It's almost Halloween again, and I thought I would share with all here what another culture does for the same general holiday. In Latin America,
Halloween is not so much of the celebration as is the next day, or Day of The Dead. I wanted to primarily share because I remember the first time I
crossed the southern US border. It was like hell on Earth; it felt this way because I simply was out of my element; my culture was "checked" at the
border, and suddenly it was all entirely different. Possibly, in sharing this it will help People understand that because something is different it
isn't exactly bad. I do speak from experience, the Elites in control of the USA want my fellow Americans to remain ignorant to the rest of the
World, and they want it this way for deviant gains. Out of ignorance spawns fear, out of fear spawns anger, and finally hate. This needs to change
the World over. So, here goes with the Day of The Dead.
The Day of the Dead has been practiced in Latin America for several hundred years, and is primarily dominated with Catholic roots; as that was the
religion forced on the People. In Guatemala it starts out with crowded cemeteries(both living, and dead), and family celebrations of fallen family
members. It was from the above photo that I learned something of a dark nature that was perpetrated by the Elites who own, and control the USA
amongst a few other countries. A disproportionate amount of the dates on the graves were from the early 1980's; in the heat of a "supposed" civil
The truth is that back in the mid 1950's the CIA perpetrated a military coup; which was ordered by the Elites who owned the United Fruit Company, and
Chiquita Banana. Of course, it is the same ole' line of crud we are fed today. It was for liberation of a suppressed Peoples; the "preemptive
strike" was necessary to ensure the Peoples freedom to slave away for the fruit companies.
This is in fact where the very famous, and cool T-Shirts labeled "Banana Republic" comes from. Most don't know the bloody history behind those
"Oh, so cool" T's. Any ways, the truth behind the military coup in Guatemala was because the truly democratically elected government of the People
were getting ready to give the Globalists, and their nefarious corporations the boot, or kick them out. That obviously wasn't allowable; so a war of
"liberation", and blood was created.
This war was not successful as the People fought back the entire time; not only in Guatemala, but in other Central, and South American countries,
where the Elites had their CIA perpetrate other military coups for other nefarious reasons. The
Guatemalan Civil War
created by the Elites' minions, or the CIA, who were funded the
entire time by US Taxpayer lasted up until the mid 90's. President Bill Clinton visited during his tenure as US President. He offered apologies on
behalf of the US People(go figure the elites do something, and make an apology from the People???) for the genocide of between 200,000 to 1 million
People, at the hands of the US puppet government of Guatemala. Interestingly enough, at the time of President Bill Clinton's apology the US Govt.
was still funding the continual Genocide via graduates of the
School of Americas
training, arming, and placement of
In Guatemala these guys were the Kaibiles
; which is pronounced Ki-beel(es). I have had the
displeasure of meeting several of these guys. The training employed by the US School of Americas created absolute monsters. One of the findings of
the UN commission founded to investigate the atrocities was this: "The Kaibil is a killing machine."
I am not sure of the present employment of the various ones I've met, but the inductees of the School of America's usually end in positions
associated with the CIA controlled drug cartels of Latin America. They are particularly dangerous in my opinion as their English learned during their
training at the School of America's is impeccable; usually complete with "Slang". Also, of note is they laugh at any thought of war crime charges
of genocide being filed at the Hague; as most have had their military folders wiped clean. Only now showing service; not training, rank, missions, or
classifications.(of note: many of these dudes carry duel nationalities with the States)
I mentioned the above because it has become an intrinsic Evil part of the recent past; as many of those honored on the Day of The Dead lost their
lives, and spilt their life's blood due to Evil People's desires. The same People in charge of the USA currently.
The above is a huge wooden float carried by at least 100 men. It is part of a the massive Catholic "Processiones"; which occur during the Day of
The Dead. The "Processiones" only become larger for Christmas, New Years, and Easter.
Different angle of the float(they have a proper name, but it escapes me). I would estimate the weight of these being in, and around 5000lbs.; as they
are solid wood. During the different "Processiones" they have floats to fit all sizes, ages, and gender. There are women, and children float
"Processiones"; all part of the majority Catholic Religion. These things have been done from what I understand 100's of years.
Er, this is me on a bike. I was trapped there as they closed the street off for the float. It's quite embarrassing being the big "gringo" who is
in the way of the Procession making the corner easily. The corners are particularly difficult as it takes backing up several times since the float is
close to 40 feet long.
This is the Kite festival; which is also part of the Day of The Dead celebrations. I am not sure how long the kites have been around as part of the
festivities. I am under the belief that the kites, and Day of The Dead were around before the Catholic Conquistadors conquered; so that would make
the rituals shown here extremely old, and the remnants of ancient traditions.
The Kites are massive; some reaching diameters of 36 feet. They are made from bamboo frames; many of the bamboo shoots are close to 7 inches in
diameter, and upwards of 35 feet long. The fabric on the face of the kites are made from some type of paper. They have intricate decorations of
bygone eras. Many of the kites honor the Mayan God ofQuetzalcoatl
Another large part in Day of The Dead is remembering Ernesto "Che" Guevara
. The shirt I am
wearing in that photo has actually saved my butt a few times. The man is a folk legend throughout Latin America. He started out a doctor, and a
poet, but upon seeing the carnage of Elite Imperialism throughout his South American continent, started out in Guatemala trying to help. In the
beginning Che´only trying to limit death, and in the end is credited with creating one of the leading foundations of thought regarding guerrilla
warfare. Without the guerrilla warfare techniques taught by him, Latin America today would be entirely different; it would be a complete Orwellian
Hell of the Elites, and their New World Order. He is actually honored on the Day of The Dead by thousands in Guatemala. He was tortured to death in
Bolivia at the hands of CIA operatives.
The days of US domination has waned in Central, and South America, but the scars are skin deep, and come out especially around the Halloween holidays;
as it is the day to remember those whose life force has gone.
From my experience in, and around many of these parts the People are welcoming of the average US American, but have said good bye to the US in regards
to "Liberation", or preemptive "love" strikes of "peace".
ps. Unfortunately, it is better to say Your from Canada when asked
......I'm totally serious when I say the treatment is 100 times better
when I say I'm from Canada
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