Kulluna lil watan

3 commentsBeirut,Writing

Happy Independence Day.

It’s Independence Day, when Lebanese of all reli­gious, polit­i­cal, and ide­o­log­i­cal back­grounds sing the National Anthem. “Kulluna lil watan,” goes the first line, all of us for the nation — and we’re all in agree­ment on that. However the dif­fer­ences arise when we’re asked what that means: Who is this kul­lu­na and what is this watan we pledge our lives to?

Well the Lebanese flag says it all. There’s the red team, which preach­es forg­ing for­ward again­st every threat, even if it means burn­ing to death. Then there’s the white team, which argues peace above all, even if it means drown­ing into the back­ground. Those are col­ors we see on many flags the world over.

But then there’s the green team. It stands tall, firm­ly root­ed to its place, refus­ing to move come red hell or white water. Kulluna lil watan.

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Tala Elriz December 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

Hi Meedo its tala it was really a very hyper active lecture on blogging at AUB , u really made it sound very nice i love ur latest blog its something .... good luck

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Meedo December 25, 2010 at 11:28 am

Thank you Tala both for stopping by and for your kind comments.

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Hamet November 20, 2015 at 4:49 pm

The Israelis are so fucked that they've ftogotren about their old sectarian divide-and-rule shit. Don't they realize that if the Sunnis, Shiites, Christians, etc. stop hating each other they will have far more hate to direct at Israel

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