Luiz Carlos ruas presente, the only death is oblivion.
Luiz Carlos Ruas, aka Indio, was murdered by neonazis after defending
two trans people from agression in a central subway station in São Paulo
city. He died after defending freedom meanwhile security guards and
citzens were conniving. He will alwways be remembered in the offensive
against all passivity and authority!”
How’s that, “who killed him”? If the murderes’ names and faces are
already known… It did not take so long untill the butchery media turned
this event into spectacle. There was an exposure not only of who
assaulted him untill his last breath but also of his family, of the
trans people he defended, his life history and a lot of information
applied just to create a huge smokescreen. Up this disgusting situation,
two years after his death, it becomes indispensable to tell this event
from beneath the claws of domination.
On a nothing peaceful Christmas night, two neonazis chased transsexuals
inside the “Pedro II” subway station (name given from brazil’s colony
last king) with the intention of doing exactly the same as they did with
Indio. Which only demonstrates the persistent hunt against those who
free their desires and wills and stands against the imposed normality.
However, in a convinced denial of passivity, the 54-year-old street
vendor has firmly decided to defend them. This attitude costed him his
The presence of the subway guards and the well-behaved citizens did not
help and would not be different. Every day every subway station is full
of automats blinded by the routine fulfilling superiors orders. Luiz
Carlos Ruas, a black, autonomous worker, who kept his selling outside
the station, against the usual doldrums of the cities, on his last day,
as probably in his many previous ones, instinctively followed the search
A truly insurgent act of solidarity and direct action, in the midst of
an increasingly domesticated society that shuts its eyes to the war set
up here and now. A contradictory war reinforced by the agents who as
well as his aggressors caused the death of another black man without any
questioning of this suspected authorship. Those are all structures
programmed to kill and let die.
The security guards’ behavior was not surprising at all. Numerous cases
are omitted day after day, sexual harassment against women, aggression
against people working in train cars, beatings against people who are
not welcome in this environment and means of transportation that,
although only a few can afford, all suffer the damages of the existence
of such civilizing technology that attacks life and nature. In the veins
of the city runs the blood shed by the authorities and only by this way
it maintains this murderer architecture.
So, as Alexis Grigoropoulos, murdered by police in the Athens ghetto in
2008, as Sebastian Oversluij, murdered by a bank guard after a robery
attempt in 2013, along with so many other people who dared to seek
freedom and therefore died without having their name remembered, Luiz
Carlos Ruas aka Indio is one more that is more than alive in each act of
inconformity and rebellion. Authorities and passivity killed Indio.
THE ONLY DEATH IS OBLIVION!
LUIZ CARLOS RUAS PRESENTE!
FOR A BLACK DECEMBER!
Act for free received on :6/12/18