Posteado por: alejandrolodi | 14 mayo, 2015

The Malvinas/Falkland key

Alejandro Lodi

(May 2015)


“…Behind their misty quilt…” (Malvinas Song).

“…Peace cannot exist on Earth if nationalities exist, which is glorified tribalism…” (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

“…Imagine there are no countries…Nothing to kill or die for…” (John Lennon)


What do the dead of Malvinas ask of me? That it is not repeated. That it dwells within our conscience.

Opening our hearts to human pain and becoming fascinated with gregarine fanaticism of nationalities, burdens our conscience.

Being sensitive to bond complexity and maintaining a separatist point of view burdens our conscience.

Opening ourselves to compassionate Love and holding on to tribal jealousy, burdens our conscience.

Feeling human frailty and celebrating the others’ suffering, burdens our conscience.

There is no other way of becoming free of this bulky burden than getting rid of the unconscious beliefs and suppositions that uphold it.

Pain is not an exclusive property. It does not belong to any person, nation, ideology, or religion. If we have the courage to open our hearts, war might signify a ritual of communion in the face of pain. War becomes an opportunity for compassion to flourish. Therefore, if compassion flourishes, the war urge vanishes. However, having the courage for compassion is more demanding than having the courage for war. More bravery is required to open our hearts than to use a weapon.

“…It was a strange time for them to live in.

The planet had been parceled in different countries, each one provided with loyalties, of dear memories, of a doubtless heroic past, of rights, of grievances, of a particular mythology, of bronze statues, of anniversaries, of demagogues and symbols. That division, beloved by cartographers, forecasted wars”.

 Not developing creative responses to conflicts ensures repetition of the same reactions. Past responses become automated as mechanical reactions in the present. Misunderstanding fidelity to the past with repetitive conditioning leads to blocking out a different future. Actually, being faithful is recognizing the response given in the past (acknowledging its consequences) as a stimulating motivation to the intuition of more creative responses that enable us to expand and support a higher level of complexity than the one our ancestors were capable of rendering (because they did not, could not , or would not know). Honor the past so as not to repeat. Recognize the past to free ourselves from the horror which at that time –may be- we could not be consciously aware of.


The repetition of responses is the fixation on archetypical conducts. The individual conscience becomes captured by collective psychic patterns. These patterns are programs which are released when certain stimuli are experienced. Once they are fulfilled, the conscience is unable to disengage itself from these pre-determined programs in the unconscious. Consequently, when faced to diverse events of fait, which seem to give birth to situations with a similar design to those in the past, the conscience reacts automatically with the cold, foreseeable nature of a mechanism. The more mechanic the reaction is, the less creative its possibilities are.

The matrix of the archetypes in our psychic is a keyboard. When mysterious purposes that lay beyond the individual or because of the deliberate action of obscure wizards who know how to manipulate energy, one of its keys is activated, programs of automatic, conditioned and foreseeable conducts are triggered from the collective unconscious memory. These are confused by the –radiantly proud- ego with the utterly spontaneous, authentic expression of its being.

The historical situation of Malvinas/The Falklands clearly shows the absence of creativity in an atrociously tragic way. We should be ashamed as a collective consciousness of showing our complete lack of response towards the complexity of the situation, beyond slogans we repeat like parrots in trifling school acts or assemblies.

A creative resolution entails the will to put off all which I am convinced of. Not due to innocent self-righteousness or coward surrender, but because of the evidence that the other experiences the same: conviction. The evidence that we are linked to each other, and that we are both stubbornly convinced in antagonist positions. Adamantly fixed on our points of view, there will only be room for conflict, with the need to exclude the other as the only possibility to make my conviction prevail. Within the logics of antagonist polarization, the other must yield his will, he must be subdued against his own will, and his actions controlled, he must be made to do what he does not want to do. War is the climax of bond polarization, the magic spell of absolute domain of one pole over the other; it is the enchantment of relating to others by possessing their freedom, taking their lives.

 “…López had been born in the city by the motionless river; Ward, in the outskirts of the city through which Father Brown had walked. He had studied Spanish to read the Quixote.

