Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lebanon's pride: trying to be white

Statements like that tell you why Lebanon and its culture bother me so much. I know of no other Third World country in which (vulgar and distorted) emulation of the White Man is more admired. ""Lebanon's name has always been synonymous with war, but when it comes to fashion ... these designers really make us proud," said Laura Seikaly, 39, who was among a recent crowd of bikini-clad sunbathers on a beach north of Beirut. "I guess it comes from the society itself, the way Lebanese women dress. They're very courageous, even more than Europeans." (thanks Sarah)