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Mysteries of Jefe Diego…

21 December 2010

I have some real questions about Jefe Diego’s kidnapping and release.  The supposed kidnappers were/are Red de Transformación Global — in English, “Global Transformation Network” which is also the name of a television ministry, but as someone said to me yesterday, sounds like it could be some kind of financial services company… perhaps the kind of company that assists in transferring assets to Lichtenstein?

Red de Transformación Global published a strange, very long three-part manifesto. I started to translate it, but manifestos (especially ones running fifteen pages of dense single spaced text) give me splitting headaches.  If anything, it’s anti-globalist, yet begins with a quote from Berthold Brecht … and one that took me forever to find (from “Über das Töten” a fugitive essay on Bolshevism from the 1956 Mi-Ti Buch der Wendungen].  I’m not sure why a German Communist playwright would be quoted to rationalize a direct action agains the Mexican elites, especially when the manifesto’s analysis of the Mexican situation (and the justification for their action) seems to echo (with really bad writing) concerns expressed in Andres Manuel López Obrador’s speeches and books.  More on that when I’m able to see straight again.

Right now, the big mystery is why did Jefe Diego’s facial hair grow about 8 cm, when his head hair is the same length it was before his disappearance?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. El Chismoso permalink
    21 December 2010 10:49 pm

    “Right now, the big mystery is why did Jefe Diego’s facial hair grow about 8 cm, when his head hair is the same length it was before his disappearance?”

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    It’s called a ‘HairCut”, Santa Claus usually get his haircut from an elf.

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