...some of them ironically beautiful, other pathetically true. In this
section there is a wide variety of phrases. From those created by the popular
wit, friends, familiar, etc.; until those said by public figures.
five centuries you haven't given us love, neither peace, nor justice. Please
take your Bible and return it to our oppressors, because they need more
its moral precepts than us. Because since Cristobal Columbus' arrival
America was imposed a culture, a language, a religion and some Europe
values by force." A group of Peruvian indigenous returning a Bible
to pope John Paul II during his visit to Peru in 1985. "La Jornada", Tuesday 26th January of 1999, page 9.
formation we had was such of a total antiticlericalism. In summer we organized
football matches between those who used to believe in God against those
who don't use to believe. We were between those who don't believe, four or
five, because some boys of our block were believers too. We were
accompanied only by the Viral, because they were sons of a Spanish
republican couple. The catholic always plenty filled us up of goals, and
they rejoiced with the unfaithful rout." Roberto Guevara, Che's brother
the real travelers are those who simply depart by the fact of departing;
light hearth, akin to a globe, from his fatality they never separate,
without knowing why, they always say: Come on!" Charles Baudelaire. "The evil flowers"
you fall, I'll hit you" My motherly grandmother, taking care of anyone of her grandsons :)
I had painted well all my life, I wouldn't have been so happy." Salvador
are the lice by making swing on rich's head" My grandmother
didn't demolish Allende. Only the CIA helped with the propaganda"
" Dave López, 1998, USA soldier and citizen.
see each other at the end of universe: there, where time weeps and extinguishes...
where regrets will be useless in order to remove value to sin." Arturo
are poor, but honorable" My grandmother,
when she has spent all the money.
¿But what's the supposed matter we reached?
REP: That in the FOBAPROA negotiation you went to the 'dark' and
negotiated the fall of Guillermo Ortiz.
FC: I don't see anything else more obscure than the guy who makes the question" Felipe Calderón, PAN's president, answering to a swarthy
reporter. Taken from the Mexican newspaper "La Jornada", Friday
19th February of 1999, Page 16.
purpose of the american aid consists in permit that people that fights on
our side could use more violence." Assistant State
Secretary Elliot Abrahams, about the nicaraguan contra.
were poor and my grandmother gave birth" My grandmother, receiving visits at dinner's hour
coming buddy, I'll go to the courts in order to make a challenge" Victor Hugo (alias El
Jordan), UAM Azcapotzalco student
was leader in her community and was working with the women through
Catholic Action (...), she was a very good person, happy, kind, and active
(...) The soldiers carried her into a house. She was savagely tortured,
they stripped her, raped her, and then they crucified her, they nailed her
stand up, they inserted nails in her hands and in her breast, they burnt
her alive. They threw around papers where guerillas appeared as bad people
or as clowns. Neighbors buried the few remains that found, chunks were
burnt, the dogs had eaten her legs. That same day soldiers also violated
and crucified another woman". Witness 108.
Commission for the Historical Elucidation(CEH). Guatemala.
greatness of the mining plant is based on the ten thousand corpses
contained by the cemetery" Ernesto Che Guevara, in Antofagasta, Chile
same I'm surprised by the fact that a cashier doesn't eat a check, I'm
also surprised that any painter prior to me thought about painting a soft
clock." Salvador Dalí, Catalan painter.
prefer to be an illiterate Indian rather than a USA millionaire" Ernesto Che Guevara
soldier (...)said that when the ladies were dead he rose the skirt and insert
them a stick in the vagina (...), an old woman was hung with a loop in the
neck. She was stripped with a banana in the vagina(...) They opened a
pregnant woman's belly and drew the baby and they put a stick to the baby
in the back until it came out from his mouth". Witness 39 C 11162.
Ixcán, Quiche. Commission for the Historical Elucidation (CEH). Guatemala.
also want photocopies. ¡They are cheap in front of here!" Jorge Cayente Romero, UAM Azcapotzalco historical student .
those who have been the most sensitive can become the coldest and
hard-hearted because they must be surrounded by a hard cuirass and that
cuirass will become often a weight" Goethe
was extremely demanding, but I wouldn't even have had a better chief. I'm
convinced of the fact that he belonged to a superior men race and I
remember that we always chatted about Marx's example, that he had
sacrificed everything, even his family, by his work" Orlando Borrego's
isn't at the things we can possess, but in the capacity of developing the virtue
we carry inside." ICONOCLASTA, Mexican progressive rock band.
assholes could fly, then the Sun would become covered by them" My grandfather
do I have to do boys? This shit has a virus again!" C.P. Lucia Azcona
Pavon, hysterical after seeing her altered Excel files.
of a bitch!! Haven't you seen that fucking sign? You don't play nice, as
in my times..shit!! Your fuckin' mother!!" The Billares América
owner, when he noticed that Willy, friend of the high school, was
scratching the table's cloth with the forbidden shot: the massé"
we made was by the Chile's welfare and we are proud about this." Augusto Pinochet, ex-Chilean dictator, nowadays lifetime
senator, responsible for the disappearance and assassination of thousands
of human beings.
bother me, I'm so asshole" Anonymous, in order not to profit with the inherent
stupidity of author's so self-criticism phrase.
against granted quotas by gender as it's in the case of the 30% for the
women, because then we would give a space to youths, gays and also
lesbians" PAN´s counselor
Valdemar Rojas, in the National Assembly party intervention. March 22th, 1998
a hell! That's the reason it can't print" Yesmín Martínez Achach, after realizing the printer needs paper
Revolution is the first genuine creation of improvement... the most
perfectly organized chaos all over the universe." Che Guevara
is another of the words the Colony agents love. Moderates are those who
have fear or those who think about betraying us in some way. People isn't
moderate in any way." Che Guevara. Message to the youths, July 28th, 1960
the most fascinating and dangerous of the triumvirate. Carrying a
melancholic sweet smile that many women find smashing, Che drives Cuba
with coldly calculation, with vast competence, a high intelligence and a
great humor sense. " Time, August 8th, 1960
night we are all met here for trying to express those feelings toward him,
who was one of the nearest, one of the most admired, of the most beloved and
without doubt the most extraordinary of our revolution comrades." Fidel Castro, during the Homage Evening to Che Guevara
image can be isolated, commercialized, and laughed, but it's part of the
universal system of the revolutionary struggle and at any moment it can
recover its original meaning." Edmundo Desnoes. Taken from "La imagen del Che y su concepto."
inhumane blessing when people curse us," Friedrich Nietzsche. Taken from "Beyond good and
has given Eros poison to drink; this has not die, but has become a
vice." Friedrich Nietzsche. Taken from "Beyond good and
a hell! Is really today the exam?" Eduardo García Morán
(alias "The Huck"), UAM student, some minutes before the exam
and with an outstanding pant in his talk.
the musical work I have shaped my anxiety because of the situation America
lives. That it's not precisely United States and which has only received
opprobrium from this. I, living there, can realize of the fact that they
don't understand us neither understand the Latin America problems, but
believe that the solution is in their hands giving weapons and all that. And
it's not this way, the solution is in ourselves. There's no other region
in the world with better possibilities and alternatives than ours. Therefore
I always raise my voice and my music is in favor of these brother
peoples." Willie Colón, musician, interviewed by "La
is something that produces me the biggest disgust: when I think about
those boys of the most authentic Christian spirit, riddled in the torture
tables, while we see to their killers taking communion during a Sunday
mass." Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer in allusion to the
Argentinian dictatorship soldiers.
someone had sexual intercourse with her, some others were masturbating,
the others put their hands on her breast, they hit her in the face, some
others put their cigarettes on the breast; she lost several times
consciousness and each time she regained it, she looked another man over
her, at least some 20 judicial raped her; she was in a puddle of rusts,
semen, and blood, it was really a very humiliate thing, a mixture of hate,
frustration and absolute impotence". Witness 28 Witness
REMHI, 5447. October, 1979. Commission for the Historical
started making popular judgments in the squares against them. Thousands of
persons went to condemn them. This caused that people would took
conscience. Now in a restaurant, when Massera arrives, people leave. They
don't want to eat nearby an assassin, they dont' want to see him. It's
part of the penalty of a people that is not resigned to impunity ." Plaza de Mayo mothers.
speak what I say." José Antonio Zepeda
Mendoza(alias "The Z'empeda"), UAM student, during the party offered on
Saturday 4th April 1998 by Javier León (Salsa Master in México). it's such
a deep phrase that we would need some of the NASA computers in order to
a hard situation, but we thought the price, ... it's worth. USA Secretary of State
Madelaine Albright talking about famine on Iraqis children who die as consequence of
the USA boycott.
you give food to the poor, they call you saint. When you ask yourself why poor
have no food, they call you communist." Archbishop Helder
Camara, Brazilian Liberation Theologian.
million Arabs do not worth neither a Jew's nail." Rabí Yaacov Perrin (NY
Daily News, Feb. 28th, 1994, p.6)
are very nasty, son." My mother.
in the catalogue of German crimes beats the massacre of gypsies... All the
varieties of assassination were proven on them, more than any other group
they were compelled to serve as Indian rabbits for "scientific"
experiments, and in Ravensbrück, while some Germans were sterilized as
individual punishment, only the gypsies were exposed to such treatment as
group, one after the other, even the youngest girls.
Why? Which were the crimes of those poor persons? If they were so
culturally inferior, who was the blame for, if not the Germans, who had
ruled them during centuries, without making nothing for them until the
massacre began. The Germans: a shame race which only knew how to kill the
defenseless" Germaine Tillion
doctor came several days, probably a week, and throughout all the day,
while he stayed in the camp, he sterilized gipsy children through X-rays,
without using anesthesia. After the sterilization children left weeping,
asking their mothers what he had made on them ..." Testimony of Gustawa
Winkowska, in "Doctors of Infamy"
better a well known drunkard than an anonymous alcoholic" An anonymous drunkard.
must say asshole to the asshole and master to the master" My father.
don't we give love and we fuck us where we love us?" Anonymous.
without be loved, just as cleaning the ass without having shit" Taken from a wall in
USA dollar invested in Philippines is a riveted nail on the independence
a United States citizen is a shit, man; it's a nasty thing. I tell you
that because I've lived there and I've suffered proofs of racism. No. I'm
not independentist neither nationalist... I'm Puerto Rican and I love
living in my little island". Ismael Miranda, Puerto Rican musician. "La Jornada", Friday 12th February
of 1999, pag. 34