23 de jul de 2015

HAVANA EM WASHINGTON E OS EUA NO BRICS.




(Carta Maior) - Membros das forças armadas da ilha caribenha, hastearam, esta semana, orgulhosamente, sob aplausos e apupos, pela primeira vez em quase 60 anos, a bandeira da República de Cuba, no mastro frontal de sua nova embaixada em Washington, a capital dos Estados Unidos.


Sem ter o que dizer diante da transcendência - histórica - do fato, os hitlernautas que infestam a internet brasileira, com sua deslustrosa ignorância e seu anticomunismo tosco- tão sutil e tresloucado quanto um paquiderme, ensandecido, solto em um salão de chá -  desenvolveram, como fizeram há alguns anos a respeito de Pequim com relação ao capitalismo, a retorcida tese de que Cuba estaria se rendendo aos EUA.


Nem Cuba se rendeu aos EUA, nem a China ao capitalismo.

Tanto é que, hoje, os quatro maiores bancos do mundo, segundo a lista da Forbes deste ano, não são privados, mas sim, estatais, - e chineses - e o milenar "Império do Meio", sem deixar de ser oficialmente um país socialista, se transformou na maior plataforma industrial do mundo e está prestes a arrebatar dos próprios EUA o posto de primeira economia do planeta.

Outra linha de ação da florescente frente antinacional cibernética, é a de dizer que, ao construir o novo Porto de Mariel e sua Zona Especial de Desenvolvimento, em Cuba, o Brasil deixou de investir aqui dentro e fez a cama para que os EUA nela se deitassem.
Em primeiro lugar, em benefício, principalmente, da verdade, é preciso dizer que se o BNDES financia obras no exterior - minoritariamente, lembremos, como é o caso do conjunto de contratos internacionais da Odebrecht - para apoiar a exportação de serviços e produtos nacionais - inclusive para os EUA - ele também o faz no Brasil.

E tanto o faz por aqui, que, por mais que se tente ocultar, já foram ou estão sendo construídos - entre obras de “pequeno” porte, como milhões de casas populares - superportos como o de Açu, gigantescas usinas hidrelétricas, como Santo Antônio, Jirau e Belo Monte - a terceira maior do mundo - bases de submarinos - grandes - depois de décadas sem fazê-lo - refinarias de petróleo, pontes incríveis, em sua engenharia e arquitetura, como a recentemente inaugurada Anita Garibaldi, em Laguna, Santa Catarina, ou a que se estende, majestosa, sobre o Rio Negro, em Manaus, no Amazonas, a Transposição do São Francisco,  além de milhares de quilômetros de rodovias que estão sendo duplicadas, "novos" aeroportos, como o de Brasília, acessos e entrocamentos ferroviários - ampliados e duplicados - como o que a Vale inaugurou na Grande Belo Horizonte na última semana.

E em segundo lugar, porque quem vai comandar Mariel - por força de  licitação internacional - não é uma empresa brasileira - e nem poderia, já que com certeza qualquer empresa nacional que o fizesse estaria sendo vilipendiada e acusada de todo tipo de crime agora - nem muito menos norte-americana, mas, em um exemplo a mais de que a internacionalização da economia cubana vem de muito antes da reaproximação com os Estados Unidos, do distante arquipélago  de Singapura.

Na verdade - e não há, como vemos, nenhuma contradição econômica ou estratégica nisso,  o Brasil está sendo muito mais relevante para Cuba para a revitalização de sua agricultura, com a introdução da soja - e os cultivares da EMBRAPA - e da mecanização (exportação de implementos) e da sua indústria açucareira e o do tabaco.
E, se formos dar ouvidos aos comentários que enchem as páginas da internet, parece que está fazendo isso por meio de empresas famosas por seu "marxismo-leninismo" como a Souza Cruz, uma companhia controlada - pelos padrões dos fascistas brasileiros de ocasião - pela "bolivarianíssima" e "comunistíssima" British American Tobacco Company, a maior multinacional tabaqueira do mundo, que fabrica um em cada oito cigarros fumados no planeta, dona de 50% da Brascuba, uma empresa binacional, teoricamente cubano-brasileira, que produz a maioria dos cigarros consumidos na ilha e os famosos charutos COHIBA.

