from Contra Info, translated by Anarchist News
Chile: The Triumph of Democracy and its False Critics
While thousands of Chileans celebrate the electoral triumph to change the Constitution, we continue to wage war against all forms of power.
Today the Chilean State, the political parties and the official press celebrate along with the citizens the nauseating triumph of democracy, of the institutional channels and of civic and republican culture, as if it were the triumph of a world soccer championship.
How will the “revolters”, today transformed into proud voters, bear this contradiction? We do not know.
What we do know is that those who yesterday denounced the “brutality” of the repression, today were kindly received at the polls escorted by the police and the military.
What we also know is that on the fresh blood on the pavement in which the young Aníbal Villarroel fell, assassinated by police bullets just three days ago, today the idealized settlers dance and sing drunk on democracy.
Chile won, the State won, society won and its desire to live under a new social pact with dominion, the will of the majority to generate new social consensus won. At the end of the day, with more or less barricades, the same old script won, historically written and rewritten in the palaces of power to stop the revolts, to divert the rebellions towards institutional and partisan causes.
And power laughs, laughs and laughs. It laughs because institutions are validated. It laughs because now it will have at its disposal more “conscious” and democratic citizens who voluntarily help to point out the refractory, the divergent, the insurrect, the “anti-social,” the “violent” who interfere with their processes of change full of disgusting civility. Power laughs, because it knows that with guilty hope, even some self-denominated anarchists went to the polls to officially surrender to the enemy, to reject their own ideas, to capitulate with their convictions as liquid and volatile as the memory of the so romanticized «people ».
We, a proud seditious minority, continue to wage war against power without confusion, multiplying and strengthening ourselves in chaos.
Because our revolt did not begin on October 18 nor will it end with a disgusting plebiscite.
DEATH TO THE STATE AND THE CARNIVAL OF DEMOCRACY.
ANARCHY LIVES IN THE CONTINUOUS ATTACK ON DOMINATION.
FOR THE PERMANENT INSURRECTION WITHOUT LEADERS OR
WITH OUR DEAD OUR IN MEMORY AND OUR PRISONERS IN THE STRUGGLE,
WE CONTINUE AT WAR AGAINST ALL FORMS OF POWER.
The unpacified anarchic from the south of Abya Yala ($ hile).
October 26, 2020.