by La Loba Loca
WARNING: I make use of the word rape and raping to hint the unconsensual alterations and use of the medicine
That thing, that drug, that white ass drug that goes by coke or crack cocaine or any of its other varieties, that shit was an invention of a white dude. Cocaine was invented by a german dude in 1855. He used tons of chemicals to break up and rape La Coca Leaf and produce cocaine. This same german dude died a year later while he was trying to make mustard gas into a war weapon. He was clearly a piece of fucking shit. A couple of decades later, freud made cocaine fashionable through his writings. I am talking about freud, the same idiot that came up with ridiculous fucking psychoanalysis writings and had absolutely no idea about what he was talking about. Mind you, he was the same piece of shit that said that clitoral orgasms were immature.
Coke is and will always be the violent product of the white man’s hand in the Andes. Coke is a tool for imperial white kkkapitalist douchebaggery. Coke has opened up the veins and cut throats and spilled blood of the people that the Coca Leaf is supposed to nurture. The production of coke is some dirty ass business. It affects the cocaleros and The People, the Original People that still grow it and use it for traditional uses. Coke production has forced farmers to produce the white drug for ridiculous low pay(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5z1yYbiKQo). Coke production has forced people in the Andes to become part of the drug economy. Coke production has colonized Andean traditional medicine and reduced cocaleros to narcos.
The Coca Leaf is not coke, it is not crack, it is not dope, it is not a drug. The Coca leaf is a Sacred Medicine that has been cultivated by Andean people for thousands of years. The Coca leaf has suffered a process of colonization, rape, bastardization and illegalization in the past couple hundreds of years. The Coca Leaf, La Mamita Cuca is the sacred leaf of the Andes that in its natural, REAL state provides food and nurturing to those that use it traditionally. People call it La Mamita Cuca, the Mama Coca, because it is this very Medicine that has ensured the survival of Brown/Red/Black Andean people. The Coca Leaf has incredible nutritional values. Kkkolonizers would allow the Original people and African people to chew Coca while they worked slave hours. The food was so limited that the Coca became the main source of nutrition. The Coca Leaf is the reason why Andean nations are still so colorfully beautiful.
That white coke shit is something else. That white drug is produced because governments and institutions want it in the streets, right next to the corner stores and right up people’s lives. That way, there is no need for guns or weapons because the drugs are killing us from the inside. Going in like white powder, making us stupid, raping the mind, raping the soul, destroying movements, destroying families, destroying hoods, destroying barrios, destroying communities, destroying cultures, criminalizing farmers, destroying the hard work of the people that have saved the Coca seeds and destroying the very medicine that Mother Nature provides.
I hate coke, and I hate it because I know that the white drug has affected my grandma’s health. I know that she got sick because the family discovered my uncle got involved in some narco shit in Arequipa. I blame everything on coke production and the false hope of coke wealth. The people making the white coke money are not the poor narco sellers; those are just disposable dudes in South America doing the dirty work. I hate coke because it got my grandma sick and now she has fewer years with me. Her stroke made her forget some things and now she makes things up. Coke almost destroyed my family. I hate coke because its nasty HIStory makes TSA and airport people believe that because I am Peruvian I poop drug bags. I hate coke because I see how its many white drug variations have fucked up THE people. Ultimately, I hate that shit because it reduces Andean culture and its Mother to white rocks… when that shit was a white invention to begin with.
The Coca Leaf bastardization is just one example of the ways kkkolonizers have taken beautiful and healing medicine and made it into horrible shit. I am talking about tobacco, cannabis, maca, uña de gato and the all the beautiful medicine that would normally grow in the land- free. Now days people in the Amazon can’t get uña de gato from the trees, but they can sure get it in tablets manufactured by European, American and Japanese corporations. I am also talking about traditional healing practices such as yoga, meditation, breathing work, maya massage and the thousands of different traditional healing practices that come from colorful peoples all over the world. Now days, you got white people teaching, stealing and capitalizing on the very same practices their ancestors shitted on. So yeah, yoga is not some white shit. Meditation is not some white shit.
I am also talking about movement and dances that have been bastardized by fucking kkkolonizers. I am talking about twerking too! I am talking about how the beautiful artistic creation and re-creation of traditional African movement has been stolen and is now bastardize by nasty ass white people that think they can “twerk” and act all “ratchet” and “ghetto” after they sniff some shit and get drunk. Like STOP that shit, yall look nasty and I know you don’t give a fuck about respect but you are fucking disrespecting the people that can really twerk. You are also disrespecting all the ancestors that dance with them while they pop that booty. There is a reason why twerking exists. Besides the fact that is an amazing artistic expression, twerking and the many dances that include moving the hips and pelvic area are extremely healthy. They help regulate yer pooping, they provide self-uterine massage, they provide stronger tummy muscles which help people get stronger cores and better posture and less back pain, they help alleviate moonstrual pain, anyway the benefits are endless. What I am trying to say is that kkkolonization has also impacted traditional medicine and thus our health as colorful people. These fools are using the Coca leaf to make us all sick and crazy. They also using the capitalist system to own traditional medicines and attempt to charge $800 for some whack ass ayahuasca session. Like WTF, yall need to chill and disappear from the face of the earth.
In one of the Coca Leaf creation stories, the Sun told the people that they were gifted with a medicine that would heal the wounds, the cold and the hunger imposed by the invaders. The Sun said that with every bite of the Coca Leaf, The People will remember solidarity and community. La Mamita Cuca is community, coke and crack and all that white shit destroys community. Mas Coca, Menos cocaina!
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Peruvian Machona, body-powered tattooist, jewellery maker, photographer, biker, documentarist, tumblr-ist (lalobalocaart.tumblr.com ) and currently making BDSM toys from bike inner tubes at Masociclistas (facebook.com/masociclistas). Co-founder of ACRAS (acras.weebly.com), a collective that offers free Abortion Doula support in L.A. and also autonomous uterine health knowledge shares. Overall an Angry Queer Brown Freedom Lover Muxer. Follow me on FB facebook.com/lalobaloca
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