Monday, January 24, 2011

Lebanon upgrades Prime Minister, the west still stuck on old sectarian labels

This is amusing: today the religiously diverse Lebanese opposition succeeded in nominating a new Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, but this BBC report still uses contorted racist sectarian labels (labels by religion) to describe the situation . It's like watching a Pilgrim come to grips with the fact that there's more to American Natives than their breed. Will sophisticated political choices of the Lebanese opposition, which rejects bigotry, ever stop going over the head of western media?
Besides, how can the west look us in the face and tell us that "mini Hariri", a daddy's boy that did nothing but drown us in debt, one who bought a fake college degree, is a better choice than a self-made business man with a real education from a US university? What is it with US-affinity towards corrupt Banana Republics, and their discomfort with national sentiment is emerging democracies? I believe that is called colonialism. Hopefully Americans will grow out of it soon, we kind of need them to join the 21st century, in that sense.

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