If a free market is the ideal status, where no intervention from outside is required and/or desired, and all its members have equal opportunities, and the outcome is nothing but a result, then we could conclude that free market would be the best example of what we call “anarchy”.
If market can regulate itself, then why couldn’t society do so too???????
When I started this blog, I never dreamed one day I would post an article from the famous magazine Rolling Stone.
However, today I’m pretty sure the occasion well deserves my making the exception.
I couldn’t care less if anyone thinks I’m doing free advertising to the mag, I don’t give a ….. I never read Rolling Stone either.
The fact is, this popular product of the media, is publicly stating through one of its’ editors, that all the plot is absolutely true, and asking for forgiveness from all so-called “conspiracy theorists”.
Maybe it’s all a smoke screen. Maybe not.
Read the article and have your own opinion.
I reached the point when every once in a while, some friends leave by the backdoor, without saying goodbye. LOL!!!
Today, I received an amazing advise under the form of a …. threat????
What can I say, everything and everyone have their limits. Some people only rant the necessary for them to let off steam, and meanwhile, they try to put their asses in a safe place. Well, you can just survive or you can lead a life without being functional with the system.
The system has already created its own antibodies: individual psyche tolerance, to bear with complex situations, and over all, when they are condemnatory. There is no purpose in reading Adorno at night, just as any other literature, and then believe everything to be “bonito”. A minimum intellectual honesty is required, when addressing our own, and others lives.
Llegué al punto en el cual, cada tanto, un amigo se va por la puerta trasera sin decir: “Adios”. LOL… Hoy he recibido un consejo, en forma de …. amenaza????
En fin, todo tiene un límite. Cuánta gente putea solo lo necesario para desahogarse, y mientras tanto, intentar salvar su culo. Pues bien: se puede sobrevivir, o llevar un vida, sin ser funcional al sistema. El sistema ya ha creado sus propios anti-cuerpos: la tolerancia de la psiquis del individuo para soportar situaciones complejas y sobre todo, condenatorias. No sirve para nada leer Adorno por las noches, como literatura, si luego todo te parece bonito.
Se necesita una mínima honestidad intelectual, ante la vida propia y la ajena.
Most of my Latino and black people who are struggling to get food, clothes and shelter in the hood are so concerned with that, that philosophising about freedom and socialist democracy is usually unfortunately beyond their rationale. They don’t realize that America can’t exist without separating them from their identity, because if we had some sense of who we really are, there’s no way in hell we’d allow this country to push it’s genocidal consensus on our homelands. This ignorance exists, but it can be destroyed.
Niggas talk about change and working within the system to achieve that. The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it’s not you who changes the system; it’s the system that will eventually change you. There is usually nothing wrong with compromise in a situation, but compromising yourself in a situation is another story completely, and I have seen this happen long enough in the few years that I’ve been alive to know that it’s a serious problem. Latino America is a huge colony of countries whose presidents are cowards in the face of economic imperialism. You see, third world countries are rich places, abundant in resources, and many of these countries have the capacity to feed their starving people and the children we always see digging for food in trash on commercials. But plutocracies, in other words a government run by the rich such as this one and traditionally oppressive European states, force the third world into buying overpriced, unnecessary goods while exporting huge portions of their natural resources.
I’m quite sure that people will look upon my attitude and sentiments and look for hypocrisy and hatred in my words. My revolution is born out of love for my people, not hatred for others.
You see, most of Latinos are here because of the great inflation that was caused by American companies in Latin America. Aside from that, many are seeking a life away from the puppet democracies that were funded by the United States; places like El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Colombia, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Republica Dominicana, and not just Spanish-speaking countries either, but Haiti and Jamaica as well.
As different as we have been taught to look at each other by colonial society, we are in the same struggle and until we realize that, we’ll be fighting for scraps from the table of a system that has kept us subservient instead of being self-determined. And that’s why we have no control over when the embargo will stop in Cuba, or when the bombs will stop dropping in Vieques.
