“LO QUE HA HAY QUE DECIR”, SEGÚN EL PREMIO NOBEL DE LITERATURA, GÜNTER GRASS. POEMA INÉDITO.PARA EL DEBATE.

                                                                                                                                                       

 

                                                                                                                                                          LO QUE HAY QUE DECIR.

                                                                                                                                                          Por qué guardo silencio, demasiado tiempo,

                                                                                                                                                          sobre lo que es manifiesto y se utilizaba

                                                                                                                                                          en juegos de guerra a cuyo final, supervivientes,

                                                                                                                                                          solo acabamos como notas a pie de página.

                                                                                                                                                         Es el supuesto derecho a un ataque preventivo

                                                                                                                                                        el que podría exterminar al pueblo iraní,

                                                                                                                                                        subyugado y conducido al júbilo organizado

                                                                                                                                                        por un fanfarrón,

                                                                                                                                                        porque en su jurisdicción se sospecha

                                                                                                                                                        la fabricación de una bomba atómica.

                                                                                                                                                        Pero ¿por qué me prohíbo nombrar

                                                                                                                                                        a ese otro país en el que

                                                                                                                                                        desde hace años —aunque mantenido en secreto—

                                                                                                                                                        se dispone de un creciente potencial nuclear,

                                                                                                                                                        fuera de control, ya que

                                                                                                                                                       es inaccesible a toda inspección?

GÜNTER GRASS, novelista.

                                                                                                                                                       El silencio general sobre ese hecho,

                                                                                                                                                       al que se ha sometido mi propio silencio,

                                                                                                                                                        lo siento como gravosa mentira

                                                                                                                                                        y coacción que amenaza castigar

                                                                                                                                                        en cuanto no se respeta;

                                                                                                                                                        “antisemitismo” se llama la condena.

                                                                                                                                                        Ahora, sin embargo, porque mi país,

                                                                                                                                                         alcanzado y llamado a capítulo una y otra vez

                                                                                                                                                         por crímenes muy propios

                                                                                                                                                         sin parangón alguno,

                                                                                                                                                         de nuevo y de forma rutinaria, aunque

                                                                                                                                                         enseguida calificada de reparación,

                                                                                                                                                         va a entregar a Israel otro submarino cuya especialidad

                                                                                                                                                         es dirigir ojivas aniquiladoras

                                                                                                                                                          hacia donde no se ha probado

                                                                                                                                                          la existencia de una sola bomba,

                                                                                                                                                          aunque se quiera aportar como prueba el temor…

                                                                                                                                                         digo lo que hay que decir.

                                                                                                                                                         ¿Por qué he callado hasta ahora?

                                                                                                                                                         Porque creía que mi origen,

                                                                                                                                                         marcado por un estigma imborrable,

                                                                                                                                                         me prohibía atribuir ese hecho, como evidente,

                                                                                                                                                         al país de Israel, al que estoy unido

                                                                                                                                                         y quiero seguir estándolo.

                                                                                                                                                         ¿Por qué solo ahora lo digo,

                                                                                                                                                           envejecido y con mi última tinta:

                                                                                                                                                           Israel, potencia nuclear, pone en peligro

                                                                                                                                                           una paz mundial ya de por sí quebradiza?

                                                                                                                                                           Porque hay que decir

                                                                                                                                                           lo que mañana podría ser demasiado tarde,

                                                                                                                                                           y porque —suficientemente incriminados como alemanes—

                                                                                                                                                           podríamos ser cómplices de un crimen

                                                                                                                                                           que es previsible, por lo que nuestra parte de culpa

                                                                                                                                                           no podría extinguirse

                                                                                                                                                           con ninguna de las excusas habituales.

                                                                                                                                                           Lo admito: no sigo callando

                                                                                                                                                            porque estoy harto

                                                                                                                                                           de la hipocresía de Occidente; cabe esperar además

                                                                                                                                                           que muchos se liberen del silencio, exijan

                                                                                                                                                           al causante de ese peligro visible que renuncie

                                                                                                                                                           al uso de la fuerza e insistan también

                                                                                                                                                           en que los gobiernos de ambos países permitan

                                                                                                                                                           el control permanente y sin trabas

                                                                                                                                                           por una instancia internacional

                                                                                                                                                          del potencial nuclear israelí

                                                                                                                                                           y de las instalaciones nucleares iraníes.

                                                                                                                                                           Solo así podremos ayudar a todos, israelíes y palestinos,

                                                                                                                                                           más aún, a todos los seres humanos que en esa región

                                                                                                                                                           ocupada por la demencia

                                                                                                                                                           viven enemistados codo con codo,

                                                                                                                                                           odiándose mutuamente,

                                                                                                                                                          y en definitiva también ayudarnos.

                                                                                                    Traducción de Miguel Sáenz. El texto original en alemán se publica hoy en el diario Süddeutsche Zeitung

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