Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Celebrating non-exsistent glory...

Why does it feel like we are celebrating September 1 all over again! Oh wait, am I going to get shot in the head for making that comparison?

What exactly are we celebrating? Seriously?
Chaos maybe?
I do not know, let's see, lack of law and order?
Or perhaps new instilled terror and not being able to leave our houses after Margreb prayers?
Profound hatred for anyone publicly holding a gun?
Or better yet, the new norm of seeing guns in broad daylight?

hmmm I struggle at finding things to add to this list....

Are you so joyful that you killed Gaddafi? BRAVO! Round of applause, loud music, fluttering flags, breaking even Libyan driving rules should do it.

Question: When are we going to kill the one living in 90% of the Libyan population so we can truly feel liberated? I've said it once, and I will say it again, we've killed Gaddafi, but we sure as hell did not kill his spirit!!!

Once that is accomplished, I will join you and applaud you and who knows, maybe you'll be luck and I'll probably even attempt a za3'roota for you.

Until then, I am in mourning for all the lives lost, for all the limbs that have been amputated, for all the dreams that have been raped for the NEW Libya!

Until then, for me at least, the 17th of February is nothing but a sad reminder of what we were hoping to be, not what really is.


  1. The only people celebrating are the ones we fought.

  2. The last four lines reflect my own feelings. Well said Hanan.

  3. You need not necessarily be that festive about it, just be grateful for such a day! Libyans learned during this rev to sacrifice without regret and that good times and bad times go hand in hand & to apreciate change in whatever form it may come... plus such feelings are privilaged only to those who had suffered from the previous status quo..

  4. Thank you fatto hadi for your comment.

    These are my sentiments for the time being and believe I am being realistic in them considering I am a born and raised Libyan, I lived the pre and the post. But then again, this is my personal opinion; not imposing it, just sharing it.

    I do not need to sing the anthem and wave the flag to 'prove' that I am patriotic.