But you see, here in America the attitude that is fed to us is that outside of America there live lesser people. “Fuck them, let them fend for themselves.” No, Fuck you, they are you. No matter how much you want to dye your hair blonde and put fake eyes in, or follow an anorexic standard of beauty, or no matter how many diamonds you buy from people who exploit your own brutally to get them, no matter what kind of car you drive or what kind of fancy clothes you put on, you will never be them. They’re always gonna look at you as nothing but a little monkey. I’d rather be proud of what I am, rather than desperately trying to be something I’m really not, just to fit in. And whether we want to accept it or not, that’s what this culture or lack of culture is feeding us.
I want a better life for my family and for my children, but it doesn’t have to be at the expense of millions of lives in my homeland. We’re given the idea that if we didn’t have these people to exploit then America wouldn’t be rich enough to let us have these little petty material things in our lives and basic standards of living. No, that’s wrong. It’s the business giants and the government officials who make all the real money. We have whatever they kick down to us. My enemy is not the average white man, it’s not the kid down the block or the kids I see on the street; my enemy is the white man I don’t see: the people in the white house, the corporate monopoly owners, fake liberal politicians those are my enemies. The generals of the armies that are mostly conservatives those are the real Mother-Fuckers that I need to bring it to, not the poor, broke country-ass soldier that’s too stupid to know shit about the way things are set up.
In fact, I have more in common with most working and middle-class white people than I do with most rich black and Latino people. As much as racism bleeds America, we need to understand that classism is the real issue. Many of us are in the same boat and it’s sinking, while these bougie Mother-Fuckers ride on a luxury liner, and as long as we keep fighting over kicking people out of the little boat we’re all in, we’re gonna miss an opportunity to gain a better standard of living as a whole.
In other words, I don’t want to escape the plantation I want to come back, free all my people, hang the Mother-Fucker that kept me there and burn the house to the god damn ground. I want to take over the encomienda and give it back to the people who work the land.
You cannot change the past but you can make the future, and anyone who tells you different is a Fucking lethargic devil. I don’t look at a few token Latinos and black people in the public eye as some type of achievement for my people as a whole. Most of those successful individuals are sell-outs and house Negros.
But, I don’t consider brothers a sell-out if they move out of the ghetto. Poverty has nothing to do with our people. It’s not in our culture to be poor. That’s only been the last 500 years of our history; look at the last 2000 years of our existence and what we brought to the world in terms of science, mathematics, agriculture and forms of government. You know the idea of a confederation of provinces where one federal government controls the states? The Europeans who came to this country stole that idea from the Iroquois LEAGUE. The idea of impeaching a ruler comes from an Aztec tradition. That’s why Montezuma was stoned to death by his own people ’cause he represented the agenda of white Spaniards once he was captured, not the Aztec people who would become Mexicans.
So in conclusion, I’m not gonna vote for anybody just ’cause they black or Latino they have to truly represent the community and represent what’s good for all of us proletariat. (Immortal Technique)
A friend told me in these recent days: “Jesus is not the point. We are the point”. Brilliant.
I’d add: loving Jesus, is not the point, but loving each other is THE point.
Jesus said: “Love your neighbor as yourself”, and instead, we’ve been loving him, for more than 2.000 years. Thus, we are at least, 2.000 years delayed. All this fuss about his birth, his life, his death and his resurrection, even the fact if he was or not “GOD”, is completely irrelevant.
He meant to show us the way, and just like the dumb-ass that stares at the finger of the smart guy pointing at the moon, we’ve just built a church around his image, created rites about the events of his life, mourned his death, and asked for our sins to be forgiven.
He is said to have died for our sins. That is: SINS and GUILT are at the base of Christian concept of life. Then you add a father figure and there you are: the perfect alibi.
Let’s be serious. Like Kittywoo, in the recent post I’ve just translated, praising simple things (almost invisible), close to us, in our everyday life. That’s the hardest part of life, not to feel the joy for the birth, nor the pain for the death of Christ.
I have never understood the pilgrims (with all respect). Pilgrimage (like some sort of penitence), is empty of value for the soul. The best sacrifice you can make to improve your soul, is improve your everyday life, your routines if you want: the shout you don’t give, the trick you don’t play on your brother, the wooden branch you don’t break, the thing you don’t buy, the lie you don’t tell (couldn’t be simpler, many of them are NOT doing things….).
Let’s start to think that even the smallest action of ours, will make not only our lives, but the whole world a better, or a worse place.
Which was the last action of yours, that wasn’t guided by your own purposes, your own benefit, your own survival?