Friday, December 22, 2006

People who know me know that I have no attachment whatsoever to my high school or to my alma mater in Beirut. Private schools are but private and exclusive--nay exclusionary--clubs for privileged people dedicated to the perpetuation of hierarchies in society--hierarchies from which they benefit. I have never attended a reunion of my high school or of my college, especially that in Beirut those events are occasions for graduates to bask in classism, elitism, and chauvinism. And in this alumni newsletter of my high school, they have a tribute for the right-wing, sectarian Christian "publisher" Jubran Tuwayni. Notice that it said that "his terms were moderate." This is like saying that David Duke is reasonable.