Presidential Love/إيلي عون: الحب الرئاسي Elie Aoun/November 06/2019
ترى أين وكيف ومتى يمكن صرف قول الرئيس عون للمتظاهرين من حزبه أما قصر بعبدا: “أنا بحبكون كلكون”
I did not listen to the President’s speech to the demonstrators in Baabda few days ago. I do not listen to anything that the three Lebanese presidents say or to any speech or a press conference held by the leaders of the major political parties. In my humble opinion, listening to them is a waste of time.
However, I heard from a news reporter that he told the demonstrators: “I Love you all, and all means all.”
If that is the case, we have the right to ask:
Where is the love to “you all” when the first thing he did as president was to raise taxes on the “you all, and all means all”?
Where are the job opportunities that he created to “you all”?
Where is the love to those who spent decades supporting him, and what he had done to achieve what they fought for?
Where is the love to the families of those who died during 1989-1990 believing in what he said, and what he had done to help them?
And the “love” list goes on…
Also, someone on the social media was commenting on a parliamentarian (presidential supporter) saying that “the demands of the revolution are the demands of the president.”
If that is the case, then why would the president ask the revolutionaries to have a “dialogue” with him and to tell him what they need if their demands are his? Does not he already know what he needs or what they need?
If the revolutionaries are a “Zionist conspiracy” and cabaret goers (as they had been accused), why would the president want to lower himself to their level by having a dialogue with them?
If the revolutionaries are a bunch of fornicators, why would fornicators want an honest government while the “holy men” who rule that government had never prosecuted a single corrupt official?
Does the “love you all, and all means all” include the Zionists, cabaret goers, and fornicators?
One problem with the ruling class is that the people are suffering while they are reciting “poetry” and trying to be “smart” to diffuse the revolution instead of pursuing viable solutions to existing problems – viable solutions which they do not have and refuse to hire anyone who does.
One problem (and there are many) of Lebanese politicians is that they are sick and detached from reality.
They lie while thinking that they are not lying.
They do everything wrong while thinking that they are not doing anything wrong.
To them, destroying people’s dreams and talents, not listening to them, not doing anything to help them, is their way of showing “love.”
Maybe “the president is love” slogan should be printed on Lebanese currency notes, to add more “confidence” and to improve their purchasing power.