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’s just like 0bama!

p0s3r on March 26, 2009 at 9:52 PM

The three things to blame here are regulatory intervention, fiscal spending, and monetary control.

1. Regulatory intervention: we can thank left-wing parties like Mr. Lula for this, starting with work regulations and unions.
2. Fiscal spending: we can thank left-wing parties like Mr. Lula’s for the welfare state.
3. Monetary control: we can thank Wilson, FDR, JFK, and LBJ for pushing us off the gold standard.

In other words, all of this crap is caused by all the progressive and socialist demagogues of Mr. Lula’s kind all over the world.

ebrawer on March 26, 2009 at 9:53 PM

He’s just like 0bama!

p0s3r on March 26, 2009 at 9:52 PM

He’s a bastard too?

thomasaur on March 26, 2009 at 9:53 PM

progressoverpeace on March 26, 2009 at 9:47 PM

See? It is their fault!

/Gaia.

OldEnglish on March 26, 2009 at 9:53 PM

OldEnglish on March 26, 2009 at 9:53 PM

Heh.

No good deed goes unpunished. Some day the West will learn that the rest of the world doesn’t appreciate our generosity. In fact, they hate us for it.

progressoverpeace on March 26, 2009 at 9:56 PM

I’m sorry, but this dude is a white as the pure driven snow.

bloggless on March 26, 2009 at 9:57 PM

I think him & Obama go to the same church.

DwnSouthJukin on March 26, 2009 at 9:58 PM

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

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

Well, maybe at least part of you.

Constance on March 26, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Sadly, the civil rights movement stopped being about equality and became all about supremacy of non-whites over whites. A level playing field is not the goal; pay-back is.

Disturb the Universe on March 26, 2009 at 10:01 PM

He’s just like 0bama!

p0s3r on March 26, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Sorry, he doesn’t have purple lips.

Knucklehead on March 26, 2009 at 10:01 PM

despite what you may have ‘learned’ in government schools, the nazi’s did NOT escape to brazil after WWII /sarc

gatorboy on March 26, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Lizard Man is in the clear.

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Don’t never ever trust whitey.

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 10:06 PM

Yo Bishop..thanks for the laughs..you will be missed.. Later.

redrock on March 26, 2009 at 10:08 PM

Yo Bishop..thanks for the laughs..you will be missed.. Later.
redrock on March 26, 2009 at 10:08 PM

Am I going somewhere?

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Yo Bishop..thanks for the laughs..you will be missed.. Later.

redrock on March 26, 2009 at 10:08 PM

Bishop……….

………… are you leaving?

Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Did President Lula get those talking points from our Gangsta President Obama and the charming Reverend Wright, who is “like an old Uncle” to Mr. Obama?

sinsing on March 26, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Has Lula looked deep into Barney Frank’s eyes?

Mark1971 on March 26, 2009 at 8:45 PM

That eye isn’t blue. Shaved maybe, but definitely not blue!

SouthernGent on March 26, 2009 at 10:14 PM

I guess I’m in the clear.

Another clue about AL’s appearance!
Has anyone compiled a list of these clues?
Who Is This Guy?

jgapinoy on March 26, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Bishop……….
………… are you leaving?
Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Cryptic. I’m not sure what he meant by that.

Maybe I’ve been targeted by an Ogabe hit squad?

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 10:14 PM

What a dumb comment Lula made–it makes him sound like Elijah Mohammed talking about the white devils. Despite what a few commenters here have said, Lula is privatizing state-owned companies and encouraging foreign investment. One stupid statement can’t turn him into a tinpot dictator like Chavez.

ddh on March 26, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Maybe I’ve been targeted by an Ogabe hit squad?

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 10:14 PM

A warning………

……… they will be children dressed in uniforms, asking questions, regarding jokes about teleprompters.

Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Whew… I’m safe for the moment. I got sunburned a couple of days ago, so rather than my normal near albino white I’m kind of pink where it shows. Eyes are blue, but I guess I could keep my sunglasses on all the time, or get brown contact lenses.

LegendHasIt on March 26, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Yep, he is right of course if not for those evil white devils he would be living in a dung hut and have flies crawling on his face. There would never have been an economy in the first place.

