Friday, August 7, 2009
On Voting This or That Person Into Office
Why do we vote people into office?
Because of the pressure of advertising and because we must vote in this country if we want our lives to run “smoothly”.
Imagine that for you to be able to regularize one of our foremost identification papers, what we call *CPF, we need to present our voting card. Imagine that.
If one of the Seven Deadly Sins, Greed, has decided to make its presence known through politics, what is there for us to do, except cry for help? I’m rather cynical when it comes to politics. “It’s the economy, stupid” says one American president.
Well, when the economy rules there is nothing we can do. Or is there? We might want to colonize another planet, terraform it and everything. However, we will want to leave our human nature behind.
A document that is used for various things in Brazil, from joining a video club through to your individual tax registration, is the CPF, Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (Registration of a Physical Person).