Indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa calls out Bolsonaro’s racism: “He does not like indigenous people”


Davi, I wanted to read a few of Bolsonaro’s quotes. In 1998 he said, “It’s a shame that the
Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the Indians.” The president of the United States, they exterminated
our indigenous peoples who lived over there. He is doing just the same. He is repeating it. He wants to kill my people. He wants to get rid of the forest. He wants to destroy our health. That is the role he is playing. That is a law that came from the United States
and the Brazilian government is using it as a copy, like you call it. I wanted to read another quote from a few
years ago, 2015. Bolsonaro said, “The Indians do not speak
our language, they do not have money, they do not have culture. They are native peoples. How did they manage to get
13% of the national territory?” And he said “There is no indigenous territory
where there are aren’t minerals. Gold, tin and magnesium are in these lands,
especially in the Amazon, the richest area in the world. I’m not getting into this nonsense of defending
land for Indians,” Bolsonaro said. If you could comment? He heard other people talking, and that’s
why he says that us Yanomami people do not speak Portuguese. Of course we don’t speak Portuguese, because
we are not from Portugal. We are Yanomami from Brazil. We have our own language. It exists. It is Yanomami. Yanomami do not need any money. Yanomami do not need money to go on and steal
from others, to steal from friends, from your own relatives and brothers. We don’t need that. Yanomami has a different way of thinking. He wrote things against us. He has wrote things because he lost when we
had our victory, when we were able to have again, to get back for us our land that had
been stolen from us. And that is why he talks against us and he
speaks these bad things about us. And I defend myself and my people. On behalf of my people, I defend the name
of my people and our language. What is the use for the Yanomami to speak
Portuguese? We are not interested in it. We are interested in our own language, our
knowledge. The knowledge of our people who uses its own
language, that is what is interesting for us. But I wanted to respond to the second thing
that you read about, his words when he speaks of our wealth. Of course there is a lot of wealth. Brazil is very rich. Our country Brazil is very rich. Rich in good land, in forests. Rich in mountains
and waters. The natural medicines that we use and beautiful
places. That is where we are rich as Yanomami who
lived there, who have never experienced hunger before people who came to invade our land,
to invade Brazil. When they first met us, we were healthy. They found us healthy with lots of food—banana,
manioc, sugarcane, palm heart, kara [sp] fruit, and all the fruits you find in the forest,
animals, game that we hunt, tapir, fish, everything that we are rich in. It is not the kind of wealth that you need
to dig a hole in the earth to find it, to destroy the land. Our people is different. That is why he speaks against us. And I don’t want to say bad things about
him, but he attacked us so I will attack him. I am not going to attack him with a bow and
arrow. However, I am going to fight using my mouth
and paper. He uses words and the word that he use, which
is prejudice. He does not like indigenous people. He does not want to let the Yanomami people
to live at peace, protected. He does not want that. He doesn’t want to let it happen. What he wants is to extract our wealth to
send to other country. The wealth of our Yanomami land, he will take
it and send it to China, to Japan, to Germany and other places. That is his way of thinking. That is his concern—making money, earning
money so that he can become rich. And when he becomes rich and when he dies, he won’t take any of it with him, not even his underwear.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. This sociopath must be removed. The US must be stopped from collaborating with these monsters.
    World protest is good but riots are more effective. The pain of violence is the only thing they fear like us.
    Thank you!

  2. I don’t understand how the people of Brazil voted this asshole in ,it’s time to stop dancing and think about what you’re doing down there
    He’s just a modern-day slave trader

  3. This interview is an example of how corrupt, greedy, and murderous the so called western civilization is.

    Thank God they didn't succeed in Africa, China, India, and other native places.

    A great example of exactly what happened to the native people in the rest of the Americas.

  4. Brave people defending their culture, Language and the way of living. Bolsonaro is a racist man!
    The struggle continues.

  5. Seems to be a known yet unspoken persecution of colored people worldwide, no matter the region or religion. If you (people)are just slightly darker than the ruling minority, your on the list for extermination. Is it really because of the natural resources or something more sinister and unsaid. History seems to elude more to the former but the latter seems just as obvious. Subconsciously; it's light vs dark. Why doesn't anyone just admit it?

