Amor Revolucionario - Revolutionary Love
Not many people know I got ink, not much but it is the symbol of the chakana which is a sacred symbol of Peru and Inca. I’ve had it for several years. This symbol has always brought me peace. It represents so many things.

Not many people know I got ink, not much but it is the symbol of the chakana which is a sacred symbol of Peru and Inca. I’ve had it for several years. This symbol has always brought me peace. It represents so many things.

Saw these today at the store, reminded me of the Kenner Star Wars Action figures. 

[Poem:] La Loca de la Raza Cosmica By La ChrisX

Before I post this online, I’d like to note that I looked for this poem all over the internet back in 2001-2005 and could not find it. It was later that a young mujer in MEChA from Arizona State University had this on weathered up piece of paper that was tearing up. She allowed me to borrow it and copy it word for word, stanza from stanza, so I thank her for doing that. I told her that this needed to be put online so Chicanos Y Chicanas, and Raza all over the cyberspace could stumble upon it and read it.

There are many theories to who “La ChrisX” was, is, but I would rather that stay a mystery, and that people focus more on what the poem has to say. “La ChrisX” is obviously all that strong mujeres she talks about in the poem.  - Gabriel Cruz, November 2005

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La Loca de la Raza Cosmica
A Feminist response to “I am Joaquin”
by La Chrisx

Dedico este trabajo a las mujeres Chicanas

Esta dedicado a las Locas / a las reinas de la Raza Cosmica



For as different as we all may seem,

When intricacies are compared
We are all one,
And the same.
Soy la Mujer Chicana, una maravilla
Soy tan simple como la capirotada
And at the same time I am as complicated to understand as the Aztec Pyramids.
Soy la Reina de la Raza Cosmica (al estilo Califas)
Soy señorita 
Soy ruca loca 
Soy mujerona
Soy Santa
Soy madre
Soy Ms.
Soy la India Maria
Soy la Adelita
Soy Radical
Soy la Revolucionaria
Soy la Chicana en los picket lines
Soy la Chicana en los conferences
Soy la Chicana en los teatros
Soy la que hecha chingazos por su Raza
Soy el grito: “Chicano Power!”
Soy United Farmworker Buttons
Soy la Mexican flag
Soy la madre (El esclavo) de mi padre,
De mi hermano, de mi esposo
Soy la comida en la mesa cuando llegan
Del jale
Soy la que calienta los TV dinners
Soy tamales at Christmas time
Soy love-maker to my main man
Soy dreamer
Soy streetwalker
Soy la good woman
Soy la quien “mi carnal” hace rape
Soy shacking up
Soy staying at home until I’m married
Or dead
Soy dumping my old man, even though I’m pregnant with his child 
Soy getting married in Reno with kids at home 
Soy mother of 12, married at 14 
Soy staying together for the kids’ sakes 
Soy la que se chinga pa’mantener a su familia 
Soy marianismo, living to love and support 
my husband and to nurture and teach my children 
Soy la battered wife 
Soy la drop-out 
Soy the first in my family to graduate from high school 
Soy la directora 
Soy la poverty pimp 
Soy “tank you” en vez de thank you 
Soy “chooz” en vez de shoes 
Soy refinada-educated in assimilated/Anglicized/private institutions 
Soy la caneria 
Soy “silicon valley” 
Soy los fields 
Soy el unemployment 
Soy el welfare 
Soy la Avon lady 
Soy la que va a visitor al Pinto 
Soy la piensa que un Pinto, es a bean 
Soy la political prisoner 
Soy Saturday nights en el Drunk Tank 
Soy Juvenile Hall 
Soy week-ender at Elmwood 
Soy la que Mandan a Frontera, the California Women’s Institute 
Soy la que tiene Probation Officer 
Soy the A.A. 
Soy the methadone clinic 
Soy beign under psychiatiric care 
Soy finding strength from within 
My Chicana Soul 
Soy someone who understands 
Soy dope-pusher 
Soy straight 
Soy preaching … and not listening to 
What I say 
Soy el catechism 
Soy la Holy-roller 
Soy la que nunca se puede levanter for Church on Sundays 
Soy wondering if there is a God 
Soy la Virgen de Guadalupe 
Soy la low-rider 
Soy la cruzer en su Monte-Carlo 
Soy un ten-speed or walking 
Soy el Joseph Magnin’s 
Soy la K-Mart 
Soy el Goodwill 
Soy styling 
Soy wearing tire sandals con sarape 
Soy concerts cuando ando bien loca 
Soy el Disco, el Starlight, y el Palomar 
Soy el Hilton 
Soy the Texas Inn 
Soy the Knights of Columbus 
Soy bragging about a good bato 
Soy echándole a el y su mendiga madre 
Soy stepping out on my old man 
Soy being true
Soy going out with my brother as chaperone 
Soy la que vive con double standards: 
My old man has a lover, but I’d be out on the streets if I had one 
Soy la community organizer 
Soy not being able to get involved 
Because my husband, or father 
Won’t let me out at night
Soy la madre que le hecha madres al principal 
Soy thinking my children’s teachers are his second parents 
Soy alcohólica, 
Soy social drinker
Soy marijuana
Soy junky
Soy straight
Soy la natural high- Y que?
Soy blue sniffer
Soy white, red or yellow pills,
Soy crystal
Soy el grito del Mariachi
Soy salsa
Soy Oldies but goodies
Soy Freddie Fender
Soy Little Joe
Soy Vicente Fernandez
Soy la Vicky Carr
Soy versos de la Santa Biblia
Soy True Confessions, Playgirl, or Viva
Soy Novelas de Amor
Soy Literatura Revolucionaria
Soy never reading at all
Soy spray painting on the wall
Soy ojos negros y piel canela
Soy dying my hair a flaming red or yellow
Soy mexicana
Soy Mexican-American
Soy American of Spanish Surname (A.S.S.)
Soy Latina
Soy Puerto Riqueza
Soy Cocoanut
Soy Chicana
Soy achieving a higher status en la causa, De la mujer
U del hombre Chicano
Con mucho carino dedico esto a las locas de la Raza Cosmica,
Y si no te puedes ver aquí hermana, solo te puedo decir
“Dispensa”

