Monthly Archive: October 2012

American Subjects

River Grandense de Telecomunicaes. No longer month of September, the National Congress approves the law of Remittance of Profits, forbidding the multinationals to send all the profit stops its headquarters in the exterior. At the time, 31 American companies were between most lucrative. Such measures evidenced that ‘ ‘ threat vermelha’ ‘ it was real. In full Cold War, U.S.A. could not at least imagine that Brazil, more influential country of the South America and continental ratio, adhered to the socialist model.

The rumors of a possible taking of being able of the military had sounded as a candy melody to the American ears. The support to the blow was the best alternative to take the reins and to frighten of time the communism. The ambassador of U.S.A. in Brazil, Lincoln Gordon enters in scene. Its participation was basic to put in practical the Operation ‘ ‘ Brother Sam’ ‘. Gordon made linking enters the military cupola commanded by Castello Branco and the White House. The colloquy was on a possible support the falling of trees of president Jango. What the military wanted to know are if U.S.A.

would go to give support, Goulart case resisted the blow. When having the certainty of that yes, they had been organized and they invested in what they had called ‘ ‘ Revolution of 31 of Maro’ ‘. In exactly moment was deflagrada ‘ ‘ Brother Sam’ ‘. The operation consisted of giving logistic support for the coup-minded ones. Requested for Gordon Ambassador, the fleet of the US Navy if had dislocated from the Caribbean coast route to the coast of the Espirito Santo. Then the president of U.S.A., Lyndon Johnson, approximately authorizeed the sending of 100 tons of light weapons and the oil ammunition, ships, a flotilla of fighter aircrafts, a transport ship of helicopters with 50 units on board, crew and complete armament, an aircraft carrier, six destroyers, a battleship, a transport ship of troops and 25 airplanes for transport of warlike material. Nor all material he arrived at Brazil, and what here already he was he did not need to be used. In contrast of what it was imagined Jango did not resist, and in the day 1 of April of 1964, the press announced the success of the Blow applied for the Armed Forces. It was the day of the lie, but the notice was true. In day 15 of April, the marshal Castello Branco, dress with civil suits, takes ownership. It had forts linkings with the attach of the American Embassy, general Vernon Walters. After to talk on the routes of Brazil, Walters sent telegrams the White House on the text of the colloquy. This and other telegrams, and the audio one of phone calls of president Johnson, speaking on direct Brazil of the White House, a material Top Secret classified for the CIA during decades officially was divulged in 1997. As the stretch of the dialogue between Lindon Johnson and Thomas Mann, undersecretary for Inter-American Subjects: ‘ ‘ I wait that you are so happy with Brazil how much eu’ ‘ , Mann says. ‘ ‘ Estou’ ‘ , the president answers. ‘ ‘ I believe that it is the thing most important that he happened in the hemisphere in last three anos’ ‘ , he becomes Mann.

Brazilian Psychiatric Reformation

The Movement of the Workers in Sade Mental (MTSM) appears specifically in the year of 1978, year that if attends the reemergncia of the main social movements in the country, after a long period of repression opened for the military regimen, that until then disabled the expression politics of the civil society in the country, giving origin to ' ' social movement for the rights of the patients psiquitricos' ' in Brazil. Its formation sufficiently was diversified, with syndicalists, people with description of insanity, associations of familiar, members of associations of professionals, integrant of the sanitary movement. The objective of the Movement was ' ' to breach with old paradigmas' ' , in search of the desinstitucionalizao of the lunatic asylums. Making critical and denunciations Psychiatry as they dealt with the mental carrying users, who were considered as ' ' loucos' ' , and victims of violence, as well as shock-electric, bad-treatments, etc. In the year of 1987, appear the first CAPS in Brazil, in the city of So Paulo, with the intervention of the Nursing home Anchieta (psychiatric hospital), in the year of 1989, gains repercussion national. The Nucleus of Ateno Psicossocial (NAPS) is implanted in the city of Saints having functioned 24 hours, becoming one of the first carried through projects of intervention already in history, ' ' inhaled in the experience of Trieste, Itlia' ' , as beginning of a landmark of changes in the process of the Brazilian Psychiatric Reformation, showing that the project was possible to be applied. (Vasconcelos, 2006) In the same year the member of the house of representatives Paulo Delgado (PT/MG) of the entrance in the National Congress with the Project of Law, ' ' that he considers the regulation of the rights of the person with mental upheavals and the gradual extinguishing of the lunatic asylums in pas' ' (Health department, 2005, p.7).

Hope is a Feeling

Hope is a feeling, at least, curious. We think we can play the lottery and fantasize about it, but do not believe that we can die in a traffic accident. We believe there is a God who cares for us and we have reserved a special place in heaven, although most terrifies you die or are greatly distressed at the loss of a loved one. We received an email absurd that we have a lot of nonsense, of course they laughed, and ending urged to send him a dozen friends and we will have a year of bad luck. We do not believe it, of course, but just in case … What would life be without hope? However hard our situation, we still have hope.

No wonder they say it’s the last thing you lose. If we were not able to believe that things can change, or that our dreams will be fulfilled one day, life would become meaningless. We need to pin our hopes on some goal, which unfortunately have always used great manipulators, call it politics, religion or any other platform from which any enlightened to exercise power. Why will cost us both realize the price we pay for the purchase of so many hopes spurious? The hope, however, is a precious feeling that we feed. Is the energy that allows us to continue with enthusiasm on the road. We must also be aware that we must fight for hope.

The real successes are those obtained with the effort and personal work. Do not believe the vendors of hope, whatever. Ultimately we must not believe or what I write, the only thing really important is you and what everyone can build and achieve. .