Dude, deciding to give you the benefit of the doubt, I did a http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=slv5-&p=Zapatismo%20anarchy&ei=UTF-8 on the key words 'Zapatismo Anarchy' and found that my post above was the #1 link in Yahoo (And consquently Google). This you should find scarey.Smurf said:It also means a few other things. Like "flagship", or in this case, more literally "spokesperson" (or spokeswoman since it's feminine).
Because they're ideology is called "Zapatismo" which is very similar to many idealized forms of anarchism because all the communities are autonomous municipalities where decisions are made by consensus and leadership is non-hierarchial.
Leaping down to #6, the first 'legitimate link', http://rds.yahoo.com/;_ylt=AhqNa.WCe7aHafq.3QaLLLRXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE1YWEyam5qBGNvbG8DZQRsA1dTMQRwb3MDNgRzZWMDc3IEdnRpZANERlgwXzM-/SIG=138qu1bds/EXP=1130717051/**http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=41&ItemID=4796", I find that Coffe na lang dear was correct ...
Somehow, I am starting to feel like an educated man who understands the meaning of words being told in the 1960's that 'gay' now means 'homosexual'.There are a host of other names: autonomism, anti-authoritarianism, horizontality, Zapatismo, direct democracy...
In other words, some Spanish speaking people or worse, English speaking people of little education, have hung a meaning on a word they don't truly understand. They have 'coopted' the word and hung a meaning on it that does not appear in any dictionary.
Now as far as the 'translation' of 'Comandanta', basic knowlege of Spanish requires that you use common sense. Since she doesn't particularly look like a boat (Bad photograph notwithstanding), you convert the word to the 'masculine' ... which means you replace the 'a' with an 'e'.
Now go back to the translation site you chose and enter the word 'comandante' which will return the word commander.
What you are looking at is a revolutionary movement who, if given the amount of power to take on the armed forces of their country, would have no hesitation in overthrowing that government. Correct?
So why are these revolutionary cells any different than any other revolutionary cells that have appeared in history?
So they are local government ... presumably since they would have a bit of trouble if they left the jungle and went to Mexico City their cammo, bandoiers and ski masks might give them away?
They work independently ... by choice or necessity since the odd cell phone could be triangulated to their jungle hideouts if the province had the cash to actually set up 'cells'?
You still have not given me any differences between these people and the NPA I had working for me in the Phillipines who were Maoist in their leanings.
Living on Mindanao, I know they were not receiving updates from Luzon and they too were working independently... and they worked independently from the Moslems... who were associated with but not working together with the Moslems from Indonesia and utimately, Al Qieda.
I don't know ... maybe you are unaware that these organizations ALL work in cells who are unaware of the other members in the organization so they can't betray them if caught?
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