TheSitRep on March 26, 2009 at 10:21 PM

A warning………
……… they will be children dressed in uniforms, asking questions, regarding jokes about teleprompters.
Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2009 at 10:18 PM

“It will happen like this: A car will pull up to you on the street, inside will be someone you know, perhaps someone you know well, they will ask you to get into the car to talk….”

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Has Lula looked deep into Barney Frank’s eyes?

Mark1971 on March 26, 2009 at 8:45 PM
That eye isn’t blue. Shaved maybe, but definitely not blue!

SouthernGent on March 26, 2009 at 10:14 PM

No doubt the chlorine bleach treatment…………

………. good enough for Brazilian porn stars, good enough for Barney Frank, and Lula. No one wants the “chocolate” star fish blue eye.

Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2009 at 10:23 PM

This guy doesn’t have blue eyes; listen to him, Lulu:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f9h7OcOf-Y

jgapinoy on March 26, 2009 at 10:24 PM

“It will happen like this: A car will pull up to you on the street, inside will be someone you know, perhaps someone you know well, they will ask you to get into the car to talk….”

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Make sure your new hang out is in front of the New York Times………..

………… Condor.

Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2009 at 10:24 PM

Make sure your new hang out is in front of the New York Times………..
………… Condor.
Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2009 at 10:24 PM

How do you know they’ll print it?

-What?

I said how do you know they’ll print it?

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Franklin Raines was white and blue eyed?

Realist on March 26, 2009 at 8:41 PM

Or his right hand blondie, Stanley O’Neal ,former CEO of Merrill Lynch that has this to his credit? Read the paper much, Lula?

hot-heir on March 26, 2009 at 10:28 PM

I’m in the clear as well. Thank you, brown eyes!

Emily M. on March 26, 2009 at 10:28 PM

I’m thinking Mugabe probably had something to do with the complete and utter devastation of the Zimbabwean economy, I’m fairly sure (though not certain) that ol’ Bob doesn’t have blue eyes and pale skin.

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 10:31 PM

I’m thinking Mugabe probably had something to do with the complete and utter devastation of the Zimbabwean economy, I’m fairly sure (though not certain) that ol’ Bob doesn’t have blue eyes and pale skin.

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 10:31 PM

Why do you always bring up facts………..

……… and ruin a totally righteous talking point for La Raza?

Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Hazel eyes here … So It doesn’t effect me.

And here I thought that Obama and Rev Wright were going to heal the racial divide.

tarpon on March 26, 2009 at 10:35 PM

Hazel eyes here … So It doesn’t effect me.

And here I thought that Obama and Rev Wright were going to heal the racial divide.

tarpon on March 26, 2009 at 10:35 PM

Damnit…I’m not so lucky. On the bright side though, now that it’s out in the open, any of you single ladies up for a chat?

hot-heir on March 26, 2009 at 10:39 PM

The part of humanity that’s responsible should pay for the crisis.’

Would this be the same part of humanity that created most of the wealth in the first place?

Badbrucskie on March 26, 2009 at 10:40 PM

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

Hey Pendejo grande…In a capitalistic society, poor people have NEVER created jobs, or wealth, that’s why they’re poor.

I wonder if Lula ever knew, that when the old soviet-union collapsed, hundreds of millionaires, and an unknown bunch of billionaires crawled out of the woodwork, meanwhile the masses scrambled to survive. Gee Lula, how in the hell could that have happened in a society, where they advertised everyone is suppose to be equal?

byteshredder on March 26, 2009 at 10:41 PM

That’s not fair, I am not married to him. He does NOT get to blame everything on me. That’s reserved for my wife thank you very much!

boomer on March 26, 2009 at 10:41 PM

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

Anybody know how to say “kiss my lily white ass” in Portuguese?

Laura in Maryland on March 26, 2009 at 10:45 PM

Well, screw him.

WisCon on March 26, 2009 at 10:50 PM

Anybody know how to say “kiss my lily white ass” in Portuguese?
Laura in Maryland on March 26, 2009 at 10:45 PM

Nope, but I can do it for you in Japanese:

私のユリの白のろばに接吻しなさい

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 10:52 PM

Hillary Clinton, Janet Napolitano, Mexico, and The Dali Bama are complete failures who have caused the drug wars in Mexico.

