So we think, and we remember how it was before. We talked about it to our elders. We asked them if it was like this before. We ask them to tell us if there has always been darkness, death, destruction. Where did that idea of the world come from? How come everything got fucked up. We think that if we know when and how the light, the good thinking, the complete knowledge of what is good and what is bad was lost, then maybe we can find it, and with that, struggle for everything to become complete, as it should be, respecting life.
“In his morning conference on June 23, the head of the federal executive, accompanied by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of National Defense and the Governor of Chiapas, minimized the attacks against Zapatista communities and the serious and widely documented situation in the state of Chiapas. This attitude not only seems alarming to us, but we are concerned that it could be the preamble to an even greater physical and/or media attack. Minimizing violence encourages paramilitary groups by covering them with a cloak of impunity. The words directed against Samir Flores Soberanes prior to his assassination, a crime that remains unpunished to this day, are engraved in our memory.”