Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thoughts On: Occupy Protesting, Handsomest Man in the World & Brazil

I just wanted to say a few words about all the "Occupy" activities that are going on across the country. You don't have to be Einstein to know that sending the police in to throw everyone out is the dumbest thing you could do. As they just did in New York down on Wall Street. Obviously more and more young people will be galvanized to rush right back in. Which they did.

And some not so young people. I'm going over to the "Occupy" people here in Miami to check them out. This is how revolutions start. People are unhappy. A few start demonstrating and others join in. It happened in the 1930's. It happened in the 1960's. We're due. And the people who are powerful see to have learned nothing. That is what amazes me. They can't be that stupid. As Bette Davis said so tellingly in "All About Eve" - "fasten your seat belts, we're in for a bumpy ride."


Yes, It's Handsomest Man in the World Day. I have seen this ad a number of times and keep coming back to look at the guy in the turquoise sweater. That's a great face.


Dear David,
I know you were just in Brazil in Sao Paulo. What do you think?
~I Am Curious

Dear I am Curious,
Scary and interesting. A city of 20 million. When you fly over it you can't really believe what you're seeing. In a huge valley full of low hills. Skyscrapers in the valleys. Trees and lower buildings on the hills. No real downtown. All sort of different neighborhoods. And few people have a second language. Portuguese, that's it. We better get it into our heads that this is a country larger than the US. Like this country, some see no reason to learn another language. In conversation, people say they have no wish to leave Brazil. Some similarities to the US and very rich in money, oil, jewels, gold, you name it. Brace yourself.


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