I don’t know how many of you have been following the ongoing “corruption” protests in Brazil but the Intercept published an article on them yesterday that flipped my preconceived concept of them on it’s head.
I also don’t mean to speak for anyone else, but based on the way the standard corporate media has been covering the protests I think many had assumed that they were just anti corruption protests, I know I had and was even hoping that they would succeed in their goal of government overhaul. However, as so much is, the actual story is much more complicated and should definitely not be taken at face value, as I now personally know.
Was it just me getting confused over the actual ideology behind the protests currently occurring in Brazil because of the inability of western media to dig beneath the surface of a current event? Has anyone else misinterpreted the protests or just shrugged them off as the usual local unrest? Is this a good example of late stage capitalism?
Welcome to the future of Brazil.