In Ilave, a town of 90,000 near Lake Titicaca, some 560 miles southeast of Lima, the capital, lawfully elected Mayor Cirilo Robles was pulled out of a town council meeting, dragged several blocks, and beaten to death in the town square by an enraged mob on Apr. 26, the 25th day of a strike demanding that he resign.Nevertheless, Waskar Ari justified the lynching: "The reaction by the Aymaras in Ilave "should not surprise anyone," said Bolivian Aymara historian, sociologist, and activist Waskar Ari Chachaki."The Aymara have a long tradition of collective government. For them democracy must be direct. It is not enough for them to go and vote every four or five years. They demand constant participation in decision-making," Waskar also favors ethnic "cleanliness:"
"In the rest of Latin America it might seem unusual for Peru’s Aymara Indians to want to separate from Lima and join Bolivia. But for us it is normal."Segregationsists from the good old Jim Crow days might find a kindred spirit however, as he opposes racial mixing:
. " Interracial relations are "process of ethnic domestication" to be rejected by "counter-hegemonic fuerzas".Professor Waskar expresses at best disdain for the "nation=state," labelling them artificial constructs of imperial powers, and the obstacle to native independence: When those national states (i.e. Peru, Bolivia, etc.) will disappear, "Amerindian nationalism will emerge from the ruins..." Change the date to the 1930's and the location to central europe and what do you have? http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=16843