Thursday, February 3, 2011

¡Que viva Victor Leiva!

“El Mono” Victor Leiva of Guatemalan youth arts collective Caja Lúdica, killed on the night of February 2, 2011.

The system

The machine persecutes youth: locks them up, tortures them, kills them. They are the living proof of its impotence. It throws them out: it sells them, human flesh, to foreigners.

The sterile machine hates everything that grows and moves. It is only able to multiply jails and cemeteries. It produces nothing but prisoners and cadavers, spies and police, beggars and exiles.

To be young is a crime. Reality commits it every day at the hour of dawn; and also history, which is born anew each day.

This is why reality and history are prohibited.

- Eduardo Galeano, Days and Nights of Love and War