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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

47 Y MAS MURIERON

una vez soñe con exito mundano
musashi miyamoto
REALIDAD
historia de los 47 ronines, sinopsis: en 1701 un empleado del shogun denominado maestro de ceremonias, kira, tiene un altercado con el señor feudal asano dentro del palacio imperial. durante el incidente asano pierde la compostura, saca su espada corta y le da un tajo en la frente a kira, que esta desarmado. kira queda vivo y el shogun ordena el harakiri de asano, toda vez que esta prohibido sacar la espada dentro de palacio. el clan de asano se desintegra y sus 300 samurais quedan desempleados (ronines). muchos consiguen trabajo en otros castillos pero unos 60 juran vengar la muerte de su amo, eliminando a kira. pero kira, temiendo la represalia, contrata una exagerada custodia. esperando el momento propicio pasa un año hasta que el lider de los ronines, oishi, los cita para la accion. acuden 47 y de madrugada toman por asalto la casa-fortin de kira que aun teniendo 200 custodios ese dia la mitad de ellos estaban afuera debido a un festival. matan a todos incluyendo a kira al que le cortan la cabeza que pasan a exhibir por todo edo, la capital, marchando en fila militar. se dice que un millon de habitantes se conmovieron y salieron a vitorearlos por las calles. los 47 ronines, aun acarreando varios heridos de ellos, depositaron la cabeza de kira en la tumba de asano antes de entregarse al shogun, que los condeno al harakiri, perdonando al mas joven (17) y al mas viejo (76) de ellos.
ANALISIS
la venganza de los 47 ronines desde la perspectiva del bushido es incorrecta segun yamamoto tsunetomo (1659-1719) samurai intelectual escritor de varios libros entre ellos el famoso hagakure. y explica: los ronines pasaron mas de un año esperando por el momento correcto para vengar la muerte de su señor asano. -y que si kira hubiera muerto por enfermedad o accidente durante ese tiempo? de acuerdo al codigo de los samurais los ronines debieron atacar a kira inmediatamente despues de la muerte de su señor, ganaran o no en el intento. es que aun cuando no hubieran podido matar a kira y todos hubieran perecido, no venia al caso porque victoria o derrota no tiene importancia en el bushido sino mostrar la excepcional determinacion de reclamo de honor. esperando un año los ronines elevaron su oportunidad de exito pero arriesgaron el deshonor del clan, el peor pecado que puede cometer un samurai. por tanto la historia de los 47 ronines es un clamor de venganza fria, pero de ninguna manera una historia de honor del bushido.
FANTASIA
la pelicula occidental 47 ronin (2013, carl rinsch) con keanu reeves e hiroyuki sanada, considerada una catastrofe financiera (costo 175 millones y recaudo 148), a pesar de que trae su dosis hechicera (kira usa tambien la brujeria como proteccion), revisionista (todo fue una confabulacion para apropiarse del castillo de asano), sentimental (uno de los 47, un mestizo de ingles con japonesa que asano recoge cuando niño, se enamora de la princesa) y comercial (los combates de kendo se transforman en cosa de videogames) sigue siendo una buena historia. la recomiendo como entretenimiento de altos kilates incluso por la fotografia de 3d y espectacular banda sonora.©varela
i dreamt of worldly success once
musashi miyamoto
REALITY
47 ronin story, synopsis: in 1701 an employee of the shogun named master of ceremonies, kira, has an altercation with the feudal lord asano in the imperial palace. during the incident asano loses his composure, draws his short sword and gives a blow on the forehead of kira, who is unarmed. kira remains alive and the shogun ordered the harakiri of asano, every time which is forbidden to draw the sword within the palace. the clan of asano disintegrates and his 300 samurai are unemployed (ronin). many of them get job in other castles but about 60 swear to avenge the death of his master, eliminating kira. but kira, fearing retaliation, hires an exaggerated custody. waiting for the propitious moment passes a year until the leader of the ronins, oishi, call them for action. 47 of them responded and early in the morning take by assault the house-fortress of kira that although still having 200 custodians that day half of them were outside due to a festival. they kill everyone including kira to which cut the head to show through all edo, the capital, marching in military rows. it said that one million inhabitants was moved and came out to cheer them on the streets. the 47 ronins, still carrying several of them wounded, deposited the head of kira on the tomb of asano before surrender to the shogun, who condemn them to the harakiri, forgiving the youngest (17) and the older (76) of them.
ANALYSIS
the 47 ronin vengeance from the bushido perspective is wrong according to yamamoto tsunetomo, (1659-1719) an intellectual samurai who wrote many books among them the famous hagakure. and explains: the 47 ronin spent more than a year waiting for the right time for their revenge of the death of their lord asano. and what if kira had died of an illness or accident during that time? according to the samurai code the ronin should attack immediately after their master death. winning or not in the attempt. even if they had failed to kill kira, even if they had all perished, it would not have mattered, as victory and defeat have no importance in bushido but to show outstanding courage and determination claiming honor. by waiting a year, they improved their chances of success but risked dishonoring the name of their clan, the worst sin a samurai can commit. therefore the 47 ronin story is a cry of cold vengeance, but by no means a story of honor of bushido.
FANTASY
the occidental film 47 ronin (2013, carl rinsch) with keanu reeves and hiroyuki sanada, considered a financial catastrophe (cost 175 million and raised 148), while brings it sorceress dose (kira uses also the witchcraft as protection), revisionist (everything was a confabulation to seize the castle of asano), sentimental (one of the 47, a half breed of english with japanese who was adopted by asano since a child, falls for the princess) and commercial (kendo fighting are transformed into videogames plays) is still a good story. i recommend it as a high level entertainment even by the 3d photography and spectacular soundtrack.©varela