Cuba não precisa se aproximar dos EUA para "abrir" sua economia, embora possa, com certeza, expandir suas possibilidades, se vier a ter acesso ao maior mercado do mundo, localizado a escassas milhas de distância.

A ilha já recebe - sem mudar o seu sistema de governo - mais de 3 milhões de turistas estrangeiros por ano. Há dezenas de cadeias hoteleiras de capital espanhol e italiano em Cuba, e a presença parcial - e o interesse - do capital estrangeiro, não necessariamente dos EUA - que deve estabelecer parcerias com o governo para se estabelecer na ilha - é tão importante, que na XXXIII Edição da FIHAV, a Feira Internacional de Havana, do ano passado, compareceram 4.500 expositores de mais de 60 países — aproximadamente 90% deles ocidentais — para a exposição, pelo governo cubano a grandes investidores, de 271 diferentes projetos de infra-estrutura, com investimento previsto de mais de 8 bilhões de dólares.

Isso, poucas semanas depois que 188 países tivessem condenado, em votação na ONU, o bloqueio dos Estados Unidos contra Cuba, exigindo pela enésima vez o fim do embargo.

Foi essa pressão diplomática, a crescente presença dos BRICS - especialmente do Brasil, da Rússia e da China - em Cuba, e a evidência de que se não tomassem a mesma atitude da grande maioria das nações, estariam se tornando cada vez mais ridículos aos olhos do mundo, que fez com que os EUA reatassem as relações diplomáticas com a ilha, e que a bandeira cubana tenha sido orgulhosamente hasteada, esta semana, em sua nova embaixada na capital norte-americana.

Da mesma forma que o Brasil não construiu e financiou Mariel para ajudar o regime cubano, e nem mesmo porque acredita - até mesmo porque vem conversando há anos com os EUA sobre isso - que o fim do bloqueio está cada vez mais próximo.

Mas, principalmente, porque esse porto, beneficiado por uma localização geográfica única, e a profundidade de suas águas, será o mais importante e moderno entreposto de containers a funcionar na boca do novo Canal do Panamá e do futuro Canal da Nicarágua, em instalação pela China, funcionando como o principal, quase obrigatório, centro de transbordo e distribuição de produtos embarcados na Europa, no Extremo Oriente e nas costas atlânticas da África e das Américas, ou que estejam sendo transportados para esses destinos.

Uma localização que será, essencial, também, para a instalação de negócios brasileiros na Zona de Desenvolvimento de Mariel. Empresas que estão interessadas em "maquiar", por meio do aproveitamento de um excelente - devido ao câmbio - custo de mão de obra cubana (extremamente bem formada graças ao ensino universal gratuito (do berço à universidade), produtos de consumo fabricados no Brasil. Levando para a ilha insumos e peças feitos majoritariamente em nosso país, por trabalhadores brasileiros, que, depois de terminados e  embalados em Cuba, serão distribuídas, com maior eficiência logística e melhores preços, por meio do porto de Mariel, para o mundo todo, melhorando a competitividade de nossa indústria não apenas frente à China, mas também ao México, também com relação - depois do fim do bloqueio - ao vizinho  mercado dos EUA.

O reatamento das relações diplomáticas entre Cuba e os Estados Unidos é mais uma evidência da emergência, possível, de um novo mundo, no qual a hegemonia europeia e norte-americana terá, obrigatoriamente, que dar lugar a um multilateralismo pragmático, com mais respeito pela soberania de grandes países como a Rússia, a China, a Índia, e o próprio Brasil, que se situam, na maioria dos quesitos geoestratégicos, entre as principais nações do mundo.

Neste novo mundo - mesmo mantendo suas rivalidades geopolíticas, econômicas e militares - deverá se perseguir, cada vez mais, o estabelecimento de um equilíbrio, também possível, no qual países com diferentes formas de governo e variadas abordagens ideológicas dos desafios que devem enfrentar, em benefício do desenvolvimento de seus respectivos povos, competirão em paz pela defesa de seus interesses, cooperando no lugar de apenas pressionar e respeitando - como o Brasil já faz há muito tempo, por força da Constituição - o princípio de não ingerência em assuntos internos de outras nações.

OS EUA NO BRICS.


É isso que irrita os radicais antinacionais que pululam nas redes e portais da internet brasileira. Se, mais realistas que o rei, em sua patética subserviência aos Estados Unidos, e seu ridículo, anacrônico e baboso anticomunismo, eles estão indignados com o reatamento das relações diplomáticas entre Washington e Havana, chamando Barrack Obama de comunista sujo e de "burro" em seus comentários, imaginem o que fariam se a Alemanha e os EUA viessem a aderir ao BRICS, a aliança estratégica global dos países emergentes - com 17 trilhões de dólares de PIB - que a direita mais rançosa e certos grupos de comunicação brasileiros não perdem a oportunidade de execrar sempre que possível.

Por mais absurda que pareça, essa hipótese - independentemente das atuais considerações estratégicas de Pequim, Moscou, Brasília, Pretória e Nova Delhi - já está sendo aventada por
muita gente por aí.

O jornalista Greg Hunter, ex-ABC News, Good Morning America e CNN, do site USA Watchdog, diz que a Alemanha - levada, também, entre outros fatores, pela espionagem norte-americana da NSA - já estaria secretamente estudando a hipótese de entrar para o BRICS, o que abriria caminho para uma aliança com a Rússia, país que representa, hoje, paradoxalmente, não apenas a maior ameaça militar contra Berlim - em resposta ao cerco da OTAN contra Moscou patrocinado pelos EUA - mas também, a sua maior alternativa de expansão econômica rumo ao Leste, para além do espaço europeu. Esse é uma atitude que também levaria, segundo alguns comentaristas alemães, a uma maior independência do país mais importante da Europa com relação aos EUA, lembrando, o fato, cristalino, de que as únicas tropas estrangeiras que ainda estão ocupando o pais, desde 1945, já não são mais russas, mas Made in USA.



Há algumas semanas circula, também, nos Estados Unidos, patrocinada pelo controvertido jornalista norte-americano Lyndon LaRouche, uma petição internacional para que a União Europeia e os EUA - em benefício da paz - entrem para o BRICS, com assinaturas que vão de conservadores britânicos a roteiristas premiados e cientistas e professores universitários, cujos principais nomes, a título de curiosidade, coloco logo depois do final deste texto.

LaRouche lançou até mesmo um livro (foto) cujo título não é outro que: PORQUE OS ESTADOS UNIDOS DEVEM ENTRAR NOS BRICS - Uma nova ordem internacional para a Humanidade.



Nada - ao menos por enquanto - mais improvável. Mas com relação à reação - no duplo sentido - dos hitlernautas brasileiros, seria algo - caso viesse a ocorrer - como mostra a sua atitude frente à reabertura da embaixada cubana em Washington - muito  engraçado de se ver.


