Blessed is the man who does not follow the
slogans of the party,
neither attends its meetings
nor sits at the table with the gangsters
nor with the generals of the War Council.
Blessed is the man who does not spy on his brother
or betray his schoolmate.
Blessed is the man who does not read commercial ads,
neither listens to their broadcastings
nor believes their slogans.
He will be like a tree planted near a fountain.
ERNESTO CARDENAL, Nicaragua, 1925
Translation Germain Droogenbroodt – Stanley Barkan