20.1.06

Lebanese Civil War and Innocence

The war lingers like a faded memory over Lebanon. It's constantly there, never quite removed and forgotten. As much as one tries to cover it up, the issues are still ever-present: the barbed wire remains. The innonence of the country was lost.

Lebanon remains a country trapped inside the machines of war and the ideology that urged on violence. Innocent eyes of individuality can peer out, show their fear, and question, but that innocence is without a face, never publicly expressed, hidden, and scraped away by the pervasive violence that pulls all into its murderous, factionalized ideology.

Innocence cannot exist in a maelstrom of violence. Everyone rationalizes it, justifies it, and becomes a part of it, regardless of how removed they are from the actual killing.

And where is innocence today? It's a forgotten memory. Every new generation born into an era of peaceful possibility gets pulled back into the paradoxical mentality of confined separation. The barbed wire and borders within our minds continue to bind us together...


I recently wrote that in an email. What do you think?

5 Comments:

At Friday, January 20, 2006 4:24:00 PM, Blogger francois said...

lebanon made lot of mistakes after the civil war, and the main result of theses mistakes is that this civil war never stoped in the mind of some people
the first mistake was that amnistie law which is leading to a pure amnesia of the lebanese population, let s forget everything, let s forget the killers so they can start again in some time to act their crimes
this mistake was done in 58, and in 90
lebanon should have been doing like in south africa,
let s not forget but let s forgive so that it cannot start again.
yesterday there was a tv doc on the french tv about the serial killers, their instinct to kill people by anger,
how many serial killers we got in lebanon during that war?
how many were treated ?
how many are right now in power?
the second mistake in lebanon was to keep theses people and still leaving them into power in one way or another.
maybe it was for the syrians to blackmail and use them , we never know
i was disappointed that during the elections many sheeps voted for theses serial killers trying to get a new virginity when i was thinking about their previous bloody crimes
i wont give any name.

i though that most of the people would end that civil war in their mind after what happened this year, but when i m looking to what is happening or how the population is talking, still fearing each other, i m disppointed that even when they are allied with their old enemy, they are still afraid of them
fear of our neighbours can lead us to destabilisation.
why having a fear? because our state is weak as it is divided.
we cannot aford not to fight our fear.
more then that we cannot aford to leave to transmit that fear to your future generation
and this is why we need to build a strong state

 
At Saturday, January 21, 2006 4:27:00 PM, Blogger gabrielf said...

can u add my blog to ur list?
beirut001.blogspot.com
i'm lebanese livin in beirut
thx all see ya

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 5:39:00 AM, Blogger Maldoror said...

For what is innocence but a stage preceding brain death.

 
At Sunday, January 22, 2006 3:09:00 PM, Blogger zwixo said...

it is absolutely absurd to me how some people who are either completely stupid or immensly egoistic still want war and think it is a solution.
And Maldoror :D

 
At Monday, January 23, 2006 6:29:00 PM, Blogger gabrielf said...

thanxxxxxx for linkin me!!

 

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