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Archive for February 1st, 2011

What a waste!  Thousand of foreigners are fleeing Egypt while the revolution of the century is unfolding in front of their eyes.  Couldn’t you wait another day? The greatest events will happen after Mubarak flees to London:  Aren’t you excited how the Egyptian people want to reform their political structure?

What is happening in Egypt is far-reaching to the Middle East and to many “democratic States” around the world.  The people in Egypt, the downtrodden, have already changed the structure of the regime and elected popular leaders from the masses by constituting local committees and ensuring security and sustainability of the uprising.  The army of the people is a great boost.

No political parties took the lead or demanded this mass upheaval.  This is a Great Revolution and will surely emerge in a successful peaceful transition for the interest of not only 80 million Egyptian but hundreds of millions under oligarchic regimes.

I believe that mass upheavals cannot be sustained without great women leading in the front rows of marches:  Women in Egypt will be recognized as the leading revolutionary around the world.

If the October revolution in Russia of 1917 changed the world last century, and barely lasted 70 years, this mass popular and sustained revolution in Egypt is the popular revolution of this century:  A turning point. This revolution is a beacon to all people living in so-called “democratic States” but lacking equitable and fair election laws that represent the entire population.

We are watching the revolution of Egypt now, we are riveted to our cables and mesmerized by this surge of energy and confidence delivered by a people thought to be sleeping in caves; but tomorrow will unfold the kinds of metal and far-reaching democratic spirit Egypt is reserving to the entire world.  The domino effects is not reserved to oligarchic regimes:  watch out faked “democratic regimes”: The power is not the domain of the elite classes, the old-money, the cartels of multinational institutions, the wealthy, and the professional politicians.

Power is in the hand of the people who want liberty, freedom, opportunities for a better future:  We are all entitled for dignity and a place under this glorious sun.

Get ready for Thursday Feb. 3 afternoon: Downtown Beirut.  There is a sit in mass popular demonstration until a government is formed. Bring in the tents, sleeping bags, and backpack.  Bring in all your family members:  We will party as a united people: We want a government now!

Lebanon is not Iraq:  We have no foreign troops on our lands.  We don’t have to wait months for every new designated Prime Minister to constitute a government.   Last time, the ex-PM Saad Hariri who was fired two weeks ago lingered 6 months before presenting a government that produced not a single promise.

Maybe the Lebanese are used to function without a government, but this should no longer be the norm.

We have no Israeli, Syrian, US troops, or “multinational coalition forces” to impose peace and security on our land.  The Lebanese Resistance kicked out Israel from the south in 2000  and defeated Israel preemptive incursion in 2006.  The Syrian troops and intelligence services had vacated the land in 2005.  We have no reason to bow and accept this recurring humiliating scenarios of waiting for months for the formation of a government.

We have 19 “recognized religious sects”.  So what!  We have great people in every sect to represent all Lebanese and work consciously for the interest of a democratic and independent Lebanon. Let Mikati PM select 19 hard-working, professional, honest ministers from the various sects.  We don’t need superfluous “Super Ministers” with no ministry to run or jobs to do!  We want a government now.

We don’t want to be waiting for the International Court for Lebanon to present its preliminary indictments in order to form a responsible government.  What is the job of a government except preempting coming calamities? We resent that Lebanon has been under UN mandated power for the last 5 years; we refuse to keep waiting for every events and trouble in the region to be solved before we get on with business.

The Egyptians and Tunisians revolted and got organized without the help and guidance of any political party.  We, the Lebanese, don’t need to be waiting for every feudal and sectarian “leader” to give us any damned green light to get on the march and moving toward serious reforms.  We want a bold and functional government now.

Come down to Downtown Beirut and be counted. Bring in the tents, sleeping bags, and backpack.  Bring in all your family members:  We will party as a united people: We want a government now! We will not leave until a government is formed.  Our lame leaders are not as stupid and mule-minded as Mubarak of Egypt is.  We, the Lebanese, have demonstrated that we can be as determined and united as the great people of Egypt.

Guys, we have a large window of opportunity to send a firm message: “This vicious cycles of spending months catering to every whim of every feudal, sectarian, and cartel party leader is no longer appetizing to our palate.  We are hungry, frustrated, and angrier than a wasp.  Lebanon political structure is to be reformed, and this is as good a time as ever.”

Bring in the tents, sleeping bags, and backpack.  Bring in all your family members:  We will party as a united people: We want a government now!




February 2011

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