Posted by: G-AZZI | January 13, 2011

We have no government …

…thus begins the national panic.

So what is going to happen now?

Seriously?

What was the government doing anyway? What were your expectations from this government? Why did you vote for them? Excuse my ignorance, but as far as I know, the normal process for a political and electoral campaign is the following:

A candidate presents his political program with the practical ideas that he believes can be implemented. As a voter, I decide if what the candidate presented fulfills the needs of the people as well as fits my concerns. The one that makes the most sense is the one I will vote for.

What are the political programs of our famous parties and leaders? I am interested to hear from those who vote March 8 or March 14 if they actually have any idea how these so-called coalitions will deal with matters that govern their daily lives: social justice, corruption, economical issues, unemployment, etc…

We have the most perverted coalitions in the world:

–          A so-called secular party is in the same coalition with an extremist religious group.

–          Parties who are responsible for the bloodiest battles in the mountains of Lebanon are now allies.

–          The socialist party is now an ally of one the most capitalist parties in Lebanon… Sorry, I mean, it is now an ally of an extremist religious party… Oh sorry, it is actually neutral… Did I say neutral? No. It is actually absolutely against Syria… No, no, pro-Syrian regime… You know what? I am sorry, but the alliances of the socialist party will have changed several times before I have the time to click on “publish”… So, um, never mind that.

As a gay activist, I have been asked by many LGBT people and journalists what political parties support gay rights so we can vote for them. It is a very legitimate question. The answer is that no political party is adopting any social issues, and very few laws presented by the civil society have actually made it to the government for discussion. I wonder what the government will meet for after the end of the international tribunal.

As an atheist, secular, pro-equality and social justice gay man, the presence or the absence of the government will not affect my professional, personal or sex life.

 

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Responses

  1. ..w do22i ya mazzika

    • guess it is a good time to party 🙂

  2. and the people party!

  3. I do not find a problem with opposing parties forming an alliance, with parties who fought a bloody war to form an alliance, or even with the Socialist party to change their alliances so frequently. On the contrary, I applaud the act but disagree with the motives. So i believe no one should blindly follow one party or one alliance, i believe alliances change when the alliance you have stops serving the goal you set for it.

    I only wish that citizens in Lebanon change their affiliations to parties based on what a party preaches instead of automatically joining the party of their religion.

    As for the LGBT cause, i definitely believe a government and law in order is better for the community than anarchy. We saw what happened in Iraq and it can easily happen in Lebanon in my opinion.

    • Alliances are created for a goal, i agree, but what is the goal here? when an extreme right group is an alliance with a left wing group that means all economical and social issues are compromised.

      People who participated in war and killed many people should be held responsible before getting involved in politics again.

      Anarchy is not good for everyone, but i don’t think that the government was playing any role in restoring order. we stayed 6 months without one before and we did fine, which is amazing about Beirut.

      Of course we need a government and need political leaders but none of those present today is voicing our concerns, we need alternatives or we need to push those who are in power now to speak about economical and social issue. Boycotting them and their elections until they start talking about relevant things is what i think we should be doing.

  4. I think that we need a nation wide circumscription and proportionate electoral law in order to get our representatives to the parliament.


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