A Cultural Revolution

On the night of October the 17th of 2019, riots broke-out throughout a small country called Lebanon, however these riots weren’t just like any other riot that usually happens, they were a special kind of riots, people were crazy most of them were young misguided angry Lebanese youth, they were rioting against oppression injustice and a huge looming economical recession. Most of them including me had this urge to destroy and vandalize their country, and they actually did that in the nights of the 17th and 18th of October.

Most Lebanese people were rooting for the youth to go forward with such acts!

Now you might ask how come the people of Lebanon are with burning the hell out of their nation, shouldn’t we be patriotic?, or at least have a little sense of nationalism and duty to serve our nation?

This wan’t the case on those two dreadful yet beautiful nights. People especially the youth were fed up from all the lies that they were being told since their childhood, that Lebanon is a great nation and that we should be proud of our history.

People finally realized that history is in the past, that we should look forward to a brighter future, to a future were all people from different backgrounds, ethnicity, and religions live together hand in hand with harmony and love, at those beautiful nights people finally understood that we are Lebanese before being Christians or Muslims, we are Lebanese before being black or white, we are Lebanese before being liberal or conservative.

Of course, every politician suddenly waving the Lebanese flag or hiding behind various shades of religious robes, will attempt to persuade us that the option is still on the table. That we can simply celebrate our accomplishments, get off the streets, open the roads and get back to work.

However that is not the case, for our will is stronger than their lies, our faith is bigger than their manipulations, our pride is worth more than anything than these lying politicians promise to provide.

October 17 was the beginning of a transitional period, a transition from sectarianism and corruption, it is a transition to a new Lebanon, a better Lebanon a freethinker Lebanon.

A true democracy.

No one can stop this transition, for the will of the people is larger than any lying and manipulating politician, the power of the people is for the people.

Lebanon has finally woken up. And it’s just the beginning.

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