Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Scent of Nostalgia (6)

A voyage back to the island of contradictory landscapes when photographs were metaphors of two contrasting colours that blended into mellow gray, and ideals worth fighting for.

We joined the companeros in their mission, escaping the stifling grip of capitalism that tried to hold us back. It called us traitors. But the fictitious island failed to understand that revolutions are universal. We discarded the inherited citizenship that gave us no pride and became exiles by exercising our natural freedom.

Distances (5)

The island with a confused political spectrum has pretended to solve the problem of distances by forming a smothering lilac hue.

On this fictitious island enamoured of greed, the ruling puppets pride themselves on intimidating a nation with the promise of compromise. A supposedly workers' movement abandons the ideology that gives strength to the oppressed and tries to assume political power by ignoring the social conditions that ridicule minorities. The present form of this movement evolved from an organisation of ideals into a group yearning to assume elite status by trying to convince the population that philosophy is an outdated art.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Distances (4)

Distance may turn out to be an equation of conformity and oppression. By complying with a democratic rule that conceals its innate dictatorship, the obligation of voting becomes a chain that drags the citizens into submissive roles. Handing over the power of ruling to the elite few, the citizens fail to understand the initiation of revolutionary thought and contend with the 'gift' of rights, which is the perfect way to eliminate natural freedom.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Distances (3)

The distance that separates our existence from conflicts and suffering runs deeper than alienation. In negating the reality that power strives to deny, the masses that lack a revolutionary fervour are intimidated by political power and enthralled with the honour of voting. The puppets that govern insist that elections and diplomacy are the only avenues that offer sustainable change.

The distance between perceived comfort and conflict lessen when people participating in the parody of elections realise that their contribution to electing a government has served to manacle them to a different kind of oppression - that of having betrayed their freedom to elect a handful of puppets masquerading as leaders.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Administering a Form of Justice (20)

In mediocre higher educational institutions, the controllers abhor natural colours and countries, preferring to believe that superiority belongs solely to the fictitious island. Their rhetoric implies acceptance, whilst action is taken to ensure that differing characters are smothered as a safety precaution.

Sometimes, voices are muted for hundreds of days, and the oppressors are happy with their competence in manipulating the universal declarations promoting freedom of expression. When the strength of utterances is regained, the companera does not retreat to fight a losing battle, but embraces metaphors that reach thinkers on neighbouring shores and others as far as the island of contradictory landscapes.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Administering a Form of Justice (19)

In the mediocre higher educational institution on the fictitious island, defence is considered a characteristic of the defeated.

The justice practiced is one where conformists are applauded and the segment of revolutionaries are ridiculed and fettered without freedom of speech. The institution prides itself on churning out thinkers, but their product of stamped certificates is a simple recitation of outdated phrases. They uphold charters that define rights in order to murder natural freedom of expression.