Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Five months ago today I started writing here. I know that this period of time might be a little thing to some of you guys who have been in the blog sphere longer than that but in my case I think it is really significant. Basically because it has not been easy for me to register practically day by day "today´s political craziness", for want of a better term. In all honesty some times political reality is simply unbearable and I feel just like giving up and going voluntarily into the madhouse, as the poet says. But I won´t do it... at least not for a while. In the long run, I have always thought that to get informed is just the first step on any journey towards real liberation.

Anyways, this just to let you guys know that, even when you don´t know it (and I am not very good at expressing it either) both your visits and your comments always make my day: THANK YOU!!!


Friday, February 23, 2007


As it is known, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is considered, along with Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud, one of the most important thinkers of modern western thought: one of its sharpest critics.

It is also known that Thus Spoke Zarathustra is one his most important pieces of work: his ultimate achievement and also his most famous writing.

Zarathustra gives an account of a young Persian man who faces an important task: to reveal or to make men recall the truth about themselves and their own possibilities. While carrying out his mission, this hero of thought experiences himself deep inner crises and changes of heart that make him become, in the end, the kind of man he claims men should endeavor to be.

Recently, it was made public an unpublished handwriting that could be, according to experts, the original version of Zarathustra´s chapter devoted to “Women”. A chapter that Nietzsche presumably must have decided to change after a love deception but that was kept intact as it was conceived at first.

As far as I know, this work has never been posted to Internet neither in English nor in any other language. Here, I reproduce it completely given its great value and wisdom:


As I went on my way alone today, at the hour when the sun declined, there I met an old woman, and she spoke thus unto my soul:

“Much has Zarathustra spoken also to us women, but never spoke he unto us concerning woman”.

And I answered her: “Concerning woman, one should only talk unto men”.

“Talk also unto me of woman”, said she; “I am old enough to forget it presently”.

And I, obliged by the old woman, spoke thus unto her:

Everything in woman is beautiful, and women all are beautiful but not all can appreciate it, including you women, in the first place.

It is not that there are as many variations in taste as men and women. The whole concept is wrong!!! You all have been deceived…

Some among you look at the woman´s body as if it were the supreme thing and prefer it meagre and famished. Others look at it contemptuously and would rather worship its spirit: hypocrites!!! Either way, women become an object: in the end, their real essence is denied as well as their real beauty.

The beauty of women is an “occurrence in motion” and it can be perceived in every single thing they think, they do, they feel, they happen to remember.... And even if they wanted to keep it undisclosed, there would always be one thing that reveals it: the way they smile, their perfect smile…

Then answered me the old woman: “Many fine things had Zarathustra said, especially for those who are young enough for them.

Strange! Zarathustra knows little about women, and yet he is right in some aspects about them. Though he might have forgotten to mention one thing... definitely the most important: that women are not really women... but divine beings playing they are human... some times, all too human".

Thus spoke Zarathustra

Note: Nietzsche never really wrote this piece but I wish he had done it (Heheheheh!).


Wednesday, February 21, 2007


To bring a little bit of joy into your lives this day...

Monday, February 19, 2007


Yesterday night, after having watched the video below with one of my best friends, I kept on thinking of words and their possible meanings but especially, the concrete reality they refer to: what some call “the real meaning behind words”.

How many times do we talk about something without really knowing what we are referring to? How many times do we believe we know what we are talking about but our knowledge does not really correspond to the reality we are referring?

The words “War in Iraq” refer to a reality impossible to tolerate and that most of us are opposed to and yet I think we still remain so far from understanding. This video, 1 hour long, contributes to form a more solid judgment about this craziness, beyond the corporate media image we might have.

Once we finished watching the video, my friend looked at me and asked: “What can we do about it?” I stared at her for a moment and responded: “I think we have just started doing it”.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


In a world full of people there´s only some want to fly
Isn´t that crazy?


Friday, February 09, 2007


American photographer Spencer Platt´s photo (above) was selected today as the World Press Photo of the year 2006. The photo shows young Lebanese driving through the streets of Lebanon after the Israel-Lebanon ceasefire took hold last August 14th. WPP SITE

At You Tube you can download two very interesting videos showing some of the best press photos of all times. Most of the photos presented there are highly disturbing. I think those photos per se are beautiful but the aspects of reality they refer are just impossible to tolerate. They did break my heart into pieces. I didn´t want to post them here but if you guys want to watch them just click on the links...

WPP Part 1

WPP Part 2

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Last Tuesday, the Oversight Committee of the U. S. Congress began a series of hearings on waste, fraud and abuse in Iraq of taxpayers’ money, focused mainly on Iraqi reconstruction, Homeland Security contracting, and prescription drug pricing. The hearings will finish tomorrow.

In his opening remarks that day, Chairman Henry Waxman stated that the war in Iraq has given private contractors an “unprecedented role” in providing services, even when it is been next to impossible sorting out overhead, subcontracts, sub-subcontracts, profit, and performance.

Who do you think those “private contractors” are? Ha... Halli... Hallibur... Hallipu? Halli something...


Jesper has more interesting information on his blog about this topic. He tells it like it is:

“I´ve been amazed how corrupt the US administration appeared, in what seems to be a very likely case. This, if turns out to be as big as reported, might be regarded as one of the great crimes of our time”.

He also posted a “link” to a very disturbing documentary entitled “Iraq´s missing millions” which describes the current conditions of the Iraqi people after “Mission Accomplished”.


Wednesday, February 07, 2007


I watched this video yesterday night and I think it is a very interesting and entertaining documentary. It talks about Blogs, Bloggers and Blogging. We all are somehow reflected there. It is one hour long. You guys are going to like it!



Note: Thank you my friends!! I really appreaciate all your comments. You guys might be right in the sense that I still have a couple of things to say... thank you very much.

Teorias: my man!! Here I go again, bro...

Friday, February 02, 2007


This is the last post I shall ever write for this Blog.

Indeed! Zero Hour Project has come to an end. I want to express my gratitude to all of you my friends for your visits, your comments and your kindness expressed during all this time.

And as the poet said:

"If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song.

And if our hands should meet in another dream, we shall build another tower in the sky…

A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me".


Ernesto Vargas Gil