I once read an article by a foreign journalist, I think it was in TIME Magazine, in which he described being in the Hamra area of Beirut when gunfire broke out. The reporter described running away from the fighting, while everyone else ran towards it. He went on to say that Lebanon is the only country in the world where people rush towards, and not away from, danger. The TIME reporter portrayed the Lebanese as foolish, or at best, possessing a collective death wish. Well let me tell you something you arrogant little shit. When Lebanese civilians run towards danger, they run towards danger so that they may aid those who are in need of aid. We don’t have a death wish. We aren’t fools. When civilians rush towards a bomb site, as they did today (shown above), knowing full well that they are putting their lives in real and significant danger (“double tap” operations are not uncommon, the last was at the Iranian embassy in Beirut) they are nothing but incredibly brave, they are nothing but selfless. They are not foolish, they do not have a death wish. But you wouldn’t know a thing about this, sitting in your office in downtown Beirut writing for TIME. You don’t have human beings like these where you come from, your life of privilege has decimated your humanity. Keep your shit opinions to yourself next time, because you don’t know shit about my country or my people.
I noticed that in the latest video of Palestinian teens being shot, people rushing to him. It’s called compassion and courage Western world.