Be proud of your fellow Lebanese, and never forget what they accomplished in February 14. Think of Jumblatt's speech, but forget Jumblatt, and focus on how your fellow Lebanese reacted to what he called for:
- They all cheered when Syria was challenged
- They all cheered when they heard that Lebanon was the only real sacred cause
- They all cheered when they heard "Lebanon first"
- And finally, they all chanted, "bil rou7 bil dam, nafdeeka ya Libnan"
Take a step back, and realize what your brethren have accomplished. Forget the politics of the political class; forget all the problems that Lebanon still need’s to face; and ask yourself: would you ever have thought that such a thing could have happened if you were politically aware in the 1950s and 60s? Moreover, I would bet you all of my money (very little, by the way) that had Martyr's Square been filled with Shi'as they would have cheered as well (of course, the conditions being that they not feel threatened as a sect and that they not be Fundamentalists).
For all my cynicism and disgruntlement with Lebanese, I have to give them credit for what they accomplished on February 14th. If we take one step back and look at things in their historical perspective, we would definitely be proud of the steps they have taken. At the very least, today "Lebanon First" resonates with almost everyone!
Hurray for Lebanon... Bravo ya Libneniyyeh!