RealDemocrat on March 26, 2009 at 10:52 PM

white, blue-eyed, that before the crisis looked like they knew everything about economics,’ he declared.

Those damn Norwegians!

Caper29 on March 26, 2009 at 10:53 PM

I am scared! I am white! I have blue eyes! I served time in prison! I served time out!

Crap……I fit no victim class.

SkyWatch on March 26, 2009 at 10:54 PM

This blue eyed blond haired devil would love to meet the socialist in charge of brasil.

jukin on March 26, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Ele deve falar, sua bunda é branco na barriga de um peixe.

Mr. Joe on March 26, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Chavez nationalized his banking industry, how are things shakin’ out there?

Does this mean the “white” developed world no longer has to send financial development aid to the “brown” underdeveloped world? Hey, Lulu might be on to something.

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 10:57 PM

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 10:52 PM

That was very impressive. Thank you!

Laura in Maryland on March 26, 2009 at 10:57 PM

Jealousy of blue eyes has really gotten out of control.

I wonder when Brazil is going to stop using all of the inventions that they have only because of these same nasty blue-eyed, white devils? Someone needs to remind of what Brazil actually invented – or the third world, in general. I seem to be blanking on that long list …

progressoverpeace on March 26, 2009 at 10:59 PM

someone needs to remind of what Brazil actually invented

Uhhh….the “Brazilian” wax treatment?

And have you seen their female beach volleyball teams? The parents who “created” those women should be enshrined somewhere, their corpses bronzed after they die so that posterity may remember them for creating such lovely females.

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 11:03 PM

Forty years of social engineering and racial indoctrination is paying off beautifully for the left wingers. America has the detention camps, next will be the “showers” and then the ovens. If all goes well, by 2050 there won’t be a blue eye left in the world.

UnEasyRider on March 26, 2009 at 11:04 PM

The thing that truelly scares me is when some white blue-eyed devil goes nuts and kills judges,politicians or government workers they will use it as a excuse to crack down harder.

SkyWatch on March 26, 2009 at 11:05 PM

I’m white with blue eyes- and I say it’s bankers from Brazil- regardless of skin tone and eye color, who have caused every problem that’s ever been in the world- and this Brazilian joker put ‘em up to it.

8-track-vinyl on March 26, 2009 at 11:05 PM

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

When do we start punishing Fannie and Freddie? How could they have given all of that money to those rich, elitist, blue-eyed, white pigs to buy their first house!?!?! The outrage!

Upstater85 on March 26, 2009 at 11:06 PM

Bishop on March 26, 2009 at 11:03 PM

No doubt that South America has produced some of the most beautiful women in the world. They are awesome.

Now that you mention the Brazilian wax treatment, it gets me to thinking that perhaps this is Lula’s response to the Jersey attempt to do away with Brazil’s greatest invention?

progressoverpeace on March 26, 2009 at 11:07 PM

Now that you mention the Brazilian wax treatment, it gets me to thinking that perhaps this is Lula’s response to the Jersey attempt to do away with Brazil’s greatest invention?

progressoverpeace on March 26, 2009 at 11:07 PM

I was thinking we just didn’t give him the Gordon Brown Tourist Bag O’ Goodies.

Upstater85 on March 26, 2009 at 11:10 PM

The guy was elected President having two separate families with wives/kids in each household that knew nothing of the other. At least that’s what I was told when I was in Rio at the Copacabana Palace asking staff “Why the fuss over that guy over there?”

Marcus on March 26, 2009 at 11:17 PM

This man is President of a country in which thousands of street children are murdered by the police every year and he has the bare-faced cheek to lecture anyone about anything?

Is it the fault of “white, blue-eyed bankers” that hundreds of thousands of children live on the streets in Brazilian cities? I don’t think so.

What the hell has Brazil ever given the world except my least favorite type of nut?

Sharke on March 26, 2009 at 11:25 PM

I think this post has a very strong link to the current post on antisemitism. When you go to certain lefty blogs, you quickly see comments such as:

Possessing a foreskin should be a prerequisite for any high level financial position in future, ,,,,and no fair skin-grafts.

Europe (particularly the Mediterranean countries) and South America share this sort of Latin world view about the Juice and Anglophones (I really don’t think Lula was trying to isolate Iceland). It’s not so hard to understand how fascism and other radical versions of socialism have plagued these two areas for quite some time now.

Upstater85 on March 26, 2009 at 11:26 PM

Mr. Joe on March 26, 2009 at 10:54 PM

…and now I’m confused…really confused.

Laura in Maryland on March 26, 2009 at 11:29 PM

What the hell has Brazil ever given the world except my least favorite type of nut?

Sharke on March 26, 2009 at 11:25 PM

Brazil gave us Guaraná beverages (delicious)…Brazilian people gave us razor burn (not so much)

hot-heir on March 26, 2009 at 11:32 PM

This man is President of a country in which thousands of street children are murdered by the police every year and he has the bare-faced cheek to lecture anyone about anything?

….

Sharke on March 26, 2009 at 11:25 PM

C’mon now…they are obviously payed by whitey bankers to murder those children…and hook african-americans on cocaine and give them aids…brown is down, baby…it’s the new pink.

AUINSC on March 26, 2009 at 11:34 PM

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

Nah, Latinas really like ojos azueles. Best not to be married if you go. The females will like you just fine; some old socialist coot in Brazil? You will be too busy to worry about what he thinks/.

65droptop on March 27, 2009 at 12:08 AM

Maxine Waters knows a few black bankers… she directed TARP funds to her husband’s bank.

DANEgerus on March 27, 2009 at 12:40 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOC51yWm2nU

hillary blames Americans as well. Eat shit Hillary….eat shit!!!!

RealDemocrat on March 27, 2009 at 12:45 AM

Sounds like Rev. Wright to me. Didn’t Obama’s mother have blue eyes?

apco on March 27, 2009 at 12:53 AM

So it was Bill Clinton’s fault?

Johan Klaus on March 27, 2009 at 1:04 AM

Glad I could help ruin a few lives.

Jim-Rose on March 27, 2009 at 1:07 AM

Interesting.

In any Socialist take over there has to be demons to go after. Hitler had the Jews, Stalin had Counter-revolutionaries, Pol-Pot had educated people (they executed anyone who knew more than one language or wore eyeglasses), Chavez had shopkeepers.

This man is helpfully pointing to a group for extermination.
.
Nice.

Got to go clean my M1A

GunRunner on March 27, 2009 at 1:27 AM

Cryptic. I’m not sure what he meant by that.

Bishop,
Just to be on the safe side, don’t partake in any dangerous activities if at all avoidable for a while. Otherwise, raise your hat to the strange phenomena. Sho ’nuff he has the answer.

13blackcats on March 27, 2009 at 1:28 AM

hillary blames Americans as well. Eat shit Hillary….eat shit!!!!

RealDemocrat on March 27, 2009 at 12:45 AM

President Calderón, could you please provide serial numbers of these “American” guns?

…crickets

/thought so

13blackcats on March 27, 2009 at 1:40 AM

Why is Brazil’s President hatin on me? Bums me out. What a Dweed!

kahall on March 27, 2009 at 1:42 AM

despite what you may have ‘learned’ in government schools, the nazi’s did NOT escape to brazil after WWII /sarc

gatorboy on March 26, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Why would the Nazis flee to an Allied country? If you have any evidence, present it.

The article I linked to earlier in the thread – hosted at Tel Aviv University’s web site – claims that Hollwood movies like The Boys From Brazil have muddled Brazil’s international reputation. Here is the link again:

Brazil and World War II: The Forgotten Ally

aengus on March 27, 2009 at 2:24 AM

Really, blue eyes huh? Have you ever seen Africa? The only civilized parts of Africa are the north, and South Africa. Plus the areas that teem with the most beautiful wildlife on the planet. You know, if it hadn’t been for those pesky Moors, there would be more Portugese and Spanish with blue eyes.

FlyoverJ-HawkFan on March 27, 2009 at 2:29 AM

He’s just mad ’cause they refused to give him a “proper waxing” in New Jersey.

29Victor on March 27, 2009 at 2:43 AM

Hold on. From the same web site:

“In August 1997, the commission estimated that some 20,000 dollars may have been deposited in the bank of Brazil, and that between 1,200 and 1,500 Nazis entered Brazil between 1940 and 1960.”

aengus on March 27, 2009 at 2:43 AM

I just read his name again…”President Lula?” Really?

29Victor on March 27, 2009 at 2:43 AM

He’s just mad ’cause they refused to give him a “proper waxing” in New Jersey.

29Victor on March 27, 2009 at 2:43 AM

Dude, forgot his Mach 3. Jersy won’t hook him up, now he has to live with all that disgusting body hair. Oh bother, how is a Brazilian supposed to act?

FlyoverJ-HawkFan on March 27, 2009 at 2:47 AM

‘The part of humanity that’s responsible should pay for the crisis.’

I agree with him.

So let’s start hanging a few politicians.

Penguin on March 27, 2009 at 2:56 AM

Well, I blame it on blue people with white eyes. Damn you, Dr. Manhattan!

Jim Treacher on March 27, 2009 at 4:02 AM

Whew, I have blue eyes, but I’m Hispanic. Can’t blame me!

pugsly on March 27, 2009 at 4:45 AM

Bishop,

That was a cryptic clue about him going to see a Manly about a Rash. Look him up. A lot of folks did tonite.

Gohawgs on March 27, 2009 at 5:08 AM

Whew! My eyes are hazel so I am good. Don’t blame me for any of this mess!

Hawthorne on March 27, 2009 at 6:01 AM

Jim Treacher on March 27, 2009 at 4:02 AM

Yeah, those darned Andorians always were greedy!

Hawthorne on March 27, 2009 at 6:06 AM

Dammit, Lula – you gave me up!

Mr. D on March 27, 2009 at 7:30 AM

LOL, if I blamed Dark, brown eyed people for the ills of society or anything, I would be shouted down as a racist.

He can get away with it I guess, because no one really expects much from him or the people that would agree with him.

TheSitRep on March 27, 2009 at 7:47 AM

For a country with the number of WWII Nazi expats and escapees that it has, Lula certainly is making a dangerous statement. “White people with blue eyes” won’t sit well with them at all.

flutejpl on March 27, 2009 at 7:56 AM

On the other hand, if it weren’t for those “white people”, your “people” would still be living in huts.

MarkTheGreat on March 27, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Really, Lula didn’t know Franklin Raines of Freddie Mac fame?
Very surprising. I don’t have time to google the pair, but anyone who can do so can post those past associations.

eaglewingz08 on March 27, 2009 at 8:22 AM

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.

According to The Obama Deception the big wig bankers, whatever color, are to blame.

Don’t get it twisted LULA, whiteboy!

Mercy4Me on March 27, 2009 at 8:26 AM

Blue eyes… Check…
White skin… Check…

I owe …. I owe…. It’s off to the re-education camp I go….

doriangrey on March 27, 2009 at 8:32 AM

Jealousy, thy name is Lula. On the beach in Panama we had people, including very attractive women, coming up and wanting to have their picture taken with me and my pale-skinned, blue-eyed, white-blonde son and daughter. They loved the kids and made a big fuss over them. I thought it was great. My brown-haired green-eyed wife, not so much.

SoonerMarine on March 27, 2009 at 8:38 AM

Jealousy, thy name is Lula. On the beach in Panama we had people, including very attractive women, coming up and wanting to have their picture taken with me and my pale-skinned, blue-eyed, white-blonde son and daughter. They loved the kids and made a big fuss over them.

SoonerMarine on March 27, 2009 at 8:38 AM

They just wanted to have their pictures taken with a soon to be endangered/extinct species.

doriangrey on March 27, 2009 at 8:42 AM

I have brown eyes…hopefully I am safe for now…

ladyingray on March 27, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Thank God I have brown eyes!!

My sister has blue eyes, though. Sucks to be her, apparently.

crazy_legs on March 27, 2009 at 9:15 AM

Actually, no matter where you try and put the blame, the name “congress” keeps coming up.

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/05/business/congress-passes-wide-ranging-bill-easing-bank-laws.html?sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1&emc=eta1

scalleywag on March 27, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Green eyes here-suckah!

Little Boomer on March 27, 2009 at 9:43 AM

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

Hey, Lula – Come and take it
http://www.texasescapes.com/LindaKirkpatrick/FlagComeNTakeItLK.jpg

Vashta.Nerada on March 27, 2009 at 10:10 AM

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