Man, i have not played capoeira in two weeks. I feel flabby. Students are not coming to class (i stopped teaching ya'll... it's okay to come back, we won't kill you.. the drill seargent has stepped back).
I do work out with my wife. we focus on our abs and stuff. But its not enough for me. It's hard maintaining an organization that teaches. We have some performances coming up, i hope we can work it.
Volte O Mundo...
On Dialetic Materialism... (adapting to my situation-- in this case economic systems...)
The last couple of months, I have been re-evaluating a few things. i have been holding back on my blog. So sorry if i have been neglecting you folks.
I have never been for socialism even though folks like Ernesto "Che" Guevara (you know the guy on those shirts everyone is wearing), Amilcar Cabral, Huey P. Newton, and Paul Robeson have been my heroes (amongst other supermen and superwomen). I have always quoted them in my articles and in my lectures. I always use their theories in class and in my papers. They were all socialists/dialectic materialists. I have friends who are socialists as well and we always agree in our politics.
Lately, in class i have been running across many theories based on Marxist thought. I found Karl Marx to be an elitist, so i stayed away from him. I read the Communist Manifesto and some of this other writings. I felt that he was out of touch with the working class but it was not until i ran across Huey P. Newton's version of intercommunalism (he took it further than the original), that i started to see things differently. My views have always been leftist but not far enough.
Of course, not understanding Marxist thought since i was not feeling him, i assumed socialism was a political system when in actuality its an economic system (like everyone else thought).
I realized that the idea that everyone works in the benefit of his or her own interests , which is what capitalism is based on, its immoral and destructive. For a few people to live luxurious lives, a great many have to be impoverished. This is wack...
to be continued...