The other one professed the love for Conrad, which had been revealed to him in a classroom on Viamonte Street…”

 British people are convinced that they have the rights over the Falklands.

Argentine people are convinced they have the rights over Malvinas.

Kelpers are convinced they have the rights over Falklands.

Each one of the fractions repeats “Sovereignty is non negotiable”. Each one of the fractions wants to possess in an absolute fashion what the other intends to possess in turn. There is no point in negotiating if each group is not willing to withhold their conviction. Without this willingness, the conflict is bound to be perpetuated and recurrently result in wars.

Which is the obstacle for such disposition? National Faith. National identity. Nationalism is the projection of tribal ego. Nationalism is a collective fixation in the Leo-Cancer phase of the development of human consciousness. Further qualities, talents and skills which constitute us are conditioned to that gregarious sense of identity. When the path of collective consciousness becomes uncompromising in spellbound national pride (the potential transformation of that enclosed and exclusive feeling of belonging which would be brought about by Scorpion), it becomes the power of the dominant tribal community. The expansive and transcendental challenge in the death of the fascination of being special and important is frustrated due to the yearning of dominating death and becoming eternal. The creativity in Aquarius, its free circulation through all living beings, is crystallized into “clan property” and is subjected to its control. (Is there any sense in questioning ourselves on the nationality of a genius mind?).


The collective unconscious of our Malvinas/Falkland community is a key. The Malvinas key. When this key is clicked on, the perception becomes conditioned and a world is configured: “English pirates- national cause- our life for our country”. War is a dark mother that feeds on the blood of the offspring it creates. It is a psychotic state of the collective consciousness. It is a double- bond: generate death to avenge the dead, condition the living to become human sacrifice for the dead. It is the “kill to honor the dead” key.

We spur the creative by not giving in to our archetypical reactions, which implies good predisposition towards “intuitivestorming”: giving free vent to intuitive responses without judging them through conditionings of the past, or by what is politically correct or socially convenient. If the concept of sovereign national territory is a lock which prevents us from opening the door to our way out of the Malvinas/Falkland conflict, if we perceive the term “sovereignty” inevitably creates “conflict”, Why not get rid of it? Why not name Islas Malvinas/Falkland Islands a sovereign-free territory, administered by representatives of the three fractions? Why not name important representatives of Human and Spiritual Sciences and the Arts to carry out this responsibility instead of professionals linked to laws, diplomacy and weapons? Being part of our Human Patrimony, why not allot its wealth, after satisfying the needs of its population, to cover dire poverty needs around the world? Some may feel it is a naive, idealistic, non- practical intuition, but, which has been the mature, realistic, effective proposal that we have advanced during these 180 years of conflict, resorting to the military, diplomats or lawyers?  In the Middle Ages envisioning national, democratic states was utopian, until the process of human conscience began to perceive that what was delirious was to keep reproducing Feudal Systems and Monarchies. Perchance today, situations with no way out such as the Malvinas/Falklands conflict may enable us to give way to revolutionary perceptions- totally rational, not magical whatsoever- concerning the relation between the conflicts of humanity and the feeling of nationality. This is the point in double- bond situations, those experiences in which we feel there is no way out, when we feel the pressure of the lack of options: stimulating creative perceptions.

“…They would have been friends, but they saw each other once, face to face, on one of the too famous islands, and each one was Cain, and each one was Abel. They were buried together.

Snow and corruption know them…”


What do the dead of Malvinas ask for? That there is no more sacrifice. That we have the courage not to yield to the dark side of nationalism. That we redeem our narcotic conscience in tasks at school and awaken to the capability of responding to sacred values. Life and Death are sacred. War is a profane celebration. Killing means taking lives, it means dishonoring death. War is a criminal rite. The satisfaction of killing is a pervert link with life and death. The pride in killing is psychosis.

“…The event I refer to occurred in a time we cannot understand…”.


(Traducción: Magdalena Patiño, Interpretaciones-traducciones Inglés, Portugués.

Versión en español: «La tecla Malvinas».


.- Jiddu Krishnamurti, “United Nations Speech”, (

.- Jorge Luis Borges, “Juan López and John Ward”.

.- John Lennon “Imagine”, (

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