Monday, April 14, 2014

VENEZUELA Y LA IGLESIA

el 1 de mayo de 1957 una carta pastoral del arzobispo de caracas rafael arias blanco se convirtio para los historiadores en un grito de libertad en medio de la brutal censura de la dictadura de perez jimenez...
... nuestro pais se va enriqueciendo con impresionante rapidez. segun un estudio economico de las naciones unidas, la produccion per capita en venezuela ha subido al indice de $540, lo cual la situa de primera entre sus hermanas latinoamericanas, y por encima de naciones como alemania, holanda, australia e italia. ahora bien, nadie osara afirmar que esa riqueza se distribuye de manera que llegue a todos los venezolanos. ya que una inmensa masa de nuestro pueblo esta viviendo en condiciones que no se pueden calificar de humanas. el desempleo que hunde a muchisimos venezolanos en el desaliento y que a algunos empuja hasta la desesperacion; los salarios bajisimos con que una gran parte de nuestros obreros tiene que conformarse, mientras los capitales invertidos en la industria y el comercio que hacen fructificar esos trabajadores, aumentan a veces de una manera inaudita...
... y tras 8 meses de lectura de esa carta en todas la iglesias del pais el regimen caia con disturbios callejeros y ejercito revirado. medio siglo despues hugo chavez se personaba en la tv nacional a decir que cristo fue el primer socialista.. y ningun prelado le contradijo. incluso cuando emergio de las aguas la iglesia de potosi, sumergida desde 1985, muchos lo vieron como milagro del chavismo, aunque otros como cuestion de sequia. pero al margen del pajarito parlante y el rostro del metro, nicky maduro ha sido mucho menos ironico y frontal con la iglesia catolica e incluso en un paso sorpresivo invito al secretario de estado del vaticano, pietro parolin, como garante de las conversaciones con la oposicion. y los obispos venezolanos dieron su declaracion: consideramos oportuna y de gran valor la participacion de la santa sede en el dialogo entre el gobierno y la oposicion. el pueblo venezolano apreciara en sumo grado dicha participacion y sabra reconocer el valioso aporte de la iglesia. la nota de la iglesia venezolana dice desear un dialogo franco entre las partes 'para construir nuevas relaciones basadas en el mutuo reconocimiento'. me pregunto si los fascistas callejeros, los areperos del doral y los tonto ultras miamenses tambien diran que la iglesia venezolana esta penetrada por cuba. y comiencen a romper cruces.©varela
on may 1, 1957 a pastoral letter from the archbishop of caracas rafael arias blanco was converted by historians in a cry of freedom in the midst of the brutal censorship of the perez jimenez dictatorship...
... our country is enriched with impressive speed. according to an economy study of united nations, the per capita production in venezuela has climbed to the index of $540, which placed her first among its latin american sisters, and above nations such as germany, the netherlands, australia and italy. now, nobody would dare affirm that this wealth is distributed so that it reaches all venezuelans. since a vast mass of our people is living in conditions that do not qualify for human. unemployment that sinks into despondency many venezuelan and that some pushed to despair; the low wages that a large part of our workers have to comply, while the capital invested in industry and commerce which is made fruitful by these workers, increase sometimes in an unprecedented manner... 
... and after 8 months of the reading of that letter in all the churches fo the country the regime fell with street riots and army revolt. half a century later hugo chavez appeared on national tv to say that christ was the first socialist... and no prelate contradicted him. even when the church of potosi, submerged since 1985 emerged from the waters many saw that a miracle of chavism, although others as a matter of drought. but aside of the talking bird and the face of the metro, nicky madure has been much less ironic and confrontational with the catholic church and even in a surprising step invited the secretary of state for the vatican, pietro parolin, as guarantor of the talks with the opposition. and the venezuelan bishops gave their statement: we consider timely and valuable the participation of the holy see in the dialogue between the government and the opposition. the venezuelan people appreciate in high grade such participation and will recognize the valuable contribution of the church. the venezuelan church note said to want a true dialogue between parties 'to build new relations based on mutual recognition'. i wonder if the streets fascists, the arepa eaters from doral and the miamiams silly ultras also tell the venezuelan church is penetrated by cuba. and begin to break crosses.©varela

