Monday, August 06, 2007

Too True

In a country where there is a constant battle of what is and isn’t true, and who is true and who is truly an inconvenience. Yesterday was a full display of the true nastiness of our society. Lebanese raceo-sectarianism reached unprecedented lows; which says much considering this country was a stage for a fifteen year bloody sectarian war.


It wasn't just Amin Gemayyel who in keeping up with family tradition found a new group of people to direct his hate at. When your hate mongering towards Syrians, Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, Sunnis, Shia runs out of steam; a new channel must be created. Also, why let the people of the southern suburbs bear all the brunt of condescending speech, let the intruders of the northern suburbs share the load. So take "them" out, and Gemayyel is victorious in the Metn Mountains where the true Christians reside. Sadly, many of the electoral reform scenarios circulated would encourage the Gemayyel school of thought.


All other major political forces were Gemayyel-esque on Sunday. Future was proud that the political representaion of the capital of this great nation has been reduced to 20,000 Sunnis and change; No intruders here so that's a sweet victory. Hezbollah bragged that the "Shia" were victorious by boycotting the vote. As a friend of mine would say: "Gold star for the Sunnis and Gold star for the Shia."


Are you wondering why the election results in Metn were almost 50-50? Well, that's because you couldn't tell the difference between the FPM campaign and the Kataeb campaign. "Reform" and "Change" got 2 thirds of Metni votes; but someone advised Aoun that he needs to prove his Christianity. Victory was his as he out-Gemayyeled a Gemayyel, but now he must decide whether he wants to go back to running for President of Lebanon or to shoot for the Second Coming.



Let's not forget Victorious Jumblatt, since his Druze electorate was spared by the fate of Martyr Ghazi Kenaan's gerrymandering this ugly Sunday's pissing match.



You try to escape this nastiness for some patriotic athletic diversion only to see 7 footers sinking half court shots for "them"; while "our" guys have uncontested layups rim out.



A day to forget for Lebanon.... Now that is something we truly excel at.

9 comments:

poshlemon said...
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Anonymous said...

well I usually agree with you but this time around, I vehemently disagree. Gemayel is no racist, and your diatribe against him, suggesting he has hate towards Sunnis, Shiites, and what not is ridiculous.

kheireddine said...

Generally speaking, I am pro M14. However, I am certain that the Gemayels are definitely sectarian and racist. I will never forget that I was treated as a ‘dirty Muslim’ & a ‘Palestinian’ at College du sacré Coeur by 9 y.o. pupils and called a ’semsar’ by the teacher named Chahwane in 1975. My father and grand father (who happened to be PM in 30’s) studied at that school but that did not count for those idiots, who had been brainwashed by Pierre Gemayel Sr. would like to add that the Armenians are as Lebanese as the rest of us. The are hard workers & they contributed greatly to the Lebanese society & economy.

Hassan said...

Jamal,

good post, but you forgot the mutual "your naturalized voters are darker than our naturalized voters" campaigning.

phil said...

what about the room-orthodox? did they win? how? i can't seem to find anyone anal.yzing their win.... damn you Michael Moorr

Anonymous said...

i am not with any side but condering the filth that is gathered in the M14 gang i would say i am obliged to choose the aoun part. rajja3oulna l'owweit bi kiyedit l7akim ....... leik min ... geagea...
all i can say is 3ayb !!! holeh beit lgemayyel mich ra7 nekhlaass mennon ba'a? kharabou la lebnein. what astonishes me the most is that the lebanese population is insisting on being ikta3iyyeh, and its turning the whole country into a gigantic racist timebomb ... allah yesterna..

Yazan said...

Wonderful post,
As someone who has absolutely no respect to any of those self-claimed politicians [on both sides of the divide, and definitely on both sides of the border], I find it very disturbing the popular endorsement of these war-lords/feudal/sectarian leaders in lebanon.

To be honest, I believe EVERYTHING Hariri Jr, Junblatt and Gemayel said and will say about Nasrallah, Aoun and Assad, AND I believe everything Assad, Aoun, Nasrallah would say about the others... they're disgustingly the same...

Ibn Bint Jbeil said...

we LOVE our warlords!

Anonymous said...

Sectarian behaviour and warlords, and above all a sark feeling of wondermania and know it all, and best of all ...dark side of being faithfull, betryayed and need for reprisal...that's what people of elsworld find in Lebanon. We feel like there are a lot of teams...just a patchwork of football teams with balls as bullets and goals as heads...we like team of Gemayel because we are christians;if not moderate we love jaajaa, if muslims we are for hizbollah or Amal, if sunnies we are swiwwcitizns to be because we are neutral and busy...If all teams are unhappy and fail to find solutions and beat zionist bastards ...than target palestinians miserables in their miserable camps cause thy offer a good carpet to end conflicts and a guarantee to be heroes...build heroism on this...Last summer Hizsbullah won a hard war on israeli IDF.this gave Lebanon pride and a journey to freedom...This year our dearest team in power needs to ask pardon for its past success...it needs a new success over Paelstinian refugees who have no right to go back homes...they are a burden and need to be cleaned.