Wednesday, July 24, 2013
HE BELONGS WITH HIS FATHER
International abduction has recently come under my radar specifically due to the fact that I'm married to a Brazilian and it definitely has a place in my life. its a haunting thought that hides in the dark corners of my mind considering the long life I have ahead of me and the the fact I have a baby with him. Not that I'm planning on abducting or ever would but people are people. The fact remains that this is a real issue for anyone who has a baby with someone who is a citizen of another country. Anyone who denies it is lying to themselves. I personally if asked would not recommend having a baby with a citizen of another country.
The Hague agreement which is protocol for what should be done if a person takes a child out of the country they were born without the consent of the other parent who is left behind has been signed between the Brazil and the United States. However it has come to attention that Brazil is not adhering to the agreement they signed and in fact in a lot of cases are completely ignoring it. I have been reading up on the Goldman case. I was astonished to see how Brazil acted during the proceedings. Astonished for the fact that I found a lot of what was written on the Brazilian side to be comical almost child like and well frankly lacking in intelligent thought. I was suddenly scared for myself to be moving to a country where the people in charge sound in a lot of cases completely ignorant even though these are the educated people. I'm not saying there are not educated people in Brazil I know there are. But with all due to respect and staying true to myself I have noted through extensive research A LOT of what people say in Brazil in cases where objectivity and intelligence is required is completely devoid. Its as if they are driven by irrational false information that seems to permeate and perpetuate the society down there. Brazil is still caught in a time warp.
Case in point read this document by the husband of the woman that kidnapped Sean Goldman. Now this is man of prominence in Brazil with influence, who is educated, and a lawyer. I will tell you up front that he sounds like a complete moron, his arguments are immature and ignorant. They sound like the rantings of a man on the edge and maybe psychiatric disorder or two. It does not sound like the arguments of an educated man. If this is the majority of educated individuals in Brazil then Brazil is in real trouble which may account for the state of the country since recent economic progress has completely slowed not all what they predicted.
There is also a level of anti-American sentiment in this document that I always believed existed although people "claim"' that Brazil is not anti-American. And where there is one there is many. However now I see proof of my suspicions. The suspicion that a lot of Brazilians are simply jealous of the power and the wealth that the United States has.
The document starts below. The first part is comments from someone critiquing the letter that the husband/stepfather wrote. The actual letter begins under the title that reads To the National Council of Children and Adolescent Rights, Joao Paulo Lins e Silva, Rio De Janeiro, March 5, 2009 it is a narrative. But what it really is is an excuse to attack the United States and its citizens out of pure jealousy which has nothing to do with the case. This is a professional educated revered man?? This is all easy to see through by an educated person. I highlighted the part at the head of the letter in red so you can see where it starts.