In the news this past week, it was startling to learn that President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva blames blue eyed people for our present finacial woes. But that is par for the course. Leftists can say the most outrageously racist things and remain immune to criticism.
But it is a real shocker to read in Maureen Dowd's article "Blue Eyed Greed?" that she agrees. Ms. Dowd
White People With Blue Eyes Caused the Financial Crisis
In Brazil, Gordon Brown continued his pre-summit tour but there was embarrassment when his host, President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, said the financial crisis was caused by "white people with blue eyes". He told a joint press conference with Mr Brown that he had never met a black banker.
"This is a crisis that was caused by people, white with blue eyes. And before the crisis they looked as if they knew everything about economics," he said. "Once again the great part of the poor in the world that were still not yet [getting] their share of development that was caused by globalisation, they were the first ones to suffer.
"Since I am not acquainted with any black bankers, I can only say that this part of humanity that is the major victim of the world crisis, these people should pay for the crisis? I cannot accept that. If the G20 becomes a meeting just to set another meeting, we'll be discredited and the crisis can deepen."
Downing Street sources suggested the controversial remarks were meant for "domestic consumption".
We now have a culprit in the global financial mess. Many thought it was caused by liberal politicians who forced banks to make loans based on ethnicity instead of ability to repay, and by ACORN thugs like Barack Obama who enforced these insane policies with lawsuits and other intimidation tactics. Thanks to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac having bought protection from the Democrat Party, the inevitable crisis was not addressed until it became huge enough to bring down the entire US economy, which is pulling the rest of the world down after it. But Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, reveals the surprising truth:
Brazil's President, while meeting Gordon Brown, has said the global financial crisis was caused by "white people with blue eyes".
Blue Eyed Greed?
And it is true, of course, that the upper-crust, underwhelming Anglo-Saxon leaders who allowed America’s financial markets to morph into louche casinos, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, were very, very white men with blue eyes.
As the Who sang: “No one knows what it’s like to be the bad man, to be the sad man behind blue eyes. No one knows what it’s like to be hated, to be fated to telling only lies.”
© Janet Crain
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