catcher dedicated to Apacheboy
For the greater individual is the one who is the servant of all. And to conquer self is greater than taking cities.September 11 1973
Edgar Cayce Reading 3253-2
There are five thousand of us here
in this little part of the city.
We are five thousand.
I wonder how many we are whole country?
are ten thousand hands which plant seeds
and make the factories run.
How much humanity
exposed to hunger, cold, panic, pain
moral pressures, terror and insanity?
Six of us were lost
as if into starry space.
One dead, another beaten as I could never have believed
a human being could be beaten.
The other four wanted to end their terror-
one jumping into nothingness,
another beating his head against a wall,
but all with the fixed look of death.
What horror the face of fascism creates!
They carry out their plans with knife-like precision.
Nothing matters to them:
For them blood equals metals,
slaughter is an act of heroism.
Oh God, is this the world that you created?
For this, your seven days of wonder and work?
Within these four walls only a number exists
Which does not progress.
Which slowly will wish more and more for death.
But suddenly my conscience awakes
and I see this tide with no heartbeat.
only the pulse of machines
and the military showing their midwives' faces
full of sweetness.
Let Mexico, Cuba and the world
cry out against this atrocity!
We are ten thousand hands
which can produce nothing.
How many of us in the whole country?
The blood of our companero Presidente
Will strike with more strength than bombs and machine guns!
So will our fist strike again.
How hard it is to sing
When I must sing of horror,
Horror which I am living
Horror which I am dying.
To see myself among so much
and so many moments of infinity
in which silence and screams
are the end of my song.
What I see I have never seen
What I have felt and what I feel
will give birth to the moment.....
Victor Jara never finished this poemWhen he came to where arena and bleachers meet, a deep silence ensured.
On September 11th in the stadium, Victor went down to the arena and came near one of the doors from which new prisoners entered. Up until then the fascist had no idea that the beloved, Jara was among them. Here he collided in a bottleneck with the commander of the prison camp. The commander looked at him, made a tiny gesture of someone playing the guitar. Victor has an affirmative sign with his head smiling sadly and candidly. The military man smiled to himself, as if congratulating himself for his discovery. He called four soldiers and ordered them to hold Victor there. Then he ordered a table to be brought and to be put in the middle of the arena so that everybody cold see what took place immediately thereafter. They took Victor to the table and ordered him to put his hands on it. In the hands of the officer, "( I have two beautiful children and happy home" he declared days afterwards to the foreign press) rose, swiftly an ax. With one single stroke he severed the fingers of the left hand and with another stroke, the fingers of Victor's right hand. The fingers fell to the wooden floor, trembling and still moving, while Victor's body fell heavily down.
A collective out cry from 6 thousand prisoners was heard. These 12 thousand eyes watched the same officer throw himself over the fallen body of the singer and actor, Victor Jara and began to hit him while he cried:
"Now sing, you motherfucker, now sing, " and kept on hitting him.
Nobody who was near can ever forget the face of the officer, ax in hand and with disheveled hair over his forehead. It was the face of bestiality and unbridled hatred.
Victor receiving the blows while his hands were dripping blood and his face was rapidly turning violet.
Unexpectedly, Victor laboriously raised himself to his feet and
with unseeing eyes, turned towards the bleachers of the stadium.
His steps were faltering, knees trembling, his mutilated hands stretched
forward like those of a sleepwalker.
And then his voice was heard crying;
"All right, comrades, let's do the senor commandante the favor"
He steadied himself for a moment and then,
Lifting his bleeding hands,
began to sing, with an eager voice,
the anthem of the Unidad Popular,
and everybody sang with him.
When those six thousand voices were singing.
Victor marked the time with his mutilated hands.
On his face was a smile- Open and released-
and his eyes shone as if he were possessed.
This sight was too much for the military. A volley and Victor's body
began to fall forward
as if he were bowing long and slowly
in reverence to his comrades.
Then he fell down on his side and remained lying there.
More volleys followed from the mouths of the machine guns
but those were directed against the bleachers full of the people who had accompanied
A veritable avalanche of bodies came down, riddled with bullets, rolling to the arena.
The cries of the wounded here horrible.
But Victor Jara did not hear them anymore. He was dead.
Victor Jara died singing, An eyewitness account. Translated from Spanish by Lenore Velfort. Beacon Press
Hands will not be cleansed
Allende, memory of a dignified, loyal man
Long live Chile.
Long live the people,
Long live the workers
These were his last words.
A leader may fall
but there is still a cause.
America will be free.
By Miguel Cabezas
Now sing; the guards howling
beat him with obscenities.
but he did...
His legend is
He was singing
when they shot him.
Even for them, it was too much
they killed him,
they wouldn't kill him enough
Who'd held out with bloody stumps?
By James Scully
Our military industrial complex collaborated and plotted the coup against the Chilean people. To the people of the world. I apologize for the imperialist ways of my government. Those who have not studied the issues, wonder why we are despised all throughout the lands. The following are countries we have interfered or overthrown for our corporate interests.South Dakota 1890, Wounded Knee
Landing on Indian land. Lets not forget the blood is still dripping from smallpox blankets, extermination of the Buffalo, and genocide of the Native Americans.
