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20 things more terrifying than a new civil war in Lebanon


20- hipsters (in general)

19- The dinosaurs in the government and Parliament that do not seem to be dying anytime soon

18- the state of Lebanese newspapers

17- The discreet disappearance of sidewalks in Beirut

16- AUB cats

15-Dany’s alley in Hamra

14- The tazer guns and dogs that Solidere bodyguards have in downtown (for their defense though, they seem to have turned tazers into toys and dogs into spoiled animals, as far as i have noticed)

13- the Lebanese universitieS

12-the price of everything you like to buy or thought that you could once afford.

11- the president of Beirut’s municipality (this one is ro3ob total)

10- Lebanese men who are always in need of an audience to talk about themselves, their theories, their accomplishments in life and their (always) revolutionary politics

09- defining political action as having  a strong opinion about everything, and expressing that opinion on facebook and twitter everyday.

08- the “new generation” and their “Lebanese memes”

07- the Lebanese Labor Union

06-the shitty situation of workers in Sukleen and migrant workers in Lebanon (redundant)

05- the amount of women I know who have done plastic surgery

04- The amount of women I know who have been sexually abused (redundant)

03- the old old man who sits opposite from main gate asking you if you need a shoe shine

02-  the amount of activism and activists in Lebanon, correlated with the absence of any form of social change.

01-  the suicide of Zahed zogheib, and his father before him

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3 thoughts on “20 things more terrifying than a new civil war in Lebanon

  1. Hello. About the last point, its the suicide of Zahed zogheib, son of nabil zogheib, jaafar elattar is the journalist who covered the story that i blogged about.
    Good post!

  2. Nader on said:

    Your point: “02- the amount of activism and activists in Lebanon, correlated with the absence of any form of social change.” … is the most terrifying, depressing and frustrating of all points combined

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