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OUTLAW HEROES #10

The tenth in a series of real-life Outlaw Heroes

President José Mujica of Uruguay, a 78-year-old former Marxist guerrilla who spent 14 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement, visited the United States in 2014 to meet with President Obama and speak at a variety of venues. 

He told Obama that Americans should smoke less and learn more languages. 

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He lectured a roomful of businessmen at the US Chamber of Commerce about the benefits of redistributing wealth and raising workers’ salaries. He told students at American University that there are no “just wars.” 

Whatever the audience, he spoke extemporaneously and with such brutal honesty that it was hard not to love the guy.

He lives simply and rejects the perks of the presidency. Mujica has refused to live at the Presidential Palace or have a motorcade. He lives in a one-bedroom house on his wife’s farm and drives a 1987 Volkswagen. “There have been years when I would have been happy just to have a mattress,” said Mujica, referring to his time in prison. He donates over 90% of his $12,000/month salary to charity so he makes the same as the average citizen in Uruguay. When called “the poorest president in the world,” Mujica says he is not poor. “A poor person is not someone who has little but one who needs infinitely more, and more and more. I don’t live in poverty, I live in simplicity. There’s very little that I need to live.”

He supported the nation’s groundbreaking legalisation of marijuana. “In no part of the world has repression of drug consumption brought results. It’s time to try something different,” Mujica said. So in 2014, Uruguay became the first country in the world to regulate the legal production, sale, and consumption of marijuana. The law allows individuals to grow a certain amount each year and the government controls the price of marijuana sold at pharmacies. The law requires consumers, sellers, and distributors to be licensed by the government. Uruguay’s experience aims to take the market away from the ruthless drug traffickers and treat drug addiction as a public health issue. Their experiment will have reverberations worldwide.

In August 2013, Mujica signed the bill making Uruguay the second nation in Latin America (after Argentina) to legalise gay marriage. He said that legalizing gay marriage is simply recognizing reality. “Not to legalise it would be unnecessary torture for some people,” he said. In recent years, Uruguay has also moved to allow adoption by gay couples and openly gay people to serve in the armed forces.

He’s not afraid to confront corporate abuses, as evidenced by the epic struggle his government is waging against the American tobacco giant Philip Morris. A former smoker, Mujica says that tobacco is a killer that needs to be brought under control. But Philip Morris is suing Uruguay for $25 million at the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes because of the country’s tough smoking laws that prohibit smoking in enclosed public spaces and require warning labels, including graphic images of the health effects. Uruguay is the first Latin American country and the fifth nation worldwide to implement a ban on smoking in enclosed public places. Philip Morris, the largest cigarette manufacturer in the United States, has huge global business interests (and a well-paid army of lawyers). Uruguay’s battle against the tobacco Goliath will also have global repercussions.

He supported the legalisation of abortion in Uruguay (his predecessor had vetoed the bill). The law is very limited, compared to laws in the US and Europe. It allows abortions within the first 12 weeks of the pregnancy and requires women to meet with a panel of doctors and social workers on the risks and possible effects of an abortion. But this law is the most liberal abortion law in socially conservative, Catholic Latin America and is clearly a step in the right direction for women’s reproductive rights.

He’s an environmentalist trying to limit needless consumption. At the Rio+20 Summit in 2012, he criticized the model of development pushed by affluent societies. “We can almost recycle everything now. If we lived within our means – by being prudent – the 7 billion people in the world could have everything they needed. Global politics should be moving in that direction,” he said. He also recently rejected a joint energy project with Brazil that would have provided his country with cheap coal energy because of his concern for the environment.

He has focused on redistributing his nation’s wealth, claiming that his administration has reduced poverty from 37% to 11%. “Businesses just want to increase their profits; it’s up to the government to make sure they distribute enough of those profits so workers have the money to buy the goods they produce,” he told businessmen at the US Chamber of Commerce. “It’s no mystery–the less poverty, the more commerce. The most important investment we can make is in human resources.” His government’s redistributive policies include setting prices for essential commodities such as milk and providing free computers and education for every child.

He has offered to take detainees cleared for release from Guantanamo. Mujica has called the detention center at Guantanamo Bay a “disgrace” and insisted that Uruguay take responsibility to help close the facility. The proposal is unpopular in Uruguay, but Mujica, who was a political prisoner for 14 years, said he is “doing this for humanity.”

He is opposed to war and militarism. “The world spends $2 billion a minute on military spending,” he exclaimed in horror to the students at American University. “I used to think there were just, noble wars, but I don’t think that anymore,” said the former armed guerrilla. “Now I think the only solution is negotiations. The worst negotiation is better than the best war, and the only way to insure peace is to cultivate tolerance.”

He has an adorable three-legged dog, Manuela. Manuela lost a foot when Mujica accidentally ran over it with a tractor. Since then, Mujica and Manuela have been almost inseparable.
 