LIST OF PROMINENT SIGNERS AS OF May 27, 2015:*


United States


Rep. Rodney Alexander, former U.S. Congressman (Monroe, Louisiana)
George Albantov, Co-Founder, Vice President of the Russian-American Youth Association (Seattle, WA)
John Rich Anderson, Former Director, Texas and Southwest Cattle Ranchers Association (Gale, TX)
Konstantinos Angelis, Federationa of Hellenic-American Societies of Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
Litga Angelis, Federationa of Hellenic-American Societies of Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
Dr. Raymond Armstrong, Monroe City Council, District 1 (Monroe, LA)
Edward Asner, Actor (Valley Village, California)
Morad Abou-Sabe, Arab American League of Voters of NJ (Monroe, NJ)
Amer Aboud, Syrian American Forum (Chicago, Illinois)
Fidel Acevedo, Co-Chair, Progressive Hispanic Caucus, Texas Democratic Party (Texas)
Ramatu Ahmed, Founder, Federation of African Muslim Women in America (Bronx, NY)
Rev. Hector Arriaga, Pastor, Jesus es el Kryios Church (Alexandria, VA)
Syed Hossain Babu, Actor, Director, Screen Writer (Los Angeles, CA)
John D. Baker, MSG, United States Army (ret.), President, CEO, Tubamiurm Productions (Maryland)
Dr. Panayiotis Baltatzis, Hellenic Society Paedeia (Parkville, MD)
Roseanne Barr, Comedienne and former Presidential candidate, Peace and Freedom Party (Hawaii)
Nathaniel Batchelder, Director, Oklahoma City Peace House (Oklahoma City, OK)
Roland L. Beanum, Economic Adviser to Papua New Guinea (Valley Center, California)
Rev. Alonzo Bell, Pastor, Martin Evans Missionary Baptist Church (Detroit, MI)
Edith Bell, Coordinator, Pittsburgh, Pa. Branch, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Pittsburgh, PA)
Robert Beltran, Actor, Director (Los Angeles, CA)
James Benham, State President, Indiana National Farmers Union (Versailles, IN)
Prof. Cyrus Bina, Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Minnesota (Morris, MN)
George Bioletto, International Association of Machinist Trustee (Long Beach, CA)
Lili Bita, Writer, Hellenic News of America, Poet, Actress, Dramatist (Bala Cynwyd, PA)
Kofi A. Boateng, PhD, African Federation Inc. (Ossing, NY)
Charles H. Borowsky, M.D., President and Founder, Intermuse (Baltimore, MD)
Roger Boyer, Stanford Linear Accelerator (retired) (Menlo Park, CA)
Amelia Boynton-Robinson, Civil Rights Movement leader (Tuskegee, Alabama)
Elena Branson, President, Russian Center NY (New York, NY)
Mark Bush, CEO SouthOil (Houston, TX)
Douglas Caddy, attorney (Houston, TX)
Monica Calzolari, Director, Enrollment Communications, University of Massachusetts Boston (Boston, MA)
Charles E. Campbell, founder and CEO, Allen Hydro Energy Corporation (Columbus, OH)
Gerald Caprio, Director, Ahimsa Berkeley (Mill Valley, CA)
Dimitri Carapanos, (Emeryville, CA)
Bernard Casey, Former President of American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (2014) (San Jose, CA)
Frank Cattone, Secretary, Monmouth County, N.J. Constitution Party (New Jersey, USA)
Howard Chang, Professor of Hydraulic Engineering (ret) San Diego State University (CA)
Victor Chang, Retired Professor University of Southern California, Director, Institute of Sino Strategic Studies (Los Angeles, CA)
Bishop Juan Carlos, Pastor, President, CEO, Centro Cristiano Bet-El (South Gate, CA)
Nicholas Chingas, Greek-American Student Association, Saint Joseph University (Philadelphia, PA)
Rep. Donna Christensen, former Delegate of the U.S. Virgin Islands to Congress 1997-2014 (U.S. Virgin Islands)
Andreas Christou, Supreme Vice-President, Sons of Periclese (Schenectady, NY)
Dr. Luis G. Collazo, Minister, former head of the Puerto Rico chapter of the Jubilee Network USA (Puerto Rico)
Wang Chung Ping, President, Institute Sino Strategic Studies (Los Angeles, CA)
Mario J. Civera, Jr., Chairman, Delaware County Council (Media, PA)
Albert Clark, San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (New York, NY)
Ramsey Clark, United States Attorney General 1967-69 (San Diego, CA)
Jaime Contreras, Las Vegas Chapter Coordinator, Labor Council For Latin American Advancement
Hal Cooper, Engineer, Seattle Freight Transportation Division Advisory Board (Seattle, WA)
Raymond Cordova, Chair, Central Labor Council (Garden Grove, California)
Professor Mark Crispin, Author, Professor of Media Studies, New York University (New York, NY)
Brian Crowell, Shop Steward (fmr) American Federation of Teachers Local 1078 (Berkley, CA)
Dr. Fred Dallmayr, Co-Chair, World Public Forum—Dialogue of Civilizations (South Bend, IN)
Fr. Richard F. Davidson, FSGG (Franciscan Servants of God's Grace) (New Jersey, USA)
Dr. Bill Deagle, Genesis Communication Network, Host, Nutri-Medical Report (California)
Stephen P. DeGot, Ecoban Securities Corp. (New York, NY)
