Thursday, September 29, 2005

Last one at the square...

Seeing these pictures tonight, I feel...

I really need to go there again,
To "March 14th" once again,
Let us "Freedom Square" once again,
Let us carry the flag once again,
Let us shout out loud once again:
"Never again! Never again!"

Last one at the square is a rotten corrupted traitor egg!

Seriously. Go!


Blogger Tempest said...

I wonder, Ramzi... I always believed that our politicians were misled, that people turned out to "Freedom Square" not because the leaders wanted them to, but because they'd had enough. It was really my proudest moment as a Lebanese. But, one has to wonder, with Aoun, Hariri, Jumblat, and the LF in power, what would be the result of another call to protest? Would they all drive down, and bolstered by last time, participate in a demonstration twice as large, or would it be people like you and me, people who have their own views, and make up their own decisions?

It's a scary thought... and a worriesome question, but did March 14 have any long-term effects? Apart from the Syrians leaving (and they wouldn't have if it wasn't for foreign pressure), did we really achieve anything, or was it just another plot, letting us blow off steam in order to be easily subdued once again?

11:45 PM, September 29, 2005  
Blogger Slink said...

well it might take me a while to get there... am I exempt from the egg thing?? :S

12:43 AM, September 30, 2005  
Blogger Ramzi said...

You raise an important point: was March 14 really what it was said to be, and did it achieve anything?
Of course, like all turning points in history, it has and will be continually reviewed and re-examined in the context of future events and with the benefit of hindsight. But as a person who was pounding the pavement that day, I have no doubt in my mind that the emotion present that morning in March was real and that sense of 'people-power' was overwhelming.

What did that emotion achieve? Maybe nothing. Maybe everything.
But that emotion & power still exist, and that is what I would like to see expressed once more.

Check out "200 days" coming real soon to this blog for my personal view on this...

You're exempt from the egg thing. And VAT upon departure. Just come on down!

6:37 PM, October 02, 2005  
Anonymous girl across the sea said...

Sometimes I look back at March 13th and I am in think that ALL Lebanese that day banded together...took to the streets...watching it from the TV took my breath away...never thought I would see what I saw that day...all those years of silence...and on that more silence

Sometimes I think of that day and I think what a shame...all that...and what has happened since?

But I only have that thought for small second...

Because that day was a great day...a day no one in the world will forget...a day that can never be erased...that day Lebanon made noise...that day Lebanon said look at us we don't want to take it anymore...that day Lebanon found out they could do anything...

The damage of the last 20 plus years isn't going to wash away quickly...sometimes it may still be back 4 steps forward 1 step...but that day will be engraved in everyone's amongst the bombings and the crimes there is still that glimmer of light that will continue to get brighter...the fight in the people will continue to get stronger...

12:15 AM, October 03, 2005  
Anonymous girl across the sea said...

am so sorry I made a typo of the date...and supposedly I proof read before hitting reply

12:17 AM, October 03, 2005  

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