I just remembered this video that LBC’s Cheyef 7alak team produced back in June 2012 to fight sectarianism in Lebanon and raise awareness among the young Lebanese generations. Sadly enough, we’ve adopted an electoral law (taking aside all political considerations) that promotes sectarianism and makes kids sound like the ones in the ad.
I don’t care who you follow or vote for, each one of us has a social and an ethical responsibility to refuse this backwards thinking and this destructive way of dividing Lebanese into sects and obliging each to vote for his own sect only. By doing that, Lebanon, as described so well by Elias, “could find itself in breach of UN protocols and other conventions on human rights that require certain basic democratic principles like equality of suffrage, guarantees of the free expression of the will of the voter, etc. In other words, Lebanon’s confessional system would become a liability for its international obligations, which has often created opportunities for activists to get progressive legislation passed (as in the case of the anti-smoking ban).”
Here’s a video uploaded by LBCI yesterday showing Arssal’s residents taking out the injured soldiers in an ambulance. Since we have proof that there were injured, why doesn’t the army interrogate them and tell us what really happened?
I was checking out Georgina Rizk videos on YouTube today when I saw this one where she’s making out with a guy on the beach [Minute 5:20 to Minute 5:40]. I know it’s not a big deal, at least not to me, but imagine this happening today and the Lebanese reacting to it. It would probably create a scandal and become the talk of the town. For all I know, it might get censored by the authorities as well.
When you think about it, it’s quite sad how we’ve come from such glorious years that were the 70s to what we have today.
This is Divanessa’s latest video clip. I like the music but why are there Mummies in the clip?
Lebanese violin player Divanessa (Vanessa Abdo Nassar) was born in Montreal-Canada and grew up in Lebanon. She was just nine years old when she started playing violin, her music is a fusion of occidental grooves and oriental spirits. [Link]
Why are they making a big deal out of it? It’s a race in the desert and there’s nothing racist about it.
Arab-American groups have sharply criticized a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad depicting an Arab walking through the desert with a camel, and one group said it would ask the beverage giant to change it before CBS airs the game on Sunday before an expected audience of more than 100 million U.S. viewers.
“Why is it that Arabs are always shown as either oil-rich sheiks, terrorists, or belly dancers?” said Warren David, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or ADC. [Link]
I thought I figured out what Abbas meant when he says “I saw you Jackses” but then after watching few Ma fi Metlo episodes, I noticed he uses it in different circumstances. Does anyone know what it really means? Or is it just a silly phrase he came up with?
Speaking of Ma fi Metlo, it was honestly funnier when it started and it’s getting a little repetitive lately. I think that’s a bit weird because there’s so much material they can work on with everything that’s going on in Lebanon.