Atul Deshmane, CEO/President, Whole Energy Corporation (Seattle, Washington)
T. Herbert Dimmock, Founder and Music Director of the Bach Concert Series (Baltimore, MD)
Judge Jim Dimos, Former Speaker of the Louisiana State House of Representatives, Retired (Monroe, LA)
Dorceal Duckens, Ebony Opera Guild (Houston, TX)
Charlton Dunn, Senior Engineer (retired) Rocketdyne and Atomics International (Paso Robles, CA)
Lt. Col. Stanley Dzierzeski, USAR, ret., Director, Polish American Congress, Eastern Massachusetts (Belmont, MA)
Edwin Edwards, former Governor of Louisiana (Louisiana)
E. Leopold Edwards, retired faculty Howard University (Washington, DC)
Dr. T.M. Fasy, Muslim Peacemaker Teams (New York, NY)
James H. Fetzer, PhD, McKnight Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota (Duluth, Minn.)
Chris Fogarty, Columnist. Chair of Chicago Friends of Irish Freedom, Author of www.irishholocaust.org and "Ireland 1845-1850; the Perfect Holocaust, and Who Kept it 'Perfect'" (Chicago, IL)
James Fox, President, American Fertilizer Trade, LLC (Great Neck, NY)
Fran Foulkrod, Vice-Chair, Philadelphia Chapter, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Philadelphia, PA)
Jimmie Franklin, V.P. Summerdale Community Organization (Memphis, TN)
Congressman Cornelius Gallagher, U.S. Congressman 1959-1973 (New Jersey)
Habib Ghanim, Sr., President, D.C. Halal Chamber of Commerce. (Silver Spring, MD)
Donald Gibson, Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh, author (Greensburg, PA)
Henry C. Gonzalez, Mayor of South Gate, California, Founder and Former President of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (South Gate, CA)
Senator Mike Gravel, Former U.S. Senator from Alaska 1969-1981 (Burlingame, CA)
Lisa Gray, Chair, North American Chinese Coalition (NACC) (Michigan, USA)
Melvin Grimes, President and Founder, A Fresh Drink of Water (Los Angeles, CA)
Dennis W. Grubb, Director, Investia, Ltd. Development, Finance Expert (Washington, DC)
Nitin Gujaran, President, Association for India's Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Sami Hadgis, Dean, School of Hospitality Management, Widener University (Chester, PA)
Don Hank, Editor-in-Chief, Laigle's Forum (USA)
David Hartsough, Peaceworkers (San Francisco, CA)
Cathy M. Helgason, MD, Professor of Neurology (retired) University of Illinois College of Medicine (Chicago, Illinois)
George C. Hillman, MBA, american entrepreneur (Boston, Massachusetts)
Samuel Hoff, Liberian Community Activist (Torrance, CA)
Art Hoffman, Member, Orange County Democratic Committee (Santa Ana, California)
Jim Hogue, host, WGDR radio (Plainfield, Vermont)
Lok Home, president, Robbins Co. (Solon, Ohio)
Eliane Van Horn, Corona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Yucaipa, California)
Thomas Hoverston, Former Columbia County Republican Party Chairman (Lodi, Wisconsin)
Prof. James C. Hsiung, Professor of Politics and International Law, New York University (New York, NY)
Hunter Huang, president, National Association for China's Peaceful Unification (Washington, DC)
Fred Huenefeld, member, Louisiana State Democratic Party Central Committee (Monroe, LA)
Anna Ikeda, Board member, Metta Center for Non Violence (Harrison, NJ)
Rep. Thomas Jackson, State Representative, Alabama (Alabama)
Ralph Johnson, nuclear engineer (Seattle, WA)
Rep. Constance Johnson, Oklahoma State Senator (ret.) District 48 (Oklahoma)
Cynthia Johnson, Co-founder, Brownie Mary Democrats (Bakersfield, California)
Sam Kahl, District Leader, Democratic Party of Multnomah County Oregon (Portland, OR)
Pauline Kathopoulis, Vice-President, Hellenic Student Association, Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
Eleni Kalstidou, Hellenic Student Association, Saint Joseph University (Philadelphia, PA)
Tarak Kauff, Veterans for Peace National Board of Directors (St. Louis, Missouri)
Lateef Kareem-Bey, God's Army for the Advancement of All People (Americus, GA)
Fred Kaviani, surface transportation systems sales manager, Monogram Systems (Los Angeles, CA)
Petros Karamanidis, Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
Konstantinos Kavaris, Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Greater Philadelphia (Drexel Hill, PA)
Paul Kotrotsios, President, Hellenic American National Council, Publisher, Hellenic News of America (Broomall, PA)
Vasilios Keisoglou, Epirotes Society of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
Sang Joo Kim, Founder and Director, Institute for Korean-American Studies (Washington, D.C.)
Frank Kloucek, Former State Senator (South Dakota, USA)
Keerthana Krishnan, Executive Director, Association for India's Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Father Labib Korbi, Former Priest of St. Thomas More Church, Founder of Al-Bushra website (San Francisco, California)
