— José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895
Our America (1881)
Contesto: Barricades of ideas are worth more than barricades of stones.
There is no prow that can cut through a cloudbank of ideas. A powerful idea, waved before the world at the proper time, can stop a squadron of iron-clad ships, like the mystical flag of the Last judgement.