Always in Our Minds....

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Audacity of Liban

We (regardless of what you consider “we”; Arabs, Orientals, Phoenicians, or Lebanese) are born and raised on our rich heritage. We take so much pride in our history, in our achievements, and mostly in our set of morals and values. It is our way to face the West; while they have the power, the technology, and the prosperity, we have the history, the heritage, and the morals and values for a better life.

And as much as I take personal and deep pride in all that mentioned above, I can’t but to stand in honor to a great nation, that have taught the whole world, yet again, the real meaning of the “Land of Opportunities”. This nation, has come through its relatively small history far beyond many of the nations of the world, and have reached a level of democracy that many can’t even DARE to dream about.

Obama has showed us that hope is not a weakness, that dreams are not hopeless, and that audacity of hope can be far more superior and effective, when we simply believe that we can make a CHANGE.

In only 60 years, the US jumped from a country full of racism and hate, to a country where White people are cheering and supporting their first-ever African-American president.

At the same time, I can’t not to remember a great man, an ever-living martyr, who had the same dream, the same hope and the everlasting audacity to call for a truly independent Liban. His words, his courage and his wisdom motivated, and are still motivating us to BELIEVE in Liban.

Dearest Gebran, we won’t lose faith, and we won’t ever give up hope. We can, and we will cause the CHANGE you always promised us. The road may be long and dark, but it is our BELIEVE that will guide us through. We struggled for 30 years to gain our independence, and we won’t stop, even if it takes us another 30, 60 or even 100 years, till we see the Liban we have always had the AUDACITY to dream, hope, and seek.

God bless your soul, rest assured that even though the current situation looks gloomy, but we are still here, and we are still strong, and we didn’t give up….not yet.


Lalebanessa said...

I see what you mean failasoof, we were thinking the same way :)
I hope you're right, I hope there still is a chance for our little country.

Anonymous said...

Dear failasoof,

I am an American University student in the US. I know our situations are very differentbut I'm glad you find some relation between our countries regarding freedoma. Many of us felt lied to by our country in the past 8 years and that "freedom" was just a cheap made up political word. I am amazed by our country right now and that this election is a symbol of the end to hatred racism and lack of understanding. I have been reading many blogs from the Middle East and it seems many people are very happy with Obama's win and that this will bring about a change in global politics. Do you see this victory as one that will effect you directly or indirectly? What do you see for your country? What needs to happen in Lebanon for freedom of expression and peace to become a reality? Must it be a change brought about from the inside or the outside? Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

theFool said...

I like you FaiLaSooF.

FaiLaSooF said...

dear anonymous,
thanks for having so much interest in Liban. I'm afraid that our political scene is way much more complicated and twisted to be explianed here.
I think the most important thing that Liban needs is for the political parties to respect Democracy, and the need for a change.
As for should it be from within, or brought from outside, well the Lebanese outside are 4 times more than the ones inside, so it can work bith ways!
Would Obama's victory affect Liban? well i like to believe that although the president can stir things up, but the basic US foreign policy is dictated by institutions, not simply one man.
Keep on commenting, it;s always a pleasure to hear different point of views on my blog!

dear TheFool,
thanks a lot, keep passing by :)