  6. Bolsonaro,   Trump ( USA ),  Macron ( France ),  Trudeau ( Canada ), Netanyahu ( Israel ), the Prime Ministers of the UK, …. ALL and I've missed most of the countries of the world need to jail these criminals and return governments to the people instead of the ELITES.  The French are at least trying to oust their government.  World … JOIN THEM

  7. Bolsonaro is an evil human being. These precious indigenous people need to be left alone to flourish. The world should stand up against Bolsonaro.

  8. Bos , is jackal in a humans skin 🤮 the amazon will deal with him and those like him in her way as she has always done.!

  9. I wonder if there is going to be a moment in life when we are dominated by good decent people. Capitals are destroying humanity.

  10. As an American l agree, l see these indigenous peoples being squeezed and robbed of their lives, property and heritage.

  11. This is ridicoulous. The indians are not native for a long time. They are already integrated to society. The socialists are paying for whoever accepts to destroy our president democraticaly electected. All BS

  12. Indigenous earthling human beings love this paradise planet lifeboat and the miraculous works of fine art called life that inhabit it.

    The alien vampires (greed/hate) do not. "They" are sucking the joy out of life (hearts/love) and devouring the planet like a ravenous cancer.

  13. The communists that had power here for the last 30 years are the ones who explored the Amazonic forest illegaly, destroyed a lot. Now they lost power they spread lies about a 10 months government only as the guilty for all wrong that happened. He is trying to fix the poverty those corrupts previous governments led us. Disgusting channel working with lies only. He is the first conservative christian president after years of atheism, pornography and families destruction like Obama did in the USA. That’s why Trump supports him. If you are not a patriot I’m 🇧🇷🇺🇸🇮🇱🇧🇷🇺🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸. Demon rats to Gitmo soon. Here the same liers! The great awakening is happening worldwide.

  14. Evil politicians with no respect for human life like Bolsonaro must be removed from office by whatever means necessary.

  15. I see once again  " DEMOCRACY NOW " is ignoring the most important POLITICAL story in the WORLD.   The French people are on a GENERAL STRIKE to overthrow their ELITIST led government of President Macron.     GO FRENCH PEOPLE GO ! For you brothers and sisters :   La Marseillaise :    1
    Allons enfants de la Patrie
    Le jour de gloire est arrivé
    Contre nous de la tyrannie
    L'étendard sanglant est levé (bis)
    Entendez-vous dans les campagnes
    Mugir ces féroces soldats
    Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras
    Egorger vos fils et vos compagnes.

    Refrain
    Aux armes, citoyens
        Formez vos bataillons
        Marchons ! Marchons !
        Qu'un sang impur
        Abreuve nos sillons

  16. 🤗🤗🤗🤗Bolsonaro presidente do Brasil,😍😍🤗😍😍,somos brasileiro e temos um presidente que defende o interesse dos brasileiros 😎😎😎😎

  17. The History will repeat, the natives in Brazil under attack, by a racist leader, proud and stupid leader, who has not respect for humanity. At same time attempting against to the world, trying to destroy the earth lungs, the Amazon Forest.
    How much the human race have to deal with evil leaders?

  18. Bolsonaro, I have news for you. The Indigenous in America live on in resilience despite the government's attempts to kill them off. They are my brothers and sisters and they are still here and will continue on forever. For you to make such despicable and ignorant comments is very sad. You dehumanize a people that you could learn so much from, such as how to live in harmony with the land, how to survive the impending climate collapse, medicines. Bolsonaro is a lost man with no soul, no empathy, no love. He has lost himself. These indigenous people have far more wealth than you ever will because they know what matters in life, you do not. You Bolsonaro are a greedy and angry man who is really a fearful coward like the little man behind the curtain in the wizard of oz. How dare you try and destroy these beautiful people!!! You should be ashamed of yourself.

  19. Among the true indigenous leaders of the Amazon there is UNANIMITY.
    No one knows this "chief" Kopenawa, certainly a communist agent infiltrated by the IMPERIALIST POWERS to prepare an invasion of Brazilian territory.

  20. We ALL need to wake up and realize the truth he speaks. The wisdom he taps into and draws from, to share with the world the real importance of stopping power hungry, selfish, CORRUPT, Narcissist who only wants to dig up the Amazon for the precious metals and minerals to make himself rich… The way previous leaders have become known for their wealth and their actions that ruined the economy and success of their country. They became rich off of their countries natural resources and left their people in poverty.

  21. It's so sad to hear again so many nonsense speeches from this guy that dont represent us, brazilians. The election was a fraud because of the Steve Banon method of fill the smartphone with lies and more lies 24h.