Argentina 1890, Buenos Aires interests protected
Chile 1891, marines fight nationalist rebels
Haiti 1891, Black revolt in Navassa defeated
Hawaii 1893, overthrow
Chicago 1894, rail strike, 34 killed
Nicaragua 1894, occupation of Bluefields
China 1894, Sino-Japanese War
Korea 1894, marines kept in Seoul during war
Panama 1895, marines land in Colombian province
Nicaragua 1896, marines land in Corinto
China 1898, Boxer Rebellion
Philippines 1898, seized from spain, killed a million Filipinos
Cuba 1898, seized from Spain
Puerto Rico 1898, seized from Spain
Guam 1898, seized from Spain
Minnesota 1898, army battles Chippewa
Nicaragua 1898, marines land at San Juan del Sur
Samoa 1899, battle over succession to throne
Nicaragua 1899, Bluefields
Panama 1901, annexed channel
Honduras 1903, interfere with revolution
Dominican Republic 1903, US interest protected in Revolution
Korea 1904, marines land in Russo-Japanese War
Cuba 1906, marines land in democratic election
Nicaragua 1907, Dollar Diplomacy protectorate set up
Honduras 1907, marines land during war with Nicaragua
Panama 1908, marines intervene in elections
Nicaragua 1910, marines in Bluefields
Honduras 1911, interests protected in civil war
China 1911, occupation
Cuba 1912, interests protected
Panama 1912, interfere with elections
Honduras 1912, protect interests
Nicaragua 1912, 20 year occupation
Mexico 1913, evacuation
Dominican Republic 1914, interfere with democracy
Colorado 1914, breaking miners strike by Army
Mexico 1914, interference
Haiti 1914, 19 year occupation
Dominican Republic 1916, 8 year occupation
Cuba 1917, occupation
Russia 1918, five landings to fight Bolsheviks
Panama 1918, occupation
Honduras 1919, marines land
Guatemala 1920, intervention
Turkey 1922, intervention
China 1922, occupation
El Salvador 1932, interference
Washington DC 1932, Army stops W.W.I vets bonus protest
Detroit 1943, crushes Black Rebellion
Iran 1946, nuclear threat to Soviet troops
Yugoslavia 1946, nuclear threat response to shooting down of US plane
Uruguay 1947, bombers deployed as show of strength
Greece 1947, supports right wing in civil war
Germany 1948, nuclear threats
Philippines 1948, war against Huk Rebellion
Puerto Rico 1950, interference and crush rebellion
Korea 1951, threats and more threats to them
Iran 1953, overthrow, install Shah
Vietnam 1954, we offer france bombs
Guatemala 1954, overthrow
Egypt 1956, threat to Russia
Lebanon 1958, occupies
China 1958, threat to them
Vietnam 1960, War
Laos 1961, War
Cuba 1951, invasion fails
Germany 1961, we threaten again
Cuba 1962, blockade
Panama 1964, invasion
Indonesia 1965, million killed by cia assisted army coup
Dominican Republic 1965, marines land
Guatemala 1966, land, train death squads
US 1968-Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, John and Robert Kennedy others killed
Cambodia 1969, over 2 million killed
Oman 1970, interference
Laos 1971, invasion
South Dakota 1973, Wounded Knee siege of Lakotas
Chile 1973, overthrow their government, rule with Junta
Cambodia 1975, interference
Angola 1980, CIA killing
Iran 1980, interfere
Libya 1981, bomb
El Salvador 1981, interference, train death squads, sell weaponry and bombs
Nicaragua 1981, interference, train contras, sell weaponry, bombs
Honduras 1982, interference
Lebanon 1982, interference
Grenada 1983, overthrow
Libya 1986, bomb
Iran 1987, intervene
Iraq 1991, 15 years of starvation and bombing, then war again in 2003
Source, Zoltan Grossman: Congressional Record.Nations, (partial list) Graduates (Since 1946)
Also interference with Zaire, Afghanistan, Columbia, Thailand, Ethiopia, Syria, Congo, Brazil, Zambia, East Timor, Italy, South Pacific and so on and so on and so on. We must never forget that we fund with our tax's the School of the Americas, where Latin American soldiers, death squads and others learn how to torture, rape and pillage in the name of "Democracy."
The U.S. Army School of the Americas was established in 1946 in Panama. In 1984 they reestablished at Fort Benning, Georgia. It trains 700- 2,000 soldiers yearly. It has trained over 57,000 troops.
Costa Rica 2,376
Dominican Rep. 2,330
El Salvador 6,776
Romero Assassination: 3 officers are cited, 2 are SOA grads.
Murder of US Nuns: 5 officers are cited, 3 are SOA
Union Leader Murders: 3 officers are cited, 3 are SOA
El Junquillo Massacre: 3 officers are cited, 2 are SOA
El Mozote Massacre: 12 officers are cited, 2 are SOA
Dutch Journalist Murder: 1 officer is cited, he is SOA
Las Hojas Massacre: 6 officers are cited, 3 are SOA
San Sebastian Massacre: 7 officers are cited, 6 are SOA
Jesuit Massacre: 26 officers are cited, 19 are SOA
1994, 9 Students and professor killed. 3 ranking officers of SOA.