George Krasnow, President, Russian-American Goodwill Association
John J. Lampl, North Dakota AFL-CIO Region 8 Vice President (former) (Dickenson, ND)
Kevin Lynn, Director, Center for Progressive Urban Politics (Los Angeles, CA)
Dr. Ernest L. Johnson, President, NAACP Louisiana State Conference (Baton Rouge, LA)
Peter Lago, Chief Operating Officer, LionsGate Corporation (San Francisco, CA)
Bernard Lafayette, Jr. Chairman of Board Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) (Tuskegee, AL)[/tiem]
Beth K. Lamont, NGO Representative to the United Nations for the American Humanist Association (New York, NY)
Lyndon H. LaRouche, Economist, Statesman, former Presidential candidate (Round Hill, VA)
Eric Larsen, author, The Skull of Yorick: The Emptiness of American Thinking (New York, NY)
Stephen Lendman, Author and Radio Host (Chicago, Illinois)
LaMar Lemmons III, Detroit Board of Education; former member Michigan House of Reps. (Detroit, MI)
Anges Lin, Senior Research Scientist in Education and Information Studies (Los Angeles, California)
Dr. Edward Lozansky, PhD, President & Founder, American University in Moscow; Founder, World Russia Forum (Washington, DC)
Harold L. Madison, Community Organizer and Community Diplomat (Baltimore, MD)
Wayne Madsen, investigative journalist; Publisher and Editor, The Wayne Madsen Report
Clyde Magarelli, Former Director of War Studies, William Paterson College, Author, Professor of Sociology (USA)
Vance McAllister, Former U.S. Representative 2013-14 (Monroe, LA)
Heliatrice Marques, Founder and President of BRICS Working Group, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University (New York, NY)
Eli Mellor, Writer, Activist, Founder, The Time is Now Institute, "anti-corporate activist, provocateur and self-styled seer of 30 years of public and foreign policy disasters" (Claremont, CA)
Joaquin Meneses, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (Los Angeles, CA)
Kyriakoula Micha, International Speaker, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Philadelphia, PA)
Theo Mitchell, Esq., Former State Senator (Greenville, SC)
Constantinos Mitoulis, Pan Macedonian Society of Philadelphia (West Chester, PA)
Jeff Monroe, State Senator (South Dakota, USA)
Pastor Joseph Moussa, Pastor for Arabic Christian Churches in Maryland and Pennsylvania (York, PA)
Somnath Mukherji, Volunteer, Association for India's Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Rep. Mike Manypenny, Member, West Virginia House of Delegates (West Virginia)
Marie Martin, Stop Mass Incarceration (Inglewood, CA)
Thomas Grolund Miner, Chairman and CEO of Thomas H. Miner Associates, Inc. (Chicago, Illinois)
Saket Mishra, Volunteer, Association for India's Development, MIT (Boston, Massachusetts)
Anthony Morss, Music Director & Principal Conductor of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, Inc. (New York, NY)
Joseph Moussa, Pastor for Arabic Christian Churches in Rockville, Md., York, Pa., Harrisburg, Pa. (York, PA)
Dr. Michael Nagler, Professor Emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature, University of California Berkeley; Founder, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, U.C. Berkeley; Founder and President, Metta Center for Nonviolence (Tomales, CA)
Robert Newton, former Vice President Communications Workers of America Local 2252 (Oakton, VA)
Georgios Nitsolas, Corthion Andros Society (Mount Laurel, NJ)
Victor H. Ortiz, Justicia Social Para Los Immigrantes (Los Angeles, CA)
Konstantine Ouranitsas, President, National Hellenic Student Association of North America (Philadelphia, PA)
Perry Owens, National Beef Board (Minneapolis, Kansas)
Bob Pantelous, Corthion Andros Society (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Rev. Michael L. Pastrikos, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (Baltimore, MD)
Alexandre Perrinelle, Russian Community Activist (West Hollywood, CA)
Larry Pinkney, Black Activist Writers Guild (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Don Pondysh, North County N.Y. Veterans for Peace (Nichoville, NY)
Nomi Prins, Author All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power (Los Angeles, CA)
Elisha B. Pulivarti, Vice-President, Maryland India Business Roundtable, Inc. (College Park, MD)
Ganga P. Ramdas, PhD, MA, MS, Professor of Economics, Lincoln University (Philadelphia, PA)
Earl D. Rasmussen, P.E., Executive Vice President Eurasia Center, Lt. Colonel (ret) U.S.Army (Falls Church, VA)
Alya Rea, Freelance Writer, Contributing Author, Cyrano’s Journal Today, Uncommon Thought Journal (Olympia, WA)
James Reed, National Action Network Michigan State Representative (Inkster, Michigan)
