It is the Corona stage of the Lebanese collapse. Corona’s service in the context of this collapse is in full swing, and in fact this epidemic has included us under other afflicted societies, after we’d been alone on a decline.
The Lebanese uprising requires whoever stands against it to come up with a new method of opposition. Fault lines the authorities have long resorted to have now been completely obliterated. The state’s reaction to the uprising has been risible. “An agent of foreign embassies” is an old accusation they hurled at anyone who took to the streets. They once coined it to describe and scare protesters who now belong to a bygone era. When one new protester heard the expression, it drew an uncomprehending smile on his face. “Which embassy?”
Following the Christchurch attacks in New Zealand, carried out by Australian gunman Brenton Tarant (28-years-old) who shot dead 51 worshippers at two mosques, a question arose about the nature of this act of violence: did Tarant commit a premeditated act of terrorism, carefully plotted and funded? Or was it a hate crime, a result of a mental and psychological disorder that often goes hand in hand with a megalomaniacal nationalistic self?