The Grandson of Che Guevara keeps up the fight
- LETTER OF SUPPORT OF CANEK, GRANDSON OF CHE GUEVARA
Dear Anti-lion friends...
Anarchism unites us, it makes us understand what we confront and it
gives us the freedom necessary to do it... A hug to all anti-
capitalists (be it state capitalism or market capitalism, which is
the same), and to all "guaraperos," "areperos," "jalapenos,"
and "bananeros" [see [url]http://webspawner.com/users/donquijote40
[/url]]... because I'm one of yours and we are the same thing, the
same essence and the same humanity, though sometimes denied...
Maybe his son is as brave as Che to confront the lion, but having
learned of what happened to his grandfather, he prefers to fight
against him as a monkey, not dressed as a lion...
THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE
Once upon a time, in the deep jungle, lived a Lion and a Monkey...
One day the Monkey, tired of the Lion always taking the LION'S
SHARE, and seeing that such injustice represented a danger to all
the species of the jungle, demanded JUSTICE... The Lion, yawning and
stretching, said, "You would have to have paws and sharp teeth..."
Then the Monkey, who was very clever, devised a plan: He would go to
the costume store, and look like a lion...
When the Lion saw him, noticing that the new lion wasn't a match for
him, and fearing COMPETITION, killed him on the spot --before the
indifferent look of the little animals of the jungle... And that's
how the Law of the Jungle was re-established one more time...
NOTE: Other monkeys survived him...
(more stories: [url]http://committed.to/justiceforpeace%5b/url])
The following dialog involves our representative in Italy, Alberto,
and talks about a third person in our organization, but it pretty
much answers our posture to ANARCHISM, the word used by Canek...
<However he writes (and talks, most likely), as you too write, too
much about anarchism, 'el Che', ideology. And, above all, about not
having ANY order, any PRINCIPLE, any RULE, any RESPONSIBLE, PERSON-
IN CHARGE. Which is exaclty the bloody, ignoble "JUNKLE" we fight
and want to go beyond.>
Anarchism presents very well WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE WORLD (the lion
and the jungle), but IT'S WEAK IN SOLUTIONS, except for the coop.
Sure a word without lion would be immensely better, but this is not
going to be IMPOSED on all. Some will remain in the lion system--and
it's important that we allow that--and others would have the option
to escape it. The COOP would be one of such mechanisms of
escape. "It's the free man in the free group."
We should set to make the world a "perfect 10 but a passable 7"...
Maybe we are in a 2 or 3 at the most now. And I don't say a 10,
because that way we can work toward perfection, certainly through
education. We should progress slowly, but always evolve...
But Anarchism is the closest thing we got to real jungle--as someone
pointed out--not savannah (where the lions rule). In the deep jungle-
-hey I ain't talking about America--there's a lot of cooperation as
well as competition, but if you don't have to look over your
shoulder you should have a much easier life. That's where we aim...
Law of the Jungle
by Eric Jackson
On Christmas morning, which I spent at my sister's house, I woke up,
pulled on some clothes, and went into the living room. "Stand
still," my brother said.
Which I did. He quickly brushed a scorpion off the back side of my
And there you have it, the Law of the Jungle. People who help one
another have the advantage over tribes of extreme individualists.
The Social Darwinists' "survival of the fittest" among "rugged
individuals" was somewhere along the line grafted onto the concept
of the way that jungles are supposed to work, but it ain't
necessarily so. ???
Biologists at Barro Colorado Island and other tropical forest
research sites have proven and are continuing to demonstrate in new
ways that the Law of the Jungle is both competition and cooperation,
a reality that includes symbiosis as well as parasitism, with much
more social organization than has traditionally been acknowledged in
It wouldn't be such a horrible thing to go back to the Law of the
Jungle, were it the real one and not an ideological parody. Let us
all brush the scorpions off of one another's pants, and help those
around us in these difficult economic times. It's the evolutionarily
advanced thing to do.