Th real face of Subcommandante Marcos

February 5, 2013

For whom has been following the EZLN for a while the message of this video is awesomly obvious.

For a long, long time Subcommandante Marcos has been an avatar for the EZLN. The media mostly have been more interested in the person or image that he ‘is’. It is not surprising that there has been much speculation about the identity behind the mask.

In this poetic video though the EZLN makes clear once again what is ‘behind the mask’. Behind the mask is a struggle of many people that hope for a different more and more just future. One that they do not necessarily fight for to experience themselves, but for their children to experience.

On the meta – level we see a commentary on the Modern obsession with personhood and individuality. We should ask ourselves to what extend these constructs really hold up when we can only live when other bodies die and other bodies care for us when we are in need and we can only speak because we use words that have a commonly understood meaning and when we can only struggle for justice if we recognize the need for solidarity across boundaries that create difference

Thank you for your inspirational guidance, Dear EZLN. Friends.

Asking we walk
We lead by obeying

Be humble for you are made of dust
Be nobel for youa re made of stars


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