Discourse in Cancun
Here I want to translate a particularly potent piece, part of the Delegado’s discourse in Cancun.
“Believe me, what we are seeing from here—that is, from this side of the ski masks—is a movement richer in ideas, proposals, and struggles than this country has known in all of its history. What is being built right now is the most beautiful lesson of love that this country could receive, and we have to choose if we are going to give this lesson or receive it. Each person has their own heart, their own thought to consult, we’re not going to obligate or impose anything on anyone. Weigh your reasons, think through them, and decide for yourself, because it is this is what we’re fighting for: liberty. We’re not going to supplant one tyrrany for another, what we want is to construct from below something else that is going to be so new that not even we—and they’ve always told us that we are too imaginative and dreamy—can imagine. That’s why we still can’t define it, that’s why we say: we can’t go further as just us, the next step we have to take with more people, with you.” January 17, Cancun.