Overheard one day on the New York City metro:
American woman: “Lebanese [too much noise to hear the rest] I don’t understand that revolution…..”
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For the common American, if the US did not wage war, then they don’t want to know. They don’t learn.
Here’s what you need to know: a country has been independent since 1943. Before that, during and before a French mandate, it was “partially autonomous”.
Theoretically, we are talking about a democratic country, “lauded” for its unique structure.
Reality? Everyone in politics thinks they’re better than the others. Civil war became a blood bath. It lasted for 15 years.
The militias and key players of this war are still in power.
Capabilities exist. Use them.
People exist. We are the people.
And yet, we have nothing. Nothing but inflation. Nothing but a crisis. Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing. Nothing but hope. Nothing but knowing that the country can do better.
So that unique structure? Yeah, unique indeed. But we can apply that or something else to a real democracy.
Because thugs are no democracy.
Because police brutality is no democracy.
Because “military” war veterans are no democracy.
Because corruption is no democracy.
Because currently, sectarianism is no democracy.
Why else did this country have a war? Why else did it let fires ravage its precious cedars?
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