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A brief commentary on the Brazilian Mestizo question for South Africans – Leão Alves

As Twitter has a limit of words per message, which requires a summary not always compatible with the theme, I leave here an explanation also summarized, but with fundamental information to understand the Brazilian racial and ethnic issue, highlighting the ideology of negrism, that is, the one that seeks in Brazil and South Africa the forced assimilation of the mestiços (Brazil) and Coloureds (South Africa) within a negro/Black collectivity.

Some comparisons.

South Africa was conquered by Dutch and British, Brazil by Portuguese only (Dutch managed to occupy for a few decades a small territory in the Northeast of the country, but were completely expelled, without leaving communities or major influences).

In South Africa, the Khoisan indigenous had their territories occupied by northern Bantu peoples – so there is a questioning about the native character of the so-called Black Africans – and the European conquerors; in Brazil, the Amerindians had no such division, so that the Portuguese and the blacks (mostly Bantu peoples) were the only non-natives. The Amerindians divided the character of natives only with the mixed people they generated with whites (caboclos) and blacks (cafuzos), who over time formed the Mestizo people mostly descended from Indians, whites and blacks.

In South Africa, the white conquerors preserved themselves as communities; in Brazil, the white conquerors were, with some rare exception, absorbed by the mestizaje with the natives and blacks so that their descendants are exclusively (or almost) the Mestizos, being the current whites of the country as a rule the descendants of immigrants who arrived in the country after the country ceased to be a colony in 1815.

In South Africa, as in all countries of sub-Saharan Africa, indigenous remained the majority after independence; in Brazil, as in all American countries, Amerindians (and Eskimos in North America) became a minority or no longer existed after independence.

The problem of imposing the “negro”/black identity on the mestiços/Coloureds.

Brazil and South Africa have suffered a true cultural attack from the ideology of the “one drop” of the USA, whose heralds, in an irrational and almost always fanatical way, defend the imposition of the classification of “negros”/blacks to the mixed peoples.

Negro has one more element: the word also means ‘slave’ in Portuguese. Ships carrying slaves and slave traders were called negreiros, and enslaved Amerindians were labeled ‘negros da terra’ (‘negro of the land’) to distinguish from negros (slaves) from Africa.

In both countries, negrism is an anti-mixed, racist, supremacist and genocidal political ideology, but in Brazil it has one more characteristic: it is African black imperialist.

Imagine, for a superficial comparison with Brazilian history, that instead of bringing blacks as slaves to Brazil, European whites had taken Amerindians as slaves to South Africa and that, after the abolition of slavery, real or supposed leaders of the descendants of these Amerindians, supported by good white communist politicians, globalist tycoons, UN, EU and various NGOs, decided to classify as Amerindians all mixed people of Amerindian and African (Bantus and Khoisans), Amerindians and whites and and even mixed people with no Amerindian origin, reducing the natives of South Africa to small minorities living in tribal communities, separated in Bantustans, so that the population would be officially formed by Amerindias (Amerindians + Mixed people), whites and tribal peoples (Bantus and Khoisans).

For a summary, it has been long.

Leão Alves is ex-president of the Movimento Pardo-Mestiço Brasileiro (Nação Mestiça).

Posted in Português.

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