Archive | October, 2013

Republic of Lost Brothers

22 Oct

It has happened. Finally, it’s the greatest slap somebody could ever have in their life as a citizen. They’ve approved in Mexico a 16% VAT tax increase which will hit stronger the frontier cities—Ciudad Juárez, Tijuana… All these cities in the border—that will not even help compete against the markets of American cities, like El Paso. The local totalitarist party, the PRI, has seriously whacked my belief of the universality of supreme intelligence.

You see, I tend to think that there are no evil persons in this world: just dumb people, or very blind people, or a combination of both in a highly disgusting dose; I see this process of thought as self-defense mechanism to avoid killing myself out of sheer despair and horror. But no, really, they’ve done: they do want me to see dead. They just proved that there’s a chance that there’s evil, if not a huge dose of dumbness in their hearts. They really approved this raise in the taxes without asking people and without thinking in the consequences. They just thought on the money and on their own benefit, never on the people. I hope the people that blindly voted for this party finally sees the light (let me confess you: most of the voters were actually paid to vote for this party), because this was the last drop for many people.

No, really. This was indeed the last drop.

Click on this link and let the news illuminate the idea… Uh huh… Yup… Mmmhmm… Done reading? Oh, OK good. Now, let’s go on, shall we?

In Mexico, we’re having several Facebook groups call for independence of several states as a massive protest—and escape—from these grizzly tax raises that will succumb our economy. Not only had the president promised not to raise the taxes: he did it to a terrible level. Now he is even asking for taxes on the pet food!

Seriously!

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Pretend that, in the U.S.A., they suddenly thought it was a good idea to charge taxes for pet food too… Now imagine they also thought it was a good idea to charge taxes for windows… And now doors… And now, why not, babies. And yeah, air too. What the hell, let’s charge for even blinking!

And now people want to separate and create their own government and economy to flee from these people who certainly don’t care about us. I want to believe this is just as a form of protest, because if they really want separation… Well, now the story’s a bit different, ain’t it?

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They sure don’t care about us, eh, Mike?

I am posting this not exactly to make a thorough analysis of the Mexican situation (by just informing you about this new separatist trend, you’ll have an idea of how we’re right now in here), but because I want to highlight this level of despair the humanity’s in right now. It’s terrible how—at what level—we have reached just to flee from this messed up system. Brothers are against brothers; our family is dividing. And all because there are uncaring people ruining our lives, running a whole land to their own taste, forgetting there are other human beings in here too. Never mind the fact they’re forgetting the poor people that suffered the storms in the south, and that they’re making their suffering a circus to gain rating in TV: they REALLY are betraying their own brethren and race in favour of the foreigners.

In here, people didn’t knew of a child prodigy called Paloma Noyola (probably you’ve heard of her: the next Steve Jobs or something) until an American magazine mentioned here (I heard of her far before this, though, but maybe it’s because I like to receive news from alternative media). They don’t make a change if the foreigners don’t press it. They don’t know you exist if the other people mention you randomly… We live in a society that changes her family for the others, and, sadly, just to fill our own inner voids, which tend to fill with resentment.

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“Hi, thanks a bunch for finally realizing I am here, years later I was in the local news reporting my mathematics talents. I hope I can finally receive the support I need”.

We’re living a huge change in the world right now. We’re could be on the edge of World War III if we don’t swim carefully now. We gotta stay together as much as we can—we’re not in the best situation to let them divide us and make us forget each other—. We can’t forget our brothers neither inside our land, nor outside, like in Syria, in Africa, in Palestine…in Mexico.

We’re dividing ourselves out of sheer hatred and despair. Our society has twisted itself due to the corruption of our culture and the rotten culture the foreign powers want to infuse in our souls so we can’t grow. Hatred is devouring us. Hatred has become the fashion.

I was once chatting with a good friend of mine who’s studying to become a teacher, and we touched an interesting topic. She spoke to me how her students were rude towards each other—filled with hatred and with a trend of insulting each other, almost to the point of getting into real fights—and how their parents were no different either: they were rude, anything but respectful and clearly not aware of their actions. They would criticize my friend if she just told them that it was a nice idea to make the children clear the classroom (“You have janitors for that, dammit!”, they would say, she told me) and be quite cold towards the idea of their children getting along with the others. They wouldn’t accept they had problems, or that their kids had problems. No: it was the teacher or the other student. Their kid was perfect.

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…Yeah, well… When I was his age, I was busier playing Pokemon. And again, I was still seen as a weird bug… Who the hell understands people.

When she told me all of this, I couldn’t help but want to cry, out of anger, out of despair… I am not sure. I just wanted to cry. Children cursing each other, and mothers blaming the teachers, and telling their children “Get away from that kid”…

*Sigh*…

…What happened to “Don’t be rude to that kid”? What happened to “Be a good boy”? What happened to the duty of oneself with the society? These mothers—many mothers around the world—have spoiled their children in such an awful way that they now blame the others and fail to see that they’re responsible too. They want the society to be nice to them, but won’t be nice to the society, as if they were kings and queens of Somethingland!