Phillip Restino, VFP 136, chapter co-chair, Central Florida, Vets for Peace (Daytona, Florida)
Geroge E. Riser, Justice of the Peace, Harris County, TX Precinct 2 (Pasadena, TX)
Priscilla Roche, Nevada State Director, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) (Las Vegas, NV)
Kesha Rogers, Democratic Nominee for Congress TX-22 (2010, 2012), former candidate for US Senate (Texas)
Natalie Sabelnik, Russian-American community leader (San Francisco, California)
Prof. Christine Salboudis, Philo4Thought Inc. Hellenic Mentoring (New York, NY)
Ranjani Saigal, Executive Director, Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of the USA (Burlington, MA)
Dr. Jose I. Sangerman, PhD, Biologics Researcher (Boston, Massachusetts)
Henry J. Santos, Professor Emeritus, Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, Massachusetts)
Keith L. Shaffer, former President IAM local 1784 (Baltimore, Maryland)
Prashant Shah, Publisher, India Tribune (Chicago, Illinois)
Vaithilingam Shanmuganathan, National Committee Member, Liberal Party of Sri Lanka; Secretary General, Liberal Democratic Workers Union of Sri Lanka; Former Advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Azusa, California)
Trilochan Singh, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan)
Dr. Kenneth Smith, Delegate to the California State Republican Convention, 2013, 2014 (Sunnyvale, CA)
Nick Spiliotis, Vice-President, Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Greater Philadelphia (Feasterville Trevose, PA)
Rick Staggenborg, Founder, Soldiers for Peace International, Host of Take Back America (Coos Bay, OR)
Randy Sowers, owner, South Mountain Creamery (Middletown, Maryland)
Sean Stone, Filmmaker (New York, NY)
Johannes Strohschank, Author, Member Board of Directors, Friends of Max Kade Society, Professor of German Studies, University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
Baifeng Sun, Director, The Confucius Institute, UMASS Boston (Massachusetts)
Rep. Rosemarie Swanger, retired Pennsylvania State Representative. (Pennsylvania)
Harold Taylor, Former Black Panther Party member, ex-Defendant in the San Francisco Eight Trial (Panama City, FL)
Dr. John Telford, Superintendent (retired) Detroit Public Schools (Detroit, Michigan)
Michele Thomas, Photographer and Constitutional Activist (Los Angeles, CA)
Fr. Peter J. Thornburg,St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church (Jeffersonville, PA)
Jimal Thrower, Special Representative AFSCME Local 865 (Los Angeles, CA)
Igor Trofimov, Vice-President, Russian-American Chamber of Commers (New York, NY)
Magalis Troncoso, Director and Founder of the Dominican Development Center (Boston, MA)
Rev. Benny L. Tucker, City Council (Selma, AL)
Sean Turnbull, SGT Report (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Eric Tymoigne, Assistant Professor of Economics, Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Oregon)
Judith Van Dyke, United Association of Entrepreneurs (New York)
Bob Van Hee, Alderman, Former City Council President (Redwood Falls, Minn.)
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Peter Liskola, Former Diplomat and Member of the Council of Europe, International Law Expert (Finland)
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Jacques Cheminade, President, Solidarité et Progrès (Paris, France)
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Claude Champaud, Honorary President of the Rennes University, President of the Scientific Council of the foundation for Research on the Corporate Doctrine (Rennes, France)
Marc Chautemps, Mayor of Gemeaux (Gemeaux, France)
Pierre Eboundit, President of the Panafrican Leauge—Umoja (Reims, France)
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Jean-Yves Lapeyrere, Mayor (Lorignac, France)
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Victor Kuzin, Head of Moscow Bureau for the Defense of Human Rights without Borders (Moscow, Russia)
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Felix M. Royzenman, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (Moscow, Russia)
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Naeem Shakir, Supreme Court Attorney of Pakistan (Lahore, Pakistan)
Olga Zinovieva, Co-Chairman Rossiya Segodnya Ziniviev Club (Moscow, Russia)
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Natalia M. Vitrenko, Doctor of Economics; Chairman, Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine)
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Paul Webb, Screenwriter, Academy Award-nominated films Selma and Lincoln (London, United Kingdom)
Dr. Daya Thussu, Co-Director, India Media Center, University of Westminster (United Kingdom)
Roman Rojas Cabot, Former Venezuelan Ambassador to the European Union and to Guyana (Caracas, Venezuela)

