April 13th, 1975 is a day reoccurring by its virtue of its transformations: a tragedy that repeats itself under different labels. The crossfire started off as vengeance and retaliation; mistakes were committed without overarching intents. Later on, the crossfire consolidated into a systemic violence between warring factions, sects, and alliances with no clear-cut ends.
The Second Republic
The massacre transpired in a transport bus at the intersection of historical folly and the regional border crossing sectarian hypocrisy. Those who fought on that day were not the same who negotiated the Taif Agreement in 1990. Those who negotiated the Taif Agreement were not the same as those build the catastrophic second republic. Those who plundered and pillaged the state destroying all the hopes of its people are not the same who rose in defiance during the Autumn revolution. You are and have always been reptiles continuously shedding your skin. You have lived as wolves and you will die alone expelled from the herd and its immunity.
Many Remain Trapped
Many remain trapped by their grudges of April 13th, 1975. Countless are still trapped in that bus in Ain El-Rimmene unable to exit. That same bus is still travelling from one neighborhood to another, from one mind to many others, from one calamity to many others, and from a massacre of violence and bloodshed to a massacre of economy and finance. Death is one and the same at the gates of hospitals or at the gates of the banks.
It is not I who steered your bus into hell, oh Lebanese… nor was it I who sent your economy to the pits of no return. It is not I who caused two world wars and millions of deaths in selfish battles between your armies. I did not steal, nor did I forsake nature; I returned the birds to your trees and purity to your lakes and rivers. I collected your filth, tempered your wretchedness, and restored your conscience. I am the one who restored your Ozone layer so that you may perhaps be mindful. I do not deprive humanity, nor do I destroy countries. I merely expose your falsehoods and hypocrisy.
You are the demons of the earth disguised in human flesh.
On April 13th 2020, I wish that you cleanse your consciousness of evil. You are the evil doers and I am merely the result. I will depart soon, but I will be back with stronger than before and with great longing.
Your Comrade General Covid-19