Since November 1952, the Letterist [sic] International has been proceeding with the elimination of the "Old Guard." A few of the excluded, with reasons:
Isidore Goldstein, alias Jean-Isidore Isou: morally retrograde individual with limited ambitions.
Moise Bismuth, alias Maurice Lemaitre: delayed infantilism, dementia praecox, plays the saint.
Pomerans, alias Gabriel Pomerand: fabricator, nullity.
Serge Berna: lack of intellectual rigor.
[Jean-Michel] Mension: merely decorative.
Jean-Louis Brau: militarist deviation.
[Gaetan M.] Langlais: stupidity.
Yvan Chtchegloff, alias Gilles Ivain: mythomania, delusions of interpetation, lack of revolutionary consciousness.
It is useless to revisit the dead. The automatic door closer will take care of them.
(Written by Gil J Wolman and published in Potlatch #2, 29 June 1954. Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and reprinted in Jean-Michel Mension, The Tribe [San Francisco: City Lights, 2001]. Note by NOT BORED!: the title of this text, A la porte, might also be rendered as "to the door," as in "shown to or kicked out of the door.")