You’re so vain, Lebanon, I bet you think this post is about you


Slow Internet? Try NO Internet.

One “day of rage?” Try seven “days of rage,” with a “million man march” planned for tomorrow in Tahrir Square.

No government? How about an octogenarian dictator who has (so far) refused to step down from his post for 30 years.

What the heck, Egypt? You’re like totally stealing all of Lebanon’s dysfunctional-loving glory!

It used to be acceptable to sit at home and complain from the comfort of our slow internet connections about societal woes. But now what are we supposed to do? First Tunisia, and now you?

Et tu, Egypt?

Fine, take the spotlight for now. But you know once this is all over, we’ll be back in the headlines with some rehashed, overdone news story about continued political paralysis.

You know what I think the most popular phrase recited by the Lebanese is? “Nothing is going to change.”

True, peeps. Nothing IS going to change if you remain apathetic to a country run by failed political leaders and successful power-seekers.

Some lessons from Egypt on how to start a revolution:

1. Stop bitching.
2. Apply both feet to pavement.
3. Walk.
4. Don’t stop.
5. Don’t stop believing.

Be sure to follow the NOW Lebanon blog on Twitter tomorrow for the latest updates on the million man march set to kick off at 10 a.m. Our correspondent Sarah Lynch is there and will keep us informed of the latest developments.

You’re so vain, Lebanon, I bet you think this post is about you.

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