Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Here and there

I sense somehow that I should be waxing serious about something or other, given local events. And local is, for me, a rather many splendoured thing. It's here, there and most everywhere.

The Marching Season is upon us, in its most literal sense, proving, as it so often does, the colossal idiocy of institutionalizing idiocy. Perhaps the Coalition of the Willing might wish to introduce the concept in Baghdad, as part of their "democratization" policies. Just as they're beating a fast retreat, of course.

And in London they are refusing to use the "t" word and sternly abjuring the "new normal" cant that so terrorized the American public. Today's normal is yesterday's normal, thank you.

As for the EZLN [not even attempting segue here], no news. One assumes they are awaiting, receiving, invitations from other organizations in Mexico for the next zapatour. I have heard some musings as to where the December-perhaps-January Encuentro might be held.

Words like Cuba and Bolivia are murmured. Barcelona would know how to do it up right, and, if it were in Milan, there would be futbol. Biarritz would be fascinating and affordable in the off-season, and, having lived there, I can recommend the most paradisical stall at Les Halles. And I should imagine that the crossborder proximity might appeal to some.

Any other suggestions? Dublin could be brilliant, of course, for its overpriced pints and solidarity. Paris for Mme. Mitterand, Amsterdam for...

12 comments:

TripleJ said...

The reason why London did not use the "t" word is that they are smart and also have more training in this area.

Terrorism only wins if you let yourself get panicked, so OSL (or USL as he is called in England) won big time in the US because the US government reacted badly in many ways and fed the general hysteria. Bush & Co helped OSL win by introducing their anti-democratic laws, their so called "Patriot act" the real purpose of which is to eliminate freedoms which were taken for granted previously.

The purpose of terrorism is to terrorize Lenin said, if you don't let yourself be terrorized, then the terrorists lose.

I predict they will lose in England which has withstood the blitz, then the IRA, and now El-Quaeda, but they have certainly won in the old US of A.

Comrada B said...

("Here and there")
Biarritz? Paradiscal stall at Les Halles? The poor, the most humble...those treated like less than the weeds in the road could hardley afford to waste time the time to even dream of such exotic "sights" in the course of their hard working day,(if the are lucky enough to have work...How very "Continental," how very bourgeois. I trust there will be "minute's" taken? My mother took "minutes" for Ceasar Chavez' meetings in the fields of California. Maybe the Zapatour could use her voluteer skills? If so, I'll be sure to get word to her.A reunion in the "mists" of intrigue IS especially nice. I was first made aware of the great needs of the people in the autonomias (and how very important this is in relation to all living things on this Planet,)in 1972(yeah I know, late bloomer.) Five years earlier, my friends from Palestine escaped utter annilation as "weeds in the road" Israel tried pave right over them. In 72' I had the great honor of meeting and making cose bonds with friends from Belfast. For 33 years, I prayed for the well being and safe return of this great friend and his entire family. The friends Palestine went home when war broke out (yet again,)more prayers for safe returns. From 67' to 96' no word, but a world of hope for the best outcome (as best as can be expected from any war.)They turned up safe out of "nowhere and everywhere" after 30 years. After 33 years about my dear friend, who dodged bullets in Belfast, I may have located "them and thier's" having survived useless war's by the Powers that be, thanks be to the Solidarity Movement and the kind, unselfish indigenous of Mexico. And word is that this friend and family does great work with both groups. Still only rumour as I await direct word. This reunion, brought by yet another of the persecuted: a female teacher from Mexico (in the unkiely event she'll read this post, she has my email address.)
I don't know a thing about high drama of masked-poet warriors hiding out in the jungle, nor those recently "intrigued by particular circumstances," (although a post or two Here and there looks suspiciously "newby" curious.) I do know well of very good people "Here and there" who have worked hard and risked life, limb and future(s) to try (I emphasize, try) and bring dignity to the live's of their own people and those of "Here and there" (again emphasize) trying to bring peace to those who need it most. It turn's out this friend went "Here and there" in 72'...long before it was "fashionable" and (gratefully) organized as it is today. With open heart and willingness to accept great risk (before that was fashionable too,) tohelp other "weeds in the road," with no apparent (although time reveals all...) intent on being rewarded or glorified. There are many friends indigneous and not willing to stand up in the ugly face of Globalization by the NWO and their Corporate "lackeys" seeking instant gratification with no vision for future generations and at the cost of "millions of weeds in the road," for NOTHING living is sacred to Globalists. I hope there is more word from this teacher in Mexico (sadly and area known for disappearances of people like her all the time,) after other nearly impossible reunions; all one has on the waiting end is hope. Hope was very necessary for dodging bullets in Belfast and all that paving in Plaestine. This will be great indeed, as the Powers that be will have lost, great living (emphasized) "souls" will have escaped Powers dispise. Celbrating joy at Powers frown. And I can only hope to send for now (inadvertantly and belated,)to my friend who dodged those bullets in Belfast, for not getting to the meeting in Mexico City (so highly recomended by that friend in 72'.) It seems I was a 'tad' tied up, (28 years of tied up a 'tad') by the facist goverment of my own country who was busying itself conducting domestic spying, torture and "experimentation." Beaten, robbed of innocent youth and utterly dispised by the most Powerful of my own country since the age of 18, must have been nothing less than "prophecy" itself: that the Powers that be had to 'head-off-at-the-pass' Trouble (capital T emphasized,) before it had a chance to be a "pebble in it's oversized shoe (designer Italian leather, ofcourse.)

In awe at the resistance worldwide against the Evil which dispises so many for just being...Greed has gouged out both good eye's of Evil, so it staggers everywhere grabbing haplessly at anything it can get it's hands on...

(keep up the good work Irlendesa) Comrada B

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