If a massacre happens in the remote jungles of the Amazon… Does anyone hear the screams? While it may be too late for saving the victims of the Brazilian tribe, it is not too late to prevent these atrocities from becoming a regular occurrence. But who will step in and do something? The government? Some feel that the government has not done enough to protect these tribes. An online story written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. of the Washington Post contains a quote from Stephen Corry, the director of Survival International expressing his concerns about the lack of government action. Corry states:
“If these reports are confirmed, [Brazilian President Michel Temer] and his government bear a heavy responsibility for this genocidal attack,” said Survival International’s director, Stephen Corry. Corry said the government has slashed funds for an agency that protects the tribes, leaving them “defenseless against thousands of invaders — gold miners, ranchers and loggers — who are desperate to steal and ransack their lands.”
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Once again history repeats itself… The stealing from and killing of Indigenous people! This has been a disgusting trend throughout the course of history and many are guilty of it: people, corporations and governments. It may be safe to conclude that the only thing that saved the Water Protectors in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests were laws and exposure. What I mean is this… Had those events taken place in some remote area where it could be hidden from the public eye, I am confident some would have met a different fate. If you go back and take a look at how the peaceful protesters were met with water cannons during the coldest months of the year, law enforcement dressed in riot gear and PRIVATE security firms that used pepper spray and guard dogs to use against the protesters. These firms claimed they were attacked by protesters, which had yet to be proven! If this is what happens in the public eye, imagine what happens in the blind spots of the world.
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In a world that brags about the advances in technologies, we cannot be proud of our progress in humanity. We have not learned from past mistakes. Why? Maybe it is because deep down, people just don’t want to. That would mean actually acknowledging the fact that there is more concern for resources and the money it brings, than the people it ends up effecting. People would have to take off their mask of empathy and reveal who they truly are. Unfortunately, they are not ready, willing or able to accept looking at the face behind the mask.