The private savings in Lebanese banks amount to about 60 billion US dollars.
This is keeping the Lebanese economy from total bankruptcy. So far this is good.
60 percent of these savings are owned by 2 percent of the Lebanese.
I will not do the math.
This two percent do OWN Lebanon.
I have observed the democratic and progressive crowds descend on Beirut time after time.
I have heard them chant for the longevity of the Beyks, Sheikhs, Princes, etc.
These titles, for those who are unfamiliar with the Lebanese taxonomy, are feudal titles that are lingering around for hundreds of years now.
The feudal lords happen to be among the two percent mentioned above.
These feudal lords are leading Lebanon to a new century of democracy and equality as they have effectively led us through the turmoil of the previous century. They will lead us as their grandfathers led our grandfathers to modernity.
Our feudal lords, may the Almighty Lord keep and save them, own the land of the eternal cedar and its glorious people.
Yes there is something worse than SECTARIANISM.
It is FEUDALISM.
NB: Don’t nobody get me wrong, I am for the International Tribunal.