Almost 30 million Egyptians (according to CNN) took the streets to protest
Lebanese forgot yesterday about all their worries and became more involved with the Egyptian crisis than the Egyptians themselves. Added to that, most TV shows were cancelled or delayed to broadcast live from Tahrir Square, unlike last week when the Lebanese Army was raiding Al-Assir’s bastion.
Having said so, while Egyptians may have had many reasons to protest, we don’t have anything to worry about or protest against in Lebanon as:
– Electricity is 24/7 and really cheap.
– Internet is so fast and abundant.
– MPs are giving away their salaries to help close the debt.
– Corruption no longer exists.
– Pollution is at its lowest levels in years and public gardens are everywhere.
– Women now have the right to grant citizenship.
– All armed groups were disbanded and the army is in control.
– Traffic is no longer a worry as public transportation is now available.
– Beach resorts had their licenses suspended and beaches are public and free for all now.
And the list goes on and on …
PS: I am hoping this post creates the same effect the “Don’t go to Lebanon” ad did but I know it’s not gonna happen.
Nagib, I like how your posts are taking a different turn lately. Thumbs up.
In fact, Americans are complaining themselves in the same way you did, and from what i read in several social sites they are preparing for something big, like masked protesters we see in pics & vids.
But in my opinion in Lebanon w ain’t need anymore protests we need really to find those special young energetic guys between us and vote for them in Elections, maybe we need a program to find those guys..
that’s in my opinion.
habibi najib, it’s not that we are sleeping that there’s no revolution. I have been thinking abt this btw for a time now and I can assure you there will never be a revolution in lebanon due to mere statistics.
all these countries where revolutions r taking place have 2 key factors without which a revolution can not happen:
1 – huge surface area
2 – huge population
Lebanon has neother of those… area is merely 10,000 km2 and excluding deserted mountains n stuff maybe half mximum…. population is 4 million, remove the elderly, below 18 years, sick people, etc… u would have maximum few tens of thousands who cant make anything to begin with…
same example is bahrain… were they able to do anything? Nope!
therefore, plz do not blame lebanese for not acting, it’s just not gna happen due to basic logic.
something positive btw abt that logic is that for example the terrorists beheading 2 people, did it in syrian but also for same reasons prolly can not do it in lebanon… these savages need huge territory and big numbers both of which r not available for them to operate in lebanon… so even if they r nearing us today, I believe our small area and little population is protecting us from the terrorists.
is my logic convincing?
Karim wow!! Small countries don’t deserve to be free is your logic. Great…You could have said:
Lebanese don’t want change..
They are lazy…
Women are beautiful and surgically enhanced…
We have bars and polluted beaches..
Lebanon is a welfare state living off the handouts from outside; expats sending money in…Rich Gulfies…Or Iran’s pasdaran…or KSA…
Lebanese population is 4 million…
Out of which roughly 1 million Palestinians, 1 million Syrians, 300,000 domestic workers; 100,000 mercenaries and spies…The rest corrupted rich…and a few thousand who are stuck forever with the hallucigenic thought Lebanon has the best bars, beaches, and most of all has an amazing culture…
Have a cold one and give it a rest.
don’t u notice ur turning around my logic & just adding some smart ass words to it?
all of ur arguments which r quite accurate one must admit are founded on my 2 premises…
small population and small area both of which render us incapable of change…
starting from these 2 facts u can be socrates for all I care with ur elaboration… lol
That’s some stiff Kashmir Kush you are on brother! It seems to be doing wonders for you…
^ what kind of logic is this?
It’ll never happen. Not because of your flawed logic but because there is nothing that the Lebanese can agree on – nobody wants to be plain old Lebanese.
Everyone insists on wearing a colour and mindlessly follow their chief colour-wearer. Yellow hates blue hates green hates orange hates black and everybody hates pink who hates yellow, etc. ad infinitum.
Of course every single one of them declares themselves to be true Lebanese but it’s all bullshit. Try and unite them under one flag and watch what happens.
I really hope the next generation will be as brave and committed as some of the activists today who are demanding equal rights and an end to the financial and moral corruption.
Only tens of thousands of people below 18 in Lebanon? Where did u get that statistic from?
And no, your logic is not even close to being convincing.
The guy sleeping looks a bit like you?? is that your brother??
is that comment supposed to hurt my feelings? truly a razor, a sharp one I might add lol
they were protesting because all of those pros were gone with mursi
BTW,have you ever seen the traffic in Cairo it is a lot worse than in beirut
Why we celebrate the Independence day when the U.S and Iran are controlling our country? YES WE NEED A REVOLUTION. Period
Like i always said Lebanese are mute people ,exactly SLAVES
I won’t revolt because my favorite leader of choice didn’t allow me.