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Browsing all posts from November, 2008.

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Yo Solo Busco Mi Destino…

MALVERDE: La luz esta en saber, en el poder entender. Que mientras no habres los ojos no vas a poder ver…

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World Out of Balance

KOYANISQAATSI: The greatest event in the history of mankind has occurred recently, and has been largely missed by both the media and academia. Beyond the headlines and every day crises of international events, a deeper shift in human affairs has occurred: Humanity no longer exists in the natural world, we are no longer connected to it.

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Stolen Not Given

THANKSGIVING is probably the most popular and earliest-given justification for invasion, murder, imperialism, occupation, and “othering” that we know of in this country. Even now in Iraq we hear fables fashioned on the same colonizer’s framework and it sickens. But Thanksgiving is Iraq, with its steaming platter of corpses. Iraq is Thanksgiving.

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Anti-Migrant Democrats Aiding Wave of Hate Crimes

A HATE CRIME is made possible by many actors, not just one ugly mind and hand. You have the actual perpetrator of the act, the immediate culture that encourages and approves of this behavior, the legislation that provides a moral/legal underpinning for certain views, and those who craft the legislation. All will soon be held accountable.

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¡Oye! I Contain Muxtitudes!

A CRUCIAL COMPONENT to undoing misogyny and sexism is revealing to men that we are sold an illusion. The “man” they would have us be is an unnatural and dangerous one. It is a fanged, bereaved, lie. It is the shifting shape of oppression with a wolfskin slung over its eyes. It is a shroud.

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¡Oye! I Contain Muxtitudes!

A CRUCIAL COMPONENT to undoing misogyny and sexism is revealing to men that we are sold an illusion. The “man” they would have us be is an unnatural and dangerous one. It is a fanged, bereaved, lie. It is the shifting shape of oppression with a wolfskin slung over its eyes. It is a shroud.

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¡La Vida es un Carnaval!

TODAY I FEEL THE NEED for sun, sand, brass, movement and joy. This song brings me back to a few places, one of them being Miami Beach. In the Pacific Northwest skies this morning there is more than enough gray, so we won’t delve into any more discussions on duality and dichotomy. Tu mamí tenía razón! Dance! And then dance some more!

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Beautiful Life, Beautiful World

¡VIERNES! And we usher Friday in with a Psychedelic Palate Cleanser. No peyote needed! Continuing a recent tradition here at UMX, I offer you a double-feature YouTube in a mestizolicious manner of recognizing the duality that is (at least in my experience) at the core of human existence and perception.