This has all been documented by John Stockwell, the highest case officer to leave the CIA, and Phil Agee another CIA agent. So, wonder no more on why Amerikkka is despised, our hands are covered with the blood of the world, as the apathetic stand by and watch our genocidal ways on the peoples of the world. Its just a grand miracle that we have not been bombed before September 11. Now, I do not believe in the tactic of including civilians in any military action or revolutionary retaliation. I want the revolution to come peacefully through prayer and spiritual means. I do not want to see any bloodshed. So Bush, FBI, I am not a terrorist. I want a pacifist non-violent revolution. But I will not judge or step in the way to prevent others from picking up a gun to defend themselves or their country. We, the masses are not the one's producing the violence. That resides in the perpetrators arena. The USA keeps perpetrating like a child molester, a rapist or a serial killer, it is in need of a 12 step program for recovering terrorists." I am a recovering war monger. Stop me for I cannot stop myself. We admitted we are powerless over our war mongering, and that our lives had become unmanageable. I will kill again if I am not stopped." What happened to those Christian words, Thou shall not kill. After all the enemies of the people have all the weaponry, from the neutron bomb, to every killing gadget invented by the masters of doom. At every turn in the road they leave land mines, like crack, heroin, meth and guns that they drop into the inner cities. What do we have? The left wing is not even armed. And the fact that I'm a coward and I don't relish in blood and dead bodies. Nevertheless a code of conduct for revolutionaries might entail no civilian kills. As a pagan, and a Goddess follower, our civilizations before the patriarchy came did not partake in violence. So my heritage is not of fear. Throughout the years, working with gangs and mostly convicts, I made years of efforts to move the mentality of kill to something else. But in some cases I infuriated some convicts to the point that they said they wanted to kill me, that my reasoning with them about peace and putting down the weapons was responded with violence and threats of death. So it is not like I didn't try under the threat of death as I was trying to reason for peace. There are radical movements like Animal Liberation Front, Earth Liberation Front, Earth First! or Sea Shepherds who are now considered terrorist more then ever. But they are upholding higher laws. They have never killed a human. They never intend to. They have strict rules of conduct. No weapons, explosives. But they will destroy the machines that are killing off a whole species. Is that terrorism? Or will it be seen when our species comes to their senses if we ever do, will they be seen as heroes, who were ultimately attempting to save the web of life and therefore our species? I did NOT support the atrocity and murder of the innocents in the two towers. These terrorists were far right-wing patriarchal religious fanatics, about as far right as our Bush's patriarchal Christian fanatics. Few Muslims are like these fanatics, although by the minute, with supporting Israel, the killing of the Palestinians, and the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, torture of prisoners and ignoring international law, we are helping these folks with requirement with our actions. Minute by minute we are giving cause for retaliation for our atrocities. Anyone with balls or ovaries would seek justice, as we sought justice against the British in our revolution. I was devastated over the 3,000 killed in the towers, but I will never forget the 30,000 Chileans we murdered. And all the people we have killed, are killing and will kill. My heart cries for them too.
Military, CIA are hard targets. Civilians are not, regardless of how submerged into escape mode which allows the military complex to kill, kill and kill. Che Guevara was opposed to killing civilians. It must be prevented at all cost. But under some situations death comes to traitors. In El Salvador, the Farabundo Marti National Liberation (FMNL) had three members of a platoon desert and held up a bus. Two of them raped one of the passengers, a young girl. When the FMNL Comrades caught them, they were court martialled. Two of them were executed. There is no place for rapists and child molesters in our movements. They should be swiftly taken care of. Usually the left wing does not kill haphazardly. The Right wing kill, uses explosives, and has historically killed popular leaders like the Kennedy's, Fred Hampton, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers and hundreds of other comrades. Many of our comrades are surviving in prison on trumped up charges. The Black Panther Party was exterminated by the FBI and so was The American Indian Movement. So our battle is up hill against all odds. A mission impossible. But nevertheless, back to 9/11, it is still a wonder that we have not been punished for our warring and addiction to slaughter. We are blessed that the peoples of the world have shown such angelic compassion for our bullying imperialist global waves of fascism. We vote the Bastards out, and if the corruption continues with the spineless democrats, then we must gather and reason together on how our government will proceed. The basic question is if it serves the masses or the one percent of the rich and their corporations. Katrina is a metaphor for all of us. Hip Hop artist Kanye West was right "George Bush doesn't care about Black people." The shameless and despicable manner in which our peoples have been abandoned, is the pulse of the concern for us generally, and specifically. Even the middle class who are quickly sliding down into hell, with the majority of the poor are getting the shaft. We take action until the job is accomplished. Then we can begin to make amends to those we have perpetrated upon. Only through reparations and justice will peace finally be real and lasting.