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Don’t buy yourself Sunday clothes and don’t be ashamed to sleep on planks at home, and to walk along posh roads without trousers, laughing; it furthers the revolution more than singing The Internationale or studying the conjuring tricks which the popes of Berlin and Moscow have for sale.
—  Ret Marut, 1921

Happy birthday Ret Marut aka B Traven, anarchist revolutionary, novelist and international man of mystery, born 23rd February 1822

Along with fellow anarchists Erich Muhsam and Gustav Landauer he played a leading role in the the Bavarian Soviet Republic of 1918 before evading arrest and escaping to Mexico, where he changed his identity and wrote many great novels including The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which became a John Huston movie starring Humphrey Bogart