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Politics : Foreign Affairs Discussion Group -- Ignore unavailable to you. Want to Upgrade?

To: carranza2 who wrote (160483)4/14/2005 3:43:20 PM
From: marcos  Respond to of 281497
In used bookstores of el DF you can find hundreds of copies of Mi Lucha, translation of Mein Kampf, and they're all in pristine condition unless they've been dropped or wetted or something ... brush the dust off, and many are good as new, opened once or twice perhaps, no more, the readers nodded off in seconds and put the book away in the morning, you can tell .... and that's really zippy reading compared to Das Kapital, a few pages of which i've tried to read, and the brain began quickly to hurt ... can't imagine a style less appealing to latinos in general, and the ideas simply did not apply to the mexicano, in fact they were opposed to his principles ... he liked certain parts of those isms, in which the powerful were relieved of their stolen goods, but he wanted to keep his own rights, once they were restored

I know little detail of that time, really, just bits ... Montaño has been very famous, maybe a little less so now, for some strange reason, makes no sense as he was very important to Zapata ... on his killing, the cause of zapatistas declined severely, never recovered ... in re the church, when the wife of M was having a baby, Z offered to be compadre, and put on a baptism festival, and they did, this is a solemn vow in the church [though it comes from ancient custom], so they were not anti-religion by any means ... it was when the church took their land, or aided others to take their land, that's where they drew the line

Can't recall hearing the name Lombardo Toledano before, going to look it up when time permits, thanks ... there was an old communist in el DF we knew, he had been a machinist i think, and would have known the name, a friend of his claimed to have known Trotsky and Rivera and Kahlo etc, but was probably too young to do all he claimed, unless he was unusually able for a five-year-old -g-

It was all very complex, la Robolución, but very simple too, muy mexicana ... Marx would have been as foreign to Zapata as the king of France, and equally as unwelcome, irrelevant ... in recent years there have been columns by noted writers, discussing Hernando de Soto, and giving as their central argument against his ideas, But HdS is a peruano ... like that matters, lol .... but it does matter, to those to whom it matters, and they are many