Monday, March 30, 2009

'White people with blue eyes' caused financial crisis

See, this is an *honest* statement about the global financial crisis and one we should discuss. It is also one of the hard truths that, as US Attorney General Eric Holder said in February, that Americans are too cowardly to discuss...

Brazil's President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has raised a few brows by suggesting the global financial crisis has been caused by "white people with blue eyes".
Mr da Silva met with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the capital Brasilia to argue that G20 economies back a $US100 billion expansion of finance to reverse a slowdown in global trade.

The President has been one of the most outspoken advocates of giving developing countries more say in multilateral organisations like the International Monetary Fund.
He has also been a fierce defender of more open farm trade, trying to forge a common front among developing nations.

Asked to explain his comment that the international crisis had been fomented by "white people with blue eyes," Mr da Silva said he had no ideological bias. But poor people were the first to suffer from the crisis, he said.

The President has often blamed the United States for causing a global crisis by practising "casino capitalism". Mr da Silva and Mr Brown said countries should adopt more fiscal and monetary stimulus to help combat the global economic crisis and called for tougher financial market regulations.

Leading industrial and developing nations, including Brazil, will attend the G20 summit Mr Brown hosts in London on April 2.

"If the G20 becomes a meeting just to set another meeting, we'll be discredited and the crisis can deepen," Mr da Silva said.

"We must not let the crisis drag on as long as the Japanese crisis did," he said, in reference to a decade of stagnation in the Asian country.

Mr Brown is on the third stop of a tour through Europe, Latin America and the United States to seek support for the G20 meeting that will discuss measures to tackle the global financial crisis.

He said the meeting was a vital opportunity to take international action required to "restore global demand through concerted and coordinated fiscal and
monetary policy action".

Some European leaders have opposed calls by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and US President Barack Obama to agree to larger stimuluspackages at the G20 meeting.


  1. Anonymous5:48 PM

    This is the kind of garbage I would expect someone with no knowledge of the financial markets to post.

    Allow me to recommend the following product to you:

    I don't know if it's been FDA approved or not, but this is one of those times you definitely need to pop a couple. If it worked for this guy then it may work for you too. But something tells me you're too far gone.

  2. Ha,'re so funny. Clearly you don't know the difference between truth and satire. Like most things, white people think that things only "come into existence" when they "discover" it/him/her, e.g., Jeremiah Wright. Kamal's been doing this kind of satire for *years*...glad you discovered it and I understand *you* not understanding it just like you probably don't understand the satire of Dave Chappelle.

    Botice that you *didn't* deal with de Silva's truth. But like Jack Nicholson said, you can't handle it anyway. :-)

    Carry on white boy, carry on... :-)

  3. Anonymous10:31 PM

    Yeah I obviously know the difference between truth and satire; otherwise I wouldn't have directed you to a website devoted to people of color. Just remember though that satire wouldn't exist unless there was first some truth to base it on. Deep, but true. And in this case: sad, but true.

    I am not really sure how to "deal with de Silva's truth". It's an article full of ignorance further promoted by someone with even more ignorance. Let me dumb it down for you: there are --no facts-- to debate in the article.

    Case in point:
    Asked to explain his comment that the international crisis had been fomented by "white people with blue eyes," Mr da Silva said he had no ideological bias.

    "You know what I'm sayin'?"

  4. Ray Winbush11:15 PM

    Yeah, but I feel you still strugglin' my man with your point. As for satire, I like this video much better: