Wednesday, May 30, 2007


An unusual high traffic flow to one of my blog´s entries (Miss Universe 2007) in the last days made me think once again about the imperative necessity of rethinking some of our basic concepts.

I see no problem with people´s big interest in women´s beauty: I find it rather natural! The point is that the concept of beauty usually vindicated turns out to be at least, let´s say, deceptive. That is pretty much the case of many other common concepts such as happiness, love or sex, etc which normally tend to have both trivial and misleading acceptions.

The problem is not so much that by passively adopting those mainstream acceptions we literally miss the opportunity to experience these concepts real possibilities. The main issue is that these concepts as vindicated generally make us live a miserable life chock-full of doubts and problems easily avoidable otherwise.

The system does what it is expected to do according to its own inner logic. What it is not reasonable is to stop thinking for ourselves.

A friend of mine recently told me that by doing that we literally condemn ourselves to ostracism. I told her that human beings had never been lonelier than they are nowadays and that the worst possible solitude is shared solitude.


Monday, May 21, 2007



Wednesday, May 16, 2007


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Friday, May 11, 2007


Some days ago, a one-day Symposium on current Mexico´s political situation was held at Yale University. This event gathered some distinguished Mexican academics, intellectuals and political actors who reflected from different political and ideological views on the state of the nation after the so conceived traumatizing 2006 Mexican presidential election and its aftermath. The conference turned out to be very interesting not just because of the topic itself but basically because, for the first time, there was a consensus on one thing, namely: that "something" was seriously wrong.

During the day, all panelists (even the most furious election result´s advocates contributed a great deal to it) listed up the series of well known “anomalies” that lead to have, said some, a reasonable doubt about the electoral results: from the President´s intervention in the electoral process (AMLO´s impeachment, public statements of discredit, tv spots), the electoral councilors fiddled selection and the illegal corporate donors to the awkward initial electoral results information; the denial for a broader recount and access to the ballots, etc.

It must be said that a recount was indeed made: as it is known a 9%-sample of the voting booths was opened and analyzed and 65% presented some sort of counting errors but the electoral authorities did not find a pattern and therefore a probable cause for a broader recount. In the end, the official candidate was declared winner with a notorious difference of 0.58%.

It has been said that the fraud has not been effectively proven yet, nor that Oswald was not the only shooter, I would say, but that is not the real problem. The issue here is that the ruling elite kept in power by force and I think that any reflection on Mexico today should have that as starting point, not so much as a probable conclusion.

It is obvious that this approach is only possible for those who see the reality as it is and say it whatsoever. I know it is not an easy task but this is not just a moral issue, it is a vital discussion that sooner o later must take place for the future of this nation, our own future.



Sunday, May 06, 2007


One of the most beautiful photographs of all times was taken today when American photographer Spencer Tunick pressed the shutter button of his camera for the first of various photo shoots before a multitude of 20,000 naked human bodies flocked to Mexico City´s Zocalo square, in the early hours of this morning.

According to one of the participant´s testimony, a very lively one read here, this event literally constituted a joyful liberation exercise which made them all experience a precious but not very frequent sensation nowadays, a very fundamental one: the sensation of simply being… human.

As far as the city is concerned, this event represents another step forward towards its own liberation: after the same-sex marriage and abortion legislations recently passed, this episode has given Mexico City´s inhabitants not just a great moment of creative and artistic expression but mainly another civic liberty momentum.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


I have to confess that this video (recently uploaded to You Tube) really made me laugh big time when I watched it this morning! Though I must say that I started feeling kind of sick some moments later (Hehehehe): Mike! I know this is not new but: what have you done man??