Caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar

de Antonio Machado, claro está. No sé que pensar. Creo, una vez más, que Galeano está en lo correcto. Si Alicia, la del país de las maravillas, viniera a nuestro mundo hoy en día no necesitaría mas que asomarse por la ventana para encontrar el mundo de cabeza. Con la izquierda a la derecha y viceversa, con Reforma parada y Madero convertida en un gran mercado propagandístico y las letrinas instaladas en el Zócalo costándonos más de lo que nos pudiéramos imaginar. Con gobernadores que prefieren gastar unos cuantos millones de pesos antes de dejar hablar de homosexualismo y masturbación en los libros de educación público. Con las secundarias quitando del todo la historia y el civismo de sus programas, con el gober precioso aún impune y otro centenar de quejas y críticas que podría yo encontrar en un abrir y cerrar de ojos. Vivimos en un mundo anárquico, ¿cómo esperamos que los países no lo sean? ¿que los individuos no se acostumbren? La educación es vista como un medio para la adaptación de los burgueses y pequeños burgueses al sistema capitalista para ser absorbidos por las modas y pautas de mercados. La gente se desespera en el tráfico y gritan a los transeúntes groserías por tardarse 5 segundo más en cruzar la calle. ¿Qué fue del respeto, del valor? ¿Qué fue de los derechos humanos y de un sistema jurídicamente igualitario? ¿Qué fue del Estado de derecho?

Los líderes de hoy manipulan información al antojo y los medios de comunicación se han convertido en grandes canales de ventas. La Sociedad Civil se ve imposibilitada a moverse conforme a la ley por lo burocratizado del sistema, por lo complicado y las trabas que se le anteponen. Y al final del día, ¿qué impacto y trascendencia tenemos en el mundo? ¿Siquiera existimos se pregunta Sartre? Yo sigo sin saberlo; intuyo vivir y pretendo actuar. Busco analizar y comprender el mundo que me rodea y sin embargo, no logro ni controlar mi forma de ser. Hay que ser fuertes para guiar cualquier proyecto, cualquier idea. Vivimos en un mundo en el cual lo novedoso es absorbido por el sistema, donde lo único es clonado y donde crear conciencia resulta la tarea más ardua para los jóvenes altruistas. Mi lucha, sin referencias totalitaristas, es verídica, es real y es eterna. Sin embargo, ¿mis ideales son correctos? ¿mi metodología es común? ¿mis ojos son ciegos? ¿vemos más allá de lo que los ojos nos dejan ver?
PS. Gracias a Majo por los comentarios.

1 comments:

María José said...

Twas a long day. What you wrote really reminded me of something I wrote some time ago. I couldn't find it but I looked for a quote I used (haha other than Galeano reference which I also used...)
here goes. You knowthe world is going crazy when the best rapper is white, the best golfer is black, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance and Germany doesn't want to go to war.
When I looked for it, though it was in a joke context following wit: ...and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon'.

dah.. I pasted the joke although it's beside the point. The world is a pretty fucked up crazy place wrhere there is no room sometimes for rational and logical explanations, you taught me that.
It does seem that in such a fast-pased world where commercials are everywhere and we are constantly bombarded with trends--change--it's difficult to be able to touch base. I was talking to a friend a couple of hours ago (Bracho, the sencond blast from the past call I got yesterday) that it's continually becoming more difficult to have a base. Today, we don't place value on relgion, which was a common base for centuries. Today, we don't place value on family (I know we live in Mexico, but still) which was also a very common base. Where is that ground nowadays? I'd really like to blurt out some heart-warming -Pablo-Cohelo frase like it's within ourselves but if it is, it's becoming harder to find.
So many punches toward our value as people ranging from what we buy, what we drink, what we eat, how much we work out, what we look like, where we study, where we go, what we do and even think are all over the place. How are we supposed to be able to separate what was planted or seeded into us by media and the people around us from what we really think and develop on our own? Can we really, at this point? and, if we can't, isn't it virtually impossible to be able to tell who we are? I don't know but it makes me think that's why there's so much apathy in the world. We need all the distractions we can get from actually thinking about ourselves and getting depressed over the blatant lack of identity we've got. That's why there are so many cliques and "exclusive" groups, we are desperately trying to find that base we can't find.
I know I'm rambling now but I don't know, I guess if everything is changing all around us, our goals and projects do as well simply as a reaction. Something that doesn't change, today, that doesn't break expectations dies out because it can't keep up with its surroundings. That's where we deviated, we caved and conformed to the changes that better fit the context instead of the other way around (which, in fact, was our original proposal in a nutshell). I'm not saying we went wrong by changing but maybe it was too drastic, too fast. Maybe we compromised to much in order to succeed. "Succeeding" in goals we didn't set, though, isn't much of a success after all. haha maybe I'm wrong and it's more of a success but I'm too stubborn to see the bennefits, you know first hand I tend to do that.
I talked to Octavio once about choosing paths. I chose a place I wanted to be, the path I had to take was a response to the first choice, a given. He chose a path he wanted to take and the place it led to was a response to the first choice, another given. I was amazed at how he approached choices because he left no room for dissapointment while I was setting myself up for it. Which is better? How does this apply to our projects? I wish I knew. Okay, I'm going to stop writing now I'm rambling and this is getting long and probably quite boring.
mj