Change we need...
"To those Americans whose support I have yet to earn: I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your President, too."---Barack Obama
That's what real men, civilized men, men who deserve being alive in the 21st century say about their political opponents and their supporters. We haven't seen too much from Obama, we will need to wait 4 years to be able to see what he really is, but those words he said deserve nothing less than utter respect.
"Ya ashraf annas". That's how a Lebanese politician addresses his supporters, they are the people of honor, yeah and other lebanese are sons of bitches.
"Enta meen?". Yeah who are you? that's how a Lebanese politician addressed his political opponents, and yes he can say it why not. He is the glorious, he has a glory with an epic dimension that not even the caesars of Rome have witnessed and achieved, others are nothing, they are an inferior specie compared to his might and glory.
"What is important is quality not quantity" That's how a Lebanese politician looks at the supporters of his opponent, they lack quality, once again it's the supremacy feeling that the politician gets when he compares himself to others. Others are an inferior specie that comes in big numbers.
"Meshyin metel el ghanam"... Yeah, for him his opponents' supporters are like animals, idiot animals.
50 years ago, americans of african origins were subject to racist segregation everywhere in the US, and on all sorts of levels. Now, few decades later an american of african origins takes the top job and by the votes of the american people. People have changed, they have learned lessons and drawn conclusions, they have opened their eyes, refused what was wrong and made the change.
In Lebanon, nothing has changed. It's the same hatred the same racist mentality that is passed from one generation to the other. And no one comes out to say stop, stop this bullshit, change because we have to change, no one tries to put some motion in the wheel of civilization to take the lebanese society out of its stagnation, out of the mentality that prevailed since hundreds of years ago.
Sometimes I feel embarrassed, offended by how things in Lebanon are. And I have a problem, I can't relate to the lebanese mentality and the lebanese brain. I'm not saying I am better, but I can't relate to many things that cast the lebanese identity, I only relate to the land.
So it is a change that we need, will someone ever make it happen?