  22. And people need to be rewired. We've been taught and pressured to buy buy buy stuff and more stuff. Then feel lonely and sad when we are not buying something. Sooooo we work our butts off to pay our debts that we owe, and start stressout. Society still continues to pressure us into buying more, spending more, and borrowing money applying for credit. We're doing sever damage tox ZZ. 5 motorcycle o pl

  23. Bless Indigenous peoples worldwide.
    Bolsanaro is a Godless/heartless/sick individual and will suffer at his own hands for he pays homage to the Devil in man.
    It's been said that the eyes are the window to the soul.
    Look in the eyes of people like Bolsanaro: fear, loss, hatred and delirium.
    Now look in the eyes of a shaman like Davi…

  24. When he speaks of Brazil being rich…rich in mountains, rich in water, rich in land…..enough said. Bolsonaro and people like him should Go.They are agents of cruelty, greed, disease, immorality and death. The Yanomami are protecting and respecting our earth. They are valuable to us and the planet. We should support the Yanomami.

  25. The indigenous Indians of America were not wiped out they are still there!!!
    Their identities were changed to African America /blacks
    WE ARE ONE ☝️

    FEATHERS UP!!!!❤️🏹

  26. All you have to know is that the upper class – and even the middle class – in Latin America love figures like Bolsonaro. That really tells you all you need to know about them.

  27. Good job Democracy Now! The world needs to know what's going on with my country under Bolsonaro leadership–the insane Trump apprentice.

  28. Bolsonario, said Indians ( the real Brazilian ) Don't speak Portuguese . If he is Brazilian, then why do is speak Portuguese ?? He shoud go to Portugal . Portuguese the Colonial Empire ! The Devils Slave Trade

  29. Humanity has got these 'tiny Hitlers' running counties the majority of the citizens do not want governing them. They have taken power by force or manipulation (and its a safe bet they were helped put in place by the U.S.) It has to be stopped

  30. -"Not even his underware"…

    These politicians are all the same…they all join the same clubs, swear the same oaths( in the daylight and in the dark), and they really do not believe they will be judged in the spirit world; pious and definitely unworthy to be called leaders. They're only in "ruley" positions through cheating. That's why people, in general, throughout the world, had special names for lying cheaters. Shame that they are not afraid of their day of judgement. By the way, they cannot take anything with them, "not even" their " underwear"…

  31. These Devils go over the earth destroying good for their greedy spirit. But soon they will be no more.

    Proverbs 21:10
    [10] The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

    Isaiah 57:19-21
    [19]I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.
    [20]But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
    [21] There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

    Proverbs 10:23-25
    [23]It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
    [24] THE FEAR OF THE WICKED, IT SHALL COME UPON him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
    [25] As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

  32. The REAL INDIGENOUS ABORIGINAL of all LANDS started off MALENATED SKIN PEOPLE VERY DARK SKINS. What happened to them all over the Earth??????

  33. it's pearlHarbor day… time for japanese/saudiTreachery not republican mafiaBolsonaro's blackMail of nativeAmerican tribes4profit or murder…

  34. How much longer will we allow psychopaths to control, murder and destroy the people and planet? These mineral extraction madmen are both dangerous and clinically insane.

  35. Bolsonaro Should be imprisoned and tried by the World Court. That is what the World Court is all about, isn't it?? Bolsonaro is a Murderer.

  36. This just shows that this is a masterplan. Its happening in my home country of Colombia…today! It is happening in Ecuador…today! It is happening in Bolivia…today! What are we going to do about it?

  37. the jerk leader: quote, "how did they get 13% of the land"…its a numbers game…because asshole, they originally owned all of the land…you colonized it from them…and as far as Brazil copying from North American, the Nazi (hitler) said their philosophy was rooted in the Eugenic Movement from the Western Hemisphere…go figure…

  38. What is going on in this world? Where do these "leaders" ( I use the term loosely) come from? Come on people, we can and must do better.

  39. Bolsonaro deserves to be executed. This man is a living example of past European exploitation and greed and he needs to be stopped. Absolutely disgusting is his disregard for human life and nature.

  40. Our Indigenous are the people who can right the wrongs of the world if given the chance. I stand in solidarity as they & their way of life rise. ~An American Italian

  41. Again and again we observe the problem is the Money Architecture. When will this world finally have the courage to question it??

Related Post