Do we really heart Lebanon?
This is my very first post here. And to begin with, there are quite a lot subject to talk about and comment on, I see you guys keep this forum healthy. Thank you Eve for the invite, it was about time I start writing wasn't it :)
So I look at the Lebanese scene and you feel blessed for having so much political actions or reactions to analyze and debate. Could be a positive thing in any Country exept our dear Lebanon. But I will jump over the current events to talk about the very essence of this forum: the "We Heart Lebanon" manifesto. Enough about the politicians ruining our lives for a while, we can talk about the people itself, or just "Lebanon".
I'm sure we all "heart" Lebanon, but maybe I "heart" it a little bit different. For example: when someone has a bad father but still says "He's my father, I love him still"; you know it's not real love, it may be pity, hope of a lost fatherhood, support in its noblest forms or just a lie. I choose hope for my country. Looking at it, from the day it was considered independant in 1943, until now: nothing really sweeps me off my feet in Lebanon. I'm not a fan of tourism, so the golden era of the 60s and early 70s is kinda not impressive :)
I can honestly say I don't love Lebanon, but I really want to. I can't love any thing if all the good stuff about it are based on lies, deception, broken promises, hypocrisy, intolerance, hatred and, oh yes: always a bright future. So why am I still here. The fact that this is my home makes it hard for me to just quit. There is still a chance for the sun to shine over this dreaded land, with our efforts of course.
Until then I will say: "I like you, Lebanon" :P