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Let’s face it: you had to expect I was about to use this classic internet image for this!

Few people nowdays tell their children “be nice and love”! Now it’s “hit them back if they hit you”! What the hell! People, children are already draining their braincells by letting them play violent games like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto (and no, I am not calling to boycott those games (I rather enjoy the former, to be honest, when I am with cousins), but to be careful to not let them fall into children’s hands), by letting them be rude to each other, by not making them think… We won’t help if we don’t say “Stop” and analyze our very own actions!

After hearing this story, I told this friend to make the parents these questions:

  1. Excuse me, sir/Mrs., do you think culture is important in a society…?
  2. If that’s so, do you think reading is an important activity…?
  3. If that’s so, why aren’t you doing it or telling your children to do it…?
  4. If you said you’re busy, can I talk to you about the thousands of kids who would die for a class in the other continent, or who are being shot even for fighting for those rights?

And I also wanted to tell her to make these questions, but I missed the chance:

  1. Excuse me, do you think love is important…?
  2. If that’s so, how are you teaching your child to love and be loved in the society…?
  3. If that’s so, how will “hit them back if they hit you” help? How does that promote love…?
  4. If that’s so, how do you expect your child to receive niceness if you won’t teach him/her to be nice?

And now I am expecting to see her again so I see if the questions worked. I do hope I helped, because I felt awful that she was having such a hard time with those people and I was far away to help her or even hug her to comfort such a hardworking person!

One of the problems nowdays is that people has been blinded by a terrible culture of hatred, in where it is ok to see violence in video games, TV, everyday life… It is bad to be a sensitive person: you’ll be called “pussy” otherwise.

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And worse: people don’t want to help each other walk outside this sea of darkness. Everybody’s so focused in their own problems they no longer care about each other. Nobody wants to hold each other’s hands to return to the light. Nobody. We’re this messed up.

But I always remain with some faith in my heart. I’ve met people who’ve made this world wonderful and who do care for people. That’s why I don’t think this is becoming worse and worse. In fact, I think we’re becoming better than before, if we take into consideration that most of Americans nowdays are against the war in Syria and that most Mexicans today are finally arising against our totalitarian party.

But this separatist movement worries me not precisely because of the possibilities of it happening (I highly doubt there will be a new Republic of Baja California), but because of why it happened. It happened due to anger and protest against the corruption, indeed, but would it be correct to support this…? To support the separation of our brothers…? This is my dilemma: I am not sure if I should be glad this is happening. I am glad finally people are finally doing something against oppression, but the results could be dramatically scary… Especially if we remember that Texas also wanted to be a republic, and ended up with the United States. And if Baja California were to gain independence… Yeah, well.

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Mmmhmm! Nothing tastes better than some good imperialism cake!

Besides, let’s see it this way: would separation solve the corruption inside the states? Would it really solve everything? I live in a highly corrupt state, in a very violent city. If we were to separate (we’re also having separation groups inside), would this solve the corruption problem? No. It would remain the same. The State is run by people, and humans are filled with flaws. A huge number of flaws.

We will remain the same unless we change and become as strong as our South American brothers, like the Brazilians, the Chileans…who are also fighting for their causes and in bigger numbers. And this won’t happen until we educate ourselves with some dose of love.

Young Black boy hugging young White boy.

So please, O Reader, meditate what this post spoke about. There are kids who curse each other and parents who endorse this attitude. They divide this society even more by telling them “that guy is wrong, hate him!” instead of “don’t hate, go and love”. Teach your child or your neighbor to love. You set the example. There are many ways, like always smiling, offering to help, informing them about the situation in the world and offering options to help… There are many things, really. I want to give my 5 cents too, but I hope I can be of help as much as many other people around the world.

I am not sure if other countries are also living these separatist movements, but I am pretty sure it is awkward for them too. I do understand where these guys are going and stuff, and in some way I support this manifestation, but the act itself of cutting this piece of land apart… Well, that’s quite a sensitive topic, isn’t it?

But you, O Reader, would support a movement that wants the separation of your State…? Do you think it would solve it? Or have you lived it too? Do you think it would be better to separate from a corrupt system to create a better one, or to work on the very root of the problem: the culture? I, personally, prefer to start working on the culture part, but I, at some degree as well, hope these sudden movements just can add some powerful pressure over the government that will make it rethink of its actions.

I have faith all of this can be solved soon, however. Now it’s just time to pray that everything solves soon. And let’s all add our cent by making a child love this world.

All the images redirect to the original places they were found. None of them is mine.

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