Wednesday, April 13, 2005

United we Diverge

For the last 3 months, I have witnessed the irony of fate in Lebanon. Suddenly, a group decided to support the claims of the extreme other. Although some politicians are famous for changing sides as often as changing socks, some of the current alliances under the slogan of National Unity are beyond my comprehension.

I have never been affiliated to any political party.
The only demonstrations I attended recently were the Human Lebanese Flag Making and the big demonstration of the 14th of March which, let's admit it, was a reply for the government who claimed being the majority.

What I hate the most is when some opposition leaders try to take advantage of such situations. As if they forgot that they were the architects of our post-war misery, they actually consider their old robberies and corruption as national achievements and want a medal of honor for it.

What really amazes me is how the Lebanese population quickly forgot who was behind the colossal 40 billion dollars debt.
Am I the only one to notice how they gave themselves licenses for audiovisual and written media, for ISPs, for public transportation companies, and for the city center building exclusivity?

Obviously, the end justifies the means.
That they might fool simple people with their unity, they will never fool me.

1 comment:

Johnny said...

I totally agree with you. But let's not forget the following issues:

1) Every country in the world has its opportunist and unscrupulous leaders and so does Lebanon. I am not saying it's a good thing, I am just saying that it's a reality that unfortunately exists and that we have to deal with. If every citizen gave up on his country because of his disgust to such people, then no country would ever evolve.

2) 'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer'. In this period of time, we cannot afford to be divided. We shall remain united until we make damn sure that the Syrians are out for good, that the intelligence officers are ousted and that we have free elections. We will then fight these scoundrels by casting them out through our democratic means.

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