Sunday, July 29, 2007

The most grotesque aspect of Lebanese politics is the monthly proclamations by the Sunni, Maronite, and Shi`ite clerical councils. It used to be a feature of the Maronite bishops but the virus has now spread to all sects. I can't believe how more and more sectarian becomes. Today, I heard a once-decent man, Nasib Lahhud (who used to speak against sectarianism), say the following: "Whatever the Maronite Patriarch designs, we will wear." Lebanon needs a dosage of the secularism of Turkish generals (no, I don't support Turkish generals who are quite fascistic but allow me to make my point).