From Wall Street to London, passing through Athens, Madrid, Rome, Rio de Janeiro and Seoul, thousands of “outraged” protesters by the global crisis, take the mask inspired by the novel graph V for Vendetta (1982-1988) , which has become a symbol of resistance to capitalist power and large financial corporations. The creator of the cartoon, Briton Alan Moore , 58, is not surprised that the symbol of fiction created over thirty years has taken so important.
The mask comes from a very popular work set in Britain in the near future and after a partial nuclear war, with much of the world destroyed. In the cartoon, a fascist party â € ” Moore devised based on the government of Margaret Thatcher â € “has the power to annihilate ethnic and racial minorities. In the center of the work is a mysterious revolutionary anarchist nicknamed “V” , who appears hidden behind a mask of Guy Fawkes , the English Catholic conspirator that the November 5, 1605 tried to blow up Parliament with gunpowder in the British House of Commons.
“V” begins a violent campaign to overthrow the government and to encourage people to adopt an anarchist society. He finally gets to detonate the ministerial residence in Downing Street, the center of power of the “establishment” British.
“Interestingly, a character that I created long ago have found resonance with indignation. I think most of the population has been pushed to breaking point by the authorities who should represent them,” said Moore at home to Profile Northampton, north of London. “We saw a colossal economic failure was the result of banks taking ridiculous risks and suffer a culture of impunity, in which the bankers were not punished,” he said.
Moore is the creator of great comics as Captain Britain (1982-1984), Superman: For the Man Who Has Everything (1985), Watchmen (1986-1987), Batman: The Killing Joke (1988) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (1999a € “present) , to name some of his most famous. “Economic forces have been more rapacious in their greed and ambition that I remember in my entire life,” said the artist is declared anarchist. “In the XXI century politics can not be handled under the models of the twentieth century. We have in our democracies increasingly more limited mandate of the people and if we vote for politicians, their actions once in office are often opposite to those promised in the campaign ” he said.
The comic is a very private man who does not use or Internet or watching television, which has a famously large beard and a loud voice. But he acknowledged that there are “many ways to organize politically” , something that did not exist. “These technologies like the Internet, all helped to increase communication between people â €” € sostuvoâ. “Sometimes it has negative aspects, one ends with cyberbullying. But with the emergence of activist movements such as Anonymous, and political movements such as the Outraged and Occupy, there has been a positive side of social networks. People have been organized in ways unimaginable in the past ” .
The writer finds great parallels between the social conflicts that rocked England in the 80 â € “labor strikes, riots and growth of groups of ultra derechaâ €” with the current international situation resulting from the financial crisis of the West. These similarities can also be seen in V for Vendetta .
“I came to think of the nineties that the world’s inhabitants had been so dumbfounded by their governments and stupefied by the media, who may have lost the capacity to defend themselves, defend their families, their people, and set a limit would not be willing to cross. But it seems that this is not what happened. There are very determined and intelligent individuals who are out there, and wish them the best of luck ” , said Moore .
The Briton said that he felt betrayed when he left the film version of V for Vendetta (2006) , a film that ended up being a sales fiasco and was rejected by the critics. “It became a kind of parable about the 11-S , the Bush administration and the War on Terrorism. A rough analogy to the movie was done and was not present in the original that I wrote ” , said Moore .
“This we have now is not even capitalism, this system has made banks receive the same privileges as the monarchies of the sixteenth century. Such protest movements could give birth to a new way of genuine democracy, which would extend to the economic and political arena ” , concluded Moore , the man behind the mask.
Feature: 12/17/2011 Chinarro Maga and Sr (Madrid)
Indifference is not a matter of Sr and Maga Chinarro
Last night, December 17 , despite a cold day was homemade, the offer in the capital was varied. But while successful Vetusta Morla, ranging hung the sign “sold out” for each room to pass, acting on the Riviera . The New Carminha fun accompanied by the Fuckin ‘Bollocks, discharge energy in the room Nasti . And the other rooms of the capital were filled with live music, as every Saturday. A few could enjoy the performance of two bands Andalusian Maga and Mr. Chinarro . In advance, thank to the room Ocho y Medio , to return to bet on a good combination, with more than one we were glad to escape from the mass of people are moving certain groups lately, and I want to point out. Although Mr. Chinarro in the cartel, this bet had everything to gain.
The Seville Maga, were the first to go on stage, they come to present the new album that came out on November 8, “Satie vs. Godzilla” . This new work engages very quickly and live yesterday showed that they still sound as good as with previous albums.
With reference to other groups including the Spanish indie scene, the concert was short, very short. But confirmed that ‘Let’s accounts’, ‘The noise that haunts me’, ‘Three seconds’ or ‘The grand finale’, songs that range from pure indifference optimism are very danceable songs that make the audience connect with them quickly . Perfect sound and clearly different from the rest of the album is the bass playing is the beginning of ‘cold’. Perhaps this was not the right word to define the live of this song, I think it would have been better to call it chill.
Despite the short duration, the fact that the detail had to finish his first appearance in ‘August Eskimo’ made us to remember why we keep going to their concerts and why from here, I recommend without hesitation, attendance at one of them . I hope the next are longer, but just as intense.
