Monday, November 26, 2007
I did my chest and back workout today. And went to abs workout at lunch. That's the truth! Meanwhile government agencies are holding fake news conferences!!!
Trust your hunch on the reasons behind that!
Labels: Hell In Handbasket
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Dia De Revolución (cont.)
I hope you are well on this day of remembrance for the Mexican Revolution (11/20).
Hopefully on this day we can reflect on the unity that we need to create to make the world the place we want to leave for our future generations. The civic wellbeing of our society is up to us. In the Chicana and Chicano movement we have splintered to a large degree. The progressive movement is also not very united at this time. It is in our best interest for us to begin to unite and move toward a better world – one we would be happy and proud to leave to our future generations. This is especially important because of the coming elections, but obviously we need to do more than vote in November.
One key way of moving toward unity is to begin to express what we want in the world. Often Raza and progressive activists focus on what we are against. That still leaves us focusing in the wrong direction. What are some things we want? None of us can hope to speak for all of us, but I will share what I think many of us want based on time spent with people and listening to them.
Most Raza Unida and progressive activists want to create a society that is truly community – as familia, a caring and responsible family. Most of us vision a world, a US, where people care about each other; where people act responsibly toward each other; where people realize we are all interrelated.
A responsible and caring familia protects each other from harm, wants familia treated fairly, and wants familia’s dreams to come true. A responsible familia wants responsible and fair sharing of prosperity. Prosperity to create opportunities, allows freedoms, and allow for fulfillment of all of our familia.
Healthy Familia is about cooperation and service. This allows us to really become a community, the type that raises healthy young people. Working together and for each other is how many of our familias have made it through hardships.
A healthy community will work toward equality, and eliminate the genocide, racism, classism, sexism, and homophobia and provide relief from oppression. Oppression relief will include maximizing democracy. Oppression relief will work with strength to make institutions work for the common welfare. Imagine a government for a better future for all!
Raza Unida and many other organizations live by the best values of familia and community: mutual responsibility, which is equal, two-way, and requires caring, responsibility, and strength. We have the great opportunity to work together for mutual responsibility and with caring and strength to leave our children a better world. Let’s focus on where we agree and move forward!!!
¡¡Viva La Revolución!!
Enrique Cardiel, Raza Unida member
For people in Albuquerque interested in registering Raza Unida, or any other party, please contact Reyna Juarez (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rosemarie Romero (email@example.com) and they will gladly register you.
Labels: Movimiento Chicano
Feliz dia de Revolución!
Went to Suicidal Tendencies last night! Great show. I realized that the difference between them and other thrash or punk groups is that their songs are longer and have various tempo changes. Also they seem to have created an identity. You're not just a thrasher or punker - you're Suicidal "For Life"!
The mosh pit was great - good exercise. If you think you only want to workout for less than 5 minutes at a time try moshing! 2 minutes and you're definitely breathing hard. I don't think I have any bruises or injuries. Pits are a lot safer than they were when I started 25 years ago! People pick each other up and there's very little tolerance for butt heads.
I'll be lifting tomorrow and Friday!
In case you didn't know, today is Dia de La Revolución.
PS - the image is the one from the link yesterday!
Labels: Chicano Chingon
Monday, November 19, 2007
I've been working out again, skipped today so far. Just too burned out. Will be glad to enjoy the long weekend.
At least I get to go to Suicidal Tendencies tonight!!!!!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
I'm glad they run as Latinos or Hispanics and not as Chicanos. It's hard enough to get positive press around the term Chicano as it is!
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Today I workout at lunch and have the night to nap and work on music.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Nov. 5, 07
Friday, November 02, 2007
Warren Buffet's CEO Challenge
Nov. 2, 07
Feeling like a tired Chicano today, glad it's Friday!