Dare I say it? I'm bored! I'm bored out of my ass!
Talk about stonewalling! Politicians are supposed to reel at news coverage of their incompetence, but in
Then we have this obsession with the elite political game. Each person defines his political position by saying "I'm for Arabism" or "I'm for enlightened Arabism" or "I'm for 'the resistance'" or "
These politicians play their little chess games with positions that mean a whole lot to their foreign patrons, but mean nothing to the average Lebanese who's trying to get through the day. The Lebanese will say I'm for
This kind of bullshit politics is designed to marginalize
There are three winners I can identify who benefit from Lebanese politics as it is today:
1. The Zu3ama, of course! Their incompetence in managing affairs of the state is forgotten because they're "protecting the sect," or "they're standing up to those 'damned' Israelis," or "they're standing up to those Saudis who want to take over the country," etc...
2. Foreign Powers playing their own geo-strategic Chess Games who see
3. Brutes and idiots who are willing to kill for their political bosses; and who would otherwise be beggars on Lebanese streets!
There are two losers:
2. Us: the intellectual, professional and technocratic elite. We avoid politics; and in the worst of cases, we avoid
The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen ... and stupidity (Harlan Ellison - 1934)