September 15, 2013

Filed under: Blog, Essays, Writings

by Diamanda Galás September 13 2013

Spanish translation by Yaxkin García, here.
French translation by Aurore U, here.

The “Naïve” Solution

I am begging rich women who care: Please have bail money and cars ready to take this woman out of Mexico when she is captured. I guarantee the authorities will torture Diana beyond recognition. I guarantee they will make an example of her and she will be found suicided in her cell. You will hear no background history from her as to what catalyzed her actions.

Or she will simply be murdered: her tongue will be pulled out for all to see, arms cut off one over the other on the torso. A warning to future vengadoras. A curse upon the women of Juarez. And she will be found in a very visible place. Or she will be taken to trial and forced, under torture, to say that she used the Juarez tragedies as an excuse to act out a self-serving scenario.

Please have the money ready. Have protection with you and a team that will know how to get out of  the city or the country. This can only be done if you have a team of absolute professionals, preferably men and women with military experience. There is little point in allowing the authorities to further alarm the population by advertising her corpse as public warning Numero Uno. It will demoralize the people entirely and no progress will be made in bringing the Good Ole Boy’s Club to Justice.

Diana is the one who has stood up for all of us, primarily the women of Juarez, but all Mexican women,including all women from Baja California, who think of Juarez with supreme terror… The 3,000 factories, which have installed video cameras to select their prey, should be shut down and would be if the owners were not involved in what is happening to the women there in conjunction with their North American, Central and South American “business colleagues.” The women are perks to the businessmen who are “special friends.” What could be a better gift than a woman in the back of a truck to terrorize?

Coming from very poor, very strict families, with brothers and sisters to feed, or children, the workers in the 3000 maquiladoras of Juarez are primarily women … working for five dollars a day*, riding the bus to work in the morning, and coming back on the bus at evening.

The bus. The Bus — the jaws of the Devil taking them to Hell…

Please get the bail money ready and go to a city outside Juarez and wait with your team. Or wait with your team in Juarez if you will not be spotted.

You better have a lot of money because they want to keep her as an example.

And you must hire lawyers from Mexico and California who have power. Do not think that a local lawyer is anything but an employee of the authorities.

Call the agencies that have been working for years to save these women, not the frauds, and, again, find out who to hire and how to proceed NOW… Surround yourselves with these people and NOT local protection, because you will get killed immediately afterwards by the assassins they pay.

This is not conjecture. You may think that this is a waste of money, but have you actually seen or read all the reports from Juarez? Do you actually believe the government propaganda that says “DIANA ES UN VIEJA PUTA”?

Do you want to be part of the solution or is this sheer titillation for you?

It is a matter of hours till Diana is caught. She is our representative. She is the the most vocal force for justice women have ever had in Juarez.

Imagine HER life…

Imagine 300 women bringing the GOOD OLE BOYS’ CLUB to justice. Yes, I am writing from Baja California, ALTA Baja California, where I can write this. This is why I want her HERE. So we can hear the truth, if she knows it. But even if she does not, we must institute a policy of rescuing vengadoras so the END of this crap can be initiated.

The “Sophisticated” Objection to the Solution

Although Diana gives hope to the people, it must be understood that nothing is known of this woman. She could be a serial killer of men, of bus drivers! Maybe she was never tortured by the persons responsible for all the murders of female factory workers. After all, she is ALIVE. Doesn’t that smell like a liar to you?

She is probably a psychopath, an ex-prostitute who is not getting paid anymore, so she is taking out her anger on the way Aileen Wounos did.

Anyway, these were poor women, and the poor always need extra change, so they were probably hooking, and got robbed and  killed. Good riddance. Juarez has enough whores, anyway.

But the bus drivers? These are probably men who go to church every Sunday with their children! Que degracio.

We, the leaders and journalists of Juarez urge you to bring this woman to justice. Vigilante justice is not justice at all.

While it is true that we have not been able to find the serial killer of all these women these many years, we are doing our best, and our people understand that life in Mexico is hard. We are tough.

We can handle this. But the citizens should let the PROFESSIONALS handle it, not an older woman with a mental problem.

Please do not treat her as a Saint, as the incarnation of your anger. Idealism is juvenile.

After all, she said in street language, ” You think you’re so bad?”

Now, what kind of woman talks like that?


My Solution

I want the” naïve” solution. I will not get the naïve solution because the rich will not risk their fortunes on a “freak,” who, after all, is a “criminal”. It does not matter that in this situation one must fight fire with fire. It does not matter that after all these years, finally someone, for whatever reasons, and with any past history one can imagine, has laid down her life to shock the lazy men who RULE Juarez.

Legal proceedings are just THAT, “proceedings:” a room of talking heads leading up to WHAT?

NOTHING but the following: “You must not do any one of one thousand things because none of them are allowed in this city.”

This is what one MUST expect of the law, it dictates what is permitted: NOTHING.

The law was made for men. The Book of Laws, from Leviticus, the Old Testament, is the fundament of the laws that are mandated in Christian, Muslim, and Jewish countries, and women are the animals whose method of punishment is obsessively discussed, by ALL the different writers of these laws, and those who have and do now enforce them.

The only hope for the victims of the law are OUTLAWS. LET US BLESS OUR VIGILANTES.

Praise Diana, First Lady of Juarez.

*NOTE THE INACCURACY PROPAGATED by the REDCO – El Paso Regional Economic Development Corporation, who claim here that their minimum hourly wage is $64.76 pesos (approximately $5.18 USD), whereas everyone knows the minimum wage is $64.76 pesos DAILY, not hourly.

Diamanda Galas
Intravenal Sound Operations
September 11, 2013