How many flghts will it take him to see that too many people are gone?
The Answer, my Friend…
…Is nowhere near the slow minds of those politicians of ours.
This is a worrying sign as the stakes in
The best example was the recent bi-election. For all the ink spilled, one only needs to look past the passions to realize that all candidates were still stuck in a similar negative mode. The mood was best summarized by one election poster, for what’s-his-name who was running against the FM candidate.
The “Right” Look
The candidate had the raised finger, the stern look, and no tie.
His raised finger, showing the “1” sign, meant to emphasise the uniqueness of God, Islamic unity, Arab unity… you got it; unity! Setting aside the fact that this is overused myth used by dictators, “Unity” or “Arabism” can hardly be a political program.
And he is not alone in this; other sides have their own version of the raised finger; March 14th has “opposition to Syrian hegemony” (OK, so do something about it), March 8th its “opposition to corruption” (But EDL didn’t get the memo yet), Hezb has “Holy weapons” (God must be grateful), Aoun has his “I just wanna be president” (the rest is details)…
The “Right” Flags
The candidate was posing in front of two flags; one Lebanese, in the background, and one “Islamic”. So he is a Moslem. Duh. Setting aside the fact that are many others, this too is hardly a political program.
And he is not alone in this either; Geagea has his knife-cross flag, Hezb has drafted “Allah” in their party…
The “Right” Slogan
The poster displayed the usual line; “No to
And he is not alone in this as well. The slogan of Itani, describing
In their lack of meaningful “content”, Lebanese politics are not that different from the rest of the Arab world. Given half the chance, most of the Panurges that claim to lead us would cater to the braying masses with such slogans.
It used to be they “brayed” when they’re older, but now the moron brigade is recruiting them at an ever younger age… After all, they do not need much to hurl stuff at the “other side”… Back in high school, we had a name for those sheep claiming to lead the flock;
Jama3at Abou-“ لا”