We white folks really are funny. We get so embarrassed at the wrong stuff. We're ashamed of being called out on crashing the world economy (e.g., Lula's "outburst"), but we aren't ashamed of crashing it in the first place. Can't have "fuck" written on the canisters of napalm we use to incinerate women and kids, after all.
"This crisis was caused by no black man or woman or by no indigenous person or by no poor person," Lula said after talks with the prime minister in Brasilia to discuss next week's G20 summit in London.
"This crisis was fostered and boosted by irrational behaviour of some people that are white, blue-eyed. Before the crisis they looked like they knew everything about economics, and they have demonstrated they know nothing about economics."
You go to a shopping mall and you are filmed. You go to the airport and you are watched. I can't imagine that only the financial system has no surveillance at all."
Brown looked mildly uncomfortable during Lula's outburst.