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First Woman Justice in Brazil Has Confederate Ancestors

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Vasco, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Vasco

    Vasco New Member

    Sep 8, 2002
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    A while back there was a thread about confedserates who went to Brasil after the Civil War and settled in a town today called Americana. This is related to that. Thought it may be of interest
    irst Woman Justice in Brazil Has Confederate Ancestors PDF Print E-mail
    Written by Newsroom
    Friday, 17 March 2006

    Justices on the Brazilian Supreme Court get to the court in much the same way as they do in the US: after being nominated by the president, they have to obtain congressional approval.

    But whereas the US President also appoints one of the justices as the Chief Justice, and he remains Chief Justice for life, in Brazil the justices vote to appoint one of their peers to be Chief Justice (presidente) for a two-year term.

    Yesterday, by a vote of eight to one, Associate Justice (Ministra) Ellen Gracie Northfleet was elected to preside over the Brazilian Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal Federal).

    Northfleet, who is descended from Americans who settled in Brazil (her grandfather was a Confederate officer who moved to Brazil after the Civil War), is the first woman to sit on the Brazilian Supreme Court and its first female Chief Justice. The Brazilian Supreme Court was established in 1891.

  2. Bismarck

    Bismarck New Member

    Mar 4, 2006
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    The Tidewater Southern "elites" settled in Virginia beginning in the 1640s.

    They were hegemonically monied English "aristocrats".

    They were Catholic and High Anglican supporters of their Catholic Stuart King, Charles 1, during the English Civil War (1642 - 48) between Protestants and Catholics in England.

    They were actually driven out of England, and into Virginia, by the Protestant Puritans under Oliver Cromwell, who organized the staggering New Model Army that cleared out all of the British Isles of Catholic armies. Cromwell, when he took the Lord Protectorship to guard the gains of the Civil War in 1655 against Catholic funded intrigues and corruption, actually sent an expedition against the "Royalist Cavaliers" in the Virginia Colony, as part of his efforts to root out Catholic supporters.

    As a quick aside, these Catholic and High Anglican "Royalist Cavaliers", Stuart supporters one and all, imported black serfs into the American South in hopes of reconstituting their former manorial hegemony that they had enjoyed in England before being booted out by Cromwell. In effect, the use of black forced labor was merely a SUBSTITUTION of black forced labor for WHITE forced labor -- what the blacks were forced to do was, in essence, merely what WHITE ENGLISHMEN had been forced to do before them.

    Back to the main thread, however, these Catholic and High Anglican Tidewater hegemons imported black forced labor into North America...

    at exactly the same time that the literal sons and daughters of Cortez, Pizzaro and de Vaca in South America were importing black forced labor into THEIR lands...

    Nobles do indeed deserve to live as high as their up-turned noses, after all.

    In the War Between the States, these Southern aristocrats were backed by Catholic France (and High Anglican English nobles still in power in England).

    So, your argument that some Confederates fled to CATHOLIC Brazil after the war is, as it were, par for the course, and to be expected.
  3. DeclareHim

    DeclareHim New Member

    May 7, 2004
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    Interesting thank you for posting this story.
  4. LadyEagle

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    Feb 7, 2002
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