Thank you for posting this!
I personally feel that as valuable as socialism is as a critique of capitalism; both of them are rooted in a time and worldview that are passing away.
I believe that indigenism; of which the Zapatistas are but one fine example, is a philosophy that is rooted in the deepest hard won knowledge and wisdom of the past made flexible and adaptable to whatever the future may bring.
The fight over who controls the means of production-with all the myriad sub analysis of each fractionated detail of industrial colonized society is imho a dead end that plays directly into the hands of those who seek control over us all and the living Earth.
Industrial society is a dead end. Colonization is a dead end. Hierarchy is a dead end.
The Earth is alive and we are all living creative cells in Her body.
Without taking into account the basic facts that we do not exist independently of the larger systems of which we are and must be functional parts-no philosophy, no revolution, no government or economic system can long survive nor can WE survive using such partial and rudimentary structures.
Indigenism is the only political philosophy, other than perhaps deep ecology, that even accepts these facts or attempts to make them part of the governing structures.
To me this means that Zapatistas along with the Maori scholars and the Wetsu’weten (please excuse rotten spellings) and other indigenous anti fracking/land sovereignty activists from Canada to Borneo, South America, Africa, Australia etc are the actual cutting edge of political philosophy.
These people who are acting from both necessity and deep spiritual, tribal/familial/social concern and caring are using their bodies and day to day direct actions to map a philosophy that is rooted in something deeper and stronger than who controls money-which after all is only a mutually agreed upon illusion!