Letter to the General (2-3)

by Previous article We have presented the first part of the message of the exiled intellectual to the dictator who rules the country, without revealing who the intellectual is, and who the dictator is, because the purpose of the message is to generalize the generals of oppression and confront their image and actions that preserve history and are documented in writing. In this article we publish the second part of the message:

… they tied the roses (1)

The country is no longer just a big prison consisting of small prisons, as if a train is on its way to hell.

This description is very dangerous and very scary ..

The weary despair says, “Maybe it’s the end.” The optimist who believes in reform and change says: “Maybe we have a necessary opportunity for the revival to begin.”

Mr. President, I know like you that things are difficult, but we must first review our sins.

Streams of bitter honey drowned the land in swamps of foolish silence.

How will you progress without criticism?

How will you correct mistakes?

It imposed censorship on everything .. the press, art and people’s speech .. the people have no tools to express themselves, either to show their pain, or to propose reform.

It imposed censorship on everything .. the press, art and people’s speech .. the people have no tools to express themselves, either to show their pain, or to propose reform.

Ah, poor country … a bar saturated with the smell of urine, where food mixes with thorns, and where rabid dogs put their fangs in hearts.

The media had a well-known mission, but today it has a dual mission: to deceive and accuse us.

In our “horrible union”, for example, the people in charge of it did nothing to stop the scandal from preventing opposition writers from practicing their profession (writing and expressing opinions), despite the presence of laws that protect this right. guardians never defend the book because they are angry dogs who are ready to devour us unless we are obedient like the rest of the herd .. They are men who have come into disgrace.

As for the weak majority, it was necessary for them to lie humiliating, deceiving and bowing down as conditions to stay in the safety of the shadows and humiliation. They avoided in all respects that they had a file in the security apparatus had, even if everyone had files: the martyrs in the tombs, the heroes in exile and prisons, and the The martyrs who do not know your nobles … the silent martyrs, those simple people who feel embarrassed in their depths, and consider themselves guilty, because they have betrayed their thoughts and beliefs, pretended not to believe, or lived in the gray shadows of fear that held their breath, to avoid threats and abuse.

The weak majority, so it was necessary for them to lie humiliating, deceiving and bending down as conditions to stay in the safety of the shadows and humiliation .. They avoided in all respects that they had a file in the security apparatus has, though all had files: the martyrs in the tombs, the heroes in exile and prisons, and those martyrs those you do not know, your majesty

Perhaps you know, Your Excellency, that a few years ago your newspaper received an article by an author calling on French President de Gaulle to resign, so that the issue was confiscated because the censor saw such an article as a “malicious call” to leave the authority!

In such an atmosphere, all the comments in the press, radio and television were always and forever in favor of “the miracles and epics of your regime”, until it produced an avalanche of praise, hypocrisy and cheering.

Like a crazy paradise (2)

The country eats its soul because there is no presence in it for an artist, a free writer or a beautiful crazy man.

Let me explain this point to you, President, let me tell you how a freelance writer lives in the country today who does not want to get involved in corruption:

He lives a marginalized outcast. When someone accidentally says his name in a television interview or an article, the censor erases it and replaces his name with dots, the word “etc” or “a whistle when the name is spoken” word. ” pronounce the name is warned not to repeat it. They do not exist (realistically), or exist to insult them, expose them and undermine their reputation. As for their actions, they are blocked and banned, and insults are constantly directed at them, without them being able to defend themselves or object to it. what happens to them .. Where the intellectual turns into a ghost train or a tumbler (3).

Mr. President:

You elect all the “representatives of the nation” through systems that prevent opponents from participating in government: the mayor .. the governor .. the union leader .. the newspaper officer..etc.

Many of all groups and specialties joined the ruling party and hung slogans and flags not to lose their jobs and small businesses that fed their children from its meager returns. They did so with superficial sincerity, and they convinced themselves that they were doing. it as an expression of their love for the fatherland.

All speeches and events end with a united presidential command on the tunes of the national anthem: “Long live Franco … forward, Spain …”.

This is pure infidelity.

Real disbelief (in my opinion) is to make the vast majority of people fight against windmills.

