El pueblo unido jamás será vencido

Yesterday, I was at a Thievery Corporation concert and a Brazilian and Argentinean singers sang some high tempo jam with the words “El pueblo unido jamás será vencido” (The people united will never be defeated) to a large white middle class crowd. The crowd seemed well excited with the motto and probably feeling very smug about themselves – for the fact that they were there and being all revolutionary and stuff. I was thinking, however, that this statement is so wrong that begs belief why people use it over and over again. The people are not united in any shape or form and they have been, at least currently, totally defeated!

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One Response to El pueblo unido jamás será vencido

  1. iwi says:

    … one day I’d love to have a good discussion about “flags” and “language inaccuracies”… the statement above suffers a bit of each in my opinion

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