Reactions to the Most Recent Government Break-up

January 20th, 2011

…Just leaving campus for the day when I spot my dear friend, who’s been in Lebanon just as long as I. He’s tall and walks with long strides. His eyes grow big as he reaches me.

With his last stride: “Did you hear what happened?”

“What?!” (I hadn’t read Lebanese news in ages. Was keeping it sane.)

“Apparently the government has been toppled and the fate of the country lies in Walid Jumblatt’s hands!” Here he made a sweeping arm movement.

“Oh, I don’t care.”

2 Responses to “Reactions to the Most Recent Government Break-up”

  1. Vikki says:

    Wait…how do you not care? I’m confused…Explain! : )

  2. rima says:

    Vikki, I know, it’s confusing – even to me. Because it reflects the apathy that one builds and absorbs from the impotent Lebanese government and the lack of progress. On the other hand, under this veil of apathy is anger and disappointment: “I don’t care” because I care. “I don’t care” because I don’t believe in the politicians or their intentions. “I don’t care” because I’m completely disheartened in how they’ve turned this country into a sham, a damn near “Days of Our Lives”. So, as you can see, I don’t care because the government has done little to nothing for its people and we’d be better without ’em. I’m definitely not alone in this. That’s all :)

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