18.4.12

Face the tragedy

Nothing comes of inertia, that is why, today, we decided to seriously take action to revolt against the shallowness and the slow rotting of our Lebanese society.
Just taking this decision is an action itself & soon, the fruits of this decision will take form.

I am writing this after I woke up today and found that two of our government's ministries' websites:
Ministry of the Interior Ministry of Electricity and Water have been hacked.

We salute the hackers, who call themselves RYV (Raise Your Voice), for their technique is highly ironic and "classy". RYV have used the famous "Guy Fawkes" mask as an icon to sign their work (check the small icon next to the address bar in your browser).

This mask has and is still accompanying many revolutionary acts around the globe and most recently AdBusters' Laugh Riot.
It is a way to say: we laugh in the face of the tragedy that you inflicted 

Maybe when it comes to "anarchist" actions (like the actions of RYV against the government's websites might be considered by some) I understand the usage of a mask.
However, unlike RYV or AdBusters, we'd like to face that tragedy with our own faces: my face, Rana's face & Tony's face along with all the faces that would  like to join.

First when we write about a society in denial and a majority of youth -especially- who love Lebanon because (just to quote a few):

" despite of our diversity we know how to live together & respect each other's culture & traditions "
Really? Like the way you respect the women around you? Or the way you respect that guy driving next to you?
Or the respect for that woman who wants to cross the fucking street and you're too late so you step on the gas and nearly kill her?
Or the respect for your Muslim neighbors by calling them "mtewlét l na7s" or those Christian by calling them "nasarah l zeft"?

" women look like as if they are out of a Vogue magazine."
Aha. And that would give birth to two new directions:
1. More shallowness to try and get the shallow.
2. Just buy the shallow and then beat her bloody when you're done.

" no matter what what was our situation sad or good..we will always appear "tirer a quatre epingles" "
I thought the second part will be "we will always figure out a solution".
But seriously? "tirer a quatre epingles"?!... We're doomed...

" best #Nightlife ever on #earth "
We're doomed x 100

" sushi is our traditional meal, jeans is our traditional costume & frenglish is our native language... "
This is beyond doom...
Shit is our daily meal, shallowness our traditional costume and chat language your fucking native language...

Take off the mask, face the tragedy.
Toom Extra will.

5 comments:

  1. رح أكتب بالعربي. لأنّو ارفع صوتك كان لازم يكتبوا بالعربي وأنتو كمان. والعربي الدارج كمان. لأنو كل الشعب اللبناني قادر يفهم هاللغة. وهيدي لغة الشارع يلي بدنا نستقطبو تيكون في ثورة حقيقية. أنا معكن و نحن كتار معكن أكتر مما فيكن تتصوروا. بس في أسئلة الله براسنا. ممن: شو الخطوة التالية. من مستعد يدعم التغيير؟ ضو أهم المطالب؟ كيف نجمع الناس......
    اذا بدكن لازم ينعمل لقاء أو نوع من تنسيق.
    شو رأيكم؟.

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    1. مرحبا سهى
      طول عمرنا نكتب بالعربي، بس لهالمقال بالذات اخترنا الإنكليزي كرمال الأجانب كمان يقرو ويفهمو.
      خطوتنا التالية قيد التحضير وهدفها تجذب الناس وتخلّيهن يفكّرو وبما إنّك مستعدّة وعندك ناس مستعدّين، رح نبقى نتّصل فيكي للمساعدة فور مباشرتنا بالشغل على مشروعنا.
      أمّا بالنسبة لشي لقاء لمناقشة أيّ ثورة مستقبليّة، نحنا حاضرين، بركي بأوّل الصيفيّة هيك بتكون رنا صارت بلبنان.
      شكراً لمتابعتك ولمشاركتكنا بأفكارك
      ضلِّك إكسترا!

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  2. Aha. All for it. But what are you suggesting we do exactly? What's your action plan? Whom are you targeting?

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    1. زينا، متل ما قلت لسُهى:
      خطوتنا التالية قيد التحضير وهدفها تجذب الناس وتخلّيهن يفكّرو
      كلّ المجتمع اللبناني رح يكون مستهدف

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  3. أصحابي بمصر ركزّوا على الشارع. الناس العاديين. هن الأساسس. ولازم نوحدّ الهدف. يعني كهرباء أو غلاء المعيشية. مطلب شعبي واحدأساسي يهم كل الناس. يصير في توعية على هيدا المطلب. Matraquage.
    ان كان بالشارع. street performance.
    أو غرافيتي. أو مناشير أو لعب بالطريق أو حملات غير المقالات أو الأغاني.
    يعني هيدي الطبقة يلي بتنظر المسطلة مني وجر فيها تستخدم فنها وفكرها وصوتها كرمال شي عملي.

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