La Habitación Propia
words against fear
Fear has always flooded our dreams as a species and as individuals. In our first manifesto after the establishment of LHP we already referred to the crisis with the media trend of generalising a fiscal lie. But our crisis is not about debt. It is a crisis of impossibilities. The impossibility of living, eating, flourishing, or achieving happiness raises frustration and fear in every individual. More than economic, our crisis is human, in the way that nowadays too many individuals live overwhelmed by that fear. Fear grows in the vicious circle of terror, within destruction and death, and it continues an unstoppable cycle. Fear entrenches us because of its immediate effect: paralysis and, ultimately, going backwards.
LHP calls for words against fear, words against destruction—construction; against ignorance—education; against paralysis—movement. At LHP, we haven't stopped moving because we do not resort to undoing what has already begun. If we have recalled generations before, it has been to figure out what can we do for today and for the future. And we claim responsibility for all the generations living in this time and (every) place. The responsibility to fight terror with words, conversations, information, education, meetings, and common grounds should take us away from cynicism, apathy, indifference, loneliness and despair, among other proponent of fear. Literature is our history; and words, our tools.