Only the beginning is good. It should end then. Everything. When it carries on, there are problems and cracks. The worst betrayals. Better to end things and stay light, keep moving. See how quickly the revolution becomes the counter-revolution. It would be better to give up. It would be better to do nothing. Have your euphoria then run away. Let others give speeches. Let others be fools. Retreat when the battle arrives. You will find yourself in good company, away from the fighters. Those who retreat are never counted. Cowardice is noble when it avoids war. If you cannot retreat, insist on poetry and prayer and the safety of children. Ezra Pound, the fascist, wrote against the first World War. Peter Kropotkin, the anarchist, supported it. Every solution is wrong. G-d is not in the text. When the world is changing, it is not changing. Everyone still makes a living the same way. The end of this is not a problem of knowledge or technique. There is nothing to be excited about in a flag or a banner. Only the beginning is good. When the smiles and shaking fingers are too much to write with. Before whispering gives way to loud men. How can one speak of being and holiness?
ברוך השם – א׳ן מלך העולם