Monday, August 20, 2007

دستور.... Please!!!

Now another Der General wants to become president of Lebanon. The only thing that stands in his way is the Lebanese constipitution and principle, or at least, caution. Taking into account the opposition of many deputies, this is far easier said than done.

Since our human mind is a “mythical mind”, I feel the current complex situations can best be comprehended through parables, stories and even jokes. Here's one that applies to the current topic at hand;

A man approached a woman, asking her; “if I offered you ten million dollars, would you sleep with me?”

The lady replied; “for ten million dollars? mmm... Yes...”

“how about ten dollars?”

The ingénue was scandalized; “What? Who do you take me for?”

To which the man calmly replied; “My dear lady, we've just established that. Now we’re just negotiating the price”.

Please, do not misunderstand me; I am not "taking" anyone "for" anything... At least not literally.

But I think we can all agree that, Pace the political rhetoric and bravado of a few "born-again Lebanese", the political landscape is so slippery, the same politicians may just as in which they "change their minds".

3 comments:

ghassan karam said...

But can there be ladies of the evenings without Johns?:-) In that case its a shared blame/responsibility. (The same is true of illicit drug s: would there be any dealers had it not been for the usera?).

Jeha said...

Good point,

This is as much about the John's that lead us than about the object of their desire. There will be an upcoming post...

M Bashir said...

negotiating the price
that's a good one