Thursday, September 14, 2006

Apolitical view

How ironic. We never seem to outgrow bad habits accumulated over the years and honed with a scary precision... Especially the habit of trying to politicize any initiative, color it a certain way, and hide from it.

Maybe the recent war has provided enough food for thought to set rampant such aspirations... Everyone is appropriating the events and turning the war into a vehicule for self promotion...

However, we are in big trouble if we haven't learned to look beyond the appearances by now... There is a bigger potential to tap into, an opportunity to delve into the humane, to put faces to the people who bore the brunt of the war, the apolitical lay person who was affected: mentally or physically or financially.. The person who is now picking up the pieces of a fragmented existence, trying to make sense of it all, to make it work...

People like you and me, people who are reaching out, people who want to make a difference. Judged for not being with some political figure head, as if somehow my identity is correlated to this or that. How can you take a political stance from an apolitical person?? Or is that a statement in itself? This is why our voice needs to be heard... through blogs and other methods, so the silent majority, once overwhelmed can stand its ground and help shape the future, and color it with the untainted freedom of expression.

3 Comments:

At Thursday, September 14, 2006 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find your blogg very informative...I have a dear friend in Lebanon that I have tried to communicate with for some time..could you tell me plz if telephone and cell service has been restored? plz keep posting your blogg it is the only way the rest of the world gets true information about what is happening there since the ceasefire

 
At Sunday, September 17, 2006 , Blogger yves said...

beautifully well written

i hear you

 
At Friday, September 22, 2006 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you're talking about. I agree that we are a silent majority but things are changing and our voices will get louder. People in Lebanon need to rise above their sectarian identities and start looking at each other as human beings, as people of a great nation.

 

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