In the News (from BBC News): “As many as 200,000 people have marched through the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities, as protests over rising public transport costs and the expense of staging the 2014 World Cup have spread.
“‘For many years, the government has been feeding corruption, people are demonstrating against the system,’ Graciela Cacador told Reuters news agency.
“Others complained about vast sums of money spent on hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics instead of being invested in health and education.
“This is a communal cry saying: ‘We’re not satisfied!,’ Maria Claudia Cardoso told the Associated Press news agency.
“‘We don’t have good schools for our kids. Our hospitals are in awful shape. Corruption is rife. These protests will make history and wake our politicians up to the fact we’re not taking it anymore,’ she said.
“‘We need better education, hospitals and security, not billions spent on the World Cup,’ said one mother who attended the Sao Paulo march with her daughter.”
My Comment: “Without bread there is no Torah.” When the income level of families fall below the minimum cost of living, the “red light” flashes in their head, and they want to survive, not to have fun. But the modern state structure will not be able to create the distribution system that guarantees the minimum cost of living. Without integral education, no one is ready: neither the officials, the givers, nor citizens, the recipients.