Monday, October 30, 2006

Lebanon is only getting worse politically

I don't know how I actually still have hope that Lebanon will shape up to get better. We all know the children of today are tomorrow's politicians, so how can it get better while the way children (most) are being raised will only lead to more xenophobia and prejudice.

I am not saying in Lebanon people do really hate each other when it comes to religion, we actually get along pretty well, however the real issue here is whenever politics gets involved, people GET xenophobic and scared and prejudice.

Why do we tell little children of 5 and 6 year old who to love? Follow Nasrallah or Geagea or Aoun or Hariri or Berri or Franjieh or Jumblat or ... or ... or ...?

Why don't we let them get educated and grow up to one day decide who they want to follow? Are we being fair to them by shaping their mind to a 2D closed box?

How can we expect for the future reponsibles and politicians to make our Lebanon a better country while the way of thinking is not evolving at all?

Why aren't we accepting change? I think each and every political party in Lebanon is as stubborn as the next. None of them is willing to compromize, or learn or discuss. They all want their way or the highway.

I personally am getting fed up with the Lebanese people who are not trying enough to change, to look beyond their noses. They are not seeing that most of our leaders are nothing but hypocrits who only care about their own personal interest and making us hate our fellow brothers and sisters over silly and ridiculous unintelligent noisy thoughts.

3 comments:

  1. Under some aspects I agree with you, however, as a single mother of a 7 year old boy I also have to stress that it is important to raise our children with some solid roots and when I teach my son about God I also teach him that what we believe in is not what everyone else believes in and that we do not judge nor do we alieanate anyone who does not "think" or "feel" or "believe" like we do.

    I am a Chatolic woman, I was raised Chatolic but it wasn't until my older years that I fully understood where my heart and beliefs were. I have friends of all Religions as well as Atheists and we all respect our spiritual stand. My son is being raised by me as a Chatolic but I know that one day he will make his own decision and take his own path as he wishes. In the mean time it is my responsability to give him that grounds him and I believe God is a big part of it.

    The bottom line is that Religion should not influence who you like or not like; religions should teach us to love and respect anyone regardless of their skin color, culture and so on. We are all humans and we are forgetting that.

    What we really need to concentrate and teach our children (our future) is to co-habitate with anyone respectfully without enforcing your opinions and/or beliefs. We need to teach more about love and respect. Our world today seems to lack a lot of that.

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  2. Under some aspects I agree with you, however, as a single mother of a 7 year old boy I also have to stress that it is important to raise our children with some solid roots and when I teach my son about God I also teach him that what we believe in is not what everyone else believes in and that we do not judge nor do we alieanate anyone who does not "think" or "feel" or "believe" like we do.

    I am a Chatolic woman, I was raised Chatolic but it wasn't until my older years that I fully understood where my heart and beliefs were. I have friends of all Religions as well as Atheists and we all respect our spiritual stand. My son is being raised by me as a Chatolic but I know that one day he will make his own decision and take his own path as he wishes. In the mean time it is my responsability to give him that grounds him and I believe God is a big part of it.

    The bottom line is that Religion should not influence who you like or not like; religions should teach us to love and respect anyone regardless of their skin color, culture and so on. We are all humans and we are forgetting that.

    What we really need to concentrate and teach our children (our future) is to co-habitate with anyone respectfully without enforcing your opinions and/or beliefs. We need to teach more about love and respect. Our world today seems to lack a lot of that.

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  3. Well I agree with you 100%, you're definitely right, I wouldn't want to raise my child (one day) and not letting him know that there is a God, and love and being good to one another is essential. But what I meant is I wouldn't tell him which political leader to follow ever. I could of course as a parent influence his principles and way of thinking, but I wouldn't brainwash him to love this political leader or the other.

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