Original Link: http://izofice.blogspot.com/2014/08/poem-la-loca-de-la-raza-cosmica-la.html

[Poem / Ode] Ode to the colonized

Original Link: http://izofice.blogspot.com/2014/08/poem-ode-ode-to-colonized.html 

By Vanessa Gallego (http://www.instagram.com/gnightryder)

(University of Arizona Student around 2004)

You shop at Walmart, the silent stranger, of the peoples of the tres worlds~ You check off Hispanic in the census, and the results is your detention referral, into a life of slave service and cultural homicide, making you speak English, co-conspire against your people and become the FBI, the CIA, DEA, any government position of the U.S of A. 

But why you say if we live in the Land of the Free, look our mother, Statue of sweet liberty, embracing the EAST, never looking South, its the indigenous people that she hates, and she habitually kicks out. 

Cause we aint white, cause we all “look alike” brown bastard people who continue to fight, The system, the administration, with every breath that we take, living in poverty that the system and the man creates, And holds us in, castrating our culture, our voice, making us the “other”, turning our sisters and brothers against one another, 

What menace have we caused that we’re continually shunned, what makes American culture superior for one? 

Does our Spanish and Indigenous scare you to the point; were you looking for war at every fucking checkpoint? 

Homeland Security, what the fuck were you thinking, protecting an imaginary border, from people only seeking, A better life, a chance to survive; escape government corruption, and U.S genocide, From Honduras, Oaxaca, Puebla, mi gente, tu ordio, tu malicia, tu racismo lo sienten. 

Y que motherfuckers, what else will you do, more Patriotic Acts and more Prop 2 c notes, too? This is a call for all those oppressed who are tired of listening to FOX news and CBS, Media, creating sheep by the masses A Perfect Circle of hate, In which our government brainwashes and instigates, 

And if your mind still can’t metabolize the fact that you’re still colonized, then turn ON the radios, turn on the TV’s and watch the killing of innocent Iraqis 

[Poem] Under Shadows of . .

