Wednesday, January 16, 2013

On the Lebanese "Greek Orthodox" electoral law

I should state that it would be unfair to call that electoral law "Greek Orthodox" especially that the community has hosted loud secular voices in the last century.  But I wish to comment on the post by Elias in his blog here.  I disagree because this lousy sectarian law is an intense sectarian training school that would in fact--far from galvanizing and mobilizing seculars--reduce the ranks and weaken secular people in the country.  It would have the opposite effect, I am afraid.  But then again: this lousy outcome is the destiny of that sectarian entity.