The Zapatista is a worldwide intuition
During my stay in Mexico, it became clear to me that the 500 years of domination and exploitation of the Spanish couldn’t go without consequences. Fear is a great weapon if the people remain bounded to it, but the Zapatista showed me otherwise. When a group of people come together to stand up for their rights, there is a power that goes beyond any feeling of fear. The peaceful resistance the Zapatista movement is showing to the world, is heard across all borders. Also here in the ecological farm where I am currently working, is the message received with love and support. The movement is more then just another movement of rebellion against imposers and tyrants, it is an intuition that can be felt around the globe and where it is spreading seeds in the minds of those that feel powerless. The feelings of domination and exploitation are universal, and the symbolic strength of the Zapatista is giving people courage throughout the world.
We drink here Mexican coffee, that directly funds the endeavours of this movement, which makes me smile whenever I take a sip 🙂 They told me the man on the right is Fidel Castro, but looks very similar to one of the first leaders of the Zapatista movement, of which I forgot the name… The point is that a vision of a single mind can change a million, and that such seemingly small acts of rebellion against domination can be heard around the globe.
There is a saying then when the genius is out of the bottle, it is hard to put it back in. This also goes for movements like the Zapatista. The symbolic strength it gives to so many cannot be underestimated. A small move, can change the whole game.
All the best,