I am not sure why I wrote it, it was spontaneous and rolled off my fingers onto the keyboard very fluidly. I have added one phrase to it before publishing it here. I do this because many of my friends and readers suggested I should, and I agree. I would love nothing more than to see you add to it… I also photo-chopped our new flag. This represents our beloved country much better than the older one.
We live in a country that is in rapid decline. No jobs, no salaries, no electricity, no water, no internet, no phones, no roads, no police, no army, no justice system, no government, no environment and no hope. Even clubbing is no longer what it used to be.
To top it all off, we are losing our liberal principles, the ones we were so proud of. Liquor shops being bombed, movies and books being banned, eggs shoved up into asses and sheikhs and priests tightening instead of loosening their grips on our lives and choices.There is zero hope for Lebanon and we’re all angry all the time because we know it, and can’t do anything about it. And even if we could, where would we start? Everyone is armed, old tires are everywhere and dirty money is never low in stock. To make matters worse, sectarian extremism has never been more intense, with all sects guilty of making their people blind, stupid and misguided.
Raping women, beheading soldiers, holy wars and beards that haven’t been trimmed in decades. Paris and Switzerland of the Middle-East my ass. This is a cesspool of religiously-driven, angry group of people with memory that spans 24 hours that are in constant turmoil over who gets to be in charge. And when one of them is, the rest will do the unspeakable to get those in power out, only to repeat the same scenario, with the same politician-prostitutes, with the same slogans and the same blessings by old men in robes.
If anyone tells you otherwise, or says “patriotic” phrases that have no ground in reality whatsoever, slap them in the face. There is nothing to look forward to in Lebanon and there are no better days ahead. The elections will not happen, the situation will only get worse. The one thing I am fond of in this place are the few people who are reading this, whom I love and enjoy company with. You folks are awesome, I wish there were more of you out there.