As I sit, work & dream from home because of COVID-19, the words of Karl Marx strike me as more realistic than ever: Capitalists are their own grave-diggers.
“Do not be afraid, the virus kills only the elderly and the seriously ill” is not a reassurance, or at least it ought not be.
Bringing children to this world means that you will have to accept that they grow up in a Draconian universe of deceit, lies and greed.
One thing is clear: sex education, including a lesson on consent, is needed in Lebanon.
People have waited for too long to give additional chances for those in power to accept piecemeal and sequential reforms. Their economic welfare is no longer separable from their political dignity, especially when insults to their lives –and their intelligence– are perpetrated on a daily basis.
Revolutions are hardly ever associated with non-violence, especially when they intend to overthrow an authoritarian.
This revolution sparked a sense of belonging that was unfamiliar to the everyday people you find on the streets of Lebanon.
Lebanese citizens are demanding change, but not everyone is ready for a secular state. A referendum could help create a unified national identity.