Problems This is an excerpt from a poem by Subcomandante Marcos, apparently written in 1987 when he was a second captain of infantry with the EZLN: This matter of the homeland is a difficult thing to explain. But it is even more difficult to understand this matter of love for the homeland. For example, they taught us that love of our country is, for example, saluting the flag standing when listening to the national anthem getting discreetly drunk when the national soccer team loses a few etceteras that change very little from one presidential term to the next. And for example, they did not teach us that love for the homeland can be. for example, whistling like a person walking off into the distance, but, behind that hill the homeland also exists and no one sees us and we retreat (because one always retreats when no one sees you) and we tells it (our country), for example, everything we hate about it and everything we love and it is always better to say it, for example, while fighting and smiling.