Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lebanese nationalism, exposed. One of the Lebanese people who regularly wrote comments on my site, was rather revealed as of late. Prior to the conflict, he used to write really thoughtful and analytical pieces in the comments' section. He was always polite and civil, and I engaged him a few times. As soon as the Lebanese Army attacks on the Nahr Al-Barid refugee camp began, he revealed his true self: he started writing the most racist, crude, vulgar, sexist, and outright violent commentaries on Lebanon. It does not take much to scratch the facade of civility among Lebanese nationalists.