By Salvador Reza

Under shadows of fear I work construction.
Under shadows of shame my kids hide their status.
Under shadows of losing my job I use fake papers.
I don’t speak against poor education, my kids are targeted.
I want to elect caring school administrators but I can’t vote.
I want to be counted but I am discounted.
My Spanish is ridiculed and my Nahuatl erased.
I work but my quality of life is slave-like.
No, it’s not the Mexico of early 1500s.
It’s today on the streets of Phoenix.
[Poem] Xochiqueztal de Ometeol

by Luis Angel Viniegra

From the timeless Calli Ollin Gardens of Ometeotl…

To the smoking mountain clouds of Tenochtitlan…

To the spirit rains

Of our honored Mexicayotl elders…

From the Tonal Y Nagual

Of the Highlands of Teotihuacan…

Ehecatl spread prolific pollen…

Lluikamina arched destiny arrows

Into the sky…

Como las lagrimas de fuego

Del Manadato de Cuauhtemok…

Flung across the winds of time…

To the feathered serpent Ximalli…

Reflecting the healing rays

Of the six sun arising…

The Xinachtli now blossoms…

into lifegiving

Precious flowers…

Like the Medicinal Yerba Buena…

Resilient…

Like the centurion Saguaro…

As radiant sunflowers…

Across the valles of Aztlán…

The Xochiquetzal de Ometeol

Not sure why I like this picture so much. 
valentine-illest:

Not sure why I like this picture so much. 

valentine-illest:

Now for anyone else, people will look at this issue of Swamp Thing #37 from 1985 and think nothing of it, but to a true comic collector they will know that “Swamp Thing #37 is the 1st full appearance of John Constantine. Alan Moore modeled the Constantine after Sting. Keanu Reeves portrayed him in the movie. He is a part of the Justice League Dark in which Guillermo Del Toro is currently scripting a movie film about. John Constantine is getting his own TV series in the fall of 2014 which I am really looking forward too. When the Justice League who consists of Batman,Superman, etc etc can’t get the job done, Constantine and his crew come in and get the job done. Many times Batman and Superman ask Constantine for help. Constantine and members of the Justice League Dark are my favorite DC Comic Book characters.

Now for anyone else, people will look at this issue of Swamp Thing #37 from 1985 and think nothing of it, but to a true comic collector they will know that “Swamp Thing #37 is the 1st full appearance of John Constantine. Alan Moore modeled the Constantine after Sting. Keanu Reeves portrayed him in the movie. He is a part of the Justice League Dark in which Guillermo Del Toro is currently scripting a movie film about. John Constantine is getting his own TV series in the fall of 2014 which I am really looking forward too. When the Justice League who consists of Batman,Superman, etc etc can’t get the job done, Constantine and his crew come in and get the job done. Many times Batman and Superman ask Constantine for help. Constantine and members of the Justice League Dark are my favorite DC Comic Book characters.

“WHY is MEANINGLESS; It is an ECHO of THE PAST, or a WHISPER of THE FUTURE. ALL THAT MATTERS, for this INFINITE NOW, is WHAT, and WHERE, and WHO.” - Obi Wan Kenobi’s thoughts in the novel, ‘Revenge of the Sith' (page 120) 

WHY is MEANINGLESS; It is an ECHO of THE PAST, or a WHISPER of THE FUTURE. ALL THAT MATTERS, for this INFINITE NOW, is WHAT, and WHERE, and WHO.” - Obi Wan Kenobi’s thoughts in the novel, ‘Revenge of the Sith' (page 120) 

"Hasn’t been your night, eh, chère? Or maybe it has — considering how often I am here to rescue you. " - Gambit in Uncanny X-Men #266 
This is the first FULL A ppearance of Remy LeBeau AKA Gambit. This is Great Key that I own. Gambit is a mutant & thief who uses the alias Le Diable Blanc, Robert Lord, Dirge, Death, Gumbo, Cajun, Swamp Rat; Clint Barton
He has the ability to take the potential energy stored in an object and convert it to pure light pink-colored kinetic energy thus “charging” that item with highly explosive results. He also has a Hypnotic charm.
Actor Channing Tatum is currently making a strong push to have an X-Men Gambit movie made.
I took this comic to several comic book store owners to get a generic grade, (9.2-9.6) many who offered to purchase it from me but I declined. 

"Hasn’t been your night, eh, chère? Or maybe it has — considering how often I am here to rescue you. " - Gambit in Uncanny X-Men #266 

This is the first FULL A ppearance of Remy LeBeau AKA Gambit. This is Great Key that I own. Gambit is a mutant & thief who uses the alias Le Diable Blanc, Robert Lord, Dirge, Death, Gumbo, Cajun, Swamp Rat; Clint Barton

He has the ability to take the potential energy stored in an object and convert it to pure light pink-colored kinetic energy thus “charging” that item with highly explosive results. He also has a Hypnotic charm.

Actor Channing Tatum is currently making a strong push to have an X-Men Gambit movie made.

I took this comic to several comic book store owners to get a generic grade, (9.2-9.6) many who offered to purchase it from me but I declined. 

Love is a warrior’s sword; wherever it cuts, it gives life, not death.

The peaceful warrior’s way is not about invulnerability, but absolute vulnerability — to the world, to life, and to the Presence you felt. All along I’ve shown you by example that a warrior’s life is not about imagined perfection or victory; it is about love. Love is a warrior’s sword; wherever it cuts, it gives life, not death. - From The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

What does it mean when a man falls in love with a radiant face?

What does it mean when a man falls in love with a radiant face? It may mean that he has some soul work to do. His soul is the issue. Instead of pursuing the woman and trying to get her alone, away, he needs to go alone himself, perhaps to a mountain cabin, for three months, write poetry, canoe down a river, and dream. That would save some women a lot of trouble. -  Iron John: A Book About Men, by Robert Bly

Trust, Love, What we call sexy…

Trust, love, what we call sexy, who we trust in a business situation, are all based on how open we are. Openness is bodily openness, muscular relaxation, heart openness as opposed to hiding behind some emotional wall, and spiritual openness, which is actually feeling so fully into the moment that there’s no separation between you and the entire moment.

Your only real choices are to open fully and receive their gifts or crucify them and be relieved of their force…But you must be willing to feel your heart’s terrors and wounds or else you will close and protect yourself, striking back at the source of openness you most yearn to become… - David Deida 

This is going to be a little long..

"WHY is MEANINGLESS; It is an ECHO of The PAST, or a WHISPER of The FUTURE. ALL THAT MATTERS, for this INFINITE NOW, is WHAT, and WHERE, and WHO." - Obi Wan Kenobi in the novel "Revenge of The Sith"

Yes, I read, I read a lot. I am a point in my life when i wish I would have done lesser evil to do greater good. 

It has been an intense emotional physical, mental and spiritual rollercoaster in my life the last several months. Aside from that, I have a confession to make.. But first of all, before that, I want to take the time to apologize to all the people who have sent me messages on tumblr that I have not come on to respond too. I have been so caught up in the moment as of late. 

Since 2008, I have been wanting to create a fashion blog but i currently have got two projects I have been working on. I need to figure out how to reshuffle and split up time for my projects equally.. 

OK now my confession. I have not told many people but several months ago I was diagnosed with diabetes and low testosterone (now you know why I’ve been emo as of late) I got high sugar and don’t need insulin but have to watch what I eat. It drives me up the wall. I am so used to drinking Pepsi, or people bringing or sending me lunch to work I’ve had to give up all that. I was relieved to learn that I have NO STDS in my body. I have to lose 80lbs. The comic book character Punisher is my inspiration.  I won’t say who or what is my motivation but it is there.

After 6 years of working at Hello Kitty/Sanrio, I’m getting laid off of work within the next month. I met a lot of good people there and I wish them all the best of luck in their job search endeavors. I did get a job offer in Hastings Nebraska. 

I’ve been spending every Wednesday doing GOD’s work. I probably look forward to this day more then all of out the week. 

I am still doing the comic book world thing and I am learning fast. Many comic shop owners tell me that they are amazed at the speed I am picking up things and thinking of the comic book world long term. I’ve been collecting comic books since late Summer 2012. For a long time I really didn’t have a game plan & was just buying up issues because it was the “hottest thing” but in the last several months I’ve really buckled down and done my ‘homework’ on them. Just because an issue is old, doesn’t mean there is going to be any hard value to it. A couple weekends, I went on what is known as a “COMIC CRAWL” My friend and I hit as many as comic stores as we could with our lists in search of certain comics. 

Aside from 1 fight I attended and from the various times I’ve hung out with the UFC Fighters I know, I have taken a break from MMA-UFC. It was just taking over my life mentally and physically. I will get back to it soon.  

Anyways, enough about my over narcissistic-self, hit me up on facebook or instagram sometime. 

Though I personally know some writers and artists over “Zenescope Comics” I hardly ever glance at them, but when I saw the Cover B card pin up style by artists Ivan Nunes, I decided to get them all. This comic is called “Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass”