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The Protestor

January 30, 2011

In the lurking depth of the economic crisis, people had to develop knew venues to make a living, fill a niche, sometimes create a niche to fill.. In the creative minds of some .. it was protesting ( may i point out, that in Lebanon you can get paid for that, and some have made a habit of it ) …
Today and now… Lebanese are marching demanding better living conditions in Lebanon, but … from whom? the government is still to be created…
Khebz horrieye karameh watanieh …
And like many other things that the Lebanese Media forgets to mention… this protest (even though mild) being un-order by a “Leader” was ignored..

Pictures via @Abzzy & @Hibrme

Quoting Mubarak from his comment to an Israel peer: “this is no beirut, this no tunis”
I couldn’t agree more. Egypt is no Lebanon, and Lebanon is no Egypt ( not to draw borders or separation, after all we  fall under the dilemma of crisis of tyrants..) the main reason is.. In Egypt the people are untied against the tyrant in Lebanon we have labelled each other tyrants. Until we unify and realize we are all one in this, one people under the only Lebanese Flag. Our demands are weak, our protests are even weaker.

More Photos On: A little taste of revolution via SamT Photography Blog.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2011 2:29 pm

    “Until we unify and realize we are all one in this, one people under the only Lebanese Flag. Our demands are weak, our protests are even weaker.”

    You put it perfectly. Lebanese, unite!

  2. Abdul permalink
    February 2, 2011 11:19 pm

    I do not see how the lebanese people can unify against their tyrans. If you look deeper into the political landscape, you’ll probably see that the base of each political party (or movement) does not consist of doctors and engineers, it consists rather of poor people who lack proper education and are largely dependent on the direct aid their leader promises. Hence it is difficult for most of the demonstrators, especially the ones who riot during a demo, to see that they are being used by their leader under false claims.
    If the rights of each citizen were equally guranteed by the system, and most of the citizens have descent jobs and enough income for a descent life, then it would be harder to steer these people to riots and demos. One can speculate that it is (and has been) in the best interest of the political leaders of the country (but not the people) that ignorance and poverty are widespread, otherwise they would have to take responsibilty for their failures (because other than war and poverty, they achieved nothing useful) in front of a more or less academic and prosperous society, which we lack most in Lebanon.

    • February 3, 2011 11:20 am

      i agree with you, and that is why we should emphasis education, educating people mainly about their rights and constitution, what are these politicians liabilities, what they should be able to demand. and therefore establish a system that measure the competency ( or rathe incompetence ) of these politicians by actions, developments and not religious/sectarian fanaticism.
      Another thing that politicians use in Lebanon is the religion card: “we are minorities, they want to get rid off us the first chance they can, i am your savior, i am here to protect you” … horrible but true across all religious factions/sects.
      Until we are educated and understand that we are all lebanese under one Lebanese sky, with or without these “Politicians”, it’s , i don’t want to say hopeless cause it’s not, but a long rough road.

      • Abdul permalink
        February 3, 2011 12:02 pm

        Now you put your finger in the wound: educate the people about their constitution. Obviously something is wrong with this constitution, since the fundaments of Lebanon as a country or nation are by no means stable. We need a modern constituion: yes for citizenship, no for secularism.
        As for education, there is great injustice in this sector. Speaking from my own limited experience, you are either a millionaire and study at a private university, or you are poor and only have the chance to study in the lebanese university, where you go in unbiased and come out biased and secular (with distinction).
        It is definetly a long long way towards a modern state, but we must take the first steps.

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