Brazil is battling a virus worse than COVID: Colonialism

By Comrade Silva,

Poor and working class colonized Brazilians have to deal with more than the Coronavirus epidemic. On top of Coronavirus, which has already left 70 thousand dead in Brazil and 2 million infected as of July 20, Brazilians still have to deal with parasitic colonialism and the neocolonial puppets in power.

Even before the pandemic, these puppets have started an unprecedented genocide against the colonized peoples that inhabit Brazil.

Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has been proposing laws and using other “legal” tricks to exploit and kill African and Indigenous Brazilians, people who have been under the boot of the white ruling class of Brazil since the arrival of the Portuguese 500 years ago.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Bolsonaro has shown that he is willing to actively target which Brazilians are going to die by COVID-19. He does this to swell his own bourgeois interests at the cost of millions of colonized Brazilian’s lives.

These poor and working class colonized Brazilians do not have the choice to stay home, which means they are force to work and expose themselves to Coronavirus.

Bolsonaro also cut clean water distribution program to indigenous communities and Afro-Brazilian communities like Quilombos.

“Right-wingers take chloroquine.”

To put into sharp perspective Bolsonaro’s commitment to murdering colonized people for profit, the president has made it almost impossible for millions to receive emergency aid. This emergency aid is valued at $112 per person, which is more than half of the monthly minimum wage in Brazil.

Among all his genocidal policies aimed at the African and Indigenous people of Brazil, the most recent propaganda is about a fake cure to the virus! He lied about hydroxochloroquine stating that this medicine is the solution for the coronavirus even without any medical proof, saying: “Right-wingers take ´chloroquine.”

Jair Bolsonaro alongside president Trump, who has also lied about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.
Jair Bolsonaro alongside president Trump, who has also lied about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.

On July 7th, Bolsonaro announced by a press conference that he tested positive for COVID-19 and confirmed that he is treating himself with chloroquine and that he “feels very well.”

Finding a cure

Something must be done immediately to stop Bolsonaro and other neocolonial puppets who are trying to exploit and kill the colonized peoples of Brazil.

Effectively, they are using Coronavirus as a biological weapon to kill thousands or even millions of colonized people in a negligent way, and they think they won’t be held responsible for it.

Indigenous Kayapó people of Brazil
Indigenous Kayapó people.

Every passing day, the Coronavirus pandemic is used to target ever larger groups of colonized people. Still, this is only a symptom of the larger virus of Colonialism.

In a global market built on top of stolen Indigenous lands like Brazil, nothing comes cheap for poor and working class colonized people except sickness and death.

The cure must be to take the land back and put it under the dictatorship of the rightful stewards of that land!

For this, Black Hammer is building Hammer City, a liberated territory for colonized people who suffer every day under colonialism.

Land and power are the only things that can beat back the twin viruses of COVID-19 and Colonialism.

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