I am already starting to promote the new Cyclonudista event, even if I will not be there that time.
I am sure that the Manifiesta will be great!
Naked we are equal, or almost.
On Ilta-sanomat (a finnish newspaper) they are quite criticizing the ride:
After they interviewed me I still have something to say, maybe even more important than what I said in the interview (cause during an interview you don’t always have much time to think about what to say).
This event has two big messages (at least for me):
1) PROMOTING CYCLING (and similar transportation means):
A bicycle is:
Social (you have the chance to communicate with people next to you if you cycle)
Mark of independency Makes the cycler feeling satisfacted of himself being able to move with “his legs”,
Challenging you to repair it yourself feeling even more proud of yourself,
Natural (keeps you in contact with the earth),
Panoramic: it makes you admire the view you have around,
Sincere and transparent (cause you can’t hide yourself),
Makes you look younger (study from Stanford University),
Increase your brain power (Research of Illinois University),
Sportive (Low-impact type of exercise),
Easy to park,
Making you feel traveling (you see where you are, and discover slowly places),
Making you Breathing good air (when you are between the trees),
Setting you on a higher point of view than in a car,
Flexible to stop where you want,
Making you go wherever you want,
Allowing you to listen audio-books or music during the trip = learning,
… Even more reasons here:
While big motorized vehicle (such as cars) are:
arrogantly invading the city,
making pedestrians and cyclers wait long time at the traffic light breathing gasoline,
Covering the beauty of architecture and landscape,
under the capitalist monopoly of politics and economy,
Making social discrimination,
Expensive (to drive and to maintain)
Support the oil industry,
Slow, (cars go in average 14 km/h in the cities),
Make traffic congestion,
Anti-social (cause you lock yourself in the car, you are kind of alienated),
Hard to park (there is often no space to park),
2) NAKED = EULOGY TO SIMPLICITY AND FREEDOM, AS OUR PLANET
Simplicity (you no need much to feel good),
Love for your body = love for yourself = love for humans
Freedom to show yourself,
Freedom to not have anything with you,
Refusing all accessories that this society continuously propose us,
Showing how delicate you are,
Naked you are equal to anybody else,
You are not hiding behind masks,
In this article it looks like that the police come to stop us or to argue. Is not true, actually I notified in advance to the police that we were about to do this protest and they were there to block the traffic and give us the right of manifesting.
Kids have no problems with nudity, adults are the ones that teach them (wrongly) that nudity is a bad thing, kids grow up with this uncomfort for their body cause adults continuously told them that they have to cover them self all the time.
Is not in my intention to offend or irritate people by being naked, I am not asking (directly) that we should all go around naked, but I ask to be listened, I would like that people realize that simple naturalistic nudity (which appears as a bad thing) is not harming anyone, while pollution, over-consuming and waste is destroying us, we can’t eat from trees cause they are polluted, we can’t drink from rivers cause they are contaminated, we can’t breath in cities (and soon also outside cities) because air is full of particulates.
We no need to be scientists to understand this, just take a deep breath in middle of the traffic jam and see how you feel.