the false narrative of american exceptionalism

let’s be clear..the united states of america is the greatest purveyor of violence and terrorism in the world..ask the peoples of puerto rico, cuba, haiti, dominican republic, nicaragua, el salvador, chile, iran, iraq, honduras, bolivia, afghanistan, vietnam, laos, cambodia, thailand, palestine, yemen, libya, guatemala, venezuela, panama, all of the indigenous nations of the americas and beyond, the philippines, west africa, etc..if i left out a nation please forgive me..an endless mountain of mutilated, raped, tortured, enslaved, incinerated, brutalized, massacred bodies of bipoc babies, children, adults and the elderly..the white house is submerged in an endless ocean of human blood..all in the name of tio sam and wall street.. the founding fathers concocted a plutocracy hidden behind a democratic facade..the dems and repubs in an incessant, sickening duopoly dance..racism, capitalism, militarism, terrorism..the real essence of american exceptionalism..take a moment from your neoliberal, de&i distracted lives and ponder my words..

bueno, como decia el sonero mayor, ismael rivera..”esto fue lo que trajo el barco”..amor y paz..

Monday night riffing

Was scouring the headlines today (like most days).. the corporate media gets handsomely paid to keep us deaf, dumb, blind and depressed..I do enjoy the articles on cooking and wines under $20 (even though I look for 15 and under myself..have discovered countless yummy ones..I’m a bit of a wine geek..anyway).. I’ve begun reading a newly published book, “The Red Deal-Indigenous Action To Save Our Earth..a political program for the liberation that emerges from the oldest class struggle in the Americas-the fight by Native people to win sovereignty, autonomy and dignity..As the Red Nation proclaims, it is time to reclaim the life and future that has been stolen, come together to confront climate disaster, and build a world where all life can thrive.” (from its back cover)..it affirms all my thinking, feeling, spoken and written word..I’m a child of Don Pedro, Fidel, Che, Malcolm, Martin, Agueybana, Zapata, Cochise, Berta Caceres and countless others..all simply seeking justice and freedom for our peoples and the world..with the understanding that euro/gringo capitalism must be dismantled for this justice and freedom to have the opportunity to be given the Breath of Life..there is no other way..so please, turn off rachel maddow, chris hayes, etc and begin to imagine a world of free human and nonhuman beings..and begin to conceive how we make it real..the status quo, reformist “green new deal” thinking isn’t the answer..as the Red Nation states, “It is a deal with the humble people of the Earth; an affirmation that colonialism and capitalism must be overturned for this planet to be habitable for human and other-than-human relatives to live dignified lives; and a pact with movements for liberation, life, and land for a new world of peace and justice that must come from below and to the left.”..get ready y’all..it’s Red Nation time…peace

“El viruz es el capitalismo..”

The world economy is in tatters..millions of us are homeless, hungry and unemployed..vaccine apartheid is the new colonial/imperial practice..the global north hordes vaccine supplies while not allowing the lifting of patent restrictions..this blocks access to vaccines the global south desperately needs..COVID is rampaging through India, Brazil and many other regions of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean..in contrast, the lords of capital/wall street have obscenely increased their wealth dramatically..pandemic profiteering of the most grotesque order..another example of the toxic obsolescence of capitalism..where is the vaccine for the capitalism virus?

The rain has stopped in Harlem and it looks like it might clear up..signs of a pleasant Sunday afternoon..btw, Barcelona defeated Villarreal, 2-1..Griezmann got both goals but the Nigerian, Samuel Chukweze for Villarreal was superb, scoring a golazo..

Adios y cuidado por ahi..

Hola and Welcome! I’m Rafa coming to you to share my musings, meditations, riffs, bochinche, etc regarding our home..Mother Earth..and how we need to save Her and ourselves from 500 years (and counting) of white supremacy and its siblings..racism, capitalism and militarism..along the way I’ll share moments about two of my simple pleasures.. yummy table wines and futbol..Peace y’all.