Adolfo Alzuphar: There’s a great Haitian parable that I love: it’s only when a snake dies that you know how long it is.
Adolfo Alzuphar: Community organizing as it is understood today in Los Angeles mushroomed out of the popular perception of what we know as the 1992 LA Riots/Rebellion.
Adolf Alzuphar: Despite talk of democracy, absolutely capitalist, the vast and chaotic lack of humanity, philosophy, and empathy that is the city of LA has a princely logic.
Adolfo Alzuphar: Instead of being the modern agora by the sea that it promises to be, the Venice Beach boardwalk, public space, is today the crystallization of the liberal or neoliberal compromises of the businesses that line the infamous street
Adolfo Alzuphar: Angazi but I’m sure emerged as black resistance language in South African society, whose urban jazz-drenched politics came to be known through the figures of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu around the world.
Adolfo Azhufar: The democracy of inequity and inequality, of worshipping wealth and the rich, of creating a strata of “representatives” instead of looking for them in a neighbor, is an inferno.
Adolf Alzuphar: The root of our crisis as inhabitants of a city that is a global leader in the production of pornography, prisoners, meth, as much as it does buillshit populism, and white supremacy, is a repugnant bourgeoisie, and reactionary identitarianism.