Soon after, Antonio Luque appeared with his band. He, like a castaway, that look back to that already used us, tried to take us to the ground with songs from previous albums. At first it seemed like the presentation of the album ” Purring “which was released in 2008, and we are delighted that so. With songs like ‘Shy’, ‘anachronism’ or ‘Amores odds’ managed to create a friendly environment, we had won and just had to let go for the perfect night out. Thank of course, to play ‘Do not even think I even know what’ and ‘the pile’.
The songs were coming from the new album ” President “for many an album very different and disappointing compared to the above, to others, ‘Babieca’, ‘San Borondón’, ‘Mary of the Snow’, ‘The Love Boat ‘or’ no photos’, is further proof that yes, Antonio, if you proposed it could become our president. We have to make the case with ‘A call to action.
Despite miss songs like ‘The Green Ray’ or ‘Gypsy’, from song to song, Chinarro very outgoing and eager to share their ideas with the public, started more than a smile and others that failed we erase a single second. Because cell talk is talk about love.
The surprise came when we all thought that the concert was over, the components of the two groups took the stage to play together a couple of songs. First of Maga, and finally, one of Chinarro, as should be. There are times not to appoint as Lord Chinarro is rare, lived after the concert yesterday, that has won the category by far.
Maga delighted us with ‘Silence’, the penultimate song of the band album ” When the Sun . ” Although tempted to flee the city sad and ‘August Eskimo’ had been the perfect song to end a concert, thanked his return to the stage, because there is always a Saturday night just as good company, it is not always a concert is so short, and because the list of whys, could be eternal. Chinarro chose ‘Los Angeles’, to make clear that the office of sesador is only for chickens. No, angels do not have sex. Both songs sounded much more force to which we are accustomed, with two southern groups, multiply the power of the sun by two is what you have.
Once again, Maga has captivated us with its direct and winds north of Madrid have managed to Michael, the singer from Seville to teach these genes often hidden, since it was much nicer than usual.
Mr. Chinarro, just say, reverently including, ole ole ole and. Many were already faithful followers, but those who knew him, came away convinced of one thing, we do not want to Zapatero or Rajoy, we want a president Antonio Luque. Sir, We at his feet.
Christianity may have been an orgiastic religion, communist, linked to the body and the pleasures of this world if Carpocrates doctrine has been imposed to the doctrine of São Paulo
They say history is written by the winners (although it might be more accurate to say that the victors write history to benefit). This has led to Carpocrates is hardly a dark figure appears in the books of history, but, if your thought and movement had expired, the world would be very different, certainly more pleasant.
Carpocrates was the leader of a Christian community in the Greek islands in the second century, when the foundations of Christian doctrine had not been well established. At that time there was a huge number of ways to understand Christianity-only grouped by the figure of Jesus and the belief that it was basically a great guy. Under these conditions arose Carpocrates, a charismatic leader who attracted a number of followers and founded his own branch of Christianity. Carpocrates ideas were quite liberal, to say the least. To Carpocrates, Jesus was a human being like us, but visionary whose brilliance had made contact with God. The fact that Jesus was not God, not detracts from Carpocrates eyes, made him a role model. And at this conception Jesus was not born of a virgin, but through sex.
Carpocrates believed in reincarnation and believed that repression was chaste morality of Christianity against the freedom from the cycle of reincarnation. To re-birth was not necessary to experience the fullness of life’s passions and pleasures.
At the same time, Carpocrates, which still could be considered revolutionary, believed that social class differences and economic inequality was an unnatural perversion. 1800 years ago this early Christian enacted the abolition of private property. Not only that, in addition to material possessions must be collective sexual partners were also collective. A woman or a man was not only someone were part of a community of erotic activity. This caused the followers of good Carpo orgies on a regular basis as part of their spiritual practice.
What would have happened if Christianity had embraced the doctrine of Carpocrates moralists and not tight like San Pablo San Agustin? Bolelly Daniel, author of a new book published by Disinfo on the secrets of religion , says that one thing is certain: the average church attendance would be higher (especially binge days)
Beyond this curious historical episode where crsitianismo flirted with the ecstasy of the flesh so uninhibited, we can trace, at that time or another, an important watershed in our history, when he left the sex of the sacred. Western civilization is unthinkable without Christian thought and without the profound influence that it has made in our behavior and our psyche. One of the largest (and harmful) inheritance of Christianity was to find the devil in the body, to punish their exploration, and divide it sinful land of subtlety than the soul, that which leads to the beast. This division still weighs almost choking our way of seeing and experiencing the world, in diverse fields: from the people who grow up thinking that sex is “bad” even our most “sophisticated” scientific rationalists who believe that the mind is not limited to the brain and affects the body.
Detach religion, that which seeks to link with the sacred, the body: it is more intimate than men and the vehicle through the senses, which leads to ecstasy (the closest thing we have the sacred), seems a huge contradiction. If the religion seeks to connect with God, then why disconnect from ourselves? Did not Jesus in the Gospels, the Kingdom of God is within you? And if God is within us, that we could find another way if not through the body? The body is also the riddle (“the flash of the visible presence,” Lezama Lima). And sex is the way to penetrate the mystery, in the glare. Rather than thinking that Christianity was wrong to lock the door of spiritual eroticism is likely to have resrevado that path as an intercessor between the “Kingdom of God” and man. That is, the Church what interests him is the power in this world and not the hypothetical one.