Os segmentos que hoje comemoram as dificuldades do governo - e do país - decorrentes, no plano econômico e institucional, da Operação Lava-Jato, que não se iludam. O alto empresariado brasileiro tem memória de elefante e da forma como estão sendo tratadas suas empresas e seus dirigentes - na maioria das vezes sem nenhuma prova real - dificilmente companhias de qualquer área de atividade, principalmente  as de construção, engenharia e infraestrutura, voltarão a reservar um centavo de seu dinheiro para apoiar candidatos ou partidos políticos no Brasil, por mais que a cínica "reforma" política em andamento o permita, com a previsão de elástico patamar de gastos, para o qual, na verdade, não há mais do que o céu como limite. 

 

Já se provou, na prática, que não existe mais doação legal de campanha em nosso país. Os critérios de legalidade ou ilegalidade desse mecanismo podem ser mutantes, subjetivos ou seletivos e dependem, basicamente, da eventual interpretação de quem estiver investigando algo em um determinado momento.

  

Ao ver alguns de seus principais colegas sendo algemados, e confinados indefinidamente na cadeia, independentemente do pretexto ou da legislação, grandes empresários já admitem que fugirão, doravante, do envolvimento com campanhas políticas como o diabo da cruz, mantendo delas a mesma distância de  uma multidão se afastando, apavorada, em polvorosa, de um bando de leprosos nos tempos de Jesus. 


O fechamento, que, pelo menos nos próximos anos, tende a ser praticamente definitivo, das torneiras do financiamento empresarial, deverá privilegiar, individualmente, os candidatos mais ricos, mas também levará, paradoxalmente, mais água para o moinho - e mais votos - para os partidos que tiverem maior penetração junto às chamadas organizações populares, e por meio delas, junto às camadas menos favorecidas da população.  

2 comentários:

Valéria disse...



Antonio K disse...

O texto é brilhante e espelha a realidade.
Mas, não será nem lido quanto mais compreendido pela massa.
Infelizmente!