“Can’t get you out of my head…”

sectarianhariri1.jpgI mean, other than Hariri, the Qur’an and the Bible (see them on both sides of the picture frame). Sure there is change in this country. Sure the Hariri movement is a secular one. Sure all their slogans are secular. Sure, Hariri is not really dead. He lives in all of us… Well, if only secularism and co-existence were as easily welcomed and adopted as the building of this “book-pyramid” and the placing of the Qur’an and the Bible next to each other. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the youth of Lebanon. They are at the moment (and at all times) busy coming up with slogans and ideas that they will never really implement (or at best will implement at face value), so please be patient, one day you might actually get to talk to them.

Sure, Hariri movement (or Future movement as they like to call it) is a movement for all Lebanese.. And Aoun’s movement is a movement for all Lebanese. That is why the majority of supporters of the former are Sunnis and the majority of supporters of the latter are… Maronites. And that is also why the Hariri bloc always speaks in sectarian terms, as a party of the Sunnis (that nevertheless collaborates with Druze and Christian parties as part of the “national unity” – wait, I thought Hariri movement was already secular, why does it need to have Druze and Christian parties as its allies to achieve national unity?) and that is also why the Aounist movement speaks in sectarian terms, as the representative of the Christians and as a party that cannot “let down” its Christian supporters…

Alright, maybe the title is a bit inappropriate, but that’s just my anti-sectarian humour, I suppose.

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