The Bad and the Evil According to La Chapis
La Chapis is a nun, a sister, a woman consecrated to God, or whatever you choose to call her...
"The problem with the Bad and the Evil is geographical. The geography of evil was turned around, set upside down. So when they tell the story of creation, the rich turn everything around. According to them, heaven, or God, goodness, is up in the heights, while the Bad and the Evil, the Devil, are down below. But it really isn't like that. God is not up in the heights. To correct that mistake, God sent his Son, Christ, to earth. The powerful of those times convinced everyone that the earth was organized like heaven, that the Good were up high, the rulers, the ones in charge, and down under were the ones who obeyed, the Bad. So heaven was equivalent to the government, and God was equivalent to the ruler. And that's the way they used to justify, and continue to justify, the dictate that you have to obey the rulers. So you get Bush, who drags God up whenever he feels like it--he uses God to justify every wrongdoing.
Christ was crucified because he came to question all this. And him being the Son of God, instead of meeting with the rulers, dining in their palaces, organizing a political party, and becoming their advisor, what did he do? Well, he went and got born in a manger, surrounded by animals; he grew up in a carpenter's shop wand created an organization with the poorest of the poor. Now then, would God go where the evil is? Of course not. He stayed with those at the bottom, and this tells us that goodness is not up in the heights--he would have been born in the home of that bastard Salinas de Gortari or that damned Bill Gate, but he wasn't. So heaven is not up there and neither is goodness. Evil is up there, on the Right, with the rich, with those who govern badly, with the opressors of the people. So where is goodness? We don't know, we'll have to find it.
I don't know, maybe goodness is down on the left, it might make the best place to start looking. That's why I look down when I pray; I'm praying to God, who is with the underdog. That's why I don't agree with the damn bishops and priests who are always siding with the rich and then become just like them, even in the way they dress. So my advice to you, if you're looking for the Bad and the Evil: Start searching upward and to the right. That's probably where they live."
-Subcomandante Marcos, The Uncomfortable Dead (a novel in four hands by Paco Taibo III and Subcomandante Marcos)