puerto Rico held the Latino Americano Olympics. So our governor decided to decorate, clean and remodel the entire city where the majority of events was happening and even build a few new things, such as the velodrome an entirely new athletic stadium (totaling more than 35 million) and others. But it was an investment. People were amazed at all the work put into it. And no surprise tourism went up. And it stayed up. The reason why it stayed up is because people saw how great Puerto Rico was and many people returned. Take it from a country who’s what I like to call a prostitute. (Prostitute in the sense that all we do is make Puerto Rico look pretty to have foreigners bring us money. We really don’t have any other source of income other than tourism) But if people are forming protests over an investment, why would people come back?
Apart from the recent police workings it seems to me that Your government currently isn’t bad. 40 million Brazillians out of poverty within the same governor doesn’t sound bad to me. It also sounds like the investments will be on the more long term side. If you stop it now, they’re going to pick it up again next year for FIFA and if you stop it then they’re going to pick it up AGAIN for the 2016 olympics. Like I said, an investment. If you manage to gain more money than you spend, (which with the many events and usage the stadiums/whatever else they’re building, sounds like you will) then the government will be able to use that for more new things FOR THE PEOPLE. That’s the way things work. You invest and make more money. I’d start protesting if you don’t see results after the confederation cup. (seeing as how it’s still going on I don’t see why you would need protesting when all the income hasn’t come in yet).
I did read what I could find from the news papers, maybe I’m being lied to, maybe people are overreacting. Maybe I just woke up on the asshole side of the bed this morning. But I’m willing to be told wrong. I’m willing to be corrected. So if my opinion is “wrong” then feel free to ask/message me about it. (I know I’ve been angry about misconceptions for Puerto Rico, so I don’t blame you if this makes you angry. Just know that I’m willing to reason.)
(Source: glameater, via fuck-you-im-an-adult)