Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What a Good Memory Ruined

I remember when the July War broke out and saw how fast the Israelis were triggering refugees from the South and elsewhere, everyone rushed for the aid of everyone. Some hospitalities were not as perfect or friendly, but they were there. A lot of people remarked: "Lebanon witnesses a rare unity!"

Now, after that victory on a national scale from the grassroots level, they are killing each other. The activists are pinned down in front of the TV and try to absorb how in less than a week we made it to this level. How many died for political scores...

The Government and the Opposition should be taken to the Supreme Court...

6 comments:

nicolien said...

During the war of 2006, I know of several villages in the Chouf (maybe there were elsewhere as well) where the inhabitants closed the roads and refused to let the refugees come in. Now, this would be seen as 'what they deserve'. Back then, it was ignored in the name of 'unity'. Practically, not much has changed...

Lalebanessa said...

nicolien,
I don't think you should quote the exception to the rule as the example of what happened. What you quoted was an abberation. Most of us welcomed the refugees and helped support and sustain them.
Even the UN were amazed how well the refugee situation was handled by the whole country during the july war.
As MFL says, a good memory now stained beyond measure.
LL

Anonymous said...

Again why are you surprised when the country's DNA is sectarianism ?
The only unity Lebanese showed was during the bombing of Nahr Al-Barid.
In July war there was no true unity per say, in fact Some in March 14th were secretly hoping for an Israeli victory.

MarxistFromLebanon said...

surprised?
I lived here all my life fighting sectarianism. i have a scar on my head demanding civil marriage.

I did say to N. that it was not a perfect reception, but taking into consideration Lebanon's charged polarities, it was great!

Lalebanessa said...

"i have a scar on my head demanding civil marriage."

why? did you bang your head on the door on the way out to the protest?

MarxistFromLebanon said...

let us say that never go into a demonstration on friday next to an Ahhbash Mosque