PLURAL: Why hungry? Of Food and Education

This Monday’s Plural Columns (20) brings up articles on the subject. Education. Plural texts are printed day by day within the version of the Diário de Santa Maria. The plural has 24 writers.

Valdo Barcelos
Lecturer and Author – UFSM

Rule 1 – The Hunger

Josué Apolônio de Castro, virtually unknown to Brazilian intellectuals and internationally acknowledged by Josué de Castro (1908-1973), is the writer of the basic e book Geografia da Fome (1959). Josué de Castro is a pioneer within the examine and analysis of the phenomenon of epidemic hunger in Brazil. “While half of Brazilians don’t sleep due to starvation, the opposite half don’t sleep due to worry of those that are hungry,” he wrote. So it’s extremely unusual for me to be well mannered once I see some intellectuals, politicians and colleagues being scandalized by the media concerning the famine in Brazil immediately. We are experiencing a time of worsening poverty in Brazil. However, analysis reveals that about 30 million persons are really hungry.

I hold asking myself, what nation do they reside in to date? Do not go away the home anymore? Do not stroll the streets? Do they proceed to consider that they’ll be capable of reside perpetually remoted from the actual world, from the actual Brazil, locally with their entrances and within the air-conditioned environment of the mall, strolling “safely” with “animals”? Their “feed”? Are we actually going to lose the power to be offended with the struggling of violence with the abandonment of so many individuals in Brazil?

Rule 2 – Education

President Galdino Pataxó was assassinated on the evening of 04/20/1997 by 4 middle-class youths whereas he was sleeping at a bus cease within the federal capital of Brazil. At the police station, whereas being questioned concerning the crime, a younger man mentioned bluntly, “They didn’t know He is Indian, they assume he’s only a beggar and desires to joke. ” .

Rule 3 – Education and Love

When requested how he witnessed the homicide of Galdino, Paulo Freire (1921-1997) replied: “Strange play, killing Indians.” I proceed to assume right here, falling into the depths of astonishment on the insupportable chaos of those younger males, humiliating themselves in an setting the place they’re declining as an alternative of rising. I don’t consider in love between us if we would not have the power to like the world. If training alone doesn’t remodel society, with out society it doesn’t exist. Unable to rebuild this nation, democratize, worsen it, youngsters play, kill individuals, insult life, destroy desires, make love not possible. Education is love. Education is to nurture the spirit and the physique or it’s not to teach.

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