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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Inspired rebellion

This book is about a group of oppressed people. In the book we see a group of uncompromising voice if indigenous people that are remaining in resistance to something that seems almost impossible to beat, which is the globalization of their land and culture. It shows how words generally can become weapons, through the propaganda and the writings of Marcos people revolted against their government and words became blood. The thing that you see most throughout the book is the Chiapas becoming a worldwide icon of anti-globalization. The rebellious acts of these people seem to urge democracy and liberation at any cost.  People all around the word could be inspired by the story that is woven in the history of these words they spread power and emotion, they inspired in people, and turned their anger into a revolution that has altered the course of Mexican politics. 

1 comment:

  1. Although I agree with most of your statement, Im not sure that the Chiapas are only fighting to become an icon of anti-globalization. I believe that they are fighting for freedom from the oppression of the government that has been abusing them for hundreds of years. As we see in a quote from the Clandestine Revolutionary Committee "although it looks like we are defending the past, in reality,.., we have agreed to defend tomorrow". While it is possible that anti-globalization is one of the consequences of their revolution, I believe that their main goal is to right the wrongs of the past and to gain freedom for their people. FC