CrazyBrazilianInvasion (ThoughtStorms)

This story, about Brazilians and the Portuguese language starting to dominate Orkut, is more interesting than I originally thought.

Along with OffShoring, it's an example where the US, having plugged itself into the global network, suddenly finds that power issues cut both ways. Suddenly their culture is under threat, swamped by an alien language and mores. Suddenly, they are losing out to competition from abroad.

On this evidence, the AngloSphere doesn't handle this situation very well. Immedietely the hackles rise, complaints are made, aggression is expressed. Like China and Islam in their imperial hey-days, it's got very comfortable with the sense of it's superiority and right to dominance in all cultural spheres. Wonder how many more years it would take before this started getting really ugly?

See also :

CategoryBrazil, CategoryBrasil