Mujica’s influence goes far beyond that of the leader of a tiny country of only 3 million people. In a world hungry for alternatives, the innovations that he and his colleagues are championing have put Uruguay on the map as one of the world’s most exciting experiments in creative, progressive governance.

JUST A WORD

There is a word, that has for more than a few years, been one of the most effective ways of stifling free speech and creating abject fear that is currently available.

It has been used by Politicians to both silence and slander traditionalist or nationalist opposition, it has been used to close down debate, and it’s use usually leaves political opponents in fear of recrimination and even physical attack.

In everyday life, it has been used with great effect, causing almost irreparable damage by brainwashing both children and students, who then grow up into adults who are deeply ashamed of, and even to a degree hating their own country, their traditions, their culture and eventually even themselves and their countrymen.

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That word, unless you hadn’t already worked it out – is ‘Racist’.

So where did this odious and entirely destructive noun originate?

Most people believe it’s been around for centuries, although very few of them could pinpoint with any accuracy, the date and the first time it was used, and for what purpose it was designed, I shouldn’t think.

The origins of the word is almost always never discussed, and even those on the ultra hard core right wing, would struggle if pressed to explain further.trotsky_words

The above passage, is taken from “The History of the Russian Revolution”, and the last word is “расистов”, who’s Latin translation is ‘racistov’ (Racist).

That work was produced in 1930, and is the first time in written history, in which that word is to be found being used in that particular context.

Try it, check the Internet, go through any number of books at your library, reference works or otherwise, and examine Microfiches of historical documents if you are able – you will not find an earlier usage of that word.

So who was the author, and the inventor of this word?

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Well, as it turns out, the word ‘Racist’ was invented by one of the principal architects of the 74-year Soviet nightmare, and the founder and leader of the Red Army – one Lev Davidovich Bronshtein (1879 – 1940).

If that name is unfamiliar, maybe you will recognise the name he is better known by…. Leon Trotsky

So with this in mind, what was Leon Trotsky’s reasoning behind the invention of this word?

Maybe a full English translation of the previous referred to passage may offer an explanation.

“Slavophilism, the messianism of backwardness, has based its philosophy upon the assumption that the Russian people and their church are democratic through and through, whereas official Russia is a German bureaucracy imposed upon them by Peter the Great. Mark remarked upon this theme: “In the same way the Teutonic jackasses blamed the despotism of Frederick the Second upon the French, as though backward slaves were not always in need of civilised slaves to train them.” This brief comment completely finishes off not only the old philosophy of the Slavophiles, but also the latest revelations of the ‘racists.'”

The ‘Slavophiles’ which he refers to, were historically a group of traditionalist Slavs who greatly valued their native culture and way of life, and were desperate to protect it.

Trotsky, however, saw them and others like them as being an impediment to his internationalist communist plans for enslaving the entire world.

He did not care about the Slavic Russians whom he claimed to serve, as to him, Slavophiles, were Slavs that had committed the mortal ‘crime’ of loving their own people and trying to protect their traditional way of life.

He decreed that they were simply ‘backward’, and anybody who thought as they did, were simply ‘racists’.

So, the reality of the word ‘racist‘ is very different from the liberal’s version of the story they continually perpetuate, which is, that the word was used to identify people who were ‘bigoted against certain racial groups, and should be used by all decent people to protect racial minorities from bigots.’

The truth is that the concept behind the word, that ethnic ‘backwardness’ must always be secondary to ‘enlightened’ internationalism – was used with great effect by Commissar Trotsky to justify the Communists’ murderous rampages against races of people who had simply tried to protect their traditional way of life from being replaced by what was to them, an alien system.

Those who use that word freely to cower behind, and as a defence to effectively ‘neuter’ their critics, have now grown exponentially from a handful of communists, to almost all corners of the ‘civilised’ world.

So Leon Trotsky, with the invention of that single, simple word, would arguably be responsible for causing more damage to the West – than Josef Stalin and the subsequent entire nuclear arsenal of Russia could have ever dreamt of.

He gave limitless power to the most despicable and traitorous elements within the west, which enabled them to systematically ‘rebrand’ anyone who was loyal to their own people, their cultural traditions and way of life as being ‘evil’.

Which in turn, brings us to the present, where we have had successive governments, an education system and a controlled mainstream media who have reinforced this Marxist ideology to the point where almost everyone is afraid to question it.

Even some of those who exist within the realms of the so-called ‘Alternative Media’ are actively promoting this, for want of a better word, ‘Agenda’, by referring to their critics as being, among other things…. ‘Racist’.

It’s also a good indicator, if one was to question whether a particular ‘truther’ they follow is ‘controlled opposition’ for instance, in the absence of anything immediately obvious that is.