Your oppressive regime not only caused my lungs to malfunction, but it also robbed me of the “right of a tree to grow on its land”, which is the right to write in my language … the right to write in me. country

Your Honor, your oppressive regime not only caused my lungs to malfunction, but also robbed me of “the right of the tree to grow on its land,” which is the right to write in my language … the right to write in my country, and like “Saint Teresa de Avila” (4) I went out and many went out to Exile in search of survival and work. Despite the distance, the slander, the snout, the shackles and the flames did not quench the moaning of blood that crossed the mountains and sea to drown my days in worry.

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I’ll tell you, Mr. President, about a writer who was swallowed up in your happy era by the whips of threats. He did not have fame or a large audience, and he was forced to work in the media to feed and cover family. the expenses to treat his pregnant wife.One day, hoping to change the state of misery, a group of enthusiastic intellectuals wrote a statement In the form of a letter to you, a polite letter that respect your person and go no further, everything was that they demanded an end to torture in prisons and police stations and attention to freedoms, and they proposed some reforms that benefit your system.

In a moment of sincerity with himself and a sense of what was happening in the country, the author put his signature on the statement that was never published in the country, and the letter that did not reach you, and the following morning the security authorities and employers were aware of the contents of the letter and the author’s signature, therefore they threatened him if he did not withdraw his signature, he would lose his job and go to jail. In an epic situation, the author said he was ready to starve to death and go to jail to preserve his dignity and his right to express his opinion.

When he returned to his home that evening, he was surprised by the news that his wife had been taken to hospital with severe bleeding after being informed of her husband’s expected fate. One day later, the newspapers published the news that the author denied that he had signed the declaration, and that gangs were lying to evil people and producing signatures of people whose loyalty to the regime could not be questioned. To humiliate the author in front of everyone, he was appointed in the malicious censorship of newspapers !!

Would anyone dare to throw a stone at Your Majesty without being subjected to the hood of oppression and destruction?

Let them take revenge, it does not matter, the most important thing is the message, and nothing or anyone will stop me from writing it, because it is not for your person and does not bet on your understanding, but it is mainly to the atrocities of your era before history and subsequent generations, and to prove that under tribulation there are voices that are muted, messages that are buried and a truth that is falsified.

Does anyone dare to mention the fate of the people who opposed you and experienced the tragedy between prisons, displacement and exile? The whole country came under the leadership of violent bulls and the threat of blind swords.

All this has not prevented me, Mr President, from writing to you. Many have told me that it is useless to write to you, and others have said that it means you do not know what we know.

This may all be true, but I do not care about it now, I just hope you will read this sincere message, maybe it will be useful and constructive.

Some have warned me that your police will take revenge, and make my life impossible (more than it already is). I think she has and she will, so take revenge, it does not matter, the most important thing is the message, and nothing or anyone will stop me from writing it, because it is not for your person and do not bet on your understanding, but it is mainly to record the atrocities of your era before history and subsequent generations, and to prove that under tribulation there are voices that are muted and messages It is buried and in fact falsified.

For the rest of the message …

Margins and explanations:
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(1) “They tied the roses”: the title of a play by Fernando Arrabal that tells the story of a priest who uses the sanctity of religious discourse to cooperate with the regime of oppression and to justify injustice and prisons . The play exposes the alliance of political and religious dictatorships to subjugate peoples.

(2) “Like a Paradise for the Insane”: The title of a novel by Fernando Arrabal that tells of gifted, outcasts and marginalized in societies riddled with imitation and falsification.

(3) In a play entitled “The Relaxed Rope or the Ghost Train Loan,” Spanish author Fernando Arrabal portrays the stuntman’s character as a symbol of freedom itself. against me and slander me. “

(4) “Saint Teresa de Avila”: A Spanish physician, writer and nun of the 16th century, who rebelled against the church and political authority, was banished and persecuted, and four centuries after her death the church apologized and acknowledge and acknowledge her holiness. regarded her as a spiritual symbol of the religious renewal movement, and she gained fame and a great saint in Spain. She reached the point of bragging about the rulers of obtaining pieces of her clothing and her remaining effects, and even the remains of her bones, the dictator Franco stole a part of her arm and kept it for remembrance, boasting and bless!

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