Wednesday, November 29, 2006

No Fear Here

Stop the silly talk of a civil war now. There is no Civil war around here, despite blood being on the trading floor these days. Stop it, I don't want to hear it anymore.

Governmental change does not start war in democracies. The insinuation that possible change might lead to violence is a scare tactic that has no place in a democracy, unless the ruling parties want to prohibit the prospect of change and the concept of opposition. I wonder where they could've learned these democratic practices from? Hmmm....

Anyways, there is no fear of that style of democracy in Lebanon because the team aspiring for eternal rule is a bit, how should I put it nicely, ... clueless and weak. They don't have much power to abuse or the know-how of power abuse, so they resort to demagogic manipulation of people's emotions. But enough already, they are not going to get anywhere with acting tough. They cannot rule against the will of the majority of the Lebanese people. Syria couldn't do it, and neither could Israel with the backing of the world's super best friends; so how the heck is Nayla Mouawad expected to hold up.

So enough talk about Civil war. Abdullah of Jordan is talking about it, if that isn't the ultimate proof that this talk is just plain silly, I don't know what is.

One more thing, if the humble demand of a "National Unity Government" will cause WAR, what will happen (and the time will eventually come) when people ask their Zaeems for more rights or a minimum level of accountability? Armageddon?

11 comments:

zene said...

Oh Jamal, funny as always and I wish I could believe you. I am set to move back to Beirut in a couple of weeks and I'm absolutely dreading the sense of collective tension. Maybe things seem worse from the outside, except that all the emails I get from friends these days read: a3sabeh farta, what the hell are you thinking?
Sigh. Ba3den please, don't use the word democracy around here. Until we establish that democracy is in actual fact a practise and not an ideal anywhere in the world let's treat it like the silver-horned unicorn it is.

Kodder said...

welcome back dude, nice post like usual.

Mustapha said...

you know,

That's the problem with u beirutis and southerners,
you don't have a clue what the syrians are capable of. All they need to do is throw one bomb in zgharta and they can garantee scores of people in reprisals.

That's the problem with hezbollah's supporters, they're too ignorant of syria's track record in the north, and that's why they'll never understand why the northerners are scared.

hillz said...

nice post after all the sudden rising posts I read after the last blood trade.

bas ya jamal, face the scary fact: u don't know.. you come from beqaa ;)

Anonymous said...

That's the problem with FM/PSP/LF's supporters, they're too ignorant of Israel's track record in the South, and that's why they'll never understand why the Southerners are scared.

Angry Anarchist said...

Well with her motorcycle Nayla can do just about anything. Be afraid. Be very afraid. :P

Ibn Bint Jbeil said...

Jamal your confident comedy is scrumptious.

Zene, you said, "..I'm absolutely dreading the sense of collective tension.." I don't know what's the big deal with the "collective mood"; when it's a stupid mood, why can't you just tell yourself that and look for something better? I wish I were in your shoes, going back to Lebanon. man, oh man, i wish I had the opportunity to go back and stay. Being away from the homeland is its own kind of hell. Read my most recent post on my blog (a poem) and you'll know what I mean.

Kodder said...

haha Anarchist...
but Anarchist, I like biker chicks :P

What is "Occupation" said...

democracy? that allows an armed militia to "run" for office..

no the arab world's distortion of democracy is thugacracy...

Vote OUT syria and hezbollah?

nonsense..

enjoy your hell you have ALLOWED to be created

Maya@NYC said...

agree with you Jamal; although i am against any mass 'production' on the streets or otherwise, the fear of war seems to originate only from certain sponsored media. the fear of uncontrolled masses and the rush of power the streets give. but the questions remain:
how uncontrollable will the masses be? and how far will this governement go before it actually goes! ykhalsouna ba'a!

mustapha, there is no geographical division for syrian-phobia. we all suffered albeit not equally. it doesn't give more legitimity to the governement and its actions.

Anonymous said...

What's this democracy you speak of?

Your point would stand if we really were in a Democracy. But we're not.
In democracies, people and leaders alike respect the state and its institutions.
No armed militias get to run around, start wars, and threaten to cut the hands of whoever tries to disarm them.

Sorry dude. Lebanon is not a democracy. Never has been.
Maybe someday...