|14 February 2006|
A friend asked what I think about all this. I personally stopped following politics since years now, and readers of this blog know that very well. But this doesn't mean I don't have an opinion. I do. I have a strong one.
"I don't want to die for my country. I also don't want to kill for my country. I just want to live peacefully in my own country"For me, political events are games, controlled regionally and internationally, politicians are bought and sold just like stock market. I came to consider following either of them plain vain, useless and demeaning.
I am for, and I repeat (see my Let's protest post):
- Better roads, no more pot-holes, skillful engineers building bridges to decrease traffic, better public transportation, traffic lights with 24-hour electricity.
- 24-hour electricity
- Preservation of water. Use of solar panels.
- Planting more trees, remember they give us oxygen.
- Diminishing corruption within governmental institutions until it ceases existing
- Standard performance by all municipalities
- Better internet law, allowing monster companies like Google to open in Lebanon, attracting more companies to invest in Lebanon, creating more job opportunities.
- More research labs so our scientists don't leave us.
- BETTER INTERNET SPEED!
We were once ahead in the middle east, look at us now? Jordan is ahead of us technology wise. Syria banned smoking in public places, need I talk about Dubai?
We are being distracted from the main purpose of our survival and well-being in this country. And for Lebanese people, people who excel abroad, many of us are doing a very unimpressive job in our country.
I say, forget about politicians, ignore them, do not follow them, since without us they are nothing. Let's have one goal only and that is bettering our existence here. Can we do it?
Do I wake up from the dream now?