Yet our history is full of tales that could help us understand the current system blockages in
The tale is set back during the French mandate. The French had set up an “unicameral” legislature, with some of the seats “assigned”, and others elected; this allowed them to have a more pliant legislature.
Incidentally, this was no less representative that the rival “Syrian National Congress”, whose many members were chosen on wannabe King Faycal’s “selective, rather than elective principle”… Those who forgot that little tidbit were reminded of Great Sister’s methodology in 1992, when she guaranteed herself a more pliant legislature; those who did not get the message were set aside or diluted….
But I digress…
Back to the French…
Having secured their hold, the French had decided to “democratize” the rules a little bit more, and those designated MP’s were up for an actual election for their next term.
One of those Parliamentarians did not appear to care much for his constituents, so the main “notables” in his district gathered in a secret location to discuss their options. It was easy for them to agree that, “even if he osculated their “Gluteii”, one by one, they would never re-elect him”…
Human nature being what it is, one of the persons present decided to hedge his bets, and to report the news to the “Beyk”, and met him in his office in
Rat; “Ya Beyk, خربيني!”…
Beyk: “Really!. What seems to be the problem?”
Rat; “Well, the وجهاء got together and agreed that, even if you osculated their “Gluteii”, one by one, they would never re-elect you”…
And so it happened, the “Beyk” was re-elected, and all lived happily ever after.
There are two key precepts that emerge from this story;
1- Gleuteus Atomicity; For each given period of time, there are many Osculii, but one Gluteus.
2- Osculii Invariability; For any Gluteus, the Osculii remain constant. This is fair warning to those Gluteii who think they are here forever; the region saw the rise and fall of many empires, and many Gluteii vanished into the dustbin of history. Osculii, however, endured;
What follows is that the little crises we’re enduring in places like
One thing is certain; the “Arabists” are in full overreaching mode. Yet it is still not clear whether the winner will be the
There will be time enough to osculate the winner of all this.
But one thing is certain; the Lebanese presidential election will clearly reveal whose hand is strongest, and whether a clear Gleuteus Maximus has established itself in the area...