The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Monday, January 02, 2006

The Zapatistas are at it again!

See this link:

I was a student at U.C. Berkeley when these guys were still pretty big, but I thought they had fizzled out a long time ago. (I think I even won an EZLN poster at a raffle, shows you where I have been!) But while I am all for the under-dog, these guys really do frustrate me. Like the New Left in this country, their activism often degenerates into narrow provincialism and self-absorbed personalism ("The Revolution is all about ME!!!") My friend Marcos up there is a prime example of this.

If you really want to do something for the down-trodden, put away the creative acts of civil disobedience and personal self-expression and do something concrete for a change.