“ You say you want a revolution / Well, you know / We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution / Well, you know /We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction / Don't you know that you can count me out
Don't you know it's gonna be all right / all right, all right” (Lennon-McCartney)
The very concept of the “revolution” is something that one – if studies it profoundly – could find its roots on the Modern Age, during the cycle of “ Discoveries”. Until that time, there was no other civilization to compare to the Europe, so the life of the Europeans was what it was. Then the Spaniards (and Portuguese) gave birth to America.
The shocking discovery of a New Continent and a New Civilization grew within the imagination of many thinkers that begun to describe many scenarios “ what if ?”. “What if “ Europe could put the greed and anger aside and live as the Indians – supposed to live - in America? They believe the peoples in the New World were perfect, happy, live in harmony in a community shared by all. How could Europe follow these steps. No it was not Rousseau that created the myth of the “good savage”. It was created by the wrong presumptions of the first Europeans in America.
Thomas Moore wrote his “Utopia” based on these presumptions. And created a path of thinking that culminated in Karl Marx (Please read “From Dawn to Decadence” by Jacques Barzun, to get full details).
So, it is not wrong to say that “revolutionary” concept emerged with the New World.
Now we are facing the return of the revolution to its home. America, specially the Latin America is now almost dominated by revolutionary leaders. Foro de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo Forum) is the name of almighty entity (a new comintern, in fact) that rules from Horn Cape almost to the banks of Rio Grande. But it infected the other side too, right into the US.
What I can report is some of my impressions from my last trips to Latin America.
In Argentina, I could face how the mythology surrounding a murder as Che Guevara has turned him into a kind of new Messiah. I even could not use my favorite shirt, where Che appears in his classic pose- but whit Mickey Mouse ears - because I could offend or even get some of Che´s teen-lovers mad at me. With unpredictable consequences. With a president race won by Cristina Kirchner, Néstor Kirchner´s wife, it is clear that Argentina will safely kept in red hands. The penguin couple will profess their accordance with the goals defined by the communist board in Latin America.
One of the Penguin´s last move was a speech at UN where he firmly ask some cooperation from Iran on the investigation of the AMIA terrorist attack in 1994. Don´t get fooled.. It was a divert move. He ask for cooperation when he was supposed to declare Iran as a terrorist state. The people involved in AMIA attacks were people from the government (see here details).
In Brazil, the revolution is going on. It is a multi-faced process that is based upon three legs:
Violence produced by the action of drug-dealers (fight for the drug market monopoly)- represented by the entry of FARC proxies into the Brazilian market blessed by the FSP and Lula da Silva and the violence created by drug users in their “pursue of happiness”. The violence is spread in all country even in areas known in the past as peaceful.
The Gramscian revolution, designed to create a struggle between “ progressives” and “conservatives” to implement free abortion “ rights” to women, gay rights, Indian rights, affirmative actions, where the result is to collapse the society as we know it. The agrarian revolution led by Landless Movement is in fast pace to to turn out this “peaceful” movement into a real guerrilla. Last movements were designed to take control over main roads and areas in the south of Brazil to block it from be used by the farmers to sell their products in local and foreign markets thus leading them to bankruptcy.
The tax persecution: Brazil created an Orwellian structure of financial information that allows the government to copy and log all bank accounts movements every minute. Federal Police uses these informations to arrest who they want. The fiscal and tax laws were so complicated that couldn´t be thought for any other purpose let alone to define “capitalism” as an outlaw activity. Last week many directors from American based company Cisco were arrested for the allegedly crimes such fiscal evasion and fraud. The proofs were obtained by spying illegally phone calls and private e-mails from the company. What in other countries is used to track terrorists, in Brazil is used to track dangerous capitalists for the crime of selling products like routers and other equipment at a lower price.
In Venezuela, it seems that finally “democracy” is just a word. A word so alienated from reality like “virtual reality” or “science fiction”. Even so, s tudents fought in the streets facing tear gases to show their discontent.
The “Revolution” finally has make a final turn in Latin America and it seems that is firmly headed to turn the New World into a new Africa. US is still fighting but like Bible´s Deluge it is a sign that lower areas are flooded before but higher ones will submerge too. It is only a question of time. No one is safe from the Revolutionary Process (?).