Within the tremendous amount of fear Syrians have been through, it is just routine to them, so they go out and talk about a viral infection that attacks behind closed doors, and about a war they’ve witnessed with their own eyes. In a battle between war and virus, war is always the victor.
The predicted weakness of Hassan Diab’s government has paved the way for sectarian political parties to go back to their old ways and play the role of the state, making use of the human fear at times like this to send a clear message: “You have no one but us.”
“Before the curfew, my mother used to help me and bring over some items, but I can’t reach her now due to how far she is. We only have some bread crumbs and oil left.” With the ‘Coronavirus’ crisis, the suffering of poor families has increased.
No matter how loud the voice of hypocrisy is, it will not cover our people’s moans in their beds at night. Our country is filthy, ruled by the filthy. Our government will always remain, no matter what they do, merely a defective product of the sectarian political system in Lebanon.
It’s the ideal time for weak and corrupt governments to do whatever they want to seek more power, while their citizens are spending their time and effort searching for protection, medical care, security as well as coping mechanisms to deal with self-isolation.
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