Sunday, April 13, 2014

RESTING WEEK

tomo esta semana de vacaciones para pescar con cordel. nada de flecha ni arpon. y pongo 4 historias graficas para los lectores honrando semana santa, la batalla en bahia de cochinos y la muerte de mi padre el 19 (giron: burning bridges, el canto del veril, el luchador y el ungido). disfrutenlas y sirvanse de comentar que por las noches estare compartiendo con ustedes.
i take this week on vacation to fish with line. no arrow or spear. and i posted 4 stories graphics for readers honoring holy week, the bay of pigs battle and my father death on 19 (giron: burning bridges, the edge of the cliff, the fighter and the anointed one). enjoy it and please to comment that on the nights i'll be sharing with you.

GIRON: BURNING BRIDGES

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HOMENAJE AL VIEJO

como homenaje al viejo mio -y de paso a todos los padres del mundo- dedico este par de trabajos graficos, que en realidad los hice pensando en el. el canto del veril es un recuerdo a los dias en que ibamos a pescar a la costa sur de cuba, en la fosa al lado del escambray, basandose entonces en una pelicula rusa que el viejo y yo vimos y a ambos nos gusto mucho: la ultima pulgada (posledniy dyuym, 1958). soliamos comentarla y como yo tenia 6 años como el niño del filme, mi padre me pregunto si yo podia arrastrarlo en caso de que el estuviera herido asi un dia de pesca, y probamos. se acosto en el piso de la sala y me dijo que tratara de jalarlo hasta la cocina. yo empece a jalarlo. siendo mi padre un hombre de 6 pies y 200 libras aquello fue la mision mas dificil de mi vida e iba a desistir, casi llorando, pero entonces imagine que en ello iba su vida, que debia salvarlo... y lo lleve como pude. jamas se me olvida aquel dia. en mi version cambio la avioneta por el jeep del viejo pero dejo intacto el sentimiento del hijo y el drama de manejar algo desconocido. la otra historia, el luchador, es una reflexion sobre una frase de paulo coelho: el guerrero es transparente en sus acciones y secreto en sus planes. como considero al viejo un luchador, tanto en el deporte (fue judoka del kodokan) como en su trabajo y en la vida, se que siempre fue transparente en lo que hizo... y secreto en lo que planeo. ambas historias, como siempre, van acompañadas de musica, una es 'le vent, le cri' de ennio morricone, y la otra, 'conquista del paraiso 1492' de vangelis. espero les guste, y aunque ya los lectores fijos las conocen, valga la redundancia y la insistencia en honrar al viejo de uno, que siempre es eterno. feliz dia de los padres.©varela 
as homage to my old man -and incidentally to all fathers in the world- i dedicate this pair of graphics works, which i really made it thinking in him. el canto del veril (the edge of the cliff) is a reminder to the days in which we went fishing at the south coast of cuba, in the pit next to the escambray mountains, based then in a russian movie that the old man and i watched and both liked: the last inch (posledniy dyuym, 1958). we used to comment it and as i was 6 years old as the child of the film, my father wondered if i could drag him in case he was injured so a day of fishing, and we tested. he was lying down on the floor of the living room and told me to try pulling him up to the kitchen. i started to pull it. being my father a 6 feet and 200 pounds man that was the most difficult mission in my life and i was going to give up, almost crying, but then i imagine that it was his life, i had to save him... and i take him as i could. i never forget that day because it was the first time that i felt important, as the character in the story. in my version i change the plane by the old man's jeep but i leave intact the feeling of the son and the drama of driving something unknown. the other story, el luchador (the fighter), is a reflection on a phrase of paulo coelho: the warrior is transparent in its actions and secret in its plans. as i think the old man was a fighter in the sport (was a kodokan judoka) as in his work and life, that was always clear in what he did... and secret in what he planned. both stories, as always, are accompanied by music, one is 'le vent, le cri' of ennio morricone, and the other is 'conquest of paradise 1492' by vangelis. i hope you like it, and although daily readers already know it, are worth the repetition and insistence on honoring the one's old man, which is always eternal. happy father's day.©varela

PLEASE CLICK ON MUSIC TO WATCH THE STORY


PLEASE CLICK ON MUSIC TO WATCH THE STORY