Good news: Brazilian prez blames financial crisis on “white people with blue eyes”

posted at 8:30 pm on March 26, 2009 by Allahpundit

I guess I’m in the clear. Good stuff, though: If there’s anything we need more of in an age of economic terror and populist rage, it’s racial demagoguery. What, no Jew-baiting?

President Lula said it was completely unfair that the poorest people in the world were suffering most for the mistakes of wealthy, Western financiers…

President Lula, head of Brazil’s main left-wing party, said that ‘no black man or woman, no indigenous person, no poor person’ had been in any way culpable for the global banking crisis.

‘I’m not acquainted with any black banker,’ he said. ‘The part of humanity that’s responsible should pay for the crisis.’

The president of Brazil doesn’t know any black bankers? None? He may get more media attention than he bargained for from this little bon mot. Exit question: Can’t we all put aside our differences and just blame Soros?

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He’ll be preachin’ in Chicago soon. Of course, Obama won’t hear a word of it.

SouthernGent on March 26, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Lots of blonde-haired, blue-eyed, German speaking Europeans in Brazil.

AubieJon on March 26, 2009 at 8:33 PM

The Sweedes,Finlanders,

or the perfect race thingy

Germanic,or sumpin like dat!!

canopfor on March 26, 2009 at 8:34 PM

South Africa!

canopfor on March 26, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Well I am white and blue eyed, not a banker though. I know white blue eyed people who are suffering from the crisis though. Does anyone think the world has completely lost its collective mind.

msmveritas on March 26, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Lots of blonde-haired, blue-eyed, German speaking Europeans in Brazil.

AubieJon on March 26, 2009 at 8:33 PM

In 2009?

aengus on March 26, 2009 at 8:36 PM

aengus on March 26, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Yah.

AubieJon on March 26, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Racist.

HornetSting on March 26, 2009 at 8:39 PM

OMG,there talking about,

Robert Reich!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on March 26, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Exit question: Can’t we all put aside our differences and just blame Soros?

I’m in.

Christian Conservative on March 26, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Hugo Chavez plays the race card – or let’s call it the indigenous card – a great deal too but the press overlooks it.

Very troubling.

SteveMG on March 26, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit, born in Maharashtra, India, would like to have a word with Mr. Lula.

amerpundit on March 26, 2009 at 8:41 PM

Franklin Raines was white and blue eyed?

Realist on March 26, 2009 at 8:41 PM

My whole family are white, blue-eyed people. Unfortunately, we lost half of our 401k too. At the risk of not being pc, what about all the non-white, non-blue-eyed people who the banks were forced to finance home loans to?

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 8:42 PM

We need busloads of ACORN zombies in front of every blue-eyed person’s house by Saturday, noon, yelling:

Smash the greedy crackers!”

Worked with the AIG demonization.

Let’s go whole hog, Obamatrons!

profitsbeard on March 26, 2009 at 8:42 PM

What has Brazil ever contributed to the world?

Oh wait! I read somewhere that they keep a lot of plastic surgeons in business.

MB4 on March 26, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Has Lula looked deep into Barney Frank’s eyes?

Mark1971 on March 26, 2009 at 8:45 PM

Yeah, yeah, blame it on the white trash.

Wethal on March 26, 2009 at 8:45 PM

That’s it, I’m buying brown contact lenses!

Ann NY on March 26, 2009 at 8:45 PM

What!? White males being blamed for the brown males many, many failures!?

When did that start!?

/

TMK on March 26, 2009 at 8:46 PM

My whole family are white, blue-eyed people. Unfortunately, we lost half of our 401k too. At the risk of not being pc, what about all the non-white, non-blue-eyed people who the banks were forced to finance home loans to?

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Reparations, honky!

MB4 on March 26, 2009 at 8:47 PM

glad I have green eyes!

ctmom on March 26, 2009 at 8:48 PM

Brazil has the most ethnic black majorities in Latin America yet they are treated like sh!t. Lula needs to shove it when it comes to race

nice343 on March 26, 2009 at 8:48 PM

Just for that I’m taking my literature, medicine, education & technology and going home.

Crusty on March 26, 2009 at 8:49 PM

the left needs people to DEMONIZE…like Rush….this is just the start…

the EVIL RICH, the BANKERS…the CHRISTIANS AND OF COURSE THE JOOOOS will be targeted by the left…including OBAMA..that man of the left.

right4life on March 26, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Hey, this white blue-eyed woman is a minority in the state of Texas now.

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 8:49 PM

…For those of you who don’t know Lula is a socialist.
he ran for press some years ago on the socialist party ticket. he’s also considered by conservative Brazilians to be an uneducated boob. he speaks with a lisp for those of you who don’t get the Portuguese (speaking of which it would be “Diabos brancos” not “Diablos Blancos” The latter is Spanish. and he is missing a finger from a farming accident if I remember correctly. to say the least his administration has been plagued by scandal and he is surrounded by “Sangue sugas” (Blood suckers), those who use their position in government to graft and embezzle, but it has been like the Obama administration, as all this happens around him nothing seems to stick directly to him.

The man is a socialist retard. and I mean that in the literal sense.

-Wasteland Man.

P.S. yes I have the Brazilian channel at home and I watch the news from there. Its heavily slanted lefty (whoda’ thunk it!!!)

WastelandMan on March 26, 2009 at 8:50 PM

G’day madam,were from government,and were here to help,
do you have any children,

really,four children,umm,are any of them blonde and
blue eyes,

all of them,jolly good,

hey Hans,pull the van close to the front door,

looks like we have some volunteers!!(Snark).

canopfor on March 26, 2009 at 8:50 PM

I guess racism is still OK in Brazil, as long as it is of the ‘reverse” type. Maybe we should send down the “O” team to teach them about a little political correctness.

DL13 on March 26, 2009 at 8:50 PM

What do all the black Nobel Prize winners in Economics say about this?

maladapted on March 26, 2009 at 8:50 PM

Paulson?

getalife on March 26, 2009 at 8:50 PM

oh, and his lisp? its more like Sylvester than limp wristed.
just thought I’d be clear…

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on March 26, 2009 at 8:51 PM

What, no Jew-baiting?

Jonah Goldberg nailed when, in the context of his book, he said “white men are the Jews of liberal fascism.”

It gets truer all the time.

Nessuno on March 26, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Brazil and World War II: The Forgotten Ally

aengus on March 26, 2009 at 8:51 PM

Yep they were a good ally. but since WWII they have become a little European socialist society its sad. mostly because the government claiming to want to help the people keeps them down and controls them by keeping a vast majority of them uneducated.

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on March 26, 2009 at 8:56 PM

I’m white but with brown eyes. Maybe they will spare me.

keep the change on March 26, 2009 at 8:56 PM

Like Hannity has said, he never got a job from a poor man.

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 8:57 PM

If they try to commit genocide on white people, does this mean we’ll finally get a White History Month?

jimmy the notable on March 26, 2009 at 8:57 PM

AP I demand that you change my screen name to Eldiabloblanco immediately.

DFCtomm on March 26, 2009 at 8:58 PM

President Lula is a Chaves puppet

Streecar on March 26, 2009 at 8:58 PM

Wow! Cindy Sheehan is on O’Reilly blasting Obama as another warmonger. Maybe she should put her tent on Pennsylvania Avenue.

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Roastbeefer…

RealDemocrat on March 26, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Dang. I hate watermelon. White, blue-eyed and can’t catch a break. Crap!

AubieJon on March 26, 2009 at 9:00 PM

getalife on March 26, 2009 at 8:50 PM

Paulson is a Democrat so he gets a pass.

Amadeus on March 26, 2009 at 9:01 PM

My whole family are white, blue-eyed people. Unfortunately, we lost half of our 401k too. At the risk of not being pc, what about all the non-white, non-blue-eyed people who the banks were forced to finance home loans to?

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Being white, blue-eyed people. You are not allowed to ask that.
sarc/ kind of

Greed on March 26, 2009 at 9:01 PM

What about Maxine Water’s husband???

RealDemocrat on March 26, 2009 at 9:01 PM

Diablo blanco?

No. Diabo branco. People in Brazil speak Portuguese.

radiofreevillage on March 26, 2009 at 9:02 PM

I’m just getting over the reality that I missed my genetic calling to be a successful floor trader on Wall St as my ring finger is remarkably longer than my index finger. Now this crap comes up that I should have been an international banker rather than a trader. I guess the epithet of big dumb Swede has merit after all. I am not however the cause of the collapse – I got that part right.

ericdijon on March 26, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Just for that I’m taking my literature, medicine, education & technology and going home.

Crusty on March 26, 2009 at 8:49 PM
Bingo

Greed on March 26, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Heard tell that blue-eyed folks make better marksmen.

Tom

marinetbryant on March 26, 2009 at 9:05 PM

If they try to commit genocide on white people, does this mean we’ll finally get a White History Month?

Every month is white history month, except February. We gave February away to help black youth with their self-esteem. Not sure if it’s working.

keep the change on March 26, 2009 at 9:05 PM

Disappointed in the failure to blame the Joooooos. The banking crisis was caused by a headless, goose-stepping, sword-carrying figure pushing a Star of David with shark’s jaws at all the poor and oppressed of the world.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on March 26, 2009 at 9:07 PM

In 2002 Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was voted into office with much fanfare. A working class man who was a champion of the poor. He promised clean government a fairer distribution of wealth (does this sound familiar).

He of course has had a scandal ridden administration, social reforms have been almost not existent and crime runs rampant.One fifth of the people in his country live on less than $2 a day. A third of Brazilians are functionally illiterate. Which is actually amazing considering that only a third of students complete high school.

He of course counts among his friends Hugo Chavez. My point is: Why does anyone care what this man thinks. By the way I have green eyes.

Tommy_G on March 26, 2009 at 9:09 PM

“C’mon Timmay, where’s the cave?”

Blacksmith on March 26, 2009 at 9:09 PM

Diablo blanco?

No. Diabo branco. People in Brazil speak Portuguese.

radiofreevillage on March 26, 2009 at 9:02 PM

I think AP might have even posted about that during the Lula dust up week before last.

DFCtomm on March 26, 2009 at 9:09 PM

My husband and I both work for an oil company. He is currently on a platform in south Louisiana. We just got our safety awards for the year. $75/ gift cards for Walmart. I plan on confiscating his and buying a shotgun, just priced one at Walmart, problem is, shelves are empty of ammo. If Obama gets his way, this white, blue-eyed, family of five will be in the welfare line after we lose our jobs in the oil industry.

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Wow! Cindy Sheehan is on O’Reilly blasting Obama as another warmonger. Maybe she should put her tent on Pennsylvania Avenue.

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 8:59 PM

And i thought her 15 min are up. Poor cindy treated like a red headed step child buy the guys she helped get elected. Ha Ha.

Greed on March 26, 2009 at 9:10 PM

The very fact that there is a financial system in which a crisis can occur is primarily due to “white people,” blue eyed or otherwise.
On another note, it is amusing that a socialist is railing against the very “ubermensch” that history’s most famous socialist so adored.

Grayson on March 26, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Good news: Brazilian prez blames financial crisis on “white people with blue eyes”

See – I KNEW it wasn’t my fault!!!

uncivilized on March 26, 2009 at 9:13 PM

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Hey mom –

Get yourself a shotshell reloader. There’s no ammunition anywhere – I just got a .410, can’t find any buckshot so I’m going to make my own.

uncivilized on March 26, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Wow!

TXMomof3 on Mar 26,2009 at 8:59PM.

TXMomof3: I wonder when,the Liberal Party throws Cindy,
under da bus!hehe.

canopfor on March 26, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Doesn’t this idiot watch the news! Hell, everybody knows it is BUSH’S FAULT!

fumpbump on March 26, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Has Lula looked deep into Barney Frank’s eyes?

Mark1971 on March 26, 2009 at 8:45 PM

So much for being able to digest my supper. Anyone have some rolaids they can pass my way?

ArkCon on March 26, 2009 at 9:16 PM

There’s no ammunition anywhere

uncivilized on March 26, 2009 at 9:15 PM

What is this? Walmart and other stores without ammo to sell are blaming the manufacturers.

AubieJon on March 26, 2009 at 9:16 PM

There’s no ammo because The Chicago Messiah is in the pocket of big gun!

fumpbump on March 26, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Finally!!!…for the first time in history, a man who is brave and courageous enough to call a cracker a cracker. Where has this guy been for the past year?

AUINSC on March 26, 2009 at 9:18 PM

My husband has a pistol in the closet, but I am afraid it would go through the walls where the kid’s rooms are. If I had to use a gun, I figured a shotgun would be safer. With him being a rotator, I was worried about the downturn in the economy and being out in the country with just the kids.

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 9:19 PM

The man looks like a wino. A common street drunk.

TheBigOldDog on March 26, 2009 at 9:19 PM

As Bush might say, “Heck of a job, brownie.”

EMD on March 26, 2009 at 9:19 PM

There’s no ammo because The Chicago Messiah is in the pocket of big gun!

fumpbump on March 26, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Actually, there’s no ammo because folks like us figure it’s only a matter of time before The One starts banning it, so it’s being hoarded, big time. Hubby is out in the garage as I type, reloading 9mm rounds because we can’t find any, not even online.

uncivilized on March 26, 2009 at 9:20 PM

‘no black man or woman, no indigenous person, no poor person’ had been in any way culpable for the global banking crisis.

Obama, Franks, Waters, LLC.

Oh, excuse me, none of them are poor.

unclesmrgol on March 26, 2009 at 9:20 PM

What’s happening to our economy today has happened before. The Ludwig von Mises, Austrian School of Economics has put together a very fine video that shows what led to the last economic meltdown and the causes are very much the same as today.

Maxx on March 26, 2009 at 9:20 PM

It’s almost like he heard something like “White man’s greed runs a world in need.”

Nah.. That would be just crazy!

Star20 on March 26, 2009 at 9:21 PM

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 9:19 PM

A shotgun’s a good choice for home defense – I read somewhere that the primo home defense weapon for a woman is a .410 loaded with 000 buckshot. Close range = no more intruder.

uncivilized on March 26, 2009 at 9:22 PM

uncivilized on March 26, 2009 at 9:20 PM

Sorry, it was meant as a joke!

fumpbump on March 26, 2009 at 9:23 PM

Sorry, it was meant as a joke!

fumpbump on March 26, 2009 at 9:23 PM

I know it was. Didn’t mean to imply that I didn’t. Sorry.

uncivilized on March 26, 2009 at 9:24 PM

That’s what I’ll get then. I am not a big fan of guns, but hey, if it comes down to me and my kids…Somebody is gonna get shot.

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Actually, a 12 gauge works very well, but I would use 7 1/2 or 8 shot if you have kids in the house. Sheetrock will slow down the shot enough to not kill anyone in the next room, but it will make a hell of a mess on anyone under about 10 feet!

fumpbump on March 26, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Well I am off the hook. My eyes are green.

Terrye on March 26, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Yeah well, Brazil’s problems are caused by brown people with dark hair. What’s it to ya’?

Grafted on March 26, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Whatever you do, STAY AWAY FROM PISTOLS! Horrible for home defense unless you are VERY experienced in handling/shooting them. When the blood pressure and adrenalin is through the roof, it is hard to hit a target further than about 4 feet! Plus, they sail through sheetrock like it isn’t there and raise hell with whatever or whoever is on the other side! Been there, done that, got the T’shirt!

fumpbump on March 26, 2009 at 9:26 PM

but it will make a hell of a mess on anyone under about 10 feet!

fumpbump on March 26, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Yep. Just remember, holes go in front (as my husband reminded our daughter when she moved into her own place).

uncivilized on March 26, 2009 at 9:27 PM

I knew my kids were up to no good.

Ted Torgerson on March 26, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Yep. Just remember, holes go in front (as my husband reminded our daughter when she moved into her own place).

uncivilized on March 26, 2009 at 9:27 PM

I have almost 20 years in law enforcement, and will give let you in on the secret phrase….
“I was scared for my life!” Low light conditions, front, back, doesn’t really matter as long as you can articulate why you were in fear!
And DON’T PLANT A GUN/KNIFE/SCREWDRIVER, etc…
Go with what you got. God love the dark!

fumpbump on March 26, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Ekwensu ocha?

reaganaut on March 26, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Eff him. That ticks me off.

4shoes on March 26, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Those who have not ever made a mistake have also not ever done anything.

OldEnglish on March 26, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Those who have not ever made a mistake have also not ever done anything.

OldEnglish on March 26, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Holy crap! I must have done A LOT then! LOL

fumpbump on March 26, 2009 at 9:32 PM

My husband calls me every night from the platform and we have dial-up. I hate to sign off. When is Obama going to bring me my high speed internet?

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Blame the people spending the green,..not those who work for it!

christene on March 26, 2009 at 9:35 PM

It’s a fair cop.

BDavis on March 26, 2009 at 9:38 PM

How now brown cow. Not sure what it means, but I always wanted to say it.

bloggless on March 26, 2009 at 9:39 PM

My eyes actually change color between Blue, Gray, and Green………

…….. and my Grandparents were from Italy.

I’m confused on where I fit into all this……….

………… if not a victim, am I responsible?

Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2009 at 9:39 PM

My husband calls me every night from the platform and we have dial-up. I hate to sign off. When is Obama going to bring me my high speed internet?

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Does he know Michael Sarver from American Idol? He just got booted off, so he’ll be back on platforms soon. Damn that Simon Cowell!

bloggless on March 26, 2009 at 9:40 PM

Obama will be booting my husband off the platform soon.

TXMomof3 on March 26, 2009 at 9:42 PM

fumpbump on March 26, 2009 at 9:32 PM

But Obama is perfect – apparently.

OldEnglish on March 26, 2009 at 9:44 PM

President Lula, head of Brazil’s main left-wing party, said that ‘no black man or woman, no indigenous person, no poor person’ had been in any way culpable for the global banking crisis.

Obama’s black. And the economy has died on his watch.

He’s also white, so we can blame on this point.

Lula’s way off base.

madmonkphotog on March 26, 2009 at 9:44 PM

If “white people with blue eyes” stopped being so generous to the third world, there are BILLIONS of people who would not even exist, right now. Most of the world owe their very existences to the good nature and generosity of the West, and they hate the West for this.

progressoverpeace on March 26, 2009 at 9:47 PM

what are his feelings on black people with green eyes?

bloggless on March 26, 2009 at 9:50 PM

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