That the cold war had ended seemed to mean nothing to the hundreds of insurgents who stunned their countrymen on Saturday by announcing themselves as the Zapatista Army of National Liberation and declaring war on the government. The struggle they describe is the timeless one of poor Indians against the rich, the new world they envision being one where things would be simply better...the rebels sway seemed a product less of any considered support than of confusion and fear (Golden, 1994, p. 1).