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Para Chile

El deber

Me sacaste mi tierra de debajo de mis pies.
Los andes se fueron volando y quedé al otro lado del mundo.
Y mientras no estaba, viste esas tierras y las saqueaste,
eran tuyas para destruir, porque no nos dábamos cuenta.

Estado fascista de Pinochet, que vendió esa tierra.

Las valles se hicieron viñas, mineras gigantes crecieron..
Pedimos que no se compraran las cebollas. Que íbamos a hacer?
Mataron por tantos años, de todas las maneras más crueles.
En la carretera mataste un niño, de 13 años, panadero
En la población de Camilo aún se llevan a la gente.

Aún atropellan y crean leyes para pegar mejor.
Para reirse de los derechos con escopetas.

La tierra sacude, se mueve, se levanta con la gente..

Tu modelo se rompió
Tu modelo del gran capital
El modelo de tu gente ya se rompió de repente
Tu modelo se rompió
Tu tiendita se saqueó
donde pagan poco y cobran mucho
precariedad consumista.

Patriarcado que rige el capital,
destruido por las encapuchadas.
El pueblo denunció
el estado asesino.

La reunión es el poder de la organización.
Desde abajo el pueblo unido por fin vino y lo rompió
No necesitamos el estado fascista de Pinochet
O como se le llame.

Iban a destruirlo todo.
Esa tierra que es nuestro deber proteger y alimentar.
Les quita el derecho a gobernar.
Podemos decidir desvincular y desposeer.
Adherir a nuestro propio pacto social y global.

No más crecimiento económico, (que harán los turistas?)
No más Piñera derechista comerciante, dilettante.
Ya se acaba tu mundo. Creceremos,
pero en todas las demás maneras.

Como la yatiri salvó mi awicha me vine,
Una semilla voladora. Mira donde estoy.
Estoy aquí, no me pudiste matar, bandido de siempre.

Seguiremos sembrando y dando vida.
Protegiendo esta tierra que es,
de los pueblos que somos de la tierra,
un deber.

En solidaridad con la protesta y las barricadas de